Volume 37, May 2012

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On the Move

Ian Maclean Heading up Southern Africa Operation

Ian Maclean

Ian Maclean has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Managing Director for the firm's Southern Africa operation. Maclean is transferring to Parsons Brinckerhoff from Balfour Beatty, where he held a series of senior operational and executive positions in the power and rail operations. He will be based in the Johannesburg, South Africa, office.

Maclean joined Balfour Beatty in 1998 as Managing Director of the Cruickshanks and Lounsdale electric high-voltage and medium-voltage substation businesses. This led to his appointment in 2000 as Managing Director of Balfour Beatty's high-voltage overhead line and cabling business, the former Balfour Beatty Power Networks. In June 2007, Maclean became Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Rail Systems and Solutions and was most recently responsible for the Balfour Rail strategy for the mining sector globally.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and attended Liverpool University, graduating with a B. Eng (honors) in engineering science and industrial management. Maclean also has a master's of business administration from Coventry University and graduated with a BSc (honors) in international studies and economics from the Open University, UK.

New Director of Power Transmission

Javid Khaliq

Javid Khaliq has been appointed Director of Power Transmission, with responsibility for growing the company's transmission business across Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. Khaliq will be responsible for a team of approximately 90 transmission specialists, largely based in the UK but some at site on major transmission infrastructure projects in Northeast Africa and the Middle East.

Khaliq was previously with Parsons Brinckerhoff's Major Projects Division, as Project Director with responsibility for the National Grid Electricity Alliance East contract. He has extensive experience working globally and has held a number of senior operational and commercial positions across a range of sectors including high-voltage transmission, telecommunications, broadcasting, and civil engineering.

He has a BSc in civil engineering and a master's of business administration. He will be based in the company's Newcastle office.