Aecom poaches Ambrose McGuire from Jacobs to lead programmes in India, Europe

India’s Taj Mahal (Rowan Heuvel/Unsplash
Aecom has appointed Ambrose McGuire as leader of programme management for India and Europe.

He joins from Jacobs, where he was most recently seconded to HS2, leading the integrated project team for Contract C2/3 of the central section of Phase 1 of the major rail programme.

McGuire has more than 35 years of global programme management experience across the transportation, water and environment sectors.

He joined CH2M Hill, which was acquired by Jacobs in 2017, and acted as Programme Director for their work on the Lower Thames Crossing and Metrolinx program in Toronto, Canada.

Before Jacobs, Ambrose was based in Qatar where he was senior advisor to the government infrastructure agency Ashghal, overseeing the delivery of $190bn worth of infrastructure programmes.

Colin Wood, Aecom’s regional chief executive, Europe and India, said: “With increasingly larger-scale infrastructure opportunities across Europe and India, Ambrose takes on a critical new role that will enhance our program management offer and better support our clients’ needs on large, complex programs. He brings extensive global experience in the leadership and delivery of major infrastructure to Aecom and our clients.”

Commenting on his new role, Ambrose McGuire said: “We’re witnessing exciting times in the infrastructure sector. Delivery of major capital programmes is changing, and investors demand that success is measured in new and relevant ways.”

McGuire’s is based in the UK and joined Aecom last month.

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