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ACE News

10 JAN 2022


Chair Dave Beddell welcomes new faces to the board

ACE has shared details of its 2022 board with Dave Beddell (AECOM) continuing in his capacity as chair for the business association which represents those who design, deliver and manage our national infrastructure and built environment.   

Sarah Prichard (Buro Happold) is appointed vice chair representing the voice of consultancy workstream, and also continues as chair of the Net Zero group. Craig Huntbach (Royal HaskoningDHV) remains vice chair of the future of consultancy workstream. The vice chair for membership and business support is currently vacant with an appointment expected in due course. 

Elsewhere, Wojciech Szewczak (Ramboll) has been appointed lead/chair of ACE Emerging Professionals, and there are new chairs in the nations with Kevin Yardley (Rybka) in Scotland, Kate Attwood (WSP) in Wales, and Andrew Campbell (Troup Bywaters + Anders) in Northern Ireland. 

Finally, Steven Hale (Crofton Consulting) becomes treasurer for ACE with Piers Burroughs (Burroughs) replacing him as chair of the SME forum.  

Dave Beddell, who was appointed ACE chair in the summer of 2021, said: “I am pleased to welcome new names to the Board. Together we will ensure ACE continues to be a trusted and effective voice with policymakers – vital if we are to fully play our part in post-pandemic recovery  – while supporting members to adapt to longer-term trends, such as shifting client demands and delivering our Net Zero future. 

Over the last year Chris Dulake (Mott MacDonald), Georgia Hughes (Arcadis), Paul Johnston (Arup), Stephen Munro (Allen Gordon LLP), Mathew Riley (Ramboll), and Rajiv Sudan (Costain) left the board and no longer hold official positions at ACE. The International Business group has been closed with activity spread across other groups. 

Dave Beddell added: “I would like to take this opportunity of thanking those who have now left ACE. They helped the organisation go above and beyond for members through unique and difficult circumstances, and their contributions were felt across the industry, not just by ACE as an organisation.” 

View the full board on our About Us page . Read our press release for further details.