Our people

Chris Cole

Chris Cole

Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher Cole is the Non-Executive Chairman and founder of WSP Group Plc (‘WSP’), a leading global engineering and environmental consultancy. Chris held the post of Chief Executive Officer at WSP between 1987 and 2012, and in that time grew the Company both organically and by acquisition to become a market leader employing over 10,000 people across 40 countries. Most recently, Chris led the merger of WSP with Genivar Inc and has become the Chairman of the enlarged entity, now named WSP Global Inc. WSP Global now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker WSP with turnover in excess of CAD $2bn.

Chris is also Non-Executive Chairman of Ashtead Group Plc (FTSE 100). He is a Chartered Engineer and Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers.

Board of directors

Chris Cole

Chris Cole

Non-Executive Chairman

Lisa Charles-Jones

Lisa Charles-Jones

Non-Executive Director

Liz Richards

Liz Richards

Non-Executive Director

Mac Andrade

Mac Andrade

Non-Executive Director

John McArthur

John McArthur

Chief Executive Officer

Max Cawthra

Max Cawthra

Chief Financial Officer

Senior management team

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Managing Director
Traffic & Data Services

Alex Sarginson

Alex Sarginson

Managing Director
Operations & Planning Systems

Andrew Whawell

Andrew Whawell

Managing Director
Condition Monitoring