Paul Sweeney has over 25 years of experience and previously worked at AECOM
Faithful+Gould (F+G) has appointed Paul Sweeney as head of programme management in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement from the company.
The integrated project and programme management consultancy says it has enjoyed significant growth in the Kingdom in recent times, and expects its order book to grow by 15% over the course of 2018.
Sweeney is said to bring considerable knowledge about international PPP schemes in the healthcare and education sectors to F+G, thanks to his experience on both the client side and the SPV/developer.
Faithful+Gould says his skills and appointment position the firm in line with the Saudi government’s move towards alternative financing solutions, as part of the country’s Vision 2030 strategy.
“The demand for our expert programme and project management services has risen exponentially, making this an opportune time for Paul to join us. His appointment further enables F+G’s growth strategy, not just for KSA, but for the wider region, aimed at ensuring we remain in a position to deliver the best possible solutions to our clients, supporting the delivery of their projects on time, to budget and to their quality aspirations,” says Spencer Wylie, Faithful+Gould KSA country director.
Sweeney is new to the region, and joins Faithful+Gould from AECOM, where he held several roles including head of project management. He was also a director and partner in Davis Langdon in the UK. His recent responsibilities include business unit and financial planning, performance and delivery, staff development and mentoring and business development.
Wylie adds, “2016/17 has been a great year for Faithful+Gould in Saudi Arabia, we were appointed on a number of major transformational projects; such as providing programme management services on a mixed use and leisure development that is set to attract millions of domestic visitors; we are cost managers on several super regional mall developments, and we have implemented a programme management office for the roll out of a countrywide fibre optic network. We are very excited to see what 2017/18 brings with Paul joining our existing team in country.”