Morriss was previously at AECOM and has lived and worked in the UK, the US and the Middle East
Steve Morriss has been appointed as the new president for Asia Pacific and the Middle East by SNC-Lavalin. Both markets are said to be important, high potential growth areas for the company. He will report directly to the president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin and will also be a member of the executive committee.
The firm stated that Morriss will the lead engineering services unit in the two regions, while unifying and consolidating existing operating businesses. The appointment is yet another important milestone in continuing to leverage global opportunities as a leading integrated professional services and project management company, said the company.
Morriss is a seasoned executive that brings a wealth of experience and global expertise that will enhance SNC-Lavalin’s growth capabilities in various markets, a statement from the firm said.
The capability of SNC-Lavalin’s business includes master planning, design, environment, planning, cost management, engineering, and project management for a range of market sectors including transportation, water, defense, power and energy, sports and leisure, education and healthcare, the statement explained.
“The Asia Pacific and Middle East represent a significant growth opportunity for SNC Lavalin’s diversified engineering services offering including in the infrastructure, transportation and clean energy segments. To further harness that potential and drive growth, we are creating a new senior leadership role with a dedicated regional focus,” said SNC-Lavalin president and CEO Ian L. Edwards.
Morriss was previously group president, Design and Consulting Services, Americas at AECOM, where he led the group’s technical services business, comprising over 20,000 employees across the US, Canada and Latin America. He has lived and worked in the UK, US and the Middle East and served in the Royal Engineers and Royal Marines Reserve.
Edwards added, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Morriss in this new leadership role. He brings decades of global experience and a recognised track of delivering operational excellence and new business growth. I look forward to working with him as we continue to fulfill our commitment to deliver the best solutions to meet the most pressing global challenges of our time.”