This month

Ivor Catto has been named chief executive of Hyder Consulting. He will take over the position from Tim Wade at the beginning of December. Catto is currently a member of the Atkins executive board.

Gifford has expanded its building services team with the appointment of Patrick Ahern as technical director specialising in lifts, escalators, moving walkways and suspended access equipment.

Jo Edwards, Roger Smith and Mike Tso have been appointed partners at Hoare Lea. The three have all developed their careers within the company.

Clarke Bond has chosen Faruk Pekbeken to be associate director responsible for developing the company’s water services, and Mark Newton to be a regional director responsible for geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering services.

Derek Wilson has joined Buro Happold as a new associate director to head the Birmingham building services division. Wilson previously worked as a project director with Cudd Bentley Consulting.

Hilson Moran has appointed Phil King as design director to provide central support to the practice’s design group. Tony Morris becomes commercial director Middle East; John Deasy joins as commercial director UK; and Ian Kershaw becomes head of fire engineering.

Peter Denny is the new president of the Lighting Industry Federation. Denny is sales and marketing director at Cooper Lighting. Mike Collett, chief executive of Wila Group, takes on the role of vice-president.

Ramboll Whitbybird has announced the appointment of Phil Baker as director. Baker will be in charge of directing the southwest branch of the building services group, working out of the Bristol office.