Philippa Spence has been appointed as the managing director for engineering and consultancy company Ramboll’s 1,300-strong UK business.
Spence’s appointment comes after she served two years as managing principal for the UK environment and health practice.
Spence’s move to the new position follows Matthew Riley’s promotion from UK managing director to Ramboll’s group executive board, with responsibility for the UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Spence was previously a senior partner at ERM and sits on the advisory board of the Environmental Industries Commission. She joined Ramboll in 2019 to grow the environment and health practice and grow Ramboll’s sustainability consultancy offering.
She said: “I am thrilled to take on the mantle of UK MD. The UK business is well positioned for the rebounding market in the UK. We are growing and continue to invest in innovation and deepening our portfolio of services to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. With the pace of change needed to secure the UK’s successful transition to a low-carbon economy, our role in developing holistic, integrated and future-forward solutions has never been more important”.
Ramboll CEO Jens-Peter Saul said: “I am delighted to see such a talented leader taking the position of UK MD. The UK is a very important and attractive market for Ramboll. We have a strong pipeline of work and are well positioned to support our clients in navigating the changes and opportunities associated with decarbonisation and with the modernisation and digitalisation of the industry. Philippa is an experienced and dynamic leader who brings sharp focus on these big issues and will confidently lead our growth journey in the UK.”