Mott Mac brings in CH2M director

Engineering firm Mott MacDonald has appointed a new global lead for project, programme and commercial management (PPCM).

The firm has appointed John Pelton MBE to take up the role, where he will develop the consultancy’s global project and programme delivery capability and introduce and enhance current best practice around innovation, digitisation and manufacturing into the project and programme management model.

Pelton spent seven years with CH2M and was most recently director of its programme delivery partner joint venture supporting Highways England’s major projects transformation programme.

Prior to this, he was the strategic projects director for Crossrail and managing director of CH2M’s Programme Partner Transcend JV.

He has also led Crossrail’s innovation programme and led the HS2 efficiency challenge programme team which identified over £1bn of potential savings from phase one.

“This appointment is the first of many we will be making to support and develop our capability and service offering in this area,” said Mott MacDonald chairman, Keith Howells.