Safety, sustainability and client delivery are key for new M Group Services Water Division Managing Director, Iain Sutherland

23rd January 2024

The newly appointed Managing Director for M Group Services’ Water Division is committed to ensuring safety, sustainability and client delivery are at the heart of every contract and team.

Iain Sutherland, who recently joined M Group Services, has already taken steps to strengthen the technical capability focus across the four operating businesses in the Water Division – Morrison Water Services, PMP Utilities, ID Systems and Z-Tech.

Iain said: “To enhance our ability to offer our clients integrated solutions that meet their needs today and into the future, I have already aligned the Division’s MEICAT capability. I believe this is a fundamental step towards our effectiveness for our clients and our future business growth.”

Innovation is key to Iain’s approach to meeting the Group’s sustainability target, to be net zero by 2050. He wants to see an even stronger focus on this, finding solutions that clients need in a way which is sustainable and cost-effective.

And he is steadfast in his focus on the highest possible safety standards in the industry.

Iain added: “It’s vital we ensure that everyone – our people, our clients and others – can go home to their family and friends safely at the end of each day. I will be relentless in my focus on this.

“Our people are at the heart of delivering for our clients and for the planet. That’s why I’ve made it a priority in my first few weeks to visit teams in Scotland, Preston and Cambridge. I have been really impressed with what I’ve seen and heard and I look forward to continuing to meet my new colleagues over coming months.”

Drawn to the business ambitions of M Group Services, Iain brings over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Civil Engineer in the water and highways industry to the Water Division. With extensive large project expertise, Iain was previously with Balfour Beatty, where he most recently worked as Project Director on its Lower Thames Crossing project.

Iain is married with two daughters and enjoys rugby and climbing mountains in his free time.

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