Stantec has boosted its asset management practice with the appointment of Andrew Bates, head of operational services for its UK and Ireland business.
Bates, who joins Stantec from Binnies, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of operations and maintenance services, will focus on the development of asset management services that help Stantec’s clients transform and improve their asset management capability and approach.
With over 30 years working within the water industry, Bates has a wealth of experience in delivering client focused solutions, systems integration, optimisation and maintenance strategies for water assets. Working closely with Louis Quartly, Stantec’s director of asset management, he will strengthen Stantec’s advancing growth within the sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Bates said: “This is an exciting time to join Stantec and I very much look forward to helping our water clients thrive in the face of the many challenges facing the sector. In particular, the work Stantec is doing on tackling water resource scarcity, finding innovative ecological solutions and helping clients strategically manage and maintain assets is vital to deliver the best possible outcome for communities.”
Commenting on the appointment, Quartly said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andrew to the team, his appointment will further strengthen our support to water clients and build on the system-based asset management benefits we are delivering through our early stage Totex hierarchy approach to solving their investment needs.”