Mr Spencer, a chartered civil engineer, joins Amey from Capita where he was executive director in charge of the infrastructure division.
Mr Spencer will report to Andy Milner, managing director of Amey’s consulting, rail and strategic highways division
“Dave has a strong track record of delivering growth, developing strong client relationships and motivating teams,” Mr Milner said. “He will build on the considerable success of our consultancy business by leading the drive of our internationally recognised asset management approach which enables our clients to make really intelligent long-term decisions about their infrastructure.”
More than half of the 3,000 employees in Amey’s consulting business are members or fellows of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a further 10% are graduate members.