Hyder Consulting chief executive Ivor Catto is to leave the company, it was revealed this morning.
Catto, who has led Hyder since 2008, will pursue “other business opportunities”, according to the firm’s new parent company.
Dutch giant Arcadis, which bought Hyder last October for £250M, today announced the management structure for the combined entity.
Existing Arcadis UK chief executive Alan Brookes will lead the enlarged UK team, which now has 3,900 staff and a turnover of about £280M.
Meanwhile Graham Reid, Hyder UK managing director for the past five years, becomes Arcadis global design director.
But Catto will go.
Arcadis chief executive Neil McArthur said: “I would like to thank Ivor for his help in Hyder’s smooth transition to Arcadis and facilitation of the alignment of Hyder’s capabilities at both regional and global levels.
“Under his leadership Hyder has successfully built the operating model based on global design excellence, which was a major consideration for us when acquiring Hyder. I have great respect for his leadership and wish him well.”
McArthur added: “The strategic rationale for bringing Hyder and Arcadis together included further strengthening our design and consultancy position in the UK and globally.
“Alan is a vastly experienced business leader who I am excited to be working with to help our clients and our people realise the full value of our joint offering.
“Under Graham’s leadership we will be seeking to extend our global design capability, enabling best-in-class design solutions to be brought to our existing and future clients.”
Hyder Australasia managing director Greg Steele will become Arcadis regional chief executive for Australia Pacific.
Wael Allan – previously Hyder Consulting Middle East chairman – takes the role of Arcadis chief executive for the region.