Compass appoints new Regional Director of Project Management


Lamont is said to be an experienced leader with over 24 years of operational and project management specialisation

Project development firm, Compass, has appointed Mathew Lamont as Regional Director of Project Management for the group. Lamont officially took the reins on 1 November 2022, the firm said.

Lamont’s appointment is said to highlight Compass’ strategic drive to reinforce its unique offering as the Middle East’s leading project development consultancy, facilitating agile, transformative, and tailored project solutions for its clients via the region’s brightest talent.

The group currently employs a team of around 130 people and operates globally from its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah, as well as multiple remote site-based operations. Compass entered into a strategic partnership with Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan in December 2021.

In January 2022, the consultancy appointed a new CEO and, in February 2022, the firm was announced as the winner in the ‘Project Management Company of the Year’ category at the 2021 Middle East Consultant Awards.

Lamont is said to be an experienced leader with over 24 years of operational and project management specialisation. Compass said his construction delivery proficiency coupled with his multi-sector experience spans the United Kingdom, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, and the UAE, where he recently led infrastructure projects for Emirati Neighbourhoods in Zayed City and Mohammed Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi, alongside a range of mega projects and programmes.

“What an exciting time to be joining a company that is on a significant growth trajectory. Their commitment to continuous improvement, to disciplined processes, and their agility to make decisive moves that ultimately help clients deliver projects more effectively, were all immediate positives for me. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to help shape the future of a company with such a unique history – it is a huge privilege to be working alongside the team to expand the project management business in the UAE and across the Middle East,” said Lamont.

As an active Global Working Group Member (Policy and Affairs) with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Mathew is kept steps ahead in best in business competence, professionalism, and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. This ensures that clients and other professionals procuring built assets can rest assured that Mathew has the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver the high-quality projects they need, the firm pointed out.

In May 2022, Rachel Willacy joined the firm as its Head of Procurement and, in July 2022, it announced a partnership with technology provider Mastt.

Mathew is passionate about building successful teams and bringing people together to achieve their goals. His proven track record as a respected mentor, giving a voice to all whilst encouraging progressive career growth opportunities, aligns seamlessly with Compass’ core values and mission, the firm added.

William Hitch, Regional Director and Compass Co-Founder concluded, ‘’Mathew’s appointment marks an exciting period of development for our business. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team, and we’re confident his attitude and robust pedigree in project management and construction will perfectly complement our own homegrown success story and growing reputation. His background – working for some of the most well-respected companies in the world – means he has both a strong work ethic, and a wealth of experience under his belt, so we know he’ll be able to hit the ground running and continue building on Compass’ reputation of excellence for many years to come.’’



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