RLB UK continues talent attraction with new Head of Utilities appointment

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Leading construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK, continues to attract the best talent within the industry with Rees Westley joining as Head of Utility Services, its fifth senior appointment of the year.

Rees Westley has nearly 20 years’ worth of experience in the industry, previously holding roles with Business Critical Solutions, Aecom, Skanska Utilities and McNicholas Plc. Having directly contributed to major utility projects for statutory undertakers in the UK and Ireland, Rees possesses an in-depth understanding of the utility market, its stakeholders, and the needs of consumers. His expertise lies in developing tailor-made and dynamic strategies that address the technical, regulatory, and commercial aspects of delivering utility infrastructure for diverse developments, maximising whole lifecycle efficiencies and mitigating cost and programme risks while minimising environmental impact.

Sam Barnes, RLB’s National Head of Cost Management comments:

“Rees’ knowledge, experience and expertise complements the existing RLB team perfectly. Understanding the resource challenges around utilities, the regulations across the UK and Europe and the best way to procure and deliver them is key for our clients and Rees will enhance the existing service solutions we provide to our clients. With a history of successfully managing turnkey functions across utility sectors, particularly in the challenging landscape of London, Rees brings an exceptional understanding of the intricacies involved in designing, procuring, constructing, and maintaining utility networks.”


Sam Barnes
Sam Barnes

Partner - National Head of Cost Management