I joined JPP at the end of October to direct and grow the Structural Engineering services that we offer to our clients. I have a strong background in both civil and structural engineering design and management, with a wide range of client and sector experience. I have over 17 years Chartered experience under my belt, being a Chartered Member of both the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. My technical ability combined with commitment to finding the ‘best’ solution for projects has held me in good stead for working closely with clients and dealing with challenges pragmatically. I started my career as a designer for civil and structural works within the water industry under traditional Conditions of Contract. With the sea change to Design and Build procurement I developed my technical and managerial skills further working closely for both end client and contractor on a number of projects within Major Rail, Logistics, Manufacturing and Built Environment projects. One highlight of my career was working on the International Broadcasting Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games. It was here that I initially headed up the design for the building foundations and then moved on to control all aspects of the substructure, superstructure and civil engineering aspects of the building, which was published in the Structural Engineering flagship magazine at the time. Having worked at a number of consultancies, ranging in staff numbers, and having overseen multiple discipline teams at various national offices, I have come on board to offer new ideas and generate healthy discussion on the way that JPP can operate to best serve its customers, offering value for money, whilst also maintaining a stable core of technical excellence.