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22 Oct 14 Mark Thurston has taken over from Mark Fallon as European managing director of CH2M Hill in London.

Mark Thurston
Mark Thurston

Mark Fallon is now corporate vice president for facilities & urban environments. Mr Thurston was previously director of operations for Europe.

Mark Thurston is an incorporated engineer, and a member of the Association of Project Management and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He began his career as an electrical engineering apprentice, with a higher national certificate (HNC) from Willesden College of Technology. He subsequently gained a master’s degree in engineering (project management) from Loughborough University.

Mr Thurston joined in June 2008 and has spent most of the last three years managing the Transcend joint venture on the Crossrail. Before that he was the programme delivery manager leading the roads and bridges programme on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games with the CLM joint venture.

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CH2M Hill chairman and CEO Jacque Hinman said: “Mark has worked on some of the UK’s most iconic infrastructure programmes including the London 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail and has a wealth of experience in project and programme management. He is well placed to take forward our business in Europe and provide the leadership and market insight that will enable us to continue to grow our market share and ensure we deliver outstanding projects for our clients.”

Mr Thurston said: “As well as focusing on growth and delivering projects for our clients across the region, I am passionate about developing the talent within the company and ensuring that our young people have the opportunities I had, from starting as an apprentice, to build a successful career in engineering.”

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