Cundall appoints new head for its Civil Engineering & Infrastructure team

Lee French's primary focus will be to enhance Cundall’s regional operations and the Civil and Infrastructure brand in the Middle East.

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Lee French has been with Cundall since 2001 and he joins the Dubai office from Newcastle in the UK.
Lee French has been with Cundall since 2001 and he joins the Dubai office from Newcastle in the UK.

Cundall appointed Lee French to head up the Civil Engineering & Infrastructure team.

French has been with Cundall for more than 17 years and has led and managed design teams and projects all across the UK, the Middle East and Africa. 

French's primary focus will be to enhance Cundall’s regional operations and the Civil and Infrastructure brand in the Middle East.

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Talking about the appointment, French said: "I am extremely excited to be re-joining the MENA leadership team and to be heading up the Civil offering in Dubai. Cundall are now very well-established right across the MENA region with a fantastic portfolio of projects and I am really looking forward to being part of the continued development and growth. At Cundall, we have made it our mission to create fantastic built environments and have a positive impact on our communities. At this juncture, on the release of our new Sustainability Roadmap, we have a real opportunity to work with our MENA Clients to deliver on that promise and create truly amazing sustainable building and infrastructure projects. Also, being able to offer Civil Engineering locally from Dubai for the first time really strengthens our multi-disciplinary approach and solidifies our commitment to the Global market. It is very exciting times at Cundall and we are hopeful that our continued development will demonstrate our commitment to our existing Clients and provide a whole new host of opportunities for the business.”

French has been with Cundall since 2001 and he joins the Dubai office from Newcastle in the UK, having previously been based in the region for four years. 

French is a Chartered Civil Engineer (Member of the Institution of Civil Engineer) and Chartered Construction Manager (Member of the Chartered Institute of Building). 

Richard Stratton, a partner and regional managing director at Cundall said: “It is great to have Lee back in the region to further strengthen our team. He is a great asset to the business and a future leader, bringing a passion and commitment that our clients will come to value as much as we do.”

Cundall currently has two permanent and two associate offices in the MENA region, with more than 100 staff between them, and have been involved in a diverse range of projects including Al Ain Mixed-use Development and Stadium project, American University of Sharjah, Bahrain Bay Masterplan, Intersect by Lexus, Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT), New Hamad Port Project in its portfolio.

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