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Mott MacDonald appoints Doug Wilson as global sector leader for advisory services

Mott MacDonald has appointed Doug Wilson as its new global sector leader for advisory services. Doug will be responsible for delivering the company’s group sector strategy to achieve sustainable growth in its project, programme and commercial management; project finance and economics and asset management advisory services, across its core territories and prioritised market sectors.

Doug has more than 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering government and private sector programmes and projects, across the full life cycle. With a background in the defence industry, he has delivered success across the transport, energy, utilities and built environment sectors. He has held several business management roles, most recently his leadership of Mott MacDonald’s global international development business, delivering programmes in education, health, utilities and economic development, with a primary focus across Africa and Asia.

Doug has made it his priority to lead Mott MacDonald in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals across fragile, conflict affected and developing nations, focused on delivering positive social outcomes.

Prior to this, Doug led the development of Mott MacDonald’s capabilities in the advisory sector across the UK.

Commenting on his new role, Doug said: “With such great potential across our global business, I relish the challenge of growing our advisory services capability and scope. This will support our vision of being ‘the world’s leading employee-owned consultancy, opening opportunities with connected thinking to create solutions that make a lasting difference for humanity and the environment’.

“The continued development of our digital solutions, combined with the strength of our global practice networks, will also attract the best talent.”

Guy Leonard, Mott MacDonald’s group strategy director, added: “I am delighted Doug has been appointed as our global sector leader for advisory services, his experience will be invaluable, and he has the ability to do a great job. Doug is well-placed to continue the expansion of our advisory services across our core territories and sectors, building on our established and international portfolio and reputation.”

Mott MacDonald connects deep technical engineering and development knowledge with advisory expertise to deliver innovative solutions, creating value for its clients. The company delivers advisory services ranging from asset management to project feasibility and financing, whilst enabling delivery of major projects and programmes for clients across all sectors. Current projects include the redevelopment of JFK Airport in New York and innovative energy solutions using tidal barrages in the north of England.

Mott MacDonald has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure finance across all sectors and has been the number one technical advisor over the last decade according to IJGlobal based on the number of transactions completed. The company’s Transparent Economic Assessment Model (TEAM) recently won the ‘Innovation in Project Initiation’ award of the NCE 100 based on its assessment of jobs and GDP impacts. The company is playing a leading role in the digital transformation of infrastructure planning, design and delivery to support better outcomes for investors and end users and increased efficiency throughout assets lifetime.