GERMANTOWN, M.D. (July 15, 2019) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that David Batters, a nuclear industry veteran, has been selected as the senior vice president and international sector lead of AECOM’s Management Services nuclear and environment strategic business unit. This appointment will be effective September 1, 2019.
“David Batters’ international experience and knowledge in the nuclear industry will allow us to further our momentum in the international government and commercial nuclear market,” said John Vollmer, AECOM’s president of its Management Services group. “This appointment strengthens our international presence in a key growth opportunity market as we implement the spin-off of our new company in 2020.”
In his new role, Mr. Batters will lead the nuclear and environment business for government and commercial clients internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Japan, and other European and Asian markets. He will report to Mark Whitney, executive vice president and general manager of Nuclear & Environment strategic business unit.
“David’s 32 years of international industry experience, including nine years as a senior executive with the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), combined with his knowledge of the nuclear and environment market, makes him an excellent choice to lead this international sector for us,” said Mark Whitney. “He will be a significant asset as a member of our leadership team in delivering solutions for our clients and implementing our growth in a sector critical to our business.”
Prior to joining the NDA, Mr. Batters had 23 years of experience with BAE systems, culminating as the Group Chief Financial Officer with broad responsibilities ranging from finance to mergers and acquisitions in locations such as the UK, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Batters holds a degree in Economics and Geology from Sunderland Polytechnic in Sunderland, England.
AECOM is pursuing a plan to spin off its Management Services segment into a leading, standalone government services firm. The transaction is currently expected to be completed in the second half of fiscal 2020.
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