Royal HaskoningDHV appoints Royal Navy Captain as Defence Sector Director
Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 3 November 2020 – Captain Nick MacDonald-Robinson joins international engineering consultancy, Royal HaskoningDHV, following an impressive naval career and important advisory roles in both military and Government offices.
In his new role as Defence Sector Director, Cpt. MacDonald-Robinson will, from 1 November 2020, lead and be responsible for the global growth of Royal HaskoningDHV in the maritime industry’s defence sector.
Since graduating from the Britannia Royal Naval College as a Seaman officer in 1986, Cpt. MacDonald-Robinson has played an important role in Britain’s strategic and military defence operations around the world. His most recent position was as Senior Naval Advisor and Naval Exports Programme Director in the Department of International Trade.
Speaking about the appointment, Stuart White, Business Unit Director for Maritime & Aviation at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “We are really excited to have Captain Nick MacDonald-Robinson join us; the breadth and depth of his experience in the defence sector is almost unparalleled. The knowledge and insight he will bring to the role will be valuable assets to Royal HaskoningDHV as we look to grow in this sector.”
He continued, “Robust, modern defence facilities and operations are vital in terms of security as well as the wider role they often play in the support and delivery of aid operations around the world.”
Commenting on his new role, Cpt. MacDonald-Robinson said, “I am pleased to be joining Royal HaskoningDHV’s maritime business and taking up this opportunity to not only highlight our expertise, but to drive forward our continued growth in the defence sector.” He continued, “We have a wealth of experience in this area and a thriving sector that will benefit from our team of experts and the deep technical know-how they have to offer. Taking up this role is an opportunity to bring together these two elements and ensure we have a strategy that responds effectively and proactively to the needs of our clients.”