Mace bolsters its transit infrastructure presence with senior appointment in the U.S.

Mace, the global construction and consultancy company, today announced the appointment of Robert Chappell as Rail Operations Director, strengthening the consultancy business’ infrastructure presence in North America.

Robert joins Mace Consult from WSP where he served as Systems Director. He brings a wealth of experience to Mace with more than three decades of practical delivery expertise, having led projects for agencies such as LA Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Baltimore MTA, as well as for consultancies Hill International and AECOM. He also led the delivery of the rail expansion of the Valley Metro in Phoenix, Arizona, and the capital Purple Line P3 in Maryland.

Mace Consult has a well-established footprint in the U.S., working with world-leading brands including Tiffany & Co., Walgreens and Novartis, and supporting the delivery of Amtrak’s Penn Station redevelopment.

The international consultancy was recently awarded the delivery partner contract for Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program, in Canada, as part of a consortium with Comtech and SYSTRA. 
Robert’s appointment in the role of Rail Operations Director marks Mace’s investment in the sector, as the business targets major programs with significant transit infrastructure clients in the U.S. and Canada.

Robert Chappell, Rail Operations Director, Consultancy, Mace:

“I’m excited to be part of a leadership team that will open the US market to Mace’s global best practice in project and program delivery. This is a pivotal time for our industry with the long-awaited funding available for infrastructure renewal and growth. With Mace Consult’s infrastructure experience from incredible programs, such as Expo 2020 Dubai, Peru Reconstruction with Changes and HS2 Station in London, we can draw on a fresh approach to see the US programs through to fruition.”

Davendra Dabasia, Managing Director for International Consultancy, Mace:

“We are delighted to welcome Robert to Mace, as we continue to expand in the North American infrastructure space. Robert brings unparalleled transit expertise to our business. Throughout his career, he has worked across the entire continuum of the project lifecycle and understands the complex needs of project owners and the importance of keeping a collaborative, outcome-focused mindset. As a senior leader, he will be integral to growing our business, mentoring our talent, and redefining the boundaries of ambition for our clients and for the communities in which we serve.”

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