James Walsh has joined BAM Nuttall from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organising committee, where he developed the social value strategy and evaluation system.
He is now divisional social impact and D&I (diversity and inclusivity) manager for BAM Nuttall’s highways division. His job is “to foster a culture of inclusion and create opportunities for lasting social impact”.
Before joining the Commonwealth Games, James Walsh was chief executive of the charity Steps to Work, which helped long term unemployed and disabled people get jobs.
Doug Mills, BAM Nuttall divisional director for highways, said: “James will lead a network of D&I colleagues across the highways division to influence, challenge and champion behaviour in line with the company vision, purpose and values. He will support the business to achieve client metrics and expectations whilst identifying opportunities to promote best practice and continually improve our performance.
“His experience delivering social value programmes for a range of public and private organisations will help us maximise the opportunities to create long lasting social impact from our contracts in our highways division.”
James Walsh said: “It is clear to me that there is enormous scope to create long lasting social impact from our contracts in the highways sector.”