In this role, Morriss will lead all aspects of AECOM’s business in Europe, where the company has more than 5,000 employees serving clients in 21 countries across the continent. AECOM’s European operations, including recent acquisitions such as Davis Langdon, generated, on a pro forma basis, more than US$750 million in revenue in fiscal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30, 2010.
Morriss joins AECOM from Mouchel PLC, a London-based, publicly traded consulting and business services group. At Mouchel, he is Managing Director, Government & Business Services, one of the company’s four divisions. In this role, Morriss leads over 4,000 employees who serve government and commercial clients, accounting for more than a third of the company’s total annual revenue of approximately US$1.1 billion. His 22-year career also includes senior executive roles with Serco PLC and WS Atkins.
“AECOM is delighted to announce that Steve Morriss will lead our European operations,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “Over the past year, we have adjusted our business in Europe to meet the evolving market conditions and we have added significant new capabilities through acquisition. Steve’s proven track record of pursuing and winning new work, driving profitable growth and integrating acquisitions, in both growing and challenging markets, will position AECOM well for long-term success across the European continent.”
“I am excited to be joining AECOM and I look forward to driving its growth across Europe,” said Morriss. “The combination of AECOM’s great culture and ambitious long-term growth plans for Europe make this a truly unique opportunity.” Morriss will report to Nigel Robinson, Executive Vice President, Geographies.
Notable AECOM projects in Europe include Crossrail, in the U.K., where it is part of the joint venture providing program management services; refurbishment of the Ritz Carlton hotel in central Moscow, where AECOM provided project and cost management services; the La Sagrera-Nudo de la Trinidad, Barcelona, Spain, where AECOM’s INOCSA business is providing high-speed rail expertise; The Shard, a tower rising 310 meters above London Bridge Station, which will be Europe’s tallest building on completion, where AECOM’s Davis Langdon business provided cost management, value and risk management, and specification consulting services; and the 2012 Olympics in London, where AECOM is providing master planning services.
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