Building on its success over the last 15 years in the Middle East, chapmanbdsp announces its further commitment to the region, with the opening of an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the appointment of Andrew Morris as director for the Middle East & North Africa region, who will be based in Dubai.

Andrew Morris has 40 years’ industry experience, 15 of which have been in the Middle East. During this time, he led the growth of a prominent engineering consultancy practice in the UAE and Qatar, delivering several notable regional projects, including key elements of the Dubai Expo 2020 project, the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, the Doha Metro Greenline, the Sidra Hospital and the Al Rayyan Football Stadium, also in Qatar, which was one of the locations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Andrew Morris joins an existing robust leadership team, alongside Russell Hunter, principal, who played a crucial role in establishing chapmanbdsp in the region over ten years ago, and Andrew Russell, regional director of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as the company targets further strategic growth in the region following a period of sustained progress and significant project wins.

Russell Hunter joined chapmanbdsp over twenty years ago, relocating to the UAE in 2013 and is a building services engineer with over 25 years’ industry experience internationally across a range of sectors. He currently leads the company’s UAE-based team of building services engineers, delivering a wide spectrum of large-scale projects in both the UAE and KSA.

Andrew Russell is a chartered engineer with over 35 years’ experience. He is skilled in all aspects of MEP design strategies and stage submissions, with technical design expertise in public health engineering and water conservation. Key to the Middle East growth strategy is the opening of the Riyadh office led by him, previously served from the UAE.

This additional presence in Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub is evidence of chapmanbdsp’s continued commitment to the market with a local operation to work closely with Saudi nationals and local talent.

Ray Upjohn, chief executive officer of chapmanbdsp, said: “We are targeting growth in the region and we see Andrew Morris as the catalyst for that, as we take the business to the next level. Andrew has a great track record and extensive regional experience and joining us at a time when the whole of the Middle East is experiencing a surge of investment growth and cultural change, which is incredibly exciting.”

Andrew Morris said: “I am delighted to have joined chapmanbdsp in Dubai to lead the Middle East and Africa operations. Having lived and worked in the UAE for 15 years, I am thrilled to be embarking on this new and exciting journey using this insight into local markets in the region.”