Senior hires to Currie & Brown infrastructure division


Project and cost management consultant Currie & Brown has announced a series of senior hires to its infrastructure group. 

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The new hires are Ian Bayes (senior director), Phil Iwobi (director), and David Hutchens (associate director), complementing the firm’s expertise across rail, highways, aviation, energy and maritime sectors. 

All bring extensive commercial and project management experience, with specific expertise in major project procurement, contract management, and cost planning. 

Projects the trio have worked on in the UK and overseas include London Bridge and Blackfriars stations, Heathrow Terminal 5, EDF New Nuclear, Tuas Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station in Singapore, Thames Water AMP 1 and 2 programmes, and rail electrification of the Great West Main Line and the Elizabeth Line. 

Eryl Evans, who led Currie & Brown’s infrastructure group for 10 years, will be the new national head of infrastructure.  

He will lead on developing services and strengthening capability throughout the UK and mainland Europe, while maintaining relationships with existing clients. 

In the last year, Currie & Brown has seen 25 per cent growth in the infrastructure sector, and now has more than 150 professionals working across the UK and internationally. 

The news follows several wins and framework appointments, including the £500 million River Thames Scheme and the Department for Transport’s STARThree Framework.  

“The infrastructure sector plays a vital role in economic development, with a pipeline of investment totalling over £650 billion in the UK alone,” said Evans. “Our wealth of experience consulting on national projects, from HS2 to Tilbury2, means that we are ideally placed to support the sector, and this is reflected in the success of the practice.  

“We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Ian, Phil and David into the team. Each bring exceptional expertise and share our commitment to delivering value to our clients.” 

Bayes added: “It’s a real pleasure to work with a team that doesn’t just deliver infrastructure projects, but ensures they achieve their potential to unlock economic, societal, and environmental benefits.  

“I look forward to working with the team through this period of growth and into the next chapter.” 

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