Richard Gammon to head up US giant’s aviation business

Aecom has poached former HOK director Richard Gammon to head up its aviation business across Europe and the Middle East.

Gammon (pictured) left HOK back last summer and began his new role earlier this week. Accounts filed at Companies House show he relinquished his position at HOK at the beginning of August.

As managing director for Aecom’s aviation arm, Gammon’s brief will also include India and Africa and he will be based in London.

Gammon worked on schemes at Heathrow and Gatwick while at HOK and was the firm’s lead for the expansion of the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan.

He joined HOK in 2011 and was made leader of its global aviation and transportation group three years later.