Equib adds trio to senior risk team

31 August 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Specialist consultancy Equib has appointed Clive Muir, Eleanor Mackenzie, and Andrew Watts to its senior team. Managing Director Bill Zuurbier said the hires enhanced Equib’s leadership, which already includes “some of the brightest risk management minds in the business.”

According to Zuurbier, dealing with the pandemic has highlighted the importance for mega projects to avoid costly delays and budget overruns. In this context, risk management is proving especially important, with significant challenges remaining for the construction industry as a whole, including a skills shortage, and cost and schedule risks. In this context, demand for risk consultancy services is currently spiking.

Zuurbier added, “It’s great to have Ellie, Clive, and Andrew onboard… Risk management is very much in the spotlight and our growing team is ready to meet the industry’s needs.”

Equib adds trio to senior risk team

Clive Muir has joined the Birmingham based risk management consultancy as a Senior Risk Manager. Having worked for firms such as WSP, Balfour Beatty and Atkins, he bringsextensive international project risk management experience, most recently working on Cairo Metro, Heathrow Expansion, and HS2. Originally an engineering geologist, he started his career working on dam projects in South Africa, which led to a specialisation in geotechnics in the UK and abroad. This engineering risk background, as well as his cross-sector experience is hoped to enrich Equib’s consultancy credentials as a risk management firm in the UK and overseas.

Andrew Watts becomes a Senior Risk Management Consultant with Equib. This is his second spell at the firm, having spent time with Arup, Network Rail and Turner & Townsend in the intervening six years. He specialises in applying quantitative and qualitative analytical and risk management techniques to facilitate decision support at both a strategic and project level. Bringing with him a PhD in Physical Chemistry, Watts is highly skilled in complex problem solving, data analysis, and critical thinking.

Eleanor Mackenzie meanwhile arrives as a Principal Risk Manager. She boasts a background in conducting detailed cost and schedule risk analysis on live mega projects, having advised project teams on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure programmes, including The Great Western Electrification Programme, the West Coast Route Modernisation Programme, Thames Tideway, and the Western Rail Link to Heathrow. Previously she has worked with professional services firms including BAE Systems, WSP Environmental, and with Network Rail.