Alex Gilbert

MD Consulting

Alex Gilbert

MD Consulting

What is your greatest professional achievement?

For me it would be delivering the Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening Works in 2012 in advance of the Queen’s Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games. The project was recognised by the construction industry by winning the British Construction Industry Award (BCIA).

What advice would you have given yourself 20 years ago?

Be patient, watch for opportunities and when they do arise make sure you put your hand up. Always give your best, even on the less interesting projects because it will get noticed.

What are your priorities in your role?

Our number one priority will always be safety – ensuring everyone goes home safely, every day. As a business, we need to support and ensure we are delivering on our CEO’s manifesto of engagement, empowerment and efficiency.

I want our people to see Amey as a place where we can each come alive and feel valued to be ourselves.

We also must focus on developing the Consulting business to better support the wider Amey business and continue to deliver innovative, practical solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients’ customers.

What motivates you to come to work?

Making a difference. Winning work and supporting our growth agenda and actually just being around the people I work with.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Walking our new puppy, a Bedlington Terrier. She is brilliant, gets me out and exercising which is great after a day at work. I also enjoy watching rugby and hoping Ireland can recover from a poor World Cup. Finally, cooking - getting in the kitchen at the weekend and trying to make something edible that my family will eat and maybe enjoy!


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