Global engineering and consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed Andy Morton as the Director of its Water Group, based in Peterborough. Morton joins from counterpart Atkins, where he spent 6 years, in his last role as Principal Engineer.
Andy Morton has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, consulting and project management, with a focus on the water sector. He had previously spent 12 years at the Halcrow Group where he managed a Water Utility framework and worked extensively with the Environment Agency, followed by 2 years as projects team manager with the Environment Agency, where he delivered the largest regional capital delivery programme valued at £63 million. More recently, he spent 6 years with Atkins in the Rivers and Coastal team where he undertook Environment Agency Framework Manager and latterly Regional Business Manager roles.
After six years at Atkins, Morton has now chosen to leave Atkins and assume a position at Royal HaskoningDHV, a rival engineering firm with 6,500 staff across 35 countries. In reaction to his new role, Morton says that joining Royal HaskoningDHV was an easy decision: “I really like the culture and strategic approach within Royal HaskoningDHV which enables me to take responsibility for developing the team and having some influence over the business strategy. This together with my technical and management skills will help bring product and process innovation to further enhance the client focused service experience and delivery”.
Steven Trewhella, Director of Royal HaskoningDHV’s so-called ‘Rivers, Deltas & Coasts’ business unit, is not surprisingly pleased with the firms’ new management team member. “With improving market conditions and faster growing environment for our land and water business, Andy’s high profile and reputation, particularly in flood risk management in river and coastal areas will be a real asset to us as we move forward.”