WSP makes four senior appointments

Published on: 16 May 2017

Engineering consultancy WSP has appointed Frazer Mackay, Karen Dingley, Darren Powell and Kirsteen Hughes to its senior team.

Mackay, a chartered engineer, joins as the new UK managing director from Costain, where as senior director he led a team of 500 people and managed $150 million turnover.

He has also worked for Foster Wheeler’s Upstream Business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at which time he represented PM Group (Ireland) as a non-executive director.

He has 28 years of experience in business operations and project delivery.

Mackay will be based in Glasgow and will sit on the UK executive committee and leadership team - reporting to Mark Naysmith, UK chief executive officer.

Dingley has rejoined WSP as head of mining and water services from Golder Associates. She has more than 14 years of experience in international mining and water engineering.

Dingley worked for WSP in Australia from 2004 to 2005.

Her work including leading a team of 150 expats and locals working on mining projects in West Africa during the Ebola crisis.

Dingley is a chartered civil engineer.

Powell joins WSP as senior technical director in the highways team, working across strategic and local government highways in Yorkshire and the North East.

He has 26 years of experience in the industry and previously worked for Sweco, where as technical director and operations director, he was responsible for teams delivering work for Highways England across its regional investment programme and smart motorways initiative.

Hughes has joined the public private partnerships and capital investment services team as associate director.

She has more than 14 years of experience in the sector and joins from MAMG, where she was a general manager on the Bradford Building Schools for the future.

WSP recently announced a new brand UK structure. It was formerly known as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. More information about this can be found on the company website.