Ian Robinson joins Currie & Brown as COO for Middle East

04 January 2021 Consultancy-me.com
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International asset management and construction consultancy Currie & Brown has appointed a new executive in the Middle East: Ian Robinson. 

The seasoned executive brings over three decades of experience in the engineering consulting industry to the firm, and will leverage his experience to act as chief operating officer of Currie & Brown’s Middle East business.

With offices across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, Currie & Brown is one of the globe’s larger construction consultancies. The firm specialises in large asset classes, from airports, corporate headquarters and power stations to hotel facilities and transportation infrastructure, and supports its clients with the procurement, construction, management and utilisation of their physical assets.

Ian Robinson, Chief Operating Officer Middle East, Currie & Brown

The London-headquartered firm has been active in the region for over 35 years, currently serving the market through offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat and Riyadh. “Over the last thirty years the company has built an excellent reputation in the region and has a great platform of existing clients. It gives me great pleasure to join the talented Currie & Brown Middle East team,” said Robinson. 

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Robinson has led numerous major projects across infrastructure, investments and construction in EMEA — both on the consulting and contractor side. Prior to joining Currie & Brown, he was a partner and owner at boutique consultancy Schedule 22, and before that, he was a partner at Gardiner & Theobald, a UK construction and property consultancy for the built environment. 

Earlier in his career, Robinson spent ten years at Lendlease, latterly as managing director of the firm’s consulting group fin the EMEA region. “We are looking forward to working with Ian, who will play an important role as part of the company’s senior leadership team,” said Euan McEwan, Currie & Brown’s group chief executive officer. 

Some of the landmark projects Currie & Brown is working on in the Middle East include: Jeddah Tower, projected to be the tallest building in the world upon delivery; Yas Island, a new leisure destination and one of the largest natural islands in Abu Dhabi; and the new head office of BP in Oman.

Robinson succeeds Simon Andrews, and will work closely with regional leaders Doug McGillivray (Managing Director, Southern Gulf) and Spencer Wylie (Managing Director, Northern Gulf).