• 6 January 2016

Waterman CEO Nick Taylor joins ACE board as Deputy Chairman

London, January 6, 2016. Waterman Group is pleased to announce that its CEO, Nick Taylor, has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and Chairman of its Property Group.

ACE is the leading trade association in its sector, with around 550 firms as members, including some of the world’s leading consultancy and engineering companies. Its powerful membership allows it to take the lead in representing the interests of the sector to government, the private sector and the media.

In his 36-year career, Taylor has been involved in engineering design for projects both in the UK and overseas. He has been responsible for the completion of numerous commercial, retail, residential, leisure and community projects as well as involved in the master planning of over £2bn of mixed-use urban regeneration developments.

Taylor stepped onto Waterman Group’s main board in 2003 and became CEO in 2007. In 2013, he launched a strategic growth plan, which included a major restructure of the business. In the last two years Waterman has shown UK revenue growth of 48% and increased the number of employees by 27%.

The ACE is announcing another five new executives to the Board bringing with them not only wide and varied experience in the sector, but also a fresh impetus and perspective. Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE Chief Executive of ACE said in a statement; “I personally am looking forward to listening, working and engaging with their strategic contribution to secure the future direction of ACE.”

Commenting on his new board appointment, Taylor said; “It is a great honour and responsibility to represent ACE. There are real opportunities in the market place but also serious challenges that we need to address. I look forward to playing a key role in the organisation’s strategic plans and working with our members to make a difference in our multi billion pound industry.”


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For media enquires please contact:
Susan Nilsson, Director of Communications, Waterman Group susan.nilsson@watermangroup.com, Tel: +44 746 7955 513

About Waterman Group
Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets. Founded in 1952 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1988, Waterman has grown into a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Europe and Australia. Waterman works with government agencies, local authorities, government-regulated industries and private sector clients to provide innovative, sustainable and economic solutions across a wide spectrum of business activities. The firm has extensive experience in property and buildings, environmental consultancy, power and energy, roads, highways and rail infrastructure, urban and regional planning. Award winning teams provide professional services throughout the complete life cycle of the asset starting from initial surveys and concept planning, through to design, delivery, project management, supervision and on-going maintenance. See more information on www.watermangroup.com

About ACE
As the leading business association in the sector, ACE represents the interests of professional consultancies and engineering companies large and small in the UK. Many of our member companies have gained international recognition and acclaim and employ over 250,000 staff worldwide. ACE members are at the heart of delivering, maintaining and upgrading our buildings, structures and infrastructure. They provide specialist services to a diverse range of sectors including water, transportation, housing and energy. ACE membership acts as the bridge between engineering consultants who make an estimated contribution of £15bn to the nation’s economy and the wider construction market contributing a further £90bn. See more information www.acenet.co.uk

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