Lee Goult will be taking up the position of regional director responsible for business development in the industry sector, a post which will run alongside his existing role of heading risk and value services in the North of the UK and Ireland.
Since joining Faithful+Gould over 18 years ago as an assistant quantity surveyor, hard work and dedication have led to Lee gaining substantial international experience across its wide range of sectors including heavy industry, defence, education and health.
Lee’s promotion will see him responsible for increasing Faithful+Gould’s market share in the industrial sector, where he hopes to add to recent successes in this division. These include a billion pound contract in Peru, in which Faithful+Gould undertook a review of construction costs on civil engineering elements for a new Liquified Natural Gas plant for Chicago Bridge and Iron, one of the world's leading engineering, procurement and construction companies.
Focusing specifically on energy and process, Lee will be looking to convey Faithful+Gould’s international reputation and industry experience to regional clients by working with companies to ensure they invest in the best project solutions to deliver maximum value for their business.
"I am delighted to have been promoted to the position of Regional Director and look forward to the extra challenge of this new role. I am looking to expand my industry team by 20 per cent in the next three years, to help me meet significant investment in the North East over the coming years.
"The sheer variety of work available to me at Faithful+Gould makes my job both challenging and exciting. My risk and value work in particular allows me to add constructive expertise to a wide range of projects from strategic assessment, through feasibility and onto delivery. For example, last week I was working with a client on a project which is designed to reduce re-offending rates amongst women after their release from correctional institutions. My work ensures that all facets of the project come together effectively to achieve the primary objectives and ultimately project success. Next week I will be working on a new billion pound power station in Germany."
Jonathan Wilson, who has excelled in his position as a Consultant since joining Faithful+Gould over three and a half years ago, will also be taking on extra responsibility with his promotion to Associate Director.
Building upon Faithful+Gould’s existing reputation of providing cost consultancy services, Jonathan will be looking to expand its market share of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) advice together with the further development of the contract advisory and dispute resolution services.
Jonathan, who worked on the recent financial close on the £118 million North Middlesex University Hospital PFI project, said:
"Faithful+Gould's extensive client portfolio has seen me being involved in a variety of major projects worldwide which, together with great benefits and a friendly working environment, have all been important aspects in keeping my career stimulating and challenging. Another contributing factor towards my career growth and enjoyment in my role has been the high quality training structure at Faithful+Gould that offers all employees the chance to develop outside their current positions."
These promotions come in addition to the 20 staff who joined the Stockton office last year as part of a continued period of expansion that has taken place due to the constant demand for its services regionally, nationally and internationally.
Dennis Edwards, Director for the Stockton office, said:
"Lee's and Jonathan's exceptional hard work, dedication and leadership qualities have driven their respective business areas forward. With both demonstrating great commitment to take their sectors further, I am delighted to see them taking up new positions in which I'm sure they will continue to excel. Faithful+Gould currently occupies a very healthy market position and we are confident that our predicted team and sector growth will continue throughout 2008."