Royal HaskoningDHV recruit Evelien Cameron and Daisy Rood

12 June 2017 3 min. read
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Royal HaskoningDHV has hired Daisy Rood and Evelien Cameron. Rood joins the firm to bolster its digital capabilities and client offering, in the role of Corporate Director Digital Services, while Cameron joins the firm's HR segment, to focus on developing culture and leadership within the firm, in the role of Business Partner for Organisational Transformation.

Daisy Rood worked at IBM from 2000, and most recently served as a Digital Transformation Executive there, following a three year stint as the Social Business Transformation Leader at Big Blue. Earlier roles at the firm also included two years as Smarter Planet Business Development Executive at IBM Benelux; Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Benelux, for another two years; and Interim Manager at IBM Benelux, for also two years, having started life at the firm as a Senior Consultant.

Earlier in her career Rood worked at as a Consultant at Orion Telematica for almost two years, and as a Business Analyst at Netherlands Economic Institute at Ecorys for three years, where she started her career in 1995.

She is a Master of Science in Economics, and a Bachelor of Law, having obtained both degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Taking her position as Corporate Director Digital Services as of the 1st of June, the role will see Rood take responsibility for further developing the firm’s digital innovation and rapid scale-up and commercialisation. The new segment of Royal HaskoningDVH’s operations arose in response to the rapid digitalisation of a number of business areas for key client segments. The role will see her bring in her extensive experience in digital transformation to the firm’s wider business practice, including the coordination and development of a suite of digital services initiatives.

In reference to her appointment, Daisy Rood said that the new position will offer her the opportunity to not only design and scope but also co-own the digital ambition of the firm. She added, “The urgency to transform is high. Royal HaskoningDHV's clients are increasingly in need of smart solutions that provide an answer to their complex, multi-layered challenges. Solving them require different, innovative and combined perspectives and expertise. Through continuous innovation and by bringing digital in our work and solutions Royal HaskoningDHV can enhance the user-friendliness, efficiency and stakeholder management of projects and solutions. For me personally, the international dimension of my new role is essential as it means more opportunities to grow and to be exposed to even more breeding places."

Daisy Rood and Evelien Cameron - Royal HaskoningDHV

Organisational Transformation

Evelien Cameron meanwhile spent the past seven years at Big Four consulting firm PwC, where she was laterly a Senior Manager in its People & Organisation segment, and Board member of the PwC network for Women, having initially joined the firm as a trainee in 2007. Earlier in her career she was the Party Manager for Verwiel en Wijngaard for almost six years.

A Master of Science in Sociology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Cameron also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Facility Management from the Hogeschool Rotterdam.

Joining the firm as a Business Partner for Organisational Transformation, Cameron’s new role will see her will oversee the development and implementation of organisational culture and leadership initiatives, in line with the firm’s wider business strategy. Her primary focus is on the Industry & Buildings Business Line, although she will, across the business as a whole, support leadership in the fostering of “a culture of empowerment, curiosity and renewal.”

Commenting on her appointment, Cameron expressed great excitement at the prospect of further strengthening Royal HaskoningDHV. She added, “Climate change, urbanisation and digitisation require all of us to think and act differently and develop new solutions in close partnership with clients and specialised partners. I am committed to supporting my new colleagues in this transformation.”