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Aecom changes CEO in management shake-up

Aecom has changed its UK and Ireland chief executive as part of a management shake-up.

Patrick Flaherty (pictured) will move from his existing role to the position of chief executive of integrated management services for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).

David Barwell has been appointed as its new UK boss, having previously led Aecom’s business in the Middle East and India since 2009.

The shake-up also sees Richard Robinson take up the chief operating officer role, a position he will take on in addition to his current responsibilities as chief executive for Aecom’s civil infrastructure in EMIA.

Hamed Zaghw has been appointed as chief executive for the Middle East, with Avinash Misra moving to chief executive covering India.

The management changes come shortly after Aecom appointed Lara Poloni as its new boss for EMIA, which oversees the UK and Ireland business.

According to Aecom, Ms Poloni had made the leadership changes “to better support growth and drive a focus on clients, technical excellence and innovation”.

Aecom said Mr Flaherty’s new role will help “develop and support delivery of major remediation and defence programmes in the security, defence and nuclear markets across EMIA”.

The move comes as Aecom works to expand the scope of works it carries out in the UK including acting as main contractor for schemes under it’s Aecom Capital brand.

In October the firm was selected to build two towers opposite the proposed HS2 station in Manchester.

The company formed a joint venture with Olympian Homes to construction two towers of 20 and 16 storeys in height.

In May Aecom was also confirmed to build the £800m Spire London tower in Canary Wharf.



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