Amey appoints Houlahan as new Business Director for the South of England
Amey has appointed Simon Houlahan as Business Director to oversee its environmental services accounts in the South of England.
Houlahan, who will also sit on the Environmental Services Executive Team at the sustainable infrastructure company along with Bob McBride (Business Director North) and Jon Callaghan (Business Director, Waste Treatment and Commercial Trade Waste), will oversee Amey’s grounds maintenance, street cleaning and municipal waste and recycling collections across the South, working with a number of local authority partners including City of London, Isle of Wight, Ealing, Redbridge, Dartford and the Joint Waste Solutions partnership in Surrey.
A full diary awaits Houlahan as he begins his new role, with Amey hoping to grow its presence in the waste treatment market; new facilities are about to come online in Milton Keynes and North Yorkshire and another is under construction on the Isle of Wight, while a proposal for an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Cambridgeshire was recently announced.
Commenting on Houlahan’s appointment, Amey’s Environmental Services Managing Director, Rob Edmondson, said: “Simon began his career in waste management and environmental services and more recently held a chief operating officer role in the aviation industry, where he demonstrated strong financial and strategic leadership. His new role will be key to growing relationships with our existing and new customers in the local authority market as Amey continues to cement its position in the industry.”
Houlahan joins Amey following a varied career, working as a Regional General Manager for Cleanaway as well as other roles with MRS Environmental and Veolia, before moving to the TCR Group as Chief Operating Officer for the UK, US and Ireland, his most recent postion before joining Amey.
At TCR, a major supplier of ground support equipment to the aviation industry in Europe, Hoolahan was responsible for building the business and creating a one-stop shop for customers, overseeing a number of acquisitions and joint venture partnerships.
Amey, which is owned by infrastructure management and investment company Ferrovial, has an annual turnover of around £2.2 billion and employs around 19,000 people across the globe. Its operations are mainly focused in the UK, although it also has businesses in Australia and the US.