Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Philip Hoare as CEO of its UK and Europe region. Philip will be responsible for leading Atkins’ 10,000 strong team and operations across multiple transportation, infrastructure, building and industrial markets. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017.
A chartered civil engineer by profession, Phillip has led Atkins’ UK and Europe transportation division since 2014 and prior to that was Managing Director for the rail and highways businesses. Philip is committed to driving the digital transformation across design, engineering and project management, and is a strong advocate of apprenticeships and early STEM career opportunities, sitting on the board of the National College for High Speed Rail amongst other industry forums. He is also the senior leadership sponsor of Atkins’ LGBT network.
Philip said: “2018 is sure to be a year full of exciting challenges and opportunities for everyone in our industry across the UK and Europe. I’m looking forward to working with clients, colleagues and partners to deliver best-in-class engineering and infrastructure projects to unlock greater productivity and improve the lives and prosperity of our communities and businesses. At such an important time for the UK, it is critical that we are at the heart of the drive to improve efficiency and productivity both to support the growth in the UK economy and to boost exports.
“One of my priorities will be to push the digital growth agenda, ensuring we bring smart thinking and technological solutions to the table at this time when our digital and physical worlds are colliding at pace.”
Philip’s appointment follows the recent announcement of Nick Roberts’ promotion to Atkins President. In the interim, divisional Finance Director, Jamie Sharp, will lead the UK and Europe transportation business