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Aecom boss quits to head Atkins operations

Consultant Atkins has appointed Dave Bennett as operations, improvements and innovation director for its UK and Europe business.

Bennett to leave Aecom after over 20 years in senior roles

A civil engineer by trade, Bennett has held several senior positions in the public and private sector, most recently as head of operations and business continuity at rival AECOM. He joins Atkins in January and will be based at the firm’s European headquarters at Nova North in London. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for leading continuous operational improvement across the business and overseeing Atkins UK and Europe’s digital transformation, which forms part of company-wide focus and investment into digital solutions that have the potential to revolutionize infrastructure delivery.

Atkins UK & Europe CEO, Richard Robinson, said: “Dave brings a wealth of experience in running large, complex engineering services organisations, and has an outstanding track record in business and operational improvement.

“This will be invaluable as we continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of clients and help drive up productivity across the wider industry through the effective adoption of digital technology.”

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