Mott MacDonald adds Steve Canadine to Environmental unit

13 April 2016

Steve Canadine, former Managing Director of Ramboll UK, has joined Mott MacDonald’s Environmental business as a Development Director. Canadine brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, and will support environmental leaders with the implementation of the firm’s strategy in the UK, Europe and Africa.

Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Canadine was a Managing Director at Ramboll in the UK. In the role, which he took on in 2012, he was responsible for the UK business – with around 950 staff – which included buildings, transport and environment groups, capable of providing a full range of engineering and associated specialist services. Previously, in 2012, he was briefly an Executive Director at the firm, responsible for Strategic Projects and Markets. Prior to this, he work at Gifford, which was acquired by Ramboll in 2011.

Canadine held a number of different engineering based roles at Gifford, primarily focused on historic buildings, mixed-use developments and regeneration schemes and projects. In 2010, he joined the Gifford’s executive and, in his last role before it was acquired, he was the firm’s Chief Executive. Canadine started his career at Alan Baxter & Associates as an Engineer in 1992. 

Steve Canadine - Mott MacDonald

Canadine holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Bath, a Master of Art in Architecture and Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an Executive Master of Business from the London Business School.

Mott MacDonald recently appointed Canadine as it Development Director for the firm’s Environmental business. The addition adds more than 20 years of experience to the business; he is tasked with working with the existing environmental leaders to support the implementation of the firm’s strategy in the UK, Europe and Africa.

James Harris, Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Water and Environment business, remarks that the Canadine is a “fantastic addition” to the team, bringing with him a large trove of experience to support the firm’s environmental business. He adds: “Steve has undertaken a range of business and project leadership roles and is passionate about building teams who deliver excellence for the benefit of clients, consultancy and wider society. Steve will play a key role in our growth strategy and his insight will benefit both our staff and the clients we work with.”


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.