Mike Haigh has taken the top job at Mott MacDonald, after more than 35 years of service, becoming the firm's Group Board Director and Managing Director. Responsibilities include leadership of the firm's $2 billion global business and more than 16,000 staff.
Mike Haigh joined Mott MacDonald as a graduate – he studied Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, graduating in 1981. Haigh has more than 35 years of experience at the firm, starting out as an engineer in the firm’s water segment before taking managerial responsibility, in diverse roles of increasing seniority. Most recently he was the firm’s Managing Director for the Europe and Africa region, leading more than 7,000 staff and building upon revenues of £820 million. He became an executive board member in 2013.
The firm recently announced that Haigh has been appointed as the firm’s global Group Board Director and Managing Director, taking responsibility for the firm’s $2 billion global business and more than 16,000 staff of the employee owned business – working across the firm’s engineering, management and development consultancy units.
Haigh remarks about his new role, “As an employee for over 30 years I know just how innovative and creative Mott MacDonald can be. The needs of the world’s population and technology are changing fast and we have tremendous opportunities to work with our clients and partners to create clever, intelligent solutions that enhance value for them, their stakeholders and the wider society. There are exciting times ahead for our industry and Mott MacDonald and I’m delighted to be taking up this role, working with such talented colleagues.”
Keith Howells, Mott MacDonald Group Chairman adds, “I’ve known Mike since he joined us as a graduate, and I’m delighted to have him running our worldwide operations in his new role as Group managing director, building on his experience of managing our Europe, UK and Africa, and Middle East and South Asia businesses.”