• 5 December 2019

Shirel Stedman joins Waterman as new Director of Water

Waterman are delighted to welcome Shirel Stedman as new Director of Water to further strengthen the leadership team as we continue to drive forward our growth strategy.

Shirel brings over 30 years’ experience in commercial and business development and joins Waterman from Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV), where she was a Director of Advisory Group responsible for the UK water business. With a portfolio including roles as Project Director for multimillion-pound flood alleviation schemes, Shirel is a specialist in flood resilience services, extending across every stage of a project from raising funding using the treasury business case format, through to outline and detailed design to construction. She also brings considerable experience in leading contractors in joint venture legal entities such as Team Van Ord (TVO) where she was a board member.

Prior to her role at RHDHV, Shirel worked at AECOM where she was responsible for large infrastructure contracts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

As well as being a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), Shirel is also committed as Regional Flood Coast Committee (RFCC) Chair through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Neil Humphrey, Waterman’s Chief Operating Officer, commented; “I am delighted to welcome Shirel to the business at a time when the UK is facing significant challenges with climate change. As one of the UK’s leading advisers in the field of flood mitigation, Shirel’s wealth of experience will allow her to continue working with local authorities, spearheading our work in helping them understand and mitigate the risk of flooding across their areas. Coupled with the international expertise in water management from our parent company CTI, and the technical innovations they have developed, we will be able to bring innovative and cost-effective solutions to our clients, helping them protect critical assets across their regions as the UK faces the realities of climate change.”

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