Soben appoints Paul Brown as strategic adviser
Quantity surveying and commercial management consultancy Soben has appointed Paul Brown as strategic adviser to the business to assist the senior team with its expansion in the utilities, infrastructure, and renewable energy sectors.
Mr Brown’s career has encompassed over 30 years’ experience across a range of executive level roles in the UK and USA. Initially, he held senior roles in the global energy sector for organisations such as ScottishPower (part of the Iberdrola Group) and PacifiCorp. Latterly, as director of SP Network Connections, he led the business through fundamental changes to customer, commercial and regulatory regime in the UK.
Mr Brown then moved into the Environmental Infrastructure sector, most recently in the role of director for capital projects for Viridor, where he was responsible for Viridor’s strategic energy and recycling major construction projects.
For almost 10-years, Soben has developed a unique track record in the utilities and renewables sectors, having supported the delivery of major windfarm, energy from waste, and solar power projects in the UK as well as a hydro scheme in Georgia, and a major power plant in Morocco. Soben has framework contracts in place with several offshore wind developers, including SSE and Orsted, and is currently working on projects in the UK and the USA.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Brown said: “I am delighted to be working alongside the senior team at Soben to assist them with their growth ambitions in the utilities and renewable energy sectors. I have been impressed with Soben and its track record exhibiting a collaborative client-based approach, also recognised with some notable industry awards.”
Scott Smyth, group managing director at Soben, added: “Paul’s wide-ranging experience in the often complex utilities and renewable energy sectors is hugely advantageous to Soben and our clients. The senior team and I are very much looking forward to working with Paul as we build upon our niche world-class expertise and continue our drive to help more clients manage risk, mitigate cost, and achieve best value.”