CH2M Hill appoints new CEO

Outgoing CEO Lee McIntire retires at end of year, but remains chairman

NEWS, Business, CH2M Hill, Halcrow, Qatar

US-based project management firm CH2M Hill has announced that its current chairman and CEO Lee McIntire will retire from his chief executive's post at the end of the year, although he will remain as the firm's chairman.

McIntire, 64, has been CEO of the firm since June 1, 2009. He will be replaced by Jacqueline Hinman, who already serves on the company's board of directors as president.

CH2M Hill's lead external director, Chad Holliday, said: “Lee’s leadership and vision has guided CH2M HILL from 15,000 employees with $3bn in annual revenues when he joined the company to a firm with 28,000 employees and $7bn today.”

He added: “I think this growth to a truly global firm while preserving their core values is the greatest compliment to Lee’s capabilities.”

CH2M Hill is headquartered in Denver, Colorado but is active across the Middle East, particularly in Qatar, where it is a programme management consultant to the 2022 Supreme Committee responsible for organising the upcoming World Cup. It also recently won four consultancy packages linked to the Doha Expressway project.

The firm acquired UK-based consulting engineer Halcrow in a £124m ($200m) deal in 2011. Hinman, who is a former chairman of Halcrow's companies, said: "This is truly a great honor. CH2M HILL is a global family of people solving the world’s biggest challenges. We have such a strong foundation of achievements on which to build our future.”



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