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Atkins announces three senior hires 

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 17 Mar 2023

Richard Bonner [square]Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced three senior appointments to the consultancy. 

Andrew Jones, formerly head of cities and a board member at AECOM, joins as senior service line director, planning and consenting. Jones brings 30 years of experience in urban planning, master-planning, mixed-use regeneration, global events and sustainable place strategies.

His appointment in the newly-created role aims to enable Atkins to engage more directly with clients and bring communities and the environment to the fore of clients’ decision-making.

Richard Bonner is appointed market director for the buildings and Places team. Bonner has worked in the infrastructure sector for 30 years, most recently as a northern cities director for Arcadis. He will work across a number of portfolios including central and local government, education, commercial and residential land metros and stations. 

Bonner’s predecessor James Rose takes on a new role in the business focussing on selected key client relationships and the Northern Transformation Programme. 

Dr Deb Upadhyaya joins from Homes England in a newly-created role to drive the agenda on creating thriving places, as well as supporting the northern cities project team.

As client director north of England for buildings and places, he joins with more than 20 years of experience as a built environment professional, and has led delivery of large-scale housing, regeneration, garden communities and sustainable urban design projects, both in the public and private sector.

Pictured: Richard Bonner 

Thumbnail: Dr Deb Upadhyaya

Image credit | Atkins