Peter MacKellar, previously Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) EMEA Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of SKM Enviros, has joined SLR Consulting as an Executive Director.
The global environmental company has an increasingly strong African presence with offices in South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania plus teams actively working in francophone west Africa.
Peter, who also has extensive experience working in Africa, left SKM in June, following the takeover of the Australian group by Jacobs to join his former colleague Neil Penhall, Chief Executive of the SLR Group, with whom he worked at Rust Consulting in the 1990s.
Peter, a joint UK and New Zealand citizen, had a variety of roles at SKM in Australasia and Europe over nearly 20 years. In 2009 he led SKM's acquisition of Enviros and subsequently integrated the group into SKM.
"I have followed SLR's progress over the years and have been excited by its approach," said Peter.
"SLR's international growth has been particularly impressive, as has its disciplined focus on providing purely environmental services, which has contributed to the firm's on-going success. I believe SLR has a very strong platform from which we continue to build one of the world's leading environmental consultancies."
Neil commented: "We're delighted that Peter has joined us. He has a wealth of water and environmental consultancy expertise and his extensive international experience, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Africa, are also well aligned with our aspirations for further international growth."