Mike Haigh has been appointed as managing director of Mott MacDonald.
He will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operational performance of the employee-owned company with 16,000 staff working across engineering, management and development consultancy.
Haigh’s career with Mott MacDonald goes back to 1981 when he joined as a graduate engineer working on international projects in the water sector.
Most recently Haigh (pictured) 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, he 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.”