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Amey welcomes Danny Gilbert as transportation strategy director

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Danny Gilbert has joined Amey as a director in its London office. He will oversee the long-term strategic expansion of its transport infrastructure offering.

Peter Anderson, managing director of transport infrastructure, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Danny to the transport infrastructure executive team. Danny’s knowledge and relationships will enable us to use our engineering and operational expertise to help Amey and our clients transform the communities we within we deliver.”

The move comes as firms across the country look to meet the UK’s net zero targets. The global built environment sector is the source of almost 40% of global carbon emissions, but less than an estimated 1% of buildings projects are currently evaluated in a way that quantifies the scale and source of carbon emissions generated during their lifespans. Amey is increasingly supporting clients to help change this, delivering sustainable solutions to its clients in transport infrastructure wing.

As a director, Gilbert comes to the organisation to take responsibility for long-term strategic growth across its transport infrastructure business unit. This will include evolving Amey’s capabilities to meet future client needs,  and building collaborative relationships to inspire innovation and the formation of strategic alliances across clients, industry organisations and the supply chain.

Prior to arriving at Amey, Gilbert spent three decades in the transport sector. He spent 15 years of this time at Arriva, in a variety of roles, overseeing business development, work winning and long-term strategic growth. Most recently as Chief Commercial Officer for Arriva, Danny developed the commercial strategy and growth agenda for the international transport operator.

Gilbert added, “Working in harmony with our clients and stakeholders across the UK is key to ensure the value of infrastructure is both recognised and realised. Transforming infrastructure through the data-enabled digitalisation of services to improve mobility is critical to deliver a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive economy that benefits local people and local places.”

Named as a platinum firm for public transport in Consultancy.UK’s 2023 industry rankings, Amey is a consultancy which delivers infrastructure solutions using its team’s insight into systems, people and technology. Due to this, the firm is already at the heart of a number of decarbonisation efforts in the UK’s infrastructure.

Amey has recently been involved in a number of key infrastructure projects. It supported South Gloucestershire Council and West Sussex County Council to secure another Live Labs 2 project to develop a ‘green carbon laboratory’. Meanwhile, the firm also partnered with Swindon Council to achieve carbon reduction ambitions including optimising the authority’s EV charging point strategy.

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