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AECOM names Southwell as civil infrastructure MD

AECOM has appointed Mark Southwell as managing director of civil infrastructure for the UK and Ireland.

In his role, Southwell will be responsible for all aspects of AECOM’s civil infrastructure business in the UK and Ireland, which includes the transportation and water, ports and power teams.

A civil engineer by profession, Southwell has 30 years’ experience in the transportation sector working as a client, in consultancy and as a contractor.

He joins AECOM from Jacobs where, as a vice president, he was responsible for leading around 900 people in the rail and geotechnical unit delivering rail and tunnelling programmes including HS2 and Crossrail.

David Barwell, AECOM chief executive for the UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted that Mark is joining AECOM.

"His strong market presence and passion for organisational development will be a real asset for our integrated civil infrastructure business. His initial focus will be to ensure we have a clear and executable vision and appropriate growth strategy for the UK and Ireland.

“With a history of working on major projects such as HS2, Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the Lower Thames crossing, I look forward to seeing the positive impact his experience and leadership has on our teams, inspiring our people to reach their full potential and driving growth for our organisation.”

Southwell added: “AECOM has a great track record with a strong diverse portfolio. I’m looking forward to working with David and his team to deliver excellence for our clients.”

Southwell will start his role in early March.

Author: Robin Hackett, editor, WWT
Topic: Contractors
Tags: AECOM , Jacobs , Appointments

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