Mathieu du Plooy
Mathieu du Plooy
chief operating officer
WSP UK & South Africa

Mathieu du Plooy is Chief Operating Officer of WSP UK and South Africa. Mathieu is a member of the UK Executive Committee, UK Strategic Leadership Team and sits on the Board of the WSP Africa business. As Chief Operating Officer, Mathieu is responsible for leading the dayto- day operational and commercial functions of the company and assisting the Chief Executive Officer with the implementation of the company’s strategy. Mathieu has been with the company since 1999 and brings experience in delivering within a multinational business and an Emerging Market environment to his new COO role. Mathieu has delivered projects both in South Africa and extensively up into Africa, together with projects internationally, specifically in the ME and Asia. Mathieu’s background is originally Mechanical, with a specialization in commercial and industrial refrigeration. Mathieu holds a Bachelor Degree in Technology: Mechanical Engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Cape Town, an MBA from the UCT Gradual School of Business (GSB) and a MCom in Financial Management from University of Cape Town. Mathieu is professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineering Technologist, the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Mathieu is also a member of the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists