Matthew Riley replaces Mott MacDonald chief Mike Haigh

Mathew Riley

The Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has appointed Ramboll managing director Matthew Riley as the new chair of the organisation. 

He succeeds Mott MacDonald managing director Mike Haigh, who had held the role for the past year and will continue as a board member. 

Riley (pictured), who joined Ramboll as managing director in 2016, has nearly 30 years’ experience across the property and infrastructure sectors and has worked for client, contractor and consulting firms, including BAA and Laing O’Rourke. 

He has advised clients on a number of large investment programmes including Thames Water, National Grid, Heathrow Airport and London Underground.

As well as being a member of the ACE board for three years, he sits on the mayor of London’s Infrastructure Delivery Board and the RICS Construction Forum. 

Riley said: “The sector faces a number of critical challenges in the years ahead, notably around Brexit, technology and skills.

“Furthermore, there is a huge opportunity to engage government around new projects and the Sector Deal. ACE is ideally positioned to lead all of these conversations and ensure our industry is fit for the future.”