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UK and Europe MD joins executive board at Mott MacDonald


Cathy Travers, managing director of Mott MacDonald’s operations in the UK and Europe, has expanded her role to take up a position on the business’s executive board.

Graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1988 with a masters in civil and structural engineering, Cathy began her career with Husband and Company.

She joined Mott MacDonald in 1990 after it acquired Husband and Company.

In her role as managing director of Mott MacDonald’s UK and Europe region, Cathy takes responsibility for 8,000 people who operate in the built environment, advisory, transportation, water, environment and energy sectors.

Prior to this, Cathy was managing director of the consultancy’s buildings and infrastructure business in the UK and Europe. She was responsible for the control, direction and leadership of over 30 offices and 1,800 staff, operating in the built environment, advisory, transportation, water and environment and energy sectors. Before this, she was development director of Mott MacDonald’s UK and Europe region, and was responsible for overall strategic and business development.

Mike Haigh, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald executive chair, Mike Haigh, said: “I’m delighted that Cathy has been appointed to the group board – Cathy has been with Mott MacDonald for nearly her whole career, leading many teams and projects and so she is exceptionally well-placed to support the Group’s future development.”

A chartered structural engineer and experienced project manager by background, Cathy has become known for using her expertise and insight to influence change to improve the business. She is passionate about people, particularly equality and diversity, promoting a culture of inclusivity across the business, and continues to play a leading role in the development of the consultancy’s early career professionals.

Commenting on her appointment Cathy said: “I am proud and feel so honoured to be appointed as a director of Mott MacDonald, a company with a purpose I truly believe in and have dedicated my whole working career to. I can’t wait to bring my skills and passions to work with the board, driving the business forward in areas such as technical excellence, digital and social outcomes.”


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