The company has been set up following WSP’s acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff from Balfour Beattty last year. The joint business will be led by Mathieu du Plooy, who has this month taken the role of managing director for WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa.
He has been managing director of WSP in Africa since 2010. “I am very excited about the future of our company in Africa,” he says. “Our businesses’ complimentary skill sets and offering on the continent mean that we will be able to provide our clients with an even wider set of services, with the same trusted expertise and passionate professionalism they have come to expect when dealing with WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff.”
Ian Maclean, former managing director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa has been announced as UK managing director for energy and industry, bringing together the former WSP industrial engineering discipline and Parsons Brinckerhoff’s power and energy arm. He will also continue his involvement with South Africa through his responsibility for the Medupi project.