GHD appoints Simon Light as new general manager for Europe and Middle East

Simon will be responsible for continuing to drive GHD’s growth trajectory.

Simon Light.
Simon Light.

Engineering, environmental and advisory services firm GHD announced the appointment of Simon Light as its new general manager for Europe and the Middle East.

Simon will be responsible for continuing to drive GHD’s growth trajectory, supporting the delivery of GHD’s business transformation, innovation and diversification programmes in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and globally.


Simon brings with him a wealth of international experience, and has showcased leadership and impressive business performance across multiple geographies. In his previous role as executive director client development – EME at Arcadis, he has led a number of major client business integration programs resulting in improved performance and the delivery of fresh thinking to meet the evolving needs of clients.

As general manager EME, Simon will join the firm’s global Executive Management Group, working closely with all regions in developing GHD’s global client portfolio, providing diversified offerings to existing clients and prospective clients. Simon will start his new role with GHD from February 2019.

Ashley Wright, chief executive at GHD, said: “I am excited to welcome Simon as GHD’s new General Manager for the EME region. He has deep market experience across the UK and Middle East, a proven track record and passion for co-creating success, which makes him an ideal appointment, at what is an exciting time for the company.”

Commenting on his appointment, Simon Light, said: “I look forward to working with such a talented team and to continue to build on a successful 2018. With market and client demands changing and GHD’s ongoing business transformation, this is a real opportunity to create a unique position in target markets with innovative client solutions and a compelling proposition to attract top talent.”


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