John Priestland’s new job title is chief executive, major bids and corporate development for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).
He reports to EMIA chief executive Steve Morriss and is based in London.
Mr Priestland was previously global strategy and major pursuits director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. Between 2009 and 2015 he served on the executive main board at Hyder Consulting, which was acquired by Arcadis in 2014. He has also held senior roles at Atkins and Amey. An Oxford University physics graduate, he started his career in the civil service. He is a fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Physics.
Steve Morriss said: “We are ambitious to attract the best in the industry so that we can continue our exciting growth journey and keep improving our integrated offer to our clients. John has an exemplary and proven record of winning major bids and successful acquisitions and is a great addition to our team.”