UK business of GHD promotes Craig Stockton and Andrew Potts

19 July 2017 2 min. read
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International engineering consultancy GHD has made two senior appointments in its UK business. Craig Stockton has been named Managing Director UK, succeeding Mark Ingram, while Andrew Potts has been promoted to head of the firm’s Property & Buildings arm. 

Craig Stockton has been with GHD since the acquisition of GHA Livigunn in 2015, a company he joined in 1996. A Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Stockton has vast experience in leading process plant projects, including front-end design, plant layout and value engineering.

Stockton has been promoted to Managing Director for the UK, tasked with leading the firm’s 300 man-strong people base across offices in Leeds, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Chester, Manchester, London and Glasgow. He takes over the role from Mark Ingram, who continues in his role as General Manager for the Europe and Middle East (EMEA) region. Founded in 1928 in Australia, GHD employs 8,500 people across the globe.

Craig Stockton and Andrew Potts - GHD

A chartered structural engineer, Andrew Potts has been with the engineering and consulting firm for more than 18 years, designing and managing building projects for clients in the industrial, retail, residential, education and leisure sectors. His recent projects include a pioneering research and development facility which includes a 53 meter clear spanning roof for Unilever at Port Sunlight, a new purpose built spa and swimming pool facility at Swinton Park and a 5 star purpose-built hotel with piled basement plus restoration of a Grade II listed Hall, both set in the Yorkshire Dales. Potts has also developed a wide variety of earthworks strategies, often for the remediation of brownfield sites and is a skilled designer of retaining structures. 

Commenting on Potts’ promotion to UK Market Sector Leader for Property & Buildings, Stockton said, “We are committed to retaining the best talent so that we deliver excellent client service. Andrew is highly regarded for his commitment to building strong relationships and a dedication to providing real value for our clients. His principal skills lie in his ability to challenge and drive value engineered solutions, often generating development cost savings whilst keeping the client’s outcomes foremost at all times.”

“I am really excited by the opportunities to further extend our building and construction support capability”, remarked Potts on his new challenge.