Mace announces wave of appointments to its leadership team


Mace has announced the promotion of Jason Millett to the chief executive of consultancy, Davendra Dabasia as managing director for international, and Daniel Easthope as managing director for property UK and Europe

Following two years of success that have seen overall consultancy revenue grow by 25%, the two strands of Mace’s consultancy business – property and infrastructure – have now been brought together under a single leadership team for the first time.

Group board structure

Davendra Dabasia

The wider changes to Mace’s group board structure have directly empowered the new consultancy leadership team, giving them full accountability and control of the strategic direction of the business.

Alongside Davendra and Daniel, a number of other new promotions and appointments have been made to leadership of Mace’s sector-specific consultancy teams and a new team of service-line leads.

New leadership

The new service line leadership includes Zoe Madams, the new lead for PMO services, Isabel McAlister for responsible business, Steve Mason, who leads cost consultancy, Mike Shaw the lead for technical services and David Rumsey, who will run project and programme management.

The newly appointed sector and regional leadership includes Caroline Lassen, Mace’s new director of public sector, Colin Harvey, director of UK regions, Sean Gray, director of rail and highways, Andy Sharples, who leads the newly combined energy, utilities and defence business; and Carl Dainter who has been appointed to lead a new Global Aviation business.

Internationally, Mace’s consultancy business works across the globe on a hugely varied range of projects and programmes; everything from the construction of the tallest skyscraper in Vietnam, the delivery of the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games and iconic feats of engineering like the world’s largest cantilever on One Za’abeel Tower in Dubai.

Promotions in the international leadership team include a regional director role for Nick Brand and in Sub-Saharan Africa for Simon Herd.

These leadership teams sit alongside a number of major projects and programmes which report directly into the Consultancy Board. These include the new HS2 Station at Euston and Stratford Waterfront on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

From strength to strength

Jason Millett, Mace’s chief executive for consultancy, said: “Our consultancy business has grown from strength to strength over the last five years, and we are now delivering some of the world’s most complex and high-profile projects and programmes.

“Our work is crucial in delivering infrastructure, homes and workplaces across the globe; unlocking growth and shaping cities.

“My aim is to build the sector’s most responsible and inclusive consultancy – and with our new leadership team now in place, we are in the perfect position to realise our ambitious global growth strategy; while continuing to innovate on behalf of our clients and deliver an exceptional service.”


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