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Tributes paid to former Halcrow chairman Tony Allum

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Former Halcrow chairman Tony Allum has passed away.

The India-born civil engineer worked for Halcrow for 19 years, including nine years on its board and almost five years as chairman.

In his early career Allum had technical responsibility for many large-scale projects in the UK and overseas, spanning dams, master planning, and sewerage and treatment plants, working with the likes of Howard Humphreys as it was at the time, TAMS, Pirelli Construction, and finally Halcrow, which he joined in 1988.

Allum was also chairman of the UK’s Iraq Industry working group and chairman of the UK Trade and Industry’s Water Sector Advisory Group, as well as sitting on other boards and committees. He spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jordan and Egypt, and headed up government-sponsored trade delegations to India and China. In 2005 he received a CBE for services to British industries.

Tony Allum

Tony Allum

Tony Allum following a dive to check works on the Straight Point Sewerage Scheme, Exmouth, Devon, in the early 1970s.

Allum passed away on Tuesday 1 August surrounded by his family at Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset, following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Micheline, three sons, three daughters in law and four grandchildren.

His son Lawrence Allum said: “He will be sorely missed by his family, former colleagues and his many friends.”

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