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Sun May 09 2021

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New boss for Spie UK

3 May 17 Rob Goodhew has been promoted to chief executive at Spie UK, replacing James Thoden van Velzen.

Rob Goodhew, new chief executive of Spie UK
Rob Goodhew, new chief executive of Spie UK

Rob Goodhew joined Spie UK in 2009 as director of major projects for the building services division. He subsequently became regional director and then managing director of the UK building services division.

James Thoden van Velzen has taken up a new job as CEO of facilities management contractor Apleona HSG, which was formerly Bilfinger Europa Facility Management. Before joining Spie in 2010 he was managing director of Interserve FM.

Spie chairman and CEO Gauthier Louette said: “We are delighted to appoint Rob to lead our UK business. His extensive experience in the market and at Spie made him the obvious choice to lead the business forward. The range of roles he has held at Spie already means that he has the detailed understanding and knowledge of our business to continue its expansion and growth. It’s an exciting time for Spie in the UK, and I’m pleased to welcome Rob to Spie Group executive committee. I thank James for all he has contributed to the business and wish him well for the new opportunity he decided to embrace.”

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