Firm looking for new MD after current boss steps up

Mike Haigh managing director Mott MacDonald

The UK’s largest consultant has named its new chairman to replace company veteran Keith Howells.

Mike Haigh (pictured), currently group managing director, will take over as chairman in June when Howells retires after 45 years at the firm. Haigh has been in the job since 2017 after previous MD Richard Williams retired.

The employee-owned consultant is yet to appoint a new managing director but a decision is expected to be taken in coming weeks.

Howells became Mott MacDonald’s global chairman back in 2011 after six years as managing director.

He joined Motts in the 1970s and has worked in over 20 countries during his career.

Mott MacDonald has 15,600 staff across 38 UK offices and a further 96 offices around the world.