Mace hires commercial lead from Arcadis

Mace has appointed Andy Beard as its cost and commercial lead.

Beard, who joins from Arcadis, will lead the firm’s cost and commercial management practice group in the UK, working with international divisions to align its service across the global hubs.

He will also have a special focus on exploring new ways in which Mace Consult can create a more sustainable built environment.

Beard, who has 20 years’ experience, joins after working on major programmes in both the private and public sector. These include projects with Network Rail, Transport for London, and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

His appointment follows Mace’s recruitment of retrofit director Rachel O’Donnell last month.

Beard will primarily work across the firm’s corporate real estate and infrastructure, according to Mace. He will also collaborate with other business units, such as rail, aviation, defence, energy and utilities.

Speaking about his appointment, Beard said: “Mace’s unique combination of hands-on delivery experience and understanding of client challenges means our advice and expertise is highly sought after.

“I’m excited to be joining the team as we look to build on this success to keep our service proposition leading-edge and responsive to the challenges our clients face today, as well as in the future.

“At a time of global uncertainty – from the climate emergency to the need to deliver social value and enhanced value for money across projects and programmes – leading cost advice has never been more valuable and I’m looking forward to delivering this vision with Mace.”

Mace chief executive Jason Millett said: “Andy brings a wealth of expertise to the business, and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact of his experience on our team and clients.

“I know that Andy’s keen insights will complement and enhance the service we offer to our clients.”

Last month, Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds warned that businesses were facing “real challenges” with inflation, far beyond what had been seen in recent years, and he called on the industry to work together to limit its impact on UK firms.

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