ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING pioneer Peter Guthrie has left consultant Scott Wilson after 25 years as part of a cost cutting programme.
Guthrie has been professor of engineering for sustainable development at Cambridge University for the last four years, as well as acting as part time Scott Wilson director.
Two other directors and a technical director have also left.
The four are all going from a new division, led by board director Bob McGittrick. This amalgamated all Scott Wilson work in the south 18 months ago.
A joint statement from Guthrie and the company says:
'As a result of a need to reduce costs within Scott Wilson, Peter Guthrie and a number of senior directors have reached a mutual agreement to stand down.
'After 25 years with the company, Peter looks back on a career with Scott Wilson with pleasure, and the company is immensely grateful for all his contributions to the development of the Scott Wilson Group.'
Guthrie continues as a Cambridge professor but hopes to keep his links with mainstream industry.
'I am hoping to maintain close links with real projects and the challenges faced in the development, maintenance and decommissioning of infrastructure, in developed and developing countries, ' he said.