Sweco UK Managing Director Set For New Role On International Group Executive Board
Max Joy, the managing director of engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco UK, has been appointed to the company’s international group executive board.
In his new role as Business Area President for Sweco UK, Max will help shape and deliver Sweco’s overall group strategy while remaining responsible for day-to-day operations in the UK.
The move follows a successful two years for the UK business after the acquisition of Grontmij in May 2016, which has seen the company work on a number of landmark projects, including Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing, the British Antarctic Survey and the new Bloomberg headquarters in London – the world’s most sustainable office building.
The company was also recognised this year by the NCE as a top ten civil engineering firm, placing it sixth in the ranking of the top UK 100 engineering businesses.
Max joined Sweco in early 2016 after serving in the British Army for almost 30 years and will continue as managing director of the Leeds-headquartered UK business.
He is a chartered mechanical engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and received an OBE in 2011 for outstanding leadership and engineering management achievements.
Max commented: “The business has made significant strides forward since the rebrand from Grontmij and our dedication to being the most approachable and committed partner continues to resonate well with clients across a range of disciplines.
“We have a highly skilled team here in the UK and by drawing on our expertise from across Europe, we’re introducing new approaches to design and sustainability for the benefit of our customers.
“This is an exciting move for me personally, but also the UK business as a whole and I look forward to working with the executive team to help drive growth both in the UK and abroad.”
Åsa Bergman, chief executive and president of Sweco, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Max to the executive team. His strong leadership skills and deep understanding of our industry and the needs of our clients will be key assets moving forward as we continue to grow.”
Sweco employs 900 people in the UK and consults on engineering projects nationwide via its network of 15 regional offices.