WSP appoints Graham White and Russell Hughes to lead roles

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Global engineering consultancy WSP has made two senior appointments in the Middle East wing of its Property & Buildings division.

Effective the 1st of June, Graham White has taken on the role of Head of Integrated Construction Delivery, while Russell Hughes has assumed the position of Head of Integrated Design Delivery.

The duo have both been with WSP for years, stepping up from Senior Project Director (White) and Project Director (Hughes) respectively. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Russell and Graham into these new roles,” said Mark Farley, Managing Director of the Property & Buildings division in the region.

White joined WSP in 2015 and was most recently a Senior Project Director overseeing the Lusail Plaza Towers project in Qatar.

In his new role, he will focus on establishing new revenue streams, developing the team of multi-discipline construction employees, and lead the development of new, innovative offerings. “The construction phase of our projects is vitally important to our clients and business. I’m excited to help this part of the business grow.”

Hughes has been with WSP in the region for a decade, most recently serving as a Project Director tasked with looking after multi-discipline projects, including the Vida Dubai Mall, Katara Luxury Boutique Hotel, and Amaala’s Red Sea Marine Life Institute project.

He has been tasked with leading the design team within the construction phase, new offering development, and with the setup of an in-house Architect of Record capability in Saudi Arabia, among others.

“It is fundamentally important that the Integrated Design Delivery team functions as the heartbeat of project delivery within Property & Buildings. I am excited to work with the team and wider business to refresh and reinvigorate our approach to design management.”

The appointments come shortly after the CEO of WSP in the Middle East, Dean McGrail, was named one of the most powerful persons in the region’s construction industry.

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