Design and engineering consultancy Arcadis has appointed Kayleigh Owen as global service director for Cost and Commercial Management (CCM).
Starting her career on the Arcadis graduate scheme, Owen has grown and progressed as part of the company’s CCM community.
She has since accrued a wealth of experience working across multiple sectors including infrastructure investment, retail banking, lenders and investors, corporate real estate, health and education.
Owen has been a consistent champion for CCM as a discipline, as both a service leader for complex programs with global clients, such as HSBC, and a commission manager for the £1bn transformation programme at Manchester Airport.
She has held senior roles in Arcadis’ HS2 account team and was most recently the National Highways account director, leading the third largest account in the UK comprising a team of 400 people working across 60-project portfolio, including the Lower Thames Crossing, with a value of £31m per annum.
In her new role, Owen will lead Arcadis’ CCM community comprising of 4,000 colleagues, with a significant presence in Asia, the UK and Europe.
She will focus on transforming the service resulting in improved efficiency and market differentiation.
“When I joined the cost and commercial management community as a graduate, it was clear that Arcadis had something very special – both in terms of our collective expertise and our reputation in the wider market,” she said.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support and champion cost management (and quantity surveying) within, and outside, Arcadis and I look forward to meeting, supporting and learning from the community in the coming weeks and months.”
Steve Bromhead, global operations director, places at Arcadis added: “Kayleigh’s expertise and breadth of experience together with her strong leadership will undoubtedly help Arcadis build on the work we have done to build a globally leading cost management business.
“With her career journey starting at Arcadis as a graduate, I am sure she will continue to be a role model for younger professionals and a champion in our industry for years to come.”