The Managing Director of Leeds-based engineering and design firm Sweco UK has been appointed to the company’s international group executive board.
In his new role as UK Business Area Manager, Max Joy will help shape and deliver Sweco’s overall group growth strategy while remaining responsible for day-to-day operations in the UK.
Mr Joy joined Sweco in early 2016 after serving in the British Army for almost 30 years and will continue as managing director of the Leeds-headquartered UK business.
He is a chartered mechanical engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and received an OBE in 2011 for outstanding leadership and engineering management achievements.
“This is an exciting move for me personally, but also the UK business as a whole and I look forward to working with the executive team to help drive growth both in the UK and abroad,” he said.
Åsa Bergman, chief executive and president of Sweco, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Max to the executive team. His strong leadership skills and deep understanding of our industry and the needs of our clients will be key assets moving forward as we continue to grow.”