New chief operating officer for Arcadis

Steve Bromhead, chief operating officer, Arcadis UK.

Arcadis has announced the appointment of Steve Bromhead as its new UK chief operating officer (COO), following former COO Peter Madden’s move to head-up operations for Arcadis’s newly formed Europe, Middle East and UK region. 

The announcement comes as Arcadis also confirms that Tom Morgan will be taking on the role of UK client development director, overseeing innovation and growth across the business. The appointments form part of Arcadis’s continuing strengthening of its regional leadership team. Mark Cowlard has recently taken over the UK and Ireland CEO reins from Alan Brookes, following the expansion of Brookes’s leadership role to encompass Europe and the Middle East. 

New COO Bromhead has been with Arcadis for more than 20 years and this latest move will see him rejoining the UK leadership team having led Arcadis’ global HSBC programme since 2015. Prior to this Bromhead managing director for Arcadis’ combined infrastructure and utilities business and has a strong background in transportation, particularly in the aviation and rail sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve Bromhead, Arcadis UK COO, said: “This is an exciting time for our business. The impact of Brexit will undoubtedly pose some challenges for the UK economy, but we still see significant opportunity for the business. Joining an already strong UK leadership team at a time when our industry faces unprecedented change provides us with a great opportunity to help lead the industry, embracing the digital agenda and building a business where our future workforces will flourish.”  

Tom Morgan, Arcadis UK client development director, said: “Arcadis has been on a successful trajectory over the last few years and I’m extremely proud that we’re recognised as one of the leading players in our field.   In the UK alone, our team of 4,500 professionals are applying their skills and expertise to some of the UK’s most transformative projects, ranging from the Lower Thames Crossing and HS2, through to the new Otterpool Park garden settlement, the Belfast Transport Hub, and of course the delivery of the Global Capital Programme for HSBC.  I am looking forward to ensuring that Arcadis continues with this positive trajectory, improving the quality of life for our clients and their customers right across the built and natural environment.”

Mark Cowlard, UK CEO of Arcadis, said:  “We’ve invested heavily in building the underlying foundations for a strong, joined-up business, and I’m pleased to welcome Steve and Tom onto my leadership team. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people with sector, asset, and digital knowledge, and I’m confident that both Steve and Tom’s long-standing understanding of our business, combined with their extensive cross-sector expertise, will help to drive continued growth and development across the region."

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