Mike Summersgill has been promoted to associate at WS Atkins. He will head the geoenviron-mental engineering department at the firm's office in Epsom, Surrey. Summersgill was recently appointed chairman of the south eastern branch of CIWEM.
Ron Williams, managing director of Mott MacDonald's civil and transportation division, is the new chairman of CIRIA.
Mike Jefferies, associate at Golder Associates, has become visiting professor in civil and structural engineering of UMIST.
Ian Marychurch has been appointed as director of Card Geotechnics. The geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultant has opened two new regional offices in Birmingham and Leeds.
Martin Preene has joined Ove Arup & Partners as groundwater group leader based at the firm's Yorkshire office.
Babtie Group technical director John Gannon has moved from Glasgow to the Wakefield office where he is responsible for managing and developing geotechnical and geoenvironmental business.
Derek Pollock has become chairman of Halcrow Group. He has been with the firm for 25 years and was chief executive of the group's geotechnics, tunnels and transportation division from 1991-1995.
Mike Smith has joined consultant Stanger Science and Environment as director of land and water. Sally Goodman has joined the environmental management group as principal consultant.