GHD appoints new GM for Europe and Middle East
Simon Light joins GHD from Arcadis where he held the position of executive director client development
GHD, an engineering, environmental and advisory services companies, has appointed Simon Light as its new general manager for Europe and the Middle East (EME).
Light will be responsible for continuing to drive GHD’s growth trajectory, supporting the delivery of GHD’s business transformation, innovation and diversification programmes in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and globally.
Light brings with him a wealth of international experience, and has showcased leadership and business performance across multiple geographies.
In his previous role as executive director client development – EME at Arcadis, he has led a number of major client business integration programs resulting in improved performance and the delivery of fresh thinking to meet the evolving needs of clients.
As general manager EME, he will join the firm’s global executive management group, working closely with all regions in developing GHD’s global client portfolio, providing diversified offerings to existing clients and prospective clients. He will start his new role with GHD from February 2019.
GHD employs more than 500 people in the UK, UAE and other GCC countries.
The company’s projects include restoration of historic Grantley Hall in Yorkshire and Qasr Al Hosn fort in Abu Dhabi.
Ashley Wright, chief executive at GHD said: “I am excited to welcome Simon as GHD’s new general manager for the EME region. He has deep market experience across the UK and Middle East, a proven track record and passion for co-creating success, which makes him an ideal appointment, at what is an exciting time for the company.”
Commenting on his appointment, Light said: “I look forward to working with such a talented team and to continue to build on a successful 2018. With market and client demands changing and GHD’s ongoing business transformation, this is a real opportunity to create a unique position in target markets with innovative client solutions and a compelling proposition to attract top talent.”