Mace Consult zeroes in on growth with new Cost and Commercial Lead

Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, has appointed Andy Beard to lead Mace Consult’s Cost and Commercial practice, drive its global offer and harness the benefits of digital transformation for client programmes.

With almost 20 years in the industry, Andy will bring his extensive experience across corporate real estate and infrastructure to support Mace’s purpose to redefine the boundaries of ambition.

Andy is a recognised global expert in cost management, helping deliver value to clients through supply chain strategy and procurement across infrastructure, major programmes in both the private and public sectors. Andy previously led the cost business as a partner at Arcadis as well as programme lead for digital services with a focus on sustainability.

In his role at Mace, Andy will grow Mace’s Cost and Commercial practice, collaborating with other Consult business units, such as rail, aviation, defence, energy and utilities, to transform project and programme delivery internationally. Andy will harness Mace Consult’s capabilities to explore, discover and action new ways of creating a more sustainable built environment.

Mace has a thriving Cost and Commercial team working internationally in Asia Pacific, Middle East, North America, UK and Europe and South-East Asia, across a range of sectors, from rail and housing to major programmes and aviation. Andy will be focused on building, shaping and leading the Cost and Commercial Management Practice Group within the UK and working with his counterparts in the international divisions to align the service offer across the global hubs, as well as innovating on the cost and commercial management offering.

Mace’s Cost and Commercial team publishes a quarterly Market View, forecasting construction tender prices in the UK, monitoring factors that could impact project delivery across all sectors. You can read the latest Market View here.

Jason Millett, CEO for Consult at Mace, said:

“Andy brings a wealth of expertise to the business and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact of his experience on our team and clients. Insightful, reliable cost advice has never been more important as we see the effects of geopolitical issues at this challenging time for our industry. Our people bring dynamic, creative thinking to solve client problems, going further to deliver distinctive value. I know that Andy’s keen insights will complement and enhance the service we offer to our clients.”

Andy Beard, Cost and Commercial Practice Lead at Mace, said:

“Mace’s unique combination of hands-on delivery experience and understanding of client challenges means our advice and expertise is highly sought after. I’m excited to be joining the team as we look to build on this success to keep our service proposition leading-edge and responsive to the challenges our clients face today as well as in the future. At a time of global uncertainty – from the climate emergency to the need to deliver social value and enhanced value for money across projects and programmes – leading cost advice has never been more valuable, and I’m looking forward to delivering this vision with Mace.” 

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