Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Ramboll appoints new UK Head of Aviation to accelerate sector’s green transition

Ramboll appoints new UK Head of Aviation to accelerate sector’s green transition

Global engineering, design and sustainability consultancy Ramboll has announced the appointment of Patrick Folley as Head of Aviation, UK.

Folley joins from Jacobs, where he was Director of Operations for Aviation. He brings with him a breadth of experience accrued over 25 years in the industry, having worked on projects in over 60 countries across the globe including the UK, United States, South Africa, India, Japan and Brazil.

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His areas of technical expertise include forecasting and market studies as part of airport strategic and master planning, and transactions, having worked on projects at over 125 airports. Notably, Patrick has directed a number of high-profile projects at international airports including leading teams providing business and commercial support on the Heathrow Airport expansion, demand forecasting for Zurich Airport, and acting as a lead advisor to the Indonesian government, during their selection of a strategic partner to invest in one of their largest regional airports.

At Ramboll, Folley’s focus will be supporting clients in the aviation industry as they return to growth following the pandemic and helping them accelerate the transition to net zero.

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Commenting on Folley’s appointment, Jason Layfield, Ramboll’s UK Executive Director for Buildings, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Patrick to the Ramboll team. We’re looking forward to benefitting from his extensive international expertise across our global team. We’ve already delivered over 600 aviation projects across 45 countries and there’s a brilliant opportunity to expand on this as the sector returns to growth following the pandemic. Decarbonising the aviation industry is a critically important challenge, so I’m pleased to have Patrick on board as we support the industry’s journey to net zero”.

On his move to Ramboll, Folley commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Ramboll at an exciting time for the aviation industry. As airports and aviation businesses across the world assess their growth strategies in the wake of the pandemic, now more than ever is the time to seize the opportunity to accelerate the net zero transition and be bold. As an industry, we have a key role to play and I’m looking forward to advising our clients on their plans moving forwards.”

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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