These appointments underline Arcadis’s commitment to continue strengthening its regional leadership team. Mark Cowlard has recently taken over the UK and Ireland CEO
reins from Alan Brookes, following the expansion of Alan’s leadership role to encompass Europe and the Middle East. Mark will be continuing to build on the excellent foundations laid down by Alan during his 5-year tenure.
Steve and Tom both bring a wealth of experience to the UK business. Steve has been with Arcadis for more than 20 years, and this latest move will see him re-joining the UK leadership team having led Arcadis’ Global HSBC programme since 2015. Prior to this Steve was Managing Director for Arcadis’ combined infrastructure and utilities business, and has a strong background in transportation, particularly in the aviation and rail sectors.
Meanwhile, Tom re-joins the UK team following three years in the US leading the Global Business Advisory function. Tom has been with the business for 13 years and will be focusing on bringing together the various diverse capabilities across the country, integrating them in a way that best responds to the needs of clients and communities around the UK.
In bringing together this new and highly experienced Leadership Team for the UK and Ireland, it is anticipated that clear accountability will not only deliver strong organic growth, but also reinforce excellent in project execution and provide the agility needed to respond to new market opportunities.
Commenting on his appointment, Tom Morgan, UK Client Development Director, said:
“Arcadis has been on a successful trajectory over the last few years and I’m extremely proud that we’re recognised as one of the leading players in our field. In the UK alone, our team of 4,500 professionals are applying their skills and expertise to some of the UK’s most transformative projects, ranging from the Lower Thames Crossing and HS2, through to the new Otterpool Park garden settlement, the Belfast Transport Hub, and of course the delivery of the Global Capital Programme for HSBC. I am looking forward to ensuring that Arcadis continues with this positive trajectory, improving the quality of life for our clients and their customers right across the built and natural environment.”
Steve Bromhead, UK COO, added:
“This is an exciting time for our business. The impact of Brexit will undoubtedly pose some challenges for the UK economy, but we still see significant opportunity for the business. Joining an already strong UK Leadership Team at a time when our industry faces unprecedented change provides us with a great opportunity to help lead the industry, embracing the digital agenda and building a business where our future workforces will flourish.”
Mark Cowlard, UK CEO of Arcadis, said:
“We’ve invested heavily in building the underlying foundations for a strong, joined-up business, and I’m pleased to welcome Steve and Tom onto my Leadership Team. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people with sector, asset, and digital knowledge, and I’m confident that both Steve and Tom’s long-standing understanding of our business, combined with their extensive cross-sector expertise, will help to drive continued growth and development across the region."