Mace appoints former AECOM road and rail boss to lead transport consultancy

Mace has appointed Sean Gray as director of transportation to deliver the next phase of growth for its transport consultancy team.

Gray joins Mace from AECOM, where he spent four years as the UK market sector lead for highways and rail. He has more than 20 years experience working to deliver complex and challenging infrastructure projects across the UK, including leadership roles and secondments on Heathrow’s Terminal 2, Crossrail and HS2. He has experience working across the rail, water, highways, energy and aviation sectors.

In his new role, Gray will have responsibility for Mace’s transport consultancy business, leading a multidisciplinary project and cost management team across highways, aviation, rail and ports. Mace is working with a range of international clients to deliver ambitious transport infrastructure projects across the globe as well as major programmes in the UK for Highways England, Transport for London, and Network Rail.

Gray will look to build on Mace’s success in the international transport sector to date by expanding the team and securing new work across both existing clients and a number of key target global infrastructure delivery programmes. He will replace Mace’s Davendra Dabasia, who has joined Mace’s consultancy board and been promoted to oversee all of Mace’s new business activity in global programmes and infrastructure, as well as operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jason Millett, Mace’s chief operating officer for consultancy, said: “Mace’s transport consultancy business has grown from strength to strength over the last five years and we are now supporting clients to deliver some of the complex and challenging infrastructure transformation programmes in the world. Sean’s appointment reflects a significant commitment to a sector that we see as absolutely key to our future sustainable growth. I look forward to working with him.” 

Sean Gray, director of transportation for Mace, said: “Across the globe, infrastructure investment is ramping up and there is a real need for high quality consultancy services to help clients deliver their projects more effectively. I am very proud to have been appointed to lead Mace’s transport consultancy team at such an important time. We are already delivering some fantastic projects and programmes across the globe, and there is huge potential for sustainable growth in a number of different regions and sectors.” 

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