Aecom appoints infra MD

Engineering firm Aecom has appointed a former Jacobs vice president as managing director of its civil infrastructure business in the UK and Ireland.

The firm has brought in Mark Southwell to take up the role, where he will be responsible for all aspects of Aecom’s civil infrastructure business in the UK and Ireland, including the transportation and water, ports and power teams.

“With a history of working on major projects such as HS2, Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the Lower Thames crossing, I look forward to seeing the positive impact his experience and leadership has on our teams, inspiring our people to reach their full potential and driving growth for our organisation,” said David Barwell, chief executive of UK and Ireland.

Southwell will begin the role in March.