People & Careers roundup

Arup’s Tristram Carfrae has been announced as the Institution of Structural Engineer’s Gold Medal winner. Carfrae designed the Beijing Olympics Water Cube and Singapore’s Helix bridge. He is part of the team for London’s Green Bridge.

Urban land economist and chartered town planner Louise Brooke-Smith has become the first woman president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Former Capita executive director Dave Spence has joined Amey as managing director of its consultancy business. Spence reports to Andy Milner, managing director of Amey’s Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways division.

Julian Gatwood has been appointed deputy managing director of Taylor Woodrow, the civil engineering division of Vinci Construction.Taylor Woodrow managing director Graham Stanley is due to retire in December. Gatwood was managing director of Vinci company, piling contractor Roger Bullivant from 2012 and prior to that was with Bachy.

ACE has appointed Julian Francis as its new director of policy and external affairs. Before joining ACE, he was head of government affairs at the London Taxi Company  where he had direct responsibility for the development of the organisation’s policy positions, and led on communicating this to ministers, policy makers, MPs and the media.