Mott MacDonald names John Crack head of major projects

28 July 2021 2 min. read
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John Crack has joined Mott MacDonald as global portfolio leader for transport orientated developments. The new major projects principal brings more than three decades of experience to the firm.

John D’Arcy, Mott MacDonald’s UK Managing Director for highways, stated, “Mark will combine his deep understanding of the needs of Scotland’s road users with his leading experience of roads project delivery and asset management. Mark’s leadership will continue to make a valuable contribution to the roads sector in Scotland, drawing upon and developing excellence across Mott MacDonald.”

Crack joins Mott MacDonald having spent 20 years with the Canary Wharf Group in London. He was most recently its Director for Structures, Controlling all structural, civil, and geotechnical design. He also advised development and cost functions, critiqued designs and solved problems, and was the company’s lead Supervising Civil Engineer for the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mott MacDonald names John Crack head of major projects

Prior to his career there, Crack also spent several years in the professional services industry. He initially worked for Arup, becoming a Design Manager in Malaysia before taking up the role of Managing Director with Hyder Consulting in Vietnam. Crack is also a chartered engineer, and holds dual European-US MBAs from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Purdue University in the US.

Speaking on his appointment, John Crack, commented, “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Mott MacDonald and I’m really looking forward to being involved with projects that create hugely beneficial social outcomes. The company has a well-deserved global reputation for excellence and professionalism, and I believe my skills and experience will be a great fit.”

The news comes at a time of rapid change for Mott MacDonald, who earlier in July appointed Mark Baynham as its new Director of roads to deliver the consultancy’s portfolio of roads projects across Scotland. The firm also Mott MacDonald joined the Northern Powerhouse Partnership earlier in the summer, and will now provide expertise to support the creation and delivery of initiatives supporting the UK’s economic recovery.