Former Atkins boss hired by Mace to lead Americas business
In order to lead its Americas business unit at the company’s consultancy arm, Mace hired a former Atkins boss. The newly established position of president for the Americas, which includes the company’s activities in both North and Latin America, has been given to Priya Jain.
One of the four worldwide centres for Mace, along with its operations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, is located in New York.
The company has been operating in the Americas for about ten years. Its revenue from the region includes its ongoing rail programme delivery work in Toronto, the largest city in Canada, which is part of Metrolinx, a CA$10.9 billion (£6.4 billion) project that has been compared to HS2 and brought in about £60 million last year.
In addition to its corporate real estate work for clients like sportswear giant Nike and pharmacy chain Walgreens, Consult’s chief executive Jason Millett has stated that the US is one of the company’s primary growth priorities this year.
Jain comes to Atkins from Texas-based, Nasdaq-listed Atlas Technical Consultants, where she was chief growth officer and before that, senior vice president for sales and strategy, where she oversaw the company’s growth in North America. She also held numerous top positions in the US company CH2M, which collaborated with Mace on the project for the London 2012 Olympics.
By the end of last year, 4,800 employees were employed by Mace’s consultancy division, which has experienced substantial growth. That number represents well over half of the 7,500 employees employed by the larger firm, an increase of more than 80% from the 2,600 Consult employees employed just over two years ago.
Revenue at Consult increased 7% in 2021 to £366 million, and the company is projected to have grown 30% last year, bringing turnover close to £480 million. According to a five-year plan, Mace wants the division’s revenue to reach £500 million by 2026, although company chair and chief executive Mark Reynolds stated the amount may be reached two years earlier and may ultimately reach north of $550 million.