Global engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed Dale Evans as an executive advisor. He will support the business on how it leads and contributes to emerging industry challenges and how it uses this insight to help clients on strategic projects and initiatives.
A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Dale has over 30 years’ experience in infrastructure delivery, asset, operational and change management developments within the infrastructure and construction sectors. He has successfully led new business strategies and implemented organisational and change, both in the UK and internationally.
Dale is Chair of Project 13: A New Delivery Model for Infrastructure and was formerly Chair of the UK Infrastructure Client Group, made up of the leading UK economic infrastructure owners working collectively to drive productivity, sustainability and digital transformation. He has also led a number of industry initiatives on alliancing and integrated delivery models. Prior to this he was responsible for strategy and operation of the @one Alliance, a ground-breaking collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver Anglian Water Services’ capital investment programme. The @one Alliance delivered significant performance improvements and becoming a recognised industry benchmark.
Commenting on his appointment, Dale said: “Having worked with or alongside Mott MacDonald for many years, I know it is a company founded on highly talented and capable people. I have always felt aligned with what Mott MacDonald stands for, as a company and its aim to play a broader leadership role. This feels like a natural step and an exciting opportunity.”
Mike Haigh, Mott MacDonald’s executive chair said: “We know that even before the current Covid-19 pandemic our industry faced a time of unprecedented change, this will only amplify as we come out of the current crisis. We need to see sustainability as a core outcome, not a secondary aim, we need to clearly deliver to the needs of society and customers – and we must drive significant improvements in productivity. We should expect to see new delivery models and digital transformation playing a key part of this shift and recognise that Mott MacDonald is perfectly positioned to lead in these areas. Dale’s knowledge and insight in this area will be invaluable to us and our clients.”