Dave Bennett has left his position as head of operations and business continuity at AECOM and will join Atkins in the New Year as operations, improvements & innovation director for its UK and Europe business.
Based at the company’s European headquarters at Nova North in London, his new role will see Dave responsible for leading continuous operational improvement across the business and overseeing Atkins UK and Europe’s digital transformation. This forms part of Atkins’ company-wide focus and investment into digital solutions that have the potential to revolutionise infrastructure delivery.
A civil engineer with a degree from the University of Birmingham, Dave has previously held a number of senior positions in the public and private sector. He will take up his new position at Atkins on 4 January 2021.
Richard Robinson, chief executive officer of Atkins UK & Europe, commented: “Dave brings a wealth of experience in running large, complex engineering services organisations, and has an outstanding track record in business and operational improvement.
“This will be invaluable as we continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of clients and help drive up productivity across the wider industry through the effective adoption of digital technology.”