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A char­tered me­chan­i­cal build­ing ser­vices en­gi­neer, Cathy Chris­ter has more than 25 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the de­liv­ery of MEP con­sul­tancy ser­vices

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AP­POINT­MENT

Global in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices firm Ae­com has hired Cathy Chris­ter as di­rec­tor of Me­chan­i­cal, Elec­tri­cal and Pub­lic Health (MEP) Ser­vices En­gi­neer­ing, re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing the com­pany’s sub­stan­tial build­ing ser­vices team in the Mid­dle East.

A char­tered me­chan­i­cal build­ing ser­vices en­gi­neer, Chris­ter has more than 25 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the de­liv­ery of MEP con­sul­tancy ser­vices for a wide range of clients and projects, with the ma­jor­ity of her ca­reer to date based in the Mid­dle East. In her new role, Cathy will be re­spon­si­ble for AE­COM’s MEP de­sign con­sul­tancy ser­vices, with the team de­liv­er­ing large-scale mixe­duse, res­i­den­tial, re­tail, leisure, ed­u­ca­tion and in­dus­trial projects for clients across the re­gion. Cathy joins Ae­com from God­win Austen John­son, where she was part­ner and MEP team leader based in Dubai. Pre­vi­ously, she has held po­si­tions at Atkins and Ae­com legacy com­pany URS Scott Wil­son, where she was MEP as­so­ciate di­rec­tor. Cathy is a mem­ber of both CIBSE and ASHRAE En­gi­neer­ing In­sti­tu­tions and was closely in­volved with Re­gional CIBSE ac­tiv­i­ties while in the UK.

Hamed Zaghw, chief ex­ec­u­tive – Mid­dle East & Africa, AE­COM, said: “Cathy brings strong in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence and a deep un­der­stand­ing of the Mid­dle East mar­ket to AE­COM. With her ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the de­liv­ery of ma­jor de­vel­op­ments, she is well-po­si­tioned to lead our build­ing ser­vices team as we con­tinue to de­liver large-scale, mul­ti­dis­ci­pline projects for clients across a range of sec­tors in the re­gion.”

Com­ment­ing on her ap­point­ment, Chris­ter added: “Build­ing ser­vices is a key com­po­nent of AE­COM’s in­te­grated of­fer in the Mid­dle East. I look for­ward to lead­ing and men­tor­ing our tal­ented team of en­gi­neers as we con­tinue to de­liver sus­tain­able, in­no­va­tive and tech­ni­cally ro­bust MEP de­sign so­lu­tions for our clients.”

Chris­ter will be based in Abu Dhabi.

Cathy Chris­ter.

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