Ramboll appoints new UK managing director

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Ramboll has appointed Philippa Spence as the new UK managing director to drive the 1,300-strong UK business

Philippa Spence will take the role of Ramboll’s new UK managing director after Mathew Riley’s recent appointment as chief operating officer.

Group CEO Jens-Peter Saul, said: “I am delighted to see such a talented leader taking the position of UK MD. The UK is a very important and attractive market for Ramboll.

”We have a strong pipeline of work and are well-positioned to support our clients in navigating the changes and opportunities associated with decarbonisation and with the modernisation and digitalisation of the industry.

”Philippa is an experienced and dynamic leader who brings sharp focus on these big issues and will confidently lead our growth journey in the UK.”

Philippa Spence is a recognised industry expert and senior leader with a background in delivering complex sustainability, environmental and social projects for clients across a multitude of sectors.

She was previously a senior partner at ERM and sits on the advisory board of the Environmental Industries Commission.

She joined Ramboll in 2019 to grow the environment and health practice, drive greater multi-disciplinary delivery together with the engineering practices, and grow Ramboll’s sustainability consultancy offering.

‘Meeting the sustainability challenges of the future’

Commenting on her appointment, Philippa Spence, said: “I am thrilled to take on the mantle of UK MD. I was originally attracted to Ramboll by its mission to create sustainable societies, its reputation for innovation and technical excellence, and its set of core values and focus on employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. This focus continues and I am excited to lead the business in our forward journey.

“The UK business is well-positioned for the rebounding market in the UK. We are growing and continue to invest in innovation and deepening our portfolio of services to meet the sustainability challenges of the future.

”With the pace of change needed to secure the UK’s successful transition to a low-carbon economy, our role in developing holistic, integrated and future-forward solutions has never been more important.”

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