Mott MacDonald, a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy firm, has appointed Rick Hopper as the Managing Director for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In his new role, Hopper will work with key public and private sector clients and partners to drive sustainable development in the kingdom, building on the consultancy’s successful track-record in the infrastructure, energy, transportation and building markets.

He has a deep understanding of KSA’s vision for growth and development, having spent the past six years based in Riyadh working in operational leadership and strategic business development roles for consultancies Aecom and Atkins.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Hopper has more than 25 years’ experience in the leadership of design and construction supervision teams, with 15 of these years spent in the Middle East and the rest spent in the USA and UK. 

In his new role, Hopper will lead Mott MacDonald’s Saudi business as it enters an important new phase in its development as a newly formed standalone entity, headquartered in Riyadh.