BAM appoints Kim Sides as head of UK construction

Royal BAM Group today announces the appointment of Kim Sides as the new Executive Director, Construction, for its UK and Ireland division. She will take up her role on Tuesday 2 April 2024.

Kim Sides will sit on the BAM UK and Ireland Divisional Leadership Team and report to Chief Operating Officer John Wilkinson.

With over 25 years’ experience in global property development and infrastructure, Kim Sides has held leadership roles across operations, stakeholder management, construction, finance and legal for some of the world’s biggest developers, including Laing O’Rourke and Lendlease.

During this time she has helped deliver some iconic projects including the ‘Barangaroo’ project in Sydney, and then worked in a commercial capacity on the Malaysian development ‘The Exchange, TRX’ in Kuala Lumpur.

Most recently Kim Sides was the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel at Mura Technology.

As BAM moves into the next phase of its strategy, bringing teams together and further developing a culture where teams can thrive and deliver is critical.

Commenting on the appointment John Wilkinson, COO, BAM UK and Ireland, said: ‘I am delighted Kim has agreed to join the UK and Ireland team. She is a proven leader who puts a focus on bringing diverse and complex teams together, providing healthy support and challenge and getting positive results. She also brings a commercial and contractual edge, a deep understanding of risk and is someone who delivers. With sustainability sitting at the heart of our strategy, her experience of how this can drive success in the built environment and eye for detail in this area will be a huge benefit. I would also like to thank Simon Finnie, Executive Director, Ventures, for stepping in to lead the construction segment over the past couple of months.  Simon will continue to work with Kim to ensure a smooth transition during the second quarter of 2024.’

Speaking about her appointment Kim Sides added: ‘I am excited to be joining BAM and I look forward to getting to work with the BAM Construction team so we can build on its heritage and acknowledged expertise in delivering sustainable, quality projects for its clients and communities.’

BAM appoints Kim Sides as head of UK construction