Christopher
Cole

Chairman of the Board and member of the Governance, Ethics and Compensation Committee

Christopher Cole has over 40 years of experience in the engineering and consulting services fields. He is a Chartered Engineer who joined WSP as a partner at its inception, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1987. Under his leadership, WSP was the first engineering consultant firm to become a fully-listed public company in 1990, growing organically and through acquisitions from a single-discipline U.K. consultant firm of 200 people to a 9,000-strong multi-disciplinary global player with two-thirds of its business outside the U.K. prior to the historic 2012 merger with the Corporation. He has chaired the Board of the Corporation since that merger. He was non-executive Chairman of Ashtead Group plc from 2007 to 2018 and non-executive Chairman of Redcentric plc from 2014 to 2019. In 2014, he became non-executive Chairman of Applus Services SA and is also currently a director of Tracsis plc.