3 September 2010
International consultancy, WYG has appointed Dr Stephen Bolt as its new Chief Scientist to drive forward the company’s scientific and regulatory services.
With more than 30 years experience in scientific services (including 10 years in academia and 13 in the water industry), he’s had over 35 scientific papers published and widely recognised as a presenter at national and international conferences, Stephen is well versed in the scientific arena. In addition, six years of experience at senior level within environmental consultancies means that Stephen also has a deep understanding of WYG’s clients’ commercial and practical requirements.
Speaking about his new position, Stephen said: “I am looking forward to taking up my new role as Chief Scientist for WYG. I have worked for the organisation for three years and understand the fundamentals of company and the needs of our clients. This, combined with my wide ranging environmental background, expertise in sustainability and water related legislation gives me a great foundation to bring this role to life. I am also looking forward to being able to drive forward scientific and commercial best practice, using the principles of sustainability, which will contribute to UK and global environmental improvements.
“There has never been a more challenging time for our clients. The new Coalition Government is instigating a fundamental review of the regulatory system which will bring both challenges and opportunities to many of our clients. This new role, coupled with WYG’s in-depth knowledge of the changing planning and regulatory landscape, will greatly assist our clients in understanding and delivering best value and sustainable projects. I am keen to begin highlighting our expertise in this area and start bringing in new business wins across the domestic and international markets,” he added.
The new role comes at an exciting time for WYG. The company recently announced its biggest ever international programme of work and has just completed a reorganisation, creating a capability-led structure that is technically focused and globally flexible to offer its full range of expertise to clients all over the world.
Stephen added: “One of the aims of the role will be to reinforce our three-part strategy through the development of research related projects and white papers and to raise awareness of the company with key procurement and regulatory communities, both in the UK and in the International Arena.
“I will be aiming to position WYG at the forefront of emerging areas of regulatory development as well as highlighting our consultants as being at the cutting edge of their services.”