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Arcadis appoints new UK chief executive

Consultant Arcadis yesterday announced the appointment of Mike Carroll as chief executive of its UK business. Carroll will be responsible for giving direction to the business, and for overseeing all the firm’s operations in the UK.

Prior to his appointment Carroll was managing director of environment for the organisation in the UK. With over 30 years experience in the engineering and environmental sectors, he has also held a number of senior positions within Arcadis in the US and with the US Air Force in Europe in the 1980s. His Air Force assignments included 3 years in the UK working hand-in-hand with the Property Services Agency.

He joined Arcadis in the USA in 2001 as executive vice president and West region manager, with responsibility for managing and directing its infrastructure and environmental operations in the western US. He later held the same position for the South and North regions.

His last position with Arcadis in the US was as President of the Infrastructure Division. In this position Mike headed up all of ARCADIS’ work on water and transportation infrastructure in the US including the engineering and construction management of massive flood and hurricane protection projects for New Orleans, under the largest civil works engineering contract ever awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

“It’s an exciting time for the business, and I’m honoured to be leading such a talented team. We’ve set ourselves ambitious targets and have reorganised the business around delivering these targets,” said Carroll. “A key to our success will be to enhance the client focus of our very talented staff in the UK and globally.”

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