Capita has strengthened its property and infrastructure business with the appointment of Drew Ritchie as Head of Infrastructure. Ritchie joins with extensive experience and knowledge of the infrastructure industry, with which he is expected to support the firm’s on-going growth and deliver the best possible outcomes of Capita’s clients’ complex infrastructure projects.
Drew Ritchie has considerable experience in the construction and infrastructure sectors. In 1995 he joined Halcrow, where he worked his way up to be a Development Manager and Director of various projects. In 2001 he transferred to Network Rail, where he stayed for two years, fulfilling the role of Senior Programme Manager. Richie joined Amey in 2005, with a role of Head of Rail; a role that saw him successfully make the company more sustainable. He moved to Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering and Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2008 and worked as its Major Projects & Programmes Director, a role he held until 2013 and saw him work on major construction projects. After a brief term at Currie & Brown as its Chief Operating Officer, Ritchie started his own management consulting firm Cranworth Consulting in 2014.
Ritchie holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s degree in Construction Project Management from Heriot-Watt University.
Ritchie brings 20 years of experience in the rail, construction, highways, airports, industrials and energy sectors as well as experience gained from running his own business to his new role as Head of Infrastructure at Capita. “We are thrilled that Drew will be joining Capita. Our infrastructure offering is going from strength to strength, both organically and through the acquisition of companies like BCS Design, an award-winning multidisciplinary engineering design practice. [..] Drew’s expertise will support our growth both organically and through attracting new customers,” comments Simon Birchall, Executive Director at Capita’s Property and Infrastructure Business.
Ritchie remarks on his appointment, “Capita’s infrastructure offering is expanding fast, and it’s a great time to be stepping into the business. I am excited to be joining a company that is working to introduce so much innovative technology to the infrastructure world. The senior management team and I will be looking to build on the successes of the past couple of years, driving organic growth and delivering world-leading infrastructure for our customers.”