UK-headquartered multidisciplinary consultant Mott MacDonald has appointed Bob Fryatt as international health lead with a mission to improve health in low- and middle-income countries.
Fryatt has 30 years’ experience working in public health across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, and spent more than six years delivering major USAID programmes.
Most recently, he directed the $209m flagship USAID programme delivering integrated health systems around the world, including surge support for the Covid pandemic.
He has also worked as a health adviser to the UK and South African governments, and spent eight years working for the World Health Organisation.
Priorities at Mott MacDonald include exploring how health systems can protect populations from drought, desertification and flooding caused by global heating.
“Working together, we have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving and protecting the health of populations globally,” he said.
Simon Harris, managing director of Mott MacDonald’s international development business, said: “Bob’s breadth and depth of expertise in delivering programmes to strengthen public health and health systems will be a major asset as we identify ways to improve health resilience in low and middle-income countries facing diverse threats to public health.”