Mott MacDonald appoints Cathy Travers as Managing Director

02 February 2018 2 min. read
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Mott MacDonald has promoted company veteran Cathy Travers to the role of Managing Director for the firm’s UK and Europe built environment business. Travers will leverage her almost three decades of experience with Mott MacDonald to succeed fellow company stalwart David Webster, who retires following more than 40 years at the firm.

A shift towards a more functional built environment, whether in terms of well-being features or sustainable buildings and transportation options, has picked up pace over the past decade. Behind many of the designs, are consultancy firms, and as a result of increasing demand, many members of the consulting industry are now strengthening their built environment offerings.

Mott MacDonald, which offers architecture and design, civil, structural and building services engineering, commercial and retail, for built environment projects across the UK, is one such firm hoping to strengthen its arm in the sector. Most recently this has seen Cathy Travers promoted to head up the firm’s built environment efforts in Britain and Europe.

Cathy Travers, Managing Director for Built Environment

Travers has been with the Mott MacDonald since 1990, when it acquired Husband and Company, the firm where she had worked as a chartered engineer. Since the acquisition, Travers has taken on roles of increasing seniority within the consultancy, most recently as Director for Mott MacDonald’s UK and Europe regional business.

Throughout her 27 year career at the firm, Travers has worked in both technical and operational and business development roles, including the establishment of the firm’s built environment team in Canada and the development of the firm’s young professions. She also holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Travers takes on the role of Managing Director of the firm’s UK and Europe built environment business, succeeding David Webster who retires from the firm after 42 years of service.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Haigh, Mott MacDonald’s Managing Director, said, “I’m delighted that Cathy will be leading our built environment business, she has all the skills needed to do an excellent job. She has spent nearly her whole career with us, successfully leading many teams and projects, so the knowledge and experience she will bring to this role will be invaluable.”