Barone boost to Buro Happold business


New COO for Buro Happold Image: Buro Happold

Marc Barone has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the global engineering, design and advisory practice Buro Happold (UK).

‘BURO HAPPOLD’ stated that Barone will be a member of Buro Happold’s executive and global leadership teams and ensure the business operates as efficiently and effectively as possible. Enabling Buro Happold to deliver against strategy while managing risk and growing reach, impact, and client outcome. All the while ensuring health and safety, quality and climate response is kept front and center. The role plays to Barone’s career strengths, continuing to build on his successful roles in the infrastructure, consulting and software sectors, including at AECOM and Balfour Beatty Services.

Bath (UK)-based Buro Happold Limited is a British professional services firm that provides engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management, and consulting services for buildings, infrastructure and the environment.

Dallas (US)-based AECOM is an American multinational infrastructure consulting firm. AECOM has approximately 51,000 employees, and is number 157 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list. The company’s official name from 1990 to 2015 was AECOM Technology Corporation, and is now AECOM.

London (UK)-based Balfour Beatty is one of the world’s leading fixed rail infrastructure contractors, delivering major multidisciplinary projects, trackwork, electrification and power supply, specialist plant, track systems, and components and maintenance services.

‘BURO HAPPOLD’ further stated that with over 30 years’ experience across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East, Barone excels at addressing clients’ most challenging needs, including implementing new service offerings in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), energy and digital. In his previous position as the Chief Growth Officer at AECOM, Barone had primary responsibility for driving all aspects of growth across the organization.

Environmental, social, and corporate governance, also known as environmental, social, governance, is a framework designed to be embedded into an organization’s strategy that considers the needs and ways in which to generate value for all organizational stakeholders.

Commenting on his appointment, Barone said, “I’m looking forward to building on existing successes at Buro Happold, extending our highly collaborative culture by infusing rigor and pace to target setting and decision-making. The changing market and technology environment mandates that our operations proactively drive carbon reduction and digital innovation in order to tackle our clients’ biggest challenges. We will maximize the potential of our exceptional teams to strengthen our unique capabilities and market offering.”

Added Oliver Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Buro Happold, “It’s a pleasure to welcome Marc to Buro Happold, with his substantial credentials that will help drive our organizational growth in line with our 1-3-6 strategy and the positive impact we have on people, places and the planet. His skills and experience align perfectly with our aims to continue to grow our offer in Europe, the United States and elsewhere across the world, as well as broadening our established and premium position in the United Kingdom.”

For more than 45 years, Buro Happold has been involved in some of the most iconic projects across the globe including Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport, Museum of the Future in Dubai, The High Line in New York, the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London (UK), the Battersea Power Station in London, the Varso Tower in Warsaw (Poland), and the SAP Arena in Munich (Germany).

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