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Max Thurgood joins Pick Everard as Director of Civil Engineering

24 Oct 2023

Strengthening its service capabilities and national growth opportunities, leading multi-disciplinary consultancy Pick Everard has appointed a new director of civil engineering.

Max Thurgood brings with him 31 years of experience to his new role, with a background in civil engineering construction, including rail, stadia, education, healthcare and housing, as well as spending time in Abu Dhabi, where he worked as a Contract Manager on the Yacht Club and Harbour Masters Office, part of the Yas Marina Racing circuit.

An Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) fellowship member, Max’s responsibilities will be to lead and develop the civil engineering team, growing it nationally as well as fostering innovation and excellence for clients.

Max said: “I was drawn to Pick Everard's values and wanted to be part of its huge growth journey. I thrive on challenges and couldn't resist the chance to steer the civil engineering team as it continues to scale nationally.

"I am looking forward to meeting and supporting the team members who help drive Pick Everard’s ethos of delivering better together. The firm is already well situated within several of my background markets, and I want to add to its positive atmosphere and work environment where everyone learns, grows, and excels collectively. I firmly believe that the best results come from a cohesive and engaged group, where every voice is heard and valued."

Max’s career has also seen him deliver several schemes and charitable pro bono engagements in Myanmar, supporting UN endeavours that help elevate social standing and value in the region.

As well as supporting recruitment in his new role, he will also be working alongside key partners - developing effective business strategy and enhancing day-to-day operations.

Mark Colby, partner at Pick Everard, said: “We're thrilled to have Max on board. His expertise, dedication, and passion will undoubtedly complement our senior leadership team. His commitment to excellence also aligns perfectly with our ambitions at Pick Everard. We're very much looking forward to making great strides in our journey together."