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27 Oct 2017 (provided by Local Transport Today)
Consultancy Atkins has expanded its Intelligent Mobility (iM) practice with four appointments. The new recruits specialise in research and development, human factors, cyborg ethnography and new product development. They will work with new and existing clients including Highways England, Innovation UK and Department for Transport. Louise Lawrence (pictured) has moved to the role of iM practice director, UK and Europe, having previously been Atkins’ tolling services director. Dr Claire Williams has been appointed technical director while Dr Ryan Wood is technical director. Ryan Wood joins from Colas Ltd, where he led on research and development and innovation. Nitish Bakshi has been appointed technical manager within the new set-up. Cyborg ethnographer Felicity Heathcote-Márcz joins Atkins from Alliance Manchester Business School as senior consultant.
Professional services firm Arup has appointed Andrew Went to lead the firm’s global high speed rail offering. He was previously development director for Network Rail’s Crewe Hub. The newly created role will build on Arup's integrated and collaborative approach to high-speed rail projects by connecting experts across all of the firm’s 80 offices.
Consultancy and construction company Mace has appointed two senior directors in its transport sector portfolio. Carl Dainter has been appointed head of aviation in the consultancy; he was previously at consultants AECOM. Meanwhile, Caroline Lassen has been promoted to head of highways and ports. She joined the consultancy in 2004 as project manager. As an operations director, Lassen was named the Best Woman Consultant at the 2016 Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
Nick Reed has been hired by Bosch to develop R&D activities related to future mobility, particularly in cities. Reed was previously director at TRL Academy.
Mark Treadwell is new operations manager UK & Ireland at Papercast, which develops bus stop passenger information using solar powered wireless e-paper displays.