Darrin Green has been promoted to managing director, Africa at AECOM, a responsibility he will undertake in addition to his previous role as MD for Civil Infrastructure, Africa. In his new capacity, Green will be responsible for the firm’s Africa-wide strategy, business development, health and safety, and operations.

Green joined AECOM three years ago and during this time played a key role in project oversight relating to project management, risk, commercial and contractual issues and client relationships and, ultimately, safe and successful project delivery.

He is a professional engineer with 28 years’ varied civil engineering and management experience, and has fulfilled project director and manager roles on a diverse range of transportation and water-related projects. His experience spans South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, South Sudan, St Helena, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Professional engineer and PM

Green has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and an MSc in Traffic and Transportation from the University of Natal, where he received a joint scholarship from the South African Road Federation and the University of Natal.

He is registered as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, and as a professional construction project manager with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.

Hamed Zaghw, chief executive, Middle East and Africa, AECOM, comments: “Darrin’s appointment is an important step forward for our African business. The leadership and experience he brings are second to none. In his time at AECOM, he has already shown himself to be a great role model with a deep understanding of the business. He has a strong affiliation with our people, and an extensive network of contacts that will be invaluable as we drive growth in our key markets.”