New role to report directly to UK boss Mark Cowlard


Arcadis has appointed its first chief entrepreneur for the UK.

Nilesh Parmar (pictured) joined the firm in 2004 and was a director for buildings before heading up the group’s manufacturing, logistics and technology division two years ago.

Parmar started his career as a graduate project manager at Tilbury Douglas – later renamed Interserve – before moving to Arcadis after seven years.

He now joins Arcadis’ UK leadership team, reporting directly to UK chief executive Mark Cowlard.

Cowlard said: “Whilst entrepreneurialism isn’t the sole responsibility of one individual, we wanted an entrepreneurial custodian who can adopt a unique vantage point outside of our core business.”

Arcadis added that the new role had been created to “bring entrepreneurial flair to new business creation”.