The retirement this month of Richard Hall after nearly 40 years' service with Faithful+Gould, Atkins' cost and project management consultancy, will lead to Donald Lawson taking over as worldwide chief executive officer on 1 May. Donald has served as Faithful+Gould's UK chief operating officer since 2006.
Donald is an enthusiastic supporter of the construction industry's low carbon agenda and he personally championed the development of Faithful+Gould's recently launched Sustainability and Carbon Management Division. He has overseen the delivery of major projects in the energy and manufacturing sectors, including a contract to support EDF Energy's Nuclear New Build programme with the provision of quantity surveyor and contract management expertise.
Donald joined Faithful+Gould in 1986 and he has been instrumental in the growth of the business. He is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University where he studied Building Economics and Quantity Surveying. He has overall responsibility for all client accounts and actively leads work with RBS, Lloyds and EDF Energy.