Mott MacDonald appoints new head for major projects

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John Crack

John Crack has joined Mott MacDonald as global portfolio leader for transport orientated developments and major projects principal

Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, John Crack was head of structural engineering at Canary Wharf Group. In this role, he was responsible for all the company’s buildings and major infrastructure works, both on the Canary Wharf Estate as well as interests elsewhere.

He is a chartered engineer (MICE and MIStructE) and holds dual European-US MBAs from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Purdue University in the United States.

Starting his career with Arup in London, Crack later worked on various high-profile building and civil engineering projects in Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Malaysia.

He also spent four years in Hanoi as managing director of Hyder Consulting’s JV company in Vietnam.

Creating beneficial social outcomes

Speaking on his appointment, John Crack, said: “it’s a really exciting time to be joining Mott MacDonald and I’m really looking forward to being involved with projects that create hugely beneficial social outcomes.

“The company has a well-deserved global reputation for excellence and professionalism, and I believe my skills and experience will be a great fit.”

Earlier this month, Mott MacDonald appointed Mark Baynham as its new director of roads to deliver the consultancy’s portfolio of roads projects across Scotland.

Mark Baynham has 30 years of experience in roads and the public sector and will be responsible for delivering projects and developing the consultancy’s offering throughout Scotland.

John D’Arcy, Mott MacDonald’s UK managing director for highways, added: “Mark will combine his deep understanding of the needs of Scotland’s road users with his leading experience of roads project delivery and asset management.

“Mark’s leadership will continue to make a valuable contribution to the roads sector in Scotland, drawing upon and developing excellence across Mott MacDonald.”

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