Mott MacDonald has appointed Steve Canadine as development director for its environment business. He will work with existing environmental leaders to implement the consultancy’s strategy in the UK, Europe and Africa.
Steve has been involved in engineering and environmental consultancy for over 20 years, working on a wide range of multidisciplinary projects. Originally trained as a structural engineer, he worked at Gifford for 15 years where his project focus was on historic buildings, mixed-use developments and regeneration schemes. Steve held roles in Gifford’s buildings and environment development planning group, before joining the main board and becoming chief executive in 2010.
Following Ramboll’s acquisition of Gifford in 2011, Steve joined the company’s executive board in the UK before becoming managing director, where he oversaw 950 staff. He was responsible for the UK business which included buildings, transport and environment groups capable of providing a full range of engineering and associated specialist services. Steve has degrees in architecture and engineering from Cambridge and Bath universities, as well as an MBA from London Business School.
James Harris, managing director of Mott MacDonald’s water and environment business, said: “Steve has undertaken a range of business and project leadership roles and is passionate about building teams who deliver excellence for the benefit of clients, consultancy and wider society.”
“He is a fantastic addition to our existing team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our environment business. Steve will play a key role in our growth strategy and his insight will benefit both our staff and the clients we work with,” James added.
Mott MacDonald’s environmental business comprises nearly 1000 staff based in global centres of excellence or embedded in project teams. Managing, protecting and restoring the environment are integral to the services it offers, which include environmental and social assessment and management, ecology, landscape architecture, heritage, air quality and noise, flood risk, water, waste and carbon. The consultancy is currently providing environmental services on major schemes such as HS2 and Crossrail 2 in the UK, as well as major hydropower plant projects in Pakistan and port developments in Nigeria.