LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Thurston has been appointed as the European Managing Director for CH2M HILL taking over from Mark Fallon, who now serves as the Corporate Vice President for Facilities & Urban Environments.
Mark Thurston previously served as CH2M HILL’s Director of Operations for Europe based at its regional headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Having started his career as an electrical engineering apprentice, he has more than 20 years of experience in project and programme management, working in both the private and public sectors on major infrastructure projects. Mark has a Master’s Degree in project management from Loughborough University.
Mark joined CH2M HILL in June 2008 and has spent the majority of the last three years managing the Programme Partner joint venture (known as Transcend) on the Crossrail project in London. In the two years prior to this Mark was the Programme Delivery Manager leading the roads and bridges programme on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, as a member of the CLM delivery partner joint venture.
Jacque Hinman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M HILL said:
“I am delighted to announce that Mark Thurston has been appointed as the European Managing Director for CH2M HILL. Mark has worked on some of the UK’s most iconic infrastructure programmes including the London 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail and has a wealth of experience in project and programme management. He is well placed to take forward our business in Europe and provide the leadership and market insight that will enable us to continue to grow our market share and ensure we deliver outstanding projects for our clients.”
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Thurston, European Managing Director said:
“It is a privilege to have been chosen to lead our European business. As well as focusing on growth and delivering projects for our clients across the region I am passionate about developing the talent within the company and ensuring that our young people have the opportunities I had, from starting as an apprentice, to build a successful career in engineering.”
Notes to Editors:
- Mark Thurston has a master’s degree in engineering (project management) from Loughborough University Civil Engineering School and a Higher National Certificate in electric and electronic engineering from Willesden College of Technology. He is an incorporated engineer, and a member of the Association of Project Management and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Mark Thurston is available for telephone interview by prior arrangement. Please contact CH2M HILL European Corporate Affairs on +44 (0) 203 479 8336.
Employee-owned CH2M HILL is one of the world’s leading consulting, design, design-build, operations, and programme management companies serving government, civil, industrial and energy clients, employing over 26,000 people worldwide. Our work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources.
CH2M HILL has operated in the UK for over 20 years. Its European headquarters are in London and it employs over 3,400 people in the UK. CH2M HILL is working on some of the most iconic infrastructure programmes including High Speed 2, Thames Tideway Tunnels, the decommissioning of Dounreay and was one of the leading partners in CLM, Delivery Partner to the ODA for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
CH2M HILL is an active member of Business in the Community and the Employee Ownership Association.