Hyder Consulting has restructured its geotechnics, geoenvironment and environment teams into a single group - Environmental Solutions.
The 150 strong group will be led by directors David Renton-Rose and Chris Hoggart. Dennis Barrie has joined as technical director - contaminated land and remediation; James Anderson becomes technical director - sustainability, environment and climate change; Duncan Sanders joins as business development director (environment); Hardial Sagoo has joined as principal noise and vibration consultant; Chris Milne has rejoined as technical director to promote geotechnical services in the UK rail industry; Mike Sheard will head the geoenvironmental team in Warrington; Steve Williams becomes technical director responsible for the geotechnics team in Cardiff, Paul Hesketh has joined as team leader of the geoenvironmental team in Cardiff and finally Susan Hewish has joined Hyder Marcus Hodges as principal environmental consultant.
Richard Holmes has been promoted to group managing director at Van Elle. Vic Handley becomes deputy group managing director and Ian Gorbould group finance director.
Former chief executive of Cross London Rail Links Norman Haste has been appointed operations director by consultant High-Point Rendel.
David Preece has joined Pennine as senior engineer. He was previously with Arup.
Diane Mather has joined GHD Pty in Queensland Australia as geotechnical and tunnels engineer to work on the Gold Coast Water Sewer upgrade. She was previously at Balfour Beatty in the UK.
Dec Downey of Jason Consultants is the new International Society of Trenchless Technology vice chairman. He will take the chair from Menno Henneveld in 2007.
Stewart Taylor has been named as one of five new Bechtel Fellows, a select group of experts in the company. Taylor is a geotechnical and hydraulic engineering specialist and led the initiative to create a groundwater division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.