UK consultant engineer Buro Happold has employed Ian Redmayne as director of its Saudi Arabian operation.
Redmayne was the former managing director of engineer Atkins, and founded the Riyadh Academy to train and develop Saudi nationals in engineering and project management.
Redmayne said: “Buro Happold has a fantastic reputation in Saudi Arabia, which is what has attracted me to become a partner. I’m excited to be working alongside world-class experts with such a passion for innovative, sustainable design.
“I’ve witnessed a huge transformation in the kingdom over the past decade, and I feel honoured to be able to continue to be part of the country’s journey to deliver its Vision 2030.”
James Bruce, Buro Happold’s chief executive, said: “Since our Riyadh office first opened in 1983, we have delivered some truly transformative and inspirational projects across the country that demonstrates the extraordinary talent of our experts.
“Having an exceptional leader like Ian join the team is a real privilege. We are delighted to have him on board as we further expand our global offering.”
Earlier this month, Buro Happold appointed Christian Ulrich, formerly Arcadis’ Central European chief operating officer, as managing director of its European business.