Mott MacDonald has appointed Christopher Seymour as development director for the Middle East and South Asia. Christopher will be responsible for coordinating business planning and development activities across the regions. He succeeds Tim Evans who has retired after 20 years with the consultancy.
Christopher has over 25 years’ experience in project and programme management, public private partnership (PPP) technical advice, project finance, procurement and risk management. He has worked across a broad range of sectors including infrastructure, oil and gas, water, environment and property.
He joins Mott MacDonald from Arcadis where he spent 10 years. Most recently, as regional head of markets and development in the Middle East, Christopher performed a strategic role on major programmes and projects and was the main client interface with responsibility for client account management. He also advised companies on their investment in property and infrastructure, as well as life cycle costing.
Christopher’s project experience includes the delivery of many major developments in the commercial and hospitality, infrastructure and defence sectors. He also has extensive experience in the procurement of construction and professional services contracts, as well as PPP projects.
David Cox, Mott MacDonald’s managing director for Middle East and South Asia, said: “Christopher has a strong track record of delivering major projects in the Middle East, working in just about every major city in the region. His broad experience and customer focused approach will be a huge benefit to Mott MacDonald and the many sectors we operate in.”
Christopher is co-chairman of the Middle East Council for Offices, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Market Advisory Panel and an active member of the Corporate Real Estate Network.