Bryony Martin, previously with Aecom, joins Mace as the director for the UK’s central region and sector lead for industrial and manufacturing while Dave Weatherburn joins from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority as business director for nuclear.
Martin has a strong track record in both the property and infrastructure sectors which will support Mace’s 2026 business strategy, growing the regional business across Consult sectors.
She will be responsible for leading Mace’s regional growth agenda, working alongside the businesses’ sectors and practice groups, along with being the sector lead for industrial and manufacturing.
Industrial and manufacturing has been identified as a growth sector for the business in the UK and Europe. Martin will build upon Mace’s manufacturing track record, with clients including Siemens, JLR and BMW, with a focus on electrification and the facilities needed to support growth.
With over 30 years of defence and nuclear experience and a background in mechanical engineering, Waetherburn has delivered a number of major projects and programmes across the private and public sector, including senior roles with the UK government and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
In his role, Weatherburn will work closely with existing Mace clients to build on the businesses’ current nuclear service offering.
With the nuclear team already successfully embedded within Sizewell C, Hinkley Point C, small modular reactor and wider decommissioning programmes, he will play an integral role in driving forward a more sustainable, resilient and connected world, helping further develop the businesses’ position within this important energy arena.
Jason Millett, CEO for Consultancy at Mace, said: “Together, both Bryony and Dave bring a wealth of experience to two fast-growing sectors within the business: industrial and manufacturing and nuclear.
“Their hires represent an exciting time for Mace’s Consult business as we work towards meeting the ambitious targets set out in the 2026 business strategy.”