Amey has appointed seven UK experts in asset management into its strategic consulting team, to help deliver significant time and cost savings to customers.
Charles Oldham, Jon Jarritt, Adam McCullough, Chris Beedie, Owen Johnson, Tom Bedeman and Ian Gordon have more than 70 years’ combined experience and will work in a dedicated asset management team.
Joining Amey from Halcrow, the seven-strong team will focus on five key areas of asset management; analytics, financial modelling and budgeting, business planning, scenario analysis and programme management. They will work with across all of Amey’s key markets, including rail, highways, local government and facilities management, to maximise the value that our client’s assets provide to their businesses.
The inclusion of the new team provides a significant enhancement to Amey’s Consulting team, which now comprises 2,300 professionals. In addition, the division has acquired two additional consulting teams within as many years - 100 per cent equity in Transportation Planning (International) Ltd (TPi) as well as the rail consulting arm of White Young Green (WYG) to optimise delivery of its transport projects across the UK.
Andy Milner, managing director of Amey’s Consulting division, said: “Amey is responsible for managing thousands of public assets across the UK and we’re investing in the very best professionals to help us maximise potential time and cost savings for our customers.
“This is testament of our commitment to grow our Consulting business on the national and international stage.”
The new team will also work on a joint project with Amey’s parent company, Ferrovial, to develop an Asset Management Centre of Excellence. Combined, Amey and Ferrovial have responsibility for millions of their own, as well as their customers’ assets. They will review millions of assets from several countries according to asset type – from street lights to structures, highways, rail, buildings, technology, drainage and signage. The aim is to study the breadth and depth of the assets both companies manage to develop a database of intelligence about their performance.
With this specialist knowledge, all Ferrovial businesses, including Amey, will be able to provide international expertise and advice to customers about maximising assets and generating efficiencies.