COWI in the UK is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Dave Hull as Commercial Director. Dave joins us from National Highways, where he was the Commercial Programme Director for the Complex Infrastructure Programme for five years, leading on the delivery of major projects such as Lower Thames Crossing and A303 Stonehenge.
Dave has extensive industry experience in all things commercial and procurement. He will initially focus on developing a strategy for COWI’s commercial and procurement offering.
Dave started life as an engineer in the high-volume manufacturing world of automotive, having previously obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London. For the past 16 years he has been involved in all things commercial and procurement across a wide range of industries, both private and public sector, focusing on commercial strategy development, programme performance and transformation, innovation, and growth
Andy Sloan, Managing Director, COWI in the UK, said: “We are very excited to welcome Dave to the team. He is seasoned at developing & turning commercial strategies into reality. As a commercial leader he is recognised for establishing a forward-thinking attitude to commercial management and driving sustainable solutions with outstanding results.”
At National Highways Dave revised the commercial contract of the A14 (£1.5bn) to enable it to become one of the most successful infrastructure projects of recent times, which was delivered six months early with more than £100m of efficiencies. He also drove the commercial strategy for A303 Stonehenge (£1.9bn), using an innovative procurement approach to deliver an additional value of £200m for the project. Before his role at National Highways Dave lead the delivery of the £4bn commercial contract for the Royal Navy and led the supplier chain assurance of the sub-contract letting process for the prime contractor to a value of over £1bn.
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