During the International Water Association IWA Efficient 2019 conference and exhibition, Ross McKenzie, Country Head of Arcadis Philippines and John Batten III, Global Cities Director of Arcadis, one of the world’s largest consultant for built environment talks to GineersNow TV about their latest infrastructure technologies, water innovations and global industry expectations.
About Ross McKenzie
Ross is based in Manila and is the Executive Director and Heads the Arcadis Philippines business. Originally a structural engineer from New Zealand, Ross has travelled and worked around the world working within the engineering and management consulting industries. His experience includes buildings and hydropower projects, such as the design of two run of the river schemes in Mindanao, Philippines, a 35-storey tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a private school redevelopment in London, UK.
Ross initially joined Arcadis to support regional operational performance, and transitioned to his role leading the Philippines business in April 2018. His focus with the business has been to engage with the people to create a supportive and collaborative culture and to expand the business through diversification.
About John Batten
John is the Regional Sustainable Cities Leader for Asia, working with clients to address the complex challenges that they are facing to deliver sustainable solutions. With a focus on Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the wider Pearl River Delta, and Shanghai, John provides expertise and support to our teams to drive urban resilience, mobility and livability. John is also Global Cities Director for Arcadis, leading a team dedicated to delivering outcomes that improve quality of life, safely and sustainably.
John is a globally recognized thought leader in urban sustainability and water and has more than three decades of experience in the field. He now leads a portfolio of 21 global cities for Arcadis. John has a wealth of experience which includes management of drinking water, wastewater utilities, water for industry, water quality and public health, marketing, communications and customer and public relations. John holds a BS degree in Environmental Sciences from The American University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from New York Medical College.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collaborative Design, Consultancy, Engineering, Project and Management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
Arcadis Philippines Inc. is the country’s leading provider of construction consultancy services. We are a firm recognized for creating value for our clients and improving the quality of life for Filipino’s, creating solutions based on a blend of services, including Commercial and Cost Management, Project & Programme Management, Environmental Sustainability and Design and Engineering. Having worked on over 1,000 projects nationwide since 1982, covering infrastructure, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, health care, recreation facilities, hospitality and interior fit outs, the company’s experience allows it to continue leading and setting the standards for consultancy services within the Philippine Construction Market.
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