Capita Symonds Appoints Richard Nelson

23 March 2011

Richard Nelson has joined Capita Symonds as a Business Development Director for the company’s Design and Infrastructure division.

Richard joins the company from Watkins Gray architects in London where he was a Management Board Member and Director of Business Development & Marketing. Prior to his role at Watkins Gray, he was Regional Director at White Young Green responsible for business development/marketing in London & South East.

Richard also hails from the US where he spent much of his early career with international architects Perkins + Will.

Capita Symonds is currently involved in major projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean such as the Seven Cities project in Al Gharbia, the Western region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Richard’s key experience includes:

  • Developing new business with public, private and voluntary sectors including government authorities, developers, corporations, PPP consortia, institutions and charities.
  • Developing and implemented a strategic alliance programme to facilitate growth in sales nationally and internationally, including the UK, Eastern Europe, India and the US.
  • Overseeing major project wins including major office fit-outs for KPMG LLP, Barclays Capital and RWE npower; the £200m Great Ormond Street Hospital Phase II redevelopment project; master planning advice for eight large mixed-use developments in Turkey and 25,000 new homes in northern Iraq; designs for a new office tower in Eastern Europe for Hines; and a new operating theatres building for Torun Hospital in Poland.

John Southgate, Executive Director - Design and Infrastructure, Capita Symonds, says: “Richard is a leading management, business development and marketing professional with a proven track record in winning new business and exceeding key objectives. With over 20 years’ international experience he is an important addition to our team.”