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Lesley Dinnett, Buro Happold, associate, north-east ,England

Buro Happold has appointed Lesley Dinnett as an associate in the north-east England region. In her new role, she will develop the environmental team in north Europe.

Dinnett has worked in environmental consultancy for more than 12 years. She has extensive experience in conducting contaminated land risk assessments and environmental impact assessments (EIA) for redevelopment projects on greenfield and brownfield sites, with a particular focus on water environment and land quality. She has also worked on projects that include specific issues relating to ecology and archaeology, for example listed buildings.

Of her new role, Dinnett says: "I am looking forward to [my] involvement in a variety of projects with Buro Happold. Although I have worked on extensive masterplanning and environmental assessments in the past, I have not been involved in projects overseas and I am particularly excited about that prospect."

Dinnett will also be involved in masterplanning and environmental planning projects, working closely with the infrastructure teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In her spare time, Dinnett enjoys cooking, socialising and "wee bit" of wine appreciation


 Arup has appointed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) specialist, Tim Gammons (see picture), to lead ITS consultancy services. He joins Arup from Serco Integrated Transport where he was director of transport consulting services.

 Sustrans has appointed Huw Davies as technical director. He brings with him a wealth of infrastructure development and management experience from his previous roles in the railway industry, most recently with Lloyd's Register.

 Mike Newton has been appointed to the role of business development manager for Coffey Geotechnics in the UK. The appointment enables him to focus on identifying specific business opportunities in the region. He previously worked at Vinci and Carillion.

 Atkins has made five key appointments in its rail business: Richard Molloy has been appointed as director, responsible for Atkins' rail
design business. He was previously responsible for Atkins' tied supply chain into Metronet, including the stations refurbishment programme; Nick Roberts joins as director of rail systems consultancy, which delivers asset management, systems development and operational management consultancy into UK rail markets and overseas. He was formerly head of the Atkins environment
business across the north of England and Scotland; Douglas McCormick has been appointed as the new trading director and will be responsible for business development and commercial functions.
He joins Atkins from Trans4m, where he was the commercial director; Andrew Livingston has been appointed as quality, safety, and environment director for rail. His business management experience within Atkins is complemented by a strong background in the safety management environment, including a period as a director of the Industry body, CIRAS.

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