Mouchel appoints new director

27 November 2015

GREAT BRITAIN – Mouchel has appointed Richard Crossley as its senior technical director for transport planning. Crossley joins from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff where he led transportation planning services in the Middle East. Crossley brings with him over 40 years of experience within the transportation consultancy sector, including six years with the Department of Transport.

Darren Oldham, Mouchel Consulting transport planning director says "We are delighted to welcome Richard to the senior strategic team at an important time for our business. We have witnessed continued success in securing major projects for key clients like Highways England, Transport for the North and the DfT, as well as being awarded places on new frameworks with many major local authorities. I've also known Richard for over 20 years, and he is recognised as one of the leading strategic thinkers in our industry, so he brings a wealth of expertise to the team. This will be invaluable in helping us to deliver existing projects, enhance our client relationships and create new opportunities across the sector. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

Crossley said, "It's a key time to be joining Mouchel Consulting and more widely the Kier Group, as there is a great deal of activity in the infrastructure sector, which we are well placed to address, I'm focused on supporting the team with the delivery of a number of key projects for clients including Highways England and the Department for Transport across the North of England and it's an exciting time as so much is in scope."

A registered Chartered Engineer, a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Crossley's experience has been gained across the UK, the Middle East, China and Central Europe. Previously he was a divisional director for MVA Consultancy (now Systra) and Oscar Faber TPA working across a variety of transportation planning consultancy projects as well as holding 10 years of experience within local authority highways provision. He also spent six years working with the DfT managing both trunk and motorway improvement schemes across the north of England's network.