Atkins appoints managing director for Middle East planning, design and engineering

Atkins worked on the expansion of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (Atkins)
SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Atkins has appointed Matthew Tribe as managing director for its planning, design and engineering business in the Middle East.

Tribe will also lead Atkins’ network for masterplanning, urbanisation and cities.

Tribe has worked at Atkins for 18 years, serving as international masterplanner and urban design director, participating in projects such as the New Jeddah Downtown and KAAR Gateway Development in Saudi Arabia.

Following his original tenure at Atkins, Tribe was managing principal at CallisonRTKL’s Dubai Studio. He commented: “I’m excited to re-join Atkins and be part of shaping its strategic growth plans both globally and in the Middle East.

“The industry is going through a significant transformation where embedding human-centric design practices and adopting sustainable and data-driven solutions will be key to tackle current and future challenges and harness opportunities for growth in the long-term.”

Campbell Gray, Atkin’s chief executive in Africa and the Middle East, said: “With over 50 years’ presence in the Middle East, Atkins has a proven record in delivering some of the region’s most iconic and complex projects. With his deep knowledge of the business and the region, Matthew will play a pivotal role in enabling, delivering and most importantly adding demonstrable value to our clients’ programmes and portfolios.”

Last year, Atkins announced a restructuring of its businesses in Africa and Middle East.

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