RLB UK strengthens PM offering with two new senior appointments

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Leading construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK, has started the year strongly with two new senior team appointments – Rob Leslie-Carter joining as a Partner within RLB’s London Project Management team and Gordon Cook as PM lead for its Thames Valley region.

Previously with Ove Arup & Partners, Rob Leslie-Carter has led major projects and programmes across a variety of sectors, most recently as the Arup’s Global Programme and Project Management Skills leader, and their London Programme and Project Management Team Leader. With over 30 years of major programme and project experience both within the UK and internationally, Rob specialises in the planning, procurement and delivery of complex programmes and projects, both client side, and through the leadership and integration of multi-disciplinary teams. 

Rob commented,

“I am absolutely delighted to have joined RLB – a firm I’ve partnered with many times on major projects and programmes around the world and have always admired.  I’ve hit the ground running, and I’m excited to support RLB’s plans and aspirations to keep growing such a successful project management team, and to continue delivering fantastic outcomes for RLB’s clients.”

Mark Weaver, RLB’s Global Board Director, said,

“We’ve worked with Rob on global programmes for nearly 15 years so it’ great to have him on board.  This appointment demonstrates RLB’s leading role within project management, and our commitment to offering our clients the very best people to help them deliver fantastic outcomes on their programmes and projects.”

Gordon joins RLB from Aecom with the aim to develop and grow the company’s regional project management services in key sector.  With an exemplary track record of UK and global project and programme management, he will complement the national team’s drive to achieve the next stage of its strategic growth.

“As an independent consultancy RLB has the ability to address clients’ requirements in a constantly evolving market and deliver successful client outcomes. I am excited to join an employee-owned business where I am able to be part of a progressive business that is creating a lasting legacy.”

Guy Robinson, RLB’s UK & Europe’s Head of Project Management comments,

“Rob and Gordon are great additions to the RLB team to support our continued growth, diversification into new sectors and development of new services. Their reputations for challenging and innovating the established way of procuring projects and for successfully delivering sustainable outcomes for clients are second to none, and we know will enhance our offering in the marketplace.”