Operational Structure

Tim Wade, Group Managing Director
Tim has been involved with Hyder Consulting and its predecessors since 1991. After a time spent in charge of the company’s Asia Pacific business, he was appointed managing director of Hyder Consulting in 1998 and led the management buy-out of the business in early 2001. In addition to leading the company’s global development, he is a regular speaker on the subject of BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, Transfer) arrangements.

Neil Walls, Group Sales & Marketing Director
Neil joined Hyder Consulting in June 2000 following a 23 year career in the oil services business with Schlumberger. After graduating in mining engineering and geology from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College, he managed operations for Schlumberger in several parts of the world, latterly as Vice President for Canada and Alaska and then as worldwide business development manager. On joining Hyder Consulting he took responsibility for implementing the Group’s sales and marketing strategy and participated in the management buy-out in January 2001.

Simon Hamilton-Eddy, Finance Director
Simon has been involved with Hyder Consulting and its predecessors since 1992. He was appointed finance director in 1993 and has overseen a range of business change and process development projects. He took on responsibility for the commercial function in 1998 helping to bring a more commercial mindset within the business. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland he played a key role in bringing about the management buy-out of the business in early 2001.

Keith Reynolds, Regional Director – Australia/ASEAN Region
Keith was appointed managing director of the combined Australia/ASEAN region in 2000, having previously been the regional director for ASEAN, based in Singapore. His international experience also includes working in Thailand and Ghana. Keith trained as a civil engineer and spent his early career with contracting organisations. He joined the company in 1991.

Kevin Jones, Regional Director – Middle East Region
Kevin was appointed regional managing director in May 2000, having previously been country manager for the United Arab Emirates for two years. He joined Hyder Consulting from Welsh Water where he was closely involved in engineering and asset management aspects of the regional utility’s privatisation.

Alan Proctor, Regional Director – UK/Europe Region
Alan joined Hyder Consulting in 1994 from one of the UK’s regional water utilities. As well as extensive experience of water and environmental management, he has worked closely with development companies and Government bodies on PFI, PPP and privatisation projects. He is currently Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Export Group for Construction Industries.

G’nter Nickel, Regional Director – Germany
G’nter became managing director of Acerplan in 1994, having previously been commercial director. He has extensive experience in the industrial and commercial property markets, both within and outside Germany. Since 1992 he has acquired a great deal of experience in dealing with the local and regional regenerative bodies involved in developing Germany’s infrastructure.

Stewart Tyler, Regional Director – East Asia Region
Stewart joined Hyder Consulting in October 1993 as profit centre manager in London, before becoming director of the Birmingham regional office in 1999. Over a three year period the office doubled in size. He was appointed regional managing director in July 2002. Prior to joining Hyder Consulting, he had a long career in contracting and construction management with Tarmac Construction and Schal International.

Eric Smith, Professional Director
Eric has over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of structural engineering projects and was appointed a director of Hyder Consulting in 1990. A former President of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers in Australia, his design experience covers both reinforced and pre-stressed concrete and steel and includes a number of high-rise structures in Australia and beyond.