As of 01 July, there have been various new appointments at BDP.
Heather Wells has been appointed group finance director taking over from John Parker who previously held the position. She will now form part of the firm’s Executive together with BDP’s chairman and chief executive.
Heather is a board director and her role will involve advising on the financial and administrative aspects of BDP’s strategy and operations and overseeing all financial aspects of the business of the firm including its international studios.
Chris Harding, based in London, is BDP’s new chair of the architectural profession. Chris has been with the firm for over 20 years and has worked on some of BDP's best known projects including the Channel Tunnel, St Peter's Campus for the University of Sunderland, the Millennium Building for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth Public Library and several leading research centres for the University of Cambridge.
Architect Scott Mackenzie, based in the Glasgow studio, has been appointed head of the education sector. Scott has significant experience in the sector and his appointment will strengthen its development across the firm.
Scott is currently working on new build facilities for both Inverness and Kilmarnock Colleges and the University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre. He is also project director for the Robert Gordon University Garthdee Campus. Scott joined BDP in 1999, has been a director since 2006 and a company director since 2011.
Steve Merridew has been appointed BDP’s new head of sustainability. Steve leads on the environmental design of a number of key projects including a major sport and leisure development in east Manchester, the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy in Speke and the Nanjing Medical University in China.
Steve, recently named one of Building Magazine’s Top 50 Rising Sustainability Stars, joined BDP in 2008 and has a strong background in low energy design, masterplanning and infrastructure.