Mott MacDonald has appointed Ian Galbraith as managing director for Asia-Pacific and Australasia. Based in Singapore, Ian will be responsible for the consultancy’s operations and strategic management across the regions. He succeeds Kevin Dixon who has retired from the company after 33 years’ service.
Ian joined the consultancy in 2002. During his time with the company he has managed operations in sixteen countries across Europe, Russia and Africa and also played a key role in all aspects of the negotiation and integration of a number of company acquisitions. Most recently Ian served as development director for Mott MacDonald’s UK, Europe and Africa operations, a role he held for the last two years. Prior to joining the consultancy he worked as a project manager for various companies in the Middle East.
Commenting on his new role, Ian said: “I am thrilled to head up our operations across these economies. We have a long, successful track record across the regions and I am excited to further develop our presence by working with diverse customers to deliver innovative solutions that set ambitious benchmarks across a host of sectors.”
Mott MacDonald currently employs nearly 1700 staff across the Asia-Pacific and Australasia regions, providing services in the health and education, transportation, power, oil and gas, buildings and water sectors. The consultancy has been involved in major infrastructure projects such as Singapore’s first mass rapid transit line, Hong Kong International Airport, Adelaide Oval and Thailand’s first utility-scale wind farm. The company is also working with governments throughout the regions to support public health and education initiatives, including efforts to help tackle water scarcity and quality.
Ian has a master’s degree in project management, as well as a bachelor’s in quantity surveying. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.