chief operating officer,
Mark Naysmith is a Statutory Director of several UK subsidiary companies that form part of WSP Global Inc, a Canadian listed professional services corporation, having joined the business in 1988. He presently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the UK, Middle East, India and Africa and is a member of WSP’s Global Leadership Team, Global Operating Team and is Chair of the UK Executive Committee. Having started his career as a civil and structural engineer, Mark spent the majority of his practicing career as a transport planner.
Mark is responsible for setting and implementing strategic direction, encouraging technical innovation, operational efficiency and leadership, to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for shareholders, clients and staff.
He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the ICE and CIHT, with a BEng Hons (1st) in Civil and Transportation Engineering. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering (Dr.Eng) by Edinburgh Napier University in recognition of the contribution he has made to the built and natural environment. In 2014, Mark was awarded the Association for Consultancy and Engineering - European Chief Executive of the Year Award.