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Richard Robinson joins Atkins as CEO

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Richard Robinson has been named as CEO of the UK and Europe region for Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. He will be responsible for leading its 10,000 strong team and operations across multiple transportation, infrastructure, building and industrial markets.

Previously chief operating officer at HS2, Richard, a chartered chemical engineer, has also held senior leadership roles at AECOM, BAA Heathrow, and Anglo American after starting his career at ICI.

Having led transformational levels of growth in mature sectors throughout his career, Richard, who joins Atkins on 4 November 2019, is passionate about unleashing the full capabilities of every member of staff to drive excellence for clients.  

Philip Hoare, Atkins.

Announcing the appointment, Atkins president Philip Hoare said: “Richard brings a wealth of experience and a fantastic track record of delivering growth through exceptional leadership and a steadfast focus on operational excellence.

“Just as importantly, his deep technical understanding of design, engineering and project management will help drive our efforts to transform the way we deliver services to our clients to improve our own performance as well as the productivity of the wider industry.”

Richard’s appointment follows Philip Hoare’s promotion to Atkins president in May. Mark Anderson, who was interim CEO of UK and Europe during the recruitment process, returns to his position as finance director for the region.

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