We are built on the strength of our people. In every region where we operate, our local leaders guide the mission, drive the vision and uphold our collective beliefs.

 

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Naysmith

Mark Naysmith is our UK Chief Executive Officer based between London and Edinburgh, and also a member of the Global Leadership Team.
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Mark Naysmith is our UK Chief Executive Officer based between London and Edinburgh, and also a member of the Global Leadership Team. Mark is accountable for strategic growth and direction, together with operational delivery of the UK business. He is responsible for approximately 7,800 employees, who deliver annual fee revenues of c£500m, through a diverse client base across the public and private sectors, in the built and natural environment.   

Mark joined the organisation in 1988. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with a BEng (1st Class Honours) in Civil & Transportation Engineering. Having started as a civil and structural engineer, Mark spent the majority of his practicing career as a transport planner before holding a number of senior board positions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  

Mark was sponsored by WSP through his BEng at Edinburgh Napier University. Through his personal passion for mentoring and encouraging early career professionals, he has maintained strong links with the University throughout his career and is honoured to now be an Edinburgh Napier University campaign Board member.

In 2014 Mark was awarded the Association for Consultancy and Engineering - European Chief Executive of the Year Award.

 

 
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Chief Financial Officer

Miles Barnard

Miles is the UK Chief Financial Officer appointed in 2017.
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 Miles is the UK Chief Financial Officer appointed in 2017. He was previously the Managing Director of Mouchel, which was acquired in late 2016. With broad international experience across different sectors, Miles has led significant business restructuring, process and financial system improvement projects throughout his career.

Miles started his career at Atkins plc and Sulzer AG, before joining the Mouchel Group as Group Financial Controller. In 1999 Miles joined Siemens’ Building Technologies business as Finance Director, subsequently becoming the Mergers & Acquisitions Manager. In 2009, Miles returned to the Mouchel Group as Finance & Commercial Director, before going on to become Managing Director.

Miles is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (ACMA), and gained his BA in Accounting and Finance from Kingston University in the UK.

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Chief Operating Officer

Mike Rogerson

Mike Rogerson is the UK Chief Operating Officer and a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.
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Mike Rogerson is the UK Chief Operating Officer and a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

Mike’s roles involves providing commercial and operational leadership and direction on the UK’s largest risks and opportunities, executive responsibility for IT and for our approach to provision of off-shore technical expertise, leadership of our legal function, and leadership of our safety, health and quality management systems.

Mike has 27 years’ experience in consultancy and has been with the organisation for 17 years. Mike is a chartered structural engineer with a technical background in highways, bridges and aviation markets.

 

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Managing Director, Planning & Advisory

Ian Liddell

Ian Liddell is the Managing Director of our UK Planning & Advisory business, which comprises 2,000 people working across our Development, Environmental and Project & Commercial Services teams.
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Ian Liddell is the Managing Director of our UK Planning & Advisory business, which comprises 2,000 people working across our Development, Environmental and Project & Commercial Services teams. Ian is also a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in transport planning, and specialises in front-end technical advisory roles on development feasibility studies; transport strategies; concept designs; and as an expert witness. Ian has been involved in major projects across several of London’s Opportunity Areas and in resolving complex transport and infrastructure delivery issues on large-scale residential, commercial and retail projects.

 

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Managing Director, Property & Buildings

Kamran Moazami

Kamran Moazami is the Managing Director of our UK Property and Buildings business and is based in London.
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Kamran Moazami is the Managing Director of our UK Property and Buildings business and is based in London. He has over 37 years of international structural engineering experience in the USA, Middle East, China, and the UK. Kamran is also a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

Kamran received his BSCE and MSCE from Columbia University New York and gained his professional engineering licence in New York. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineering and The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Kamran opened the London office in 1989 and together with other directors has created one of the most successful and dynamic consultancy services in the UK responsible for iconic projects including The Shard, 22 Bishopsgate, and One Blackfriars.   

Kamran has been responsible for the design to completion of over 30 million square foot of building projects across the globe, many with innovative structural solutions. He has authored and co-authored several engineering articles and was the winner of the 2013 IABSE Milne Medal.

