Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE
Chief Executive
Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 227 1890
Nelson Ogunshakin OBE BSC (Hons), MSc (Hons), MBA, MCIM, MCIArb, FRSA, FICE, FCIOB
Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Nelson Ogunshakin is the chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and over the past five years has been responsible for the repositioning and strategic turnaround of ACE. ACE represents the business interests of the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK. It is the leading business association in this field, approximately 600 firms – large and small, operating across many different consultancy and engineering disciplines, employing around 90,000 people and with annual turnover in excess of £8bn. Nelson is a civil engineer and specialist infrastructure procurement expert with over 27 years industry experience in the development and financing of infrastructure and property construction investment portfolios.

Before joining ACE, Nelson was managing director of consultancy AEO Group and has held the position of chairman of AEO Group since 2004. He has previously worked in a number of executive director level positions with multidisciplinary consultancies WSP Group (turnover £650m) and High Point Rendel Group (£26 million specialist infrastructure procurement advisor). He started his career as an engineer working on various building and civil engineering projects for Carillion Group PLC (£4.2bn).