Atkins appoints Colette Carroll to lead Transportation division

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Colette Carroll as Managing Director of its Transportation division for the UK & Europe.

Colette joined Atkins in September 2022 as Strategic Rail Market Director with responsibility for its UK rail offering. As Managing Director of Transportation, she will oversee Atkins’ rail, highways, and local transport markets, ranging from the delivery of major engineering projects to the provision of strategic consultancy services.

Prior to joining Atkins, Colette held senior positions at HS2, including the role of Land & Property Director, and also in Government, where she led a £7bn+ rail franchise portfolio and worked on operational planning and infrastructure development for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013, she was awarded OBE for services to the rail industry, and earlier this year was appointed to the board of the Rail Industry Association, the UK’s national trade body for suppliers to the railway industry.

Richard Robinson, Atkins UK and Europe CEO, said: “Colette’s extensive experience delivering major projects and her knowledge of the transportation sector will be invaluable as we continue to help clients navigate the complexities of decarbonisation while improving project performance through greater use of data and technology.”

Atkins’ work across the sector includes major rail programmes such as HS2, the East Coast Digital Programme and Network Rail’s southern region renewals programme, as well as a large portfolio of highways programmes, including the A14 upgrade and maintenance and improvement works across Surrey County Council’s 3,000-mile road network. Atkins also provides strategic consultancy services across the sector, from advising National Highways on its Third Road Investment Strategy and conducting the Department for Transport’s accessibility audits of the UK’s 2500 railway stations, to helping local authorities to plan and develop future transport plans that boost sustainability and benefit local communities.


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