COWI hires industry expert to boost commercial and procurement offering

Source: press release, 18 July 2022      

Dr Dave Hull, COWI Commercial Director in the UK
Dr Dave Hull, COWI Commercial Director in the UK (photo: COWI)

COWI in the UK has announced the appointment of Dr Dave Hull as Commercial Director. Dr Hull joins COWI from National Highways, where he was the Commercial Programme Director for the Complex Infrastructure Programme for 5 years, leading on the delivery of major projects such as Lower Thames Crossing and A303 Stonehenge.

Dr Hull has extensive industry experience in all things commercial and procurement. He will initially focus on developing a strategy for COWI’s commercial and procurement offering.

Dr Hull started life as an engineer in the high-volume manufacturing world of automotive, having previously obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London. For the past 16 years he has been involved in all things commercial and procurement across a wide range of industries, both private and public sector, focusing on commercial strategy development, programme performance and transformation, innovation, and growth.

Andy Sloan, Managing Director, COWI in the UK, says, “We are very excited to welcome Dave to the team. He is seasoned at developing and turning commercial strategies into reality. As a commercial leader he is recognised for establishing a forward-thinking attitude to commercial management and driving sustainable solutions with outstanding results.”

At National Highways Dr Hull revised the commercial contract of the A14 (GBP 1.5 billion) to enable it to become one of the most successful infrastructure projects of recent times, which was delivered 6 months early with more than GBP 100 million of efficiencies. He also drove the commercial strategy for A303 Stonehenge (GBP 1.9 billion), using an innovative procurement approach to deliver an additional value of GBP 200 million for the project. Before his role at National Highways, he led the delivery of the GBP 4 billion commercial contract for the Royal Navy and led the supplier chain assurance of the sub-contract letting process for the prime contractor to a value of over GBP 1 billion.