GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, has made two new appointments to further strengthen its market-leading UK transport solutions offering and grow its client base in the region. Dario Feliciangeli has been appointed as UK Transport Market Leader, while David Hurren has been named Business Group Leader – Transport Solutions.
David Hurren previously held the position of Director at GHD, having joined the company in July 2021. David will be responsible for managing the operations and project delivery of the GHD’s UK transport solutions team. He has over 25 years’ experience working and consulting in the strategic transport and wider civil engineering sectors. His previous roles include Director of Transport & Infrastructure at Robert West, Director – Transport Strategy at BWB Consulting, and Project Consultant at Transport for London, in addition to running his own consulting firm for 10 years. David will report to Kevin Eyers, GHD’s new UK Regional General Manager.
Dario Feliciangeli joins from Meinhardt, where he spent five years, latterly as an Associate and Infrastructures Unit Leader, and has previously also worked at Mott MacDonald and HNTB. Dario is a highly skilled engineer with a dual degree in Engineering & Architecture, and extensive experience delivering civil engineering projects across the US, Middle East and UK. His previous projects include: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kosciuszko Bridge in New York, Thames Tideway in London and Ghadan 21, a well-being programme in Abu Dhabi. Having joined GHD in July 2022, Dario’s responsibilities include developing and delivering GHD’s transport strategy in the UK market, driving its continued growth across transport sectors, and developing an integrated proposition to ensure the highest value offering for clients. He will report to Jonathan Edwards, EMEA Market Development Leader.
These two significant transport appointments come at a time of continued uncertainty for the transport market, with challenges including post-pandemic recovery, events such as the recent rail strikes, and fundamental shifts in passenger travel habits due to the modernisation of the movement of people and goods across the country. To enable organisations to respond effectively to these challenges, GHD is investing in growing its capabilities across urban planning, rail systems and sustainability to accompany its existing technical, digital and advisory propositions. This will enable GHD to offer holistic solutions to clients across rail, highways, aviation, international gateways and national infrastructure.
David Hurren, GHD’s new Business Group Leader – Transport Solutions, said: “GHD is an exciting and rapidly growing player in the transport market and I am very much looking forward to leading the excellent transport solutions group. The transport market is facing exceptional challenges that need clear, effective and data-led advice. GHD boasts an expert team with international experience, which, coupled with our Future Community, people first approach, means that we are well placed to support the sector’s decision-makers in tackling these challenges over the coming years.”
Dario Feliciangeli, GHD’s new Transport Market Leader for UK, said: “GHD has an ambitious vision for the future to be the leading advisor and technical authority on the movement of people and goods, as well as projects that improve connectivity. We see sustainability and resiliency as being integral to future communities and clients’ transport needs. GHD’s fully integrated proposition – combining the key areas of digital, advisory and technical – is an approach that not many other companies can provide. Multi-disciplinary, holistic and cohesive solutions will define success for companies and projects across our market, and GHD is well positioned to provide these.”
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