 

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Managing Director, Transport & Infrastructure

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is the Managing Director of our UK Transport & Infrastructure business, responsible for all operations and the financial performance of this 2,300-strong team.
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Steve Smith is the Managing Director of our UK Transport & Infrastructure business, responsible for all operations and the financial performance of this 2,300-strong team. Steve is also a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

Steve has been with the organisation for 30 years and was formerly the Director of Transportation & Infrastructure in the USA where he successfully managed and oversaw the $1 billion interim reconstruction of the Gowanus Expressway Viaduct in New York City. 

Steve is a Professional Engineer with a B.S.C.E. from SUNY at Buffalo and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

 

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UK Managing Director, Energy & Industry

Frazer Mackay

Frazer Mackay is the Managing Director of our UK Water, Energy & Industry business, which comprises some 750 people working across Regulated and Non-regulated Water; Power Generation and Networks; and industrial sectors such as Pharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage.
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 Frazer Mackay is the Managing Director of our UK Water, Energy & Industry business, which comprises some 750 people working across Regulated and Non-regulated Water; Power Generation and Networks; and industrial sectors such as Pharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage. Frazer is also a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

 

Frazer is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers with over 30 years of experience and joined WSP in 2017, coming from a diverse background of consultancy and major projects across a number of sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Energy and Water. Frazer has been involved in business activities both in the UK and Overseas and has been operating at MD level for the last 10 years.

He is a passionate business leader with a strong focus on people, clients and projects with a particular emphasis on SHE management and team development.

 

 

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Managing Director, Rail & Israel

Darren Reed

Darren Reed is the Managing Director for UK Rail and Israel.
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Darren Reed is the Managing Director for UK Rail and Israel. Darren is also a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the UK Executive Leadership Team.

With responsibility for the UK rail market, Darren leads key client relationships with Crossrail, High Speed 2, Network Rail and Transport for London.

Darren has over 20 years’ experience advising international rail industry clients on the feasibility, development, design and management of their infrastructure programmes, specialising in the early development of rail infrastructure projects to achieve performance outcomes for our clients.

Darren is a Fellow of the Permanent Way Institution, a member of the UK High Speed Rail Industry Leaders, and is the Chair of WSP’s Equality Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group in the UK.

 

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Human Resources Director

Paul Newing

Paul Newing is our UK HR Director, responsible for all people recruitment, development and employment issues managed by the UK HR team.
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Paul Newing is our UK HR Director, responsible for all people recruitment, development and employment issues managed by the UK HR team. Paul also coordinates human resource matters across the EMEIA region.

Paul joined us in January 2008, initially as HR Director for the Environmental business before taking up his current role in 2012. Paul has 35 years’ experience and has previously held human resources roles in the textile and chemical industries. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a BA in Philosophy & Economics.

 

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EMEIA General Counsel and Head of Legal

Karen Sewell

Karen Sewell is the EMEIA General Counsel and Head of UK Legal for WSP.
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Karen Sewell is the EMEIA General Counsel and Head of UK Legal for WSP. She is a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the Executive Leadership Team. Karen is based in our Leeds and London offices, and her role involves the oversight and implementation of all legal matters throughout the EMEIA region, with particular focus on the UK business. 

Karen joined WSP in May 2016, and has extensive legal and commercial experience, gained over 16 years in practice in the UK and the US. Karen joined us from Addleshaw Goddard LLP where she was a corporate finance partner. Prior to that, she trained with Linklaters LLP in London and spent a number of years at law firm Gibson Dunn LLP, headquartered in California. 

Karen graduated from Oxford University in 1997 with a degree in Jurisprudence.

 

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Director, Business Development

Paul Tremble

Paul Tremble is a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the Executive Leadership Team, and is based in London.
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Paul Tremble is a member of both the UK Executive Committee and the Executive Leadership Team, and is based in London. 

He is responsible for our strategic growth activities, with executive responsibility for marketing and communications, business development, bidding and proposals, key client management and client feedback for WSP’s work across all market sectors in the UK. He is also lead director for some of our biggest UK private sector clients and a member of the Global Property & Buildings Leadership Team.

Paul joined WSP in 2003. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ building services experience, working for design, contracting and client organisations. His work on high profile multi-discipline projects in London includes 150 Bishopsgate, St Johns Wood Square and a new EMEA headquarters for a US investment bank.

Paul graduated from Northumbria University in 1989 with a first class honours engineering degree.

 


Global team

WSP headquarters are based in Montreal, Canada

Meet the Global Team