16 January 2013
WYG is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralph Henderson as General Manager in the Gulf area, based in Abu Dhabi.
Ralph has a demonstrable track record in leading and growing sustainable businesses in the region, having worked in both client and consultant roles.
WYG Chief Operating Officer, Graham Olver, said: “Ralph was a prime candidate. He brings considerable project management, roads and wider engineering expertise, combined with extensive local knowledge. I’m convinced Ralph will play a key role in helping us target, win and deliver profitable work in our Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.”
A member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Ralph has developed and managed complex multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams on a wide range of infrastructure projects in the Gulf, Greece and the UK including the Kuwait 4th Ring Road, the Egnatia Trans-European Motorway and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
Ralph is married to Jo and has two sons aged 18 and 21; since leaving the UK in 1997 he has lived in Greece and the Gulf. His interests include photography, classic cars and trying to keep fit. Ralph says “I am really looking forward to joining the WYG management team and using my experience to drive expansion in the Gulf as part of the MENA region”.
The appointment represents a further affirmation of the international multi-disciplinary consultancy’s plans to achieve continued organic growth in 2013 and beyond, and to increase its share of international turnover.
WYG is a leading consultancy and strategic partner to international government organisations, private clients, and European and world funding institutions, operating in seven different sectors which range from Defence and Transport to Social Development & Infrastructure. In the last six months the Group has signed £48m of new contracts, with major wins which include the Western Balkans Infrastructure Framework contract and a two-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to support infrastructure work in Afghanistan.
Notes to Editors
WYG is an established global management and technical consultancy to the built and natural environment that collaborates with clients in over 40 countries to help them realise their corporate and project ambitions.
A top 15 European consultancy and employing more than 1,300 people around the world, WYG has the expertise for every stage of a project’s life-cycle from planning and design to building and completion.
WYG takes enormous pride in the work it does and has been recognised with several prestigious industry awards including: ROSPA Gold Medal Award 2012; Institution of Structural Engineers (Lancashire & Cheshire Branch) ‘Best Large Project in the North West’ and Concrete Society sustainability awards 2012 for Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Student Hub & Business School; S-Lab ‘Best New Laboratory Building’ and ‘Best Student Accommodation’ in the Your Move Property awards 2012 for University of Liverpool, Vine Court.
For more information please contact:
Louise Gardner, PR and Communications Executive
WYG GROUP LTD
Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ
Tel: : +44 (0)113 278 7111