Mott MacDonald appoints Mike Haigh as managing director

Mott MacDonald has appointed executive board director Mike Haigh as managing director of its $2bn global business. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operational performance of the employee-owned company which has 16,000 staff working across engineering, management and development consultancy.

Haigh, who recently became the ACE chairman for 2017, has a career with Mott MacDonald going back to 1981 when he joined as a graduate engineer working on international projects in the water sector. He developed a strong background in the general management, planning and implementation of large infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the water sector and held a number of senior roles before joining the consultancy’s executive board in 2013. 

Most recently, Haigh was managing director of Mott MacDonald’s Europe and Africa region which has over 7,000 staff and revenue in excess of £820 million.

Commenting on his new role, Haigh said: “As an employee for over 30 years I know just how innovative and creative Mott MacDonald can be. The needs of the world’s population and technology are changing fast and we have tremendous opportunities to work with our clients and partners to create clever, intelligent solutions that enhance value for them, their stakeholders and the wider society. There are exciting times ahead for our industry and Mott MacDonald and I’m delighted to be taking up this role, working with such talented colleagues.”

Keith Howells, Mott MacDonald Group chairman added: “I’ve known Mike since he joined us as a graduate, and I’m delighted to have him running our worldwide operations in his new role as group managing director, building on his experience of managing our Europe, UK and Africa, and Middle East and South Asia businesses.”

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