Consulting engineers specialising in bridge, tunnel, marine and specialist engineering
Ian Robinson will join COWI
in the UK on 1 February 2017, taking on a key position as Executive Director in
charge of operations management in the UK
COWI will welcome a new Executive Director for Operations Management for the newly formed organisation in the UK, following the rebranding of Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Robinson as an Executive Director of COWI UK Limited. Ian is a very skilled and experienced leader with deep knowledge of our industry. Ian will take on a key role with a focus on strengthening the recently rebranded organisation in the UK and positioning ourselves to pursue the strategic growth target of double in size," says Lars Hauge.
Ian joins COWI on 1 February and will be responsible for co-ordinating Shared Services in the UK. He will be working very closely with the three Executive Directors of Bridge, Tunnel and Marine, David MacKenzie, Andy Sloan and Hugo Wood respectively, in an operations management capacity.
Ian joins COWI from Arcadis where he held a senior management role as Operations Director for the Highways Sector. Ian will bring significant industry knowledge and experience to benefit the newly restructured COWI UK operation and the timing of his appointment is very opportune in the 'One Step Ahead' COWI Strategy. Ian will report directly to Lars Hauge and will be based in the Uttoxeter office but will undoubtedly spend much of his time travelling to support and work with the UK operations.
"We are very much looking forward to having Ian on board as part of the senior management team in the UK, at these exciting new times in COWI in the UK and Hong Kong," says Lars Hauge.
Sue Capel, the current Executive Director of Shared Services in the UK will ensure a proper handover to Ian. Having seen through the recent corporate restructure in the UK with the help of the Shared Services team, Sue will leave COWI following a reasonable handover period with Ian.
"I am very thankful for the great effort and substantial time Sue has put into the rebranding and following organisational restructure of COWI in the UK. She has been a driving force since we acquired Donaldson Associates two years ago and I am very pleased that Sue will provide a final handover to Ian before she will move on to a well-deserved retirement," says Lars Hauge.