Rail heavyweight Arith Liyanage leads strategy review

Arith Liyanage

Arith Liyanage has joined UKDN Waterflow to head a comprehensive review of their rail and infrastructure strategy. UKDN Waterflow provide specialist drainage and infrastructure services to the rail sector, and are a leading player in the no-dig UV lining arena, a process that saves considerable possession time, money and reinstatement costs for culverts, drains and sewers.

He has worked on and led some of the UK’s most interesting construction and infrastructure projects, and has focussed for the past six years on the challenges of the UK rail sector.

Arith Liyanage’s career has spanned the delivery of major building and infrastructure projects; leading change management programmes and the introduction of new business improvement processes.  Latterly as Managing Director for Rail, Arith led business strategy and growth for leading engineering companies Carillion and most recently Laing O’Rourke.

Arith will lead a complete review within UKDN Waterflow’s rail and Infrastructure division as the Interim Director of Rail,  shaping the company’s sector strategy for 2015 and beyond. Nick Harris, UNDN Waterflow’s CEO commented ‘We have great relationships with Network Rail, Crossrail, London Underground and Transport for London, and having Arith Liyanage on board will allow us to explore new ways in which we can challenge and innovate our services and strategy, to benefit our clients and users alike.

Arith Liyanage commented “I will be initially carrying out a strategic review of the rail and infrastructure sectors, as part of the 2015-17 business strategy. When I met Nick and the team I was really taken with their great people, proposition and potential they have here. This feels like a good fit for me, and I’m looking forward to working with the UKDN Waterflow team.”


Note to editors:

•UKDN Waterflow provides water, wastewater, drainage and infrastructure services to four key market areas – Rail and Major Infrastructure, Industrial and Commercial, Water and Sewerage, and Insurance and Household, operating across Britain

•UKDN Waterflow is run by an executive team led by Steve Shine OBE (Executive Chairman), Nick Harris (CEO), Kevin Mouatt (COO) and George Shannon (CFO)

•UKDN Waterflow’s comprehensive portfolio of services in rail and infrastructure covers project management , CCTV survey and asset mapping, rail drainage, culverts, carriers and pipes, structure and embankment renovation, asset maintenance including stations and bridges, vegetation management, pipe jacking, and major and minor civil engineering works.

•UKDN Waterflow is backed by independent mid-market private equity investor Lyceum Capital, who specialise in buying and building companies that operate in the UK mid-market.