BMT Group, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced an internal reorganization which will see the existing BMT operating companies grouped into five market focused partnerships. These partnerships will be headed by new leaders who will come into post over the next three months.
Jan van Smirren, who will lead the energy partnership, will join BMT in its Houston office, having worked for the past 25 years for Fugro Inc. and Fugro GEOS. van Smirren most recently held the position of metocean global business line manager and prior to this was managing director of Fugro GEOS in the Americas.
Jeremy Berwick will take the lead for the defense partnership and be based in BMT’s Bath office. Previously a consulting partner and sector leader for Deloitte’s UK aerospace and defense business, Berwick’s career spans 30 years working with the MoD, Home Office, Rolls Royce, Cobham, BAE Systems and QinetiQ.
Paul Wilkinson has over 18 years’ experience in water and environmental consultancy across Australia, South East Asia and the UK, having served in a range of leadership roles with Halcrow, URS and most recently, CH2M. He will take the lead for the environment partnership which will be based in Brisbane.
Denis Welch has been chairman of One World Maritime for the past six years, providing consultancy and senior management support to companies looking to develop their business in the Asia Pacific region, Prior to this, he worked as the CEO of subsea and drilling company, Mermaid Offshore Services and was CEO Asia Pacific for Dutch based IHC Merwede. Denis will take the lead for the ports, infrastructure and resources partnership based in Singapore.
David Bright, currently BMT’s sector director defense will lead the surveys, ship design and vessel performance partnership. David joined BMT in 2001 following a successful and varied career in the Royal Navy, including the lecturing of RN and USN officers in project management, engineering design and naval architecture.
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