Groups / HR Taskforce


People are the key to any successful business and our industry has a range of sector-specific issues to address.

Our Human Resources taskforce (HR taskforce) exists to share best practice in this area and tackle the major HR issues affecting our industry. This includes addressing the sector’s skills gap, attracting and retaining millennial workers and ensuring we don’t lose the knowledge, expertise and experience of a generation of engineers and consultants who will soon retire.

Recent topics covered include the impact of Brexit on skills and recruitment, equality and diversity and safeguarding.  ACE members interested in inputting to the work of the group are invited to contact Darrell Matthews, Director of Membership & Business Support.

First established in 2007, the task force also covers issues such as equality and diversity, as well as training and education. Much of the group's output can be found on our Resource Hub.

The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies and affiliates: Acies, Arcadis, BCal, BWB Consulting, Clancy Consulting, Cundall, Pick Everard, Hoare Lea, IMC, Max Fordham, Mott MacDonald, David Narro, Penningtons Manches, Roughton, Stantec, Troup Bywaters + Anders, Waterman and Robert West.

The Chair is Gareth Drought of Tony Gee and Partners.

Darrell Matthews

Darrell Matthews

Director of Membership and Business Engagement

Darrell works across ACE and EIC, leading the membership, business support and finance functions for both organisations.

phone07508 524456
Chetna Gorasia

Chetna Gorasia

Events and Groups Executive

Chetna supports the membership and events work at ACE and EIC.

phone020 7222 0255