Engineer Atkins has appointed Joe Boyer as chief executive of its North American business

Boyer joins Atkins from Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Inc in Austin, Texas, where he has held the position of president of its Federal division.

Dr Uwe Krueger, Atkins chief executive, said: “Mr Boyer is a civil engineer by profession who has worked on some of the United States’ largest and most important infrastructure projects. He has a proven track record of leading organisations to growth and delivering high performance which is why we have invited him to lead our North American region.”

Boyer takes up the new role on 18 March. He replaces Dean Fox, who is retiring.