Mott MacDonald appoints new technology and communications manager
Mott MacDonald, the leading global management, engineering and development consultancy, has appointed Andrew Doyle as manager of its technology and communications division, replacing Tom Allen.
Andrew has nearly 20 years experience as a management consultant in the telecommunications, IT and public sectors. He joined Mott MacDonald in 2004 after completing a full-time Master of Business Administration (with distinction) degree at the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, specialising in Strategy. Since then he has gone on to work in the UK, Australia and South Africa.
At Mott MacDonald Andrew has been involved in numerous high-profile business and technology projects. From 2007-2010 he developed the consultancy’s technology and communications consulting practice in South Africa, delivering numerous business cases for innovative telecom start-ups, leading due diligence projects in the nascent infrastructure sharing market and developing commercial and technology strategy for major utilities.
Moving back to the UK at the start of 2011, Andrew’s work has included leading a project team in delivering an integrated, industry-wide mobile broadband strategy for the British rail sector, finding a way of harnessing the connectivity needs of passenger and rail operations. The project involved extensive stakeholder consultation, development of a detailed financial model to analyse the benefits and costs on a route-by-route basis. Andrew and his team continue to support various stakeholders in grappling with mobile broadband issues within the rail sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “I am very excited to be leading our technology and communication business. We have such a talented and enthusiastic group, delivering a diverse range of assignments with genuinely interesting customers. We continue to be a leading advisor in the development of broadband infrastructure and access both in the UK and internationally and play a leading role in major technology infrastructure programmes such as those at Heathrow Terminal 2. Mott MacDonald is now advising a Middle East telecom regulator on an innovative tower sharing project. It’s a diversity you’d be hard pushed to find elsewhere.”
“As well as continuing to operate in these traditional areas, I also see great opportunities in assisting utility companies and developers deliver ‘smart’ technology infrastructure, from strategy all the way to procurement and implementation. Geographically I plan to continue growing our business outside the UK, in areas such as the Middle East and Africa, while this year we will look to expand our capability into North America led by our Space (SatComs) consulting team. It’ll be a challenge to expand on all fronts, but by retaining and recruiting bright people I am sure we can deliver and continue to add value to the Mott MacDonald offering,” Andrew added.
Mott MacDonald’s technology and communications consulting practice provides expert advice and support to a wide range of clients. Clients include leading telecommunication operators and service providers, equipment suppliers, broadcasters, content providers and government bodies and regulators. Key projects include working for UK airport operator BAA on the ICT design, management and integration for the entire £2.5 billion Heathrow Terminal 2 complex.
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About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 14,000 staff, £1 billion revenue and work in 140 countries for the public and private sectors. For 6 consecutive years the employee-owned company has featured in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For survey. Mott MacDonald’s core business sectors cover buildings, transport, energy, water, environment, health, education, industry, oil and gas, communications and international development.
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