Atkins an­nounces new Saudi coun­try di­rec­tor

In ad­di­tion to its orig­i­nal in­volve­ment in the de­liv­ery of the Riyadh Metro, Atkins is cur­rently work­ing on King Ab­dul­lah Fi­nan­cial Dis­trict (KAFD), re-mas­ter­plan­ning the area as an in­te­grated mixed-use des­ti­na­tion

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Atkins, a mem­ber of the SNC-Lavalin Group, ap­pointed Rick Han­cock as its coun­try di­rec­tor for its de­sign & en­gi­neer­ing busi­ness for the Saudi re­gion.

Han­cock has had a long and dis­tin­guished ca­reer in in­ter­na­tional prop­erty, de­vel­op­ment and project man­age­ment in Aus­tralia, Europe, South East Asia and the Mid­dle East.

Com­ment­ing on his ap­point­ment, Rick Han­cock said: “I am de­lighted to be head­ing up Atkins’ de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing op­er­a­tions in Saudi Ara­bia. The com­pany has a long and proud his­tory of work­ing on some of the coun­try’s most iconic projects, and this gives us the cred­i­bil­ity and knowl­edge to play a sig­nif­i­cant role in build­ing its ex­cit­ing fu­ture. A large part of that re­volves around its own peo­ple, whose de­vel­op­ment and nur­tur­ing form one of our key pri­or­i­ties and core val­ues. We al­ready have an es­tab­lished nu­cleus of Saudi tal­ent in our team – dili­gent, as­tute and highly ca­pa­ble peo­ple, of whom ten per cent are women. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing and train­ing many more, and to of­fer­ing them re­ward­ing and ful­fill­ing ca­reers in a sus­tain­able busi­ness through which they can con­trib­ute to their coun­try’s fu­ture suc­cess, the growth and di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of its econ­omy and to the de­liv­ery of its Eco­nomic Vi­sion 2030.”

In ad­di­tion to its orig­i­nal in­volve­ment in the de­liv­ery of the Riyadh Metro, Atkins is cur­rently work­ing on King Ab­dul­lah Fi­nan­cial Dis­trict (KAFD), re-mas­ter­plan­ning the area as an in­te­grated mixed-use des­ti­na­tion. Phil Malem, Atkins’ man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing, added: “We are very ex­cited by Rick’s ap­point­ment. His ex­ten­sive tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of Saudi Ara­bia’s com­mer­cial, eco­nomic and so­cial land­scape form a pow­er­ful com­bi­na­tion that stands him in good stead to build on our long track record in the coun­try. Hav­ing him based there per­ma­nently also sends a strong mes­sage both to our part­ners and to our cus­tomers of our com­mit­ment to their suc­cess.”

Rick Han­cock.

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