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Five facts about & Going places

Five facts about...Samantha Deacon, Environ

1 Samantha Deacon joins Environ as a senior consultant supporting its contaminated land, environmental impact assessment and other practices.

2 Prior to joining, Deacon worked as a scientist in the Environment Agency managing a research programme to deliver a decision-making framework and tools for the assessment of risk to ecosystems from land contamination (Part 2A Regulations).

3 She has 13 years experience in regulation, consultancy and research in the assessment of chemicals in the environment.

4 Deacon's primary role will be to integrate ecological risk assessment (ERA) into ENVIRON's existing environmental and health sciences consulting services, and to develop a bespoke ERA practice.

5 With the imminent launch of an ERA Framework for contaminated soils in the UK, Deacon is excited about the opportunity to put into practice the guidance she has been heavily involved in developing with the Environment Agency and in partnership with Defra, conservation agencies, other regulators and industry.


-Kier's Support Services division has appointed Karim Khan to lead a new business stream drawing together its facilities management, M&E, structural design and plant hire operations. He becomes a director of Kier Support Services, and executive chairman of Kier Managed Services, Kier Building Services Engineers, Kier Engineering Services and Kier Plant.

-Global construction consultancy Hill International has appointed David Price as senior vice president of its business
development operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in Warrington, Price has worked on some of the largest international disputes in the world.

-Atkins has appointed Paul McCormick as operations director for the network & traffic engineering business. He is a chartered civil engineer with 25 years experience in transportation and safety engineering in the consulting engineering, public and contracting sectors, both in the UK and overseas. McCormick joins from GCA, where he has been managing director since 2003. In 2006 McCormick was awarded Midlands – Director of the Year (small business) by the Institute of Directors.

-Stephen Henwood has been appointed the new Chair of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The appointment will take effect from 1 March 2008. With Henwood's commercial and financial experience he will be involved in NDA's efforts to clean up the UK's nuclear legacy.

-Gareth Mills has been appointed as business unit director for MWH's new project services business unit. He joined from British Nuclear Fuels in 2001, and as project manager, managed United Utilities £60M Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works programme. He then led MWH's first decommissioning contract for the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Winfrith, Dorset.

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