6 March 2014 — Stuart Fowler has been promoted from Australian regional director to chief operating officer of engineering consultancy Norman Disney & Young, while Allen Williamson has been appointed director-in-charge of the London office.
Mr Fowler will be responsible for the line management of UK and NZ regional directors and all Australian office managers, in a move designed to bolster NDY’s global strategic plan. Mr Fowler will also be responsible for project delivery and issues relating to office administration, finances and staffing.
“The newly created position of COO will build on my past two years as Australian regional director,” Mr Fowler said. “I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of this new position.”
Mr Fowler has worked with NDY since joining as a graduate in 1988.
On the other side of the world, Allen Williamson has been promoted to director-in-charge of NDY’s London office.
Mr Williamson, a mechanical engineer, has been with NDY for over 13 years, and has worked as a director for nine years.
“Allen has extensive consulting engineering experience in the UK construction industry and has played a leading role in many technically demanding and high profile projects, so his appointment to lead our UK based operations was a logical step,” said NDY chief executive Ian Hopkins.
Mr Williamson said the UK market was now improving, and he was excited about the timely move into the role.
“NDY’s involvement in a number of high profile projects such as the Angel Building, the Stratford City Shopping Centre and the recently opened Stonehenge Visitors Centre has brought our capabilities to the fore with a number of potential clients so there are certainly exciting opportunities ahead,” he said. Allen.
Allen replaces Stas Brzeski who was NDY London director-in-charge for 13 years.