Arcadis announces new senior global cost management role


New director to help Arcadis build a globally leading cost management business.

Arcadis has appointed Kayleigh Owen as global service director for cost and commercial management (CCM).

Owen started her career on the Arcadis graduate scheme and has grown and progressed as part of the company’s CCM community, accruing a wealth of experience working across multiple sectors including infrastructure investment, retail banking, lenders and investors, corporate real estate, health and education.

Owen has been a consistent champion for CCM as a discipline, as both a service leader for complex programs with global clients, such as HSBC and a commission manager for the ambitious £1bn transformation programme at Manchester Airport in the UK.

Known as an inspirational and passionate leader with a strong client focus, Owen has held senior roles in Arcadis’s HS2 account team and was most recently the National Highways account director, leading the third largest account in the UK comprising a team of 400 people working across 60-project portfolio, including the Lower Thames Crossing, with a value of £31m per annum.

Her new role will see Owen leading Arcadis’s CCM community comprising 4,000 staff, with a significant presence in Asia, the UK and Europe. She will focus on transforming the service resulting in improved efficiency and market differentiation.

Commenting on her appointment, Owen said: “When I joined the cost and commercial management community as a graduate, it was clear that Arcadis had something very special – both in terms of our collective expertise and our reputation in the wider market.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support and champion cost management (and quantity surveying) within, and outside, Arcadis and I look forward to meeting, supporting and learning from the community in the coming weeks and months.”

Steve Bromhead, global operations director for places at Arcadis, added: “Kayleigh’s expertise and breadth of experience together with her strong leadership will undoubtedly help Arcadis build on the work we have done to build a globally leading cost management business.

“With her career journey starting at Arcadis as a graduate, I am sure she will continue to be a role model for younger professionals and a champion in our industry for years to come.”