29 February 2012
WYG is pleased to announce the appointment, with effect from 1 March 2012, of Glen Thorn as managing director of WYG’s global Buildings & Infrastructure division.
Glen’s initial focus will be to strengthen WYG’s position in the domestic infrastructure market and continue to create mutual success for the Company’s clients and partners. Additionally, he will seek to utilise his substantial international experience to support the global expansion strategy of the Group.
Until April 2011, Glen was an executive director of Halcrow’s Transportation Business Group Worldwide, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of their £200 million turnover business with c.1,700 employees around the world. Glen has 30 years’ experience of delivering major projects in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining Halcrow, Glen worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mouchel.
Paul Hamer, Chief Executive Officer, WYG Group said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Glen’s calibre to the senior team at WYG. He is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in our key market sectors and an enviable track record of delivering major projects, particularly in the Middle East.
"Glen will be instrumental in shaping one of the Group’s major divisions and his international track record and market knowledge will be a huge asset as we seek to implement our global growth strategy.”
Glen Thorn, Managing Director of Buildings & Infrastructure, WYG said: “I am really excited about joining WYG and look forward to growing the business both in the UK and internationally. Following the restructuring of the company, WYG is now in a great position to build and expand on the solid position it now finds itself in. I look forward to helping guide WYG to a bigger and better future utilising the renowned quality and proven capability of WYG employees.”