Pierre is our Chief Executive Officer. He joined MVA in 1995 in France, became Branch General Manager in 2001, was appointed Divisional Director International & Business Consulting in 2011 and became our CEO in April 2012.
Since he joined MVA, Pierre developed a wide ranging portfolio of projects, ranging from the definition of regional transportation Master Plans, cost benefit evaluation of transportation projects, the development of national, regional and urban multimodal models and the evaluation of the impact of transportation policy on air quality.
Before joining MVA, Pierre worked as Research Assistant in Northwestern University (USA) and spent about two years with Halcrow in London. He has an Engineering degree from ENTPE (France), a MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster (London) and Pierre went through the Advance Management Program at Henley Management School (UK).
Derek is our Chairman. He is also the Senior Vice President Consulting Services for Systra, our parent. He joined MVA Consultancy in late 2007.
His career has ranged across building consulting businesses, being a manager in parcel operators, and advising supply chain managers, freight, parcel and postal operators.
Derek's personal focus has been on market analysis and entry; venture/business cases; strategy development; solution and delivery development; and profit improvement. His clients have included DHL Express; DHL Global Forwarding; UPS; FedEx; NYK Line; Consignia (Royal Mail Group); UK Ministry of Defence; Marks & Spencer; Grundfos; and Diversey.
His experience includes twenty years management consultancy, largely gained with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and IBM Global Business Services. He has 7 years deep international experience.
He is a Fellow of the UK's Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK, a former Chairman of Leaders in Supply Chain - UK. In 2005 he was elected as a member of the IBM 100% Club.
Dougie McDonald is our Divisional Director for UK Transport Planning. He joined MVA in 1989 and managed several large transport planning, modelling and appraisal projects in Scotland before opening and managing our Glasgow office in 2002.
Following a period as Business Development Director in 2007, Dougie was appointed Divisional Director for Scotland in 2008. Following internal business re-organisation he then took responsibility for our UK North Division in 2010 and subsequently our UK Transport Planning Division from 2012.
Dougie is a Member of the Transport Planning Society, is TPP Qualified and he acts as a Mentor for internal and external candidates seeking their TPP Qualification. Dougie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and an experienced Project Director and Manager with wide ranging experience in transport planning.
Dougie leads our UK transport planning and research business in the UK, focussing on developing key client relationships. He has extensive experience in transport modelling, transport strategy/plan development, transport assessments, public and stakeholder consultation, transport research, parking strategies, scheme appraisal, forecasting and economic evaluation.
Richard Hancox has over 20 years of experience of working in a consultancy environment. As MVA Consultancy’s Technical Director, he champions the company’s technical staff development and recruitment, and strengthens its reputation for helping clients achieve their objectives through technical excellence and innovation.
Richard is an accomplished Project Manager and Project Director, with strong analytical and mathematical modelling skills. He has considerable knowledge of the development and application of multi-model transport models to assist in strategy evaluation, scheme appraisal and business case development.
Richard has also taken a particular in interest in the Aviation field, managing the development of databases, models and software which provide the basis for advice MVA Consultancy has delivered in helping international clients assess the impacts and potential outcomes from environmental policies relating to the aviation industry.
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