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WSP appoints ‘digital innovation’ leader Alastair MacGregor

by Sion Geschwindt
WSP USA has appointed former AECOM exec Alastair (Aly) MacGregor as its new executive business line leader for Property and Buildings.

WSP USA has appointed Alastair (Aly) MacGregor as its new executive business line leader for Property and Buildings.

MacGregor, who joins WSP from AECOM, assumed the role on June 1.

Lou Cornell, president and chief executive officer of WSP USA, highlighted the breath of experience that Aly brings to the business – ranging from digital innovation and sustainable design to smart buildings and decarbonisation programs.

“Aly will leverage this expertise to help us further the work our teams are already doing in these areas, bringing the full strength of our interdisciplinary offering to our clients to help them deliver on their ambitions,” she added.

Prior to joining WSP, MacGregor held various leadership positions at AECOM over the past 25 years.

In his most recent role, he served as senior vice president directing the global tech and logistics market sector within AECOM’s global buildings business. He previously led the firm’s teams for digital solutions and building engineering in the Americas.

His recent work has included support of client innovation via projects ranging from electric vehicle charging networks and advanced air mobility infrastructure to net zero carbon sports venues and the creation of new software as a service (SaaS) solutions.

Tom Smith, global director, Property and Buildings for WSP, said: “Aly’s varied experience in service of U.S. and global clients will be invaluable to our employees and clients.

“We are excited to leverage his passion for creating innovative sustainable solutions and employing digital technology to enhance building performance in service of our work as we seek to help clients deliver more Future Ready® operations.”

MacGregor has a bachelor’s degree with honours in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle, UK, and a master’s in building engineering services from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He has presented at conferences including TedX, Greenbuild, the National Building Institute’s Better Buildings Summit, ASHRAE and the Energy Exchange Conference.

Image: Alastair (Aly) MacGregor, executive business line leader, Property and Buildings, WSP USA (credit: WSP)

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