Michael Ross will replace Michael McBrearty who announced he was to step down earlier this year.
As operation director spanning the last eight years with direct responsibility for the delivery of over £800 million of infrastructure projects, the public-private partnership said Mr Ross possesses the requisite skills and experience to step up and his appointment will ensure a smooth transition providing the desired continuity for the business going forward.
Michael previously worked for BAM PPP UK Ltd in development and delivery roles and has over 20 years of construction industry experience.
He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be chosen to succeed Michael McBrearty as Chief Executive with whom I have worked closely over the last eight years.
“I see the key drivers for hub South West moving into the next chapter as quality, sustainability, partnership and social value, thereby building on our already excellent reputation for delivering diverse, top quality projects that create a host of opportunities for the local economy and communities with which we work.”
Chair of hub South West, Dr Willie Mackie, said: “In Michael Ross we have a worthy successor to Michael McBrearty and we wish him great success in his new role. He fully understands the various facets of the business and was a natural choice for the role.”