Mott MacDonald has appointed Nikki van Dijk as associate climate advisor in its UK water and environment business. She joins the firm’s climate change and sustainability team and will provide strategic direction and client focus, as well as using her considerable experience to continue to raise the profile of these issues that impact people’s lives.
A chartered environmentalist, Nikki has 15 years’ experience in consultancy and specialises in climate risk and resilience. She has successfully led specialist climate resilience teams and has a strong track record of managing and delivering climate change projects for a range of clients. She joins Mott MacDonald from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Nikki is a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and a member of their climate change technical panel. In 2013 she also became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is a leading voice on climate resilience, and recently delivered a paper on delivering resilience through Environmental Impact Assessment at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Lisbon.
Commenting on her appointment, Nikki said: “Within the industry, Mott MacDonald is at the forefront of climate change resilience, mitigation and sustainability and I have long admired the firm’s clear stance on this. To be joining Mott MacDonald at this time is an exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
Tim Hill, general manager of the water and environment business, said: “We’re delighted that Nikki is joining our climate change and sustainability team. Her appointment will further strengthen our offering in this vital sector and reflects Mott MacDonald’s commitment to ensuring climate and sustainability remains at the centre of how we do business.”