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Mace poaches Aecom infrastructure boss

Mace has brought in one of Aecom’s UK infrastructure bosses to lead its transport consultancy team.

Sean Gray will become the firm’s director of transportation and is tasked with growing Mace’s business offering consultancy services for major transport schemes.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Gray spent four years at Aecom as the consultants’ UK head of infrastructure for programme, cost and consulting. Prior to that he was director of infrastructure at Turner & Townsend.

He brings over 20 years’ industry experience to the role, including three years as Crossrail’s head of commercial and contract management.

Mr Gray also spent a year-and-a-half as the commercial director for Heathrow’s terminal 2.

The ex-Aecom man replaces Davendra Dabasia, who has been promoted to Mace’s consultancy board to oversee all of Mace’s new business activity in global programmes and infrastructure, including its operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mace has also announced the sale of an £84m site in Sheffield to Midlands-based developer Cassidy Group.

The contractor’s development arm was given the go-ahead for the 247-home residential and student development in Sheffield in August.

Mace chief operating officer for development David Grover said: “This sale reflects the strength of the market in Sheffield – things are moving really quickly and there is clearly huge potential for further development and growth in the city.

“I am pleased that we have been able to sell the project to a British development company with a great track record of delivering similar schemes across the country.”

The Mace COO added that the firm would continue to invest “substantially” in a pipeline of student, residential and mixed-use sites across the country.

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