Aecom hires new UK head

Consultancy Aecom has announced a new managing director for its UK and Ireland business.

Former Fluor infrastructure lead Patrick Flaherty will join Aecom on 2 December, working with Europe chief executive Steve Morriss.

Flaherty led Fluor’s entry into the PPP market in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada.

“Patrick brings strong leadership and a huge depth of experience to the team, particularly in the infrastructure and industrial markets,” said Morriss. “His work on public-private partnership projects internationally will provide real value to our clients, many of whom are increasingly seeking opportunities in this arena at home and abroad.”

His appointment comes just weeks after Aecom announced it was recruiting the head of the Education Funding Agency’s design team to lead its global education unit from January next year.