Construction & Real Estate

WSP picks Expo 2020 veteran as new regional HSE director

WSP Middle East, one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms, has announced the appointment of Rob Cooling as it new Regional HSE Director. 
He joins the business following a successful tenure with Expo 2020 Dubai as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality & Environment.
Prior to this, Cooling had held several key roles within the WSP Middle East business between 2010 and 2017.
As he enters his new role as Regional HSE Director, Cooling said he is looking forward to helping develop WSP Middle East’s strong industry reputation for implementing world-class Health & Safety practices which positively impact clients, projects, and people.
"I've had some incredible learnings over the last five years at Expo 2020 Dubai, much of which required designing and supporting implementation of an HSE framework across a major programme and event, and effectively working together with a range of stakeholders to achieve excellent Health & Safety outcomes," he stated.
"In my new role, I’m excited by the prospect of seeing how we can take some of these learnings to support the various clients that we're working with across the region, particularly in Saudi Arabia, as well as build stakeholder relationships and support operations across our different markets and geographies. My view about Health & Safety is it should always be positive and values driven," remarked Cooling. 
"It's about people, relationships and our genuine commitment to care for everyone involved in or affected by our work. By working together with our project partners, I am confident that we can drive continual improvement," he added.