Philip Hoare is the new managing director of Atkins' Highways & Transportation's highway services business.
Hoare joined Atkins in 1997 and has overseen development of Highways & Transportation's Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea ofces.
He succeeds Richard Barrett, who has become managing director, Europe.
Hyder Consulting has named Paula Farshim as its 2007 Graduate of the Year. Farshim beat stiff competition from over 300 other graduates in a series of regional heats, consisting of written and verbal presentations and interviews.