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Experienced business development director, Raj Sudan, joins Hydrock

18th Jan 2022

Highly experienced work-winning strategist and client director, Raj Sudan has joined Hydrock as Business Development Director with a particular focus on the company’s growth and development in London, the south-east and the Midlands.

As a Chartered Engineer, and with over 30 years’ experience, Raj joins Hydrock from Costain where he was Director of Business Development in their Natural Resources group. With both a national and international background, Raj has previously worked for major blue-chip contractors and consultancies including Balfour Beatty, Turner and Townsend and Sweett Group. Up until very recently, Raj has been a Board Member for the industry-leading consulting trade body, the Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) where he served terms as Vice Chair and Treasurer.

Raj is deeply experienced in building client relationships and developing and managing complex projects across all parts of the built environment sector, in particular in regeneration, masterplanning, water, waste, environment, transport, and social infrastructure.

Speaking about Raj’s appointment, Catriona Tully, Chief Commercial Officer at Hydrock, said:

This is a strategically important hire for Hydrock as we develop our business in London and the Midlands. Raj has an enviable track record in the infrastructure and construction sector and will play an important role working with our existing teams to deepen our client relationships and to develop solutions to help our clients realise their own goals and ambitions to create and manage sustainable assets.

With a background in major public and private sector work, Raj’s career track record includes leading and winning positions on the Crown Commercial Services Professional Services Framework and securing significant commissions with Homes England, Gatwick Airport, Transport for London and United Utilities. He has also worked closely with several Local Authorities, including Birmingham City Council and Hertfordshire County Council, where he has advised and led consultancy, design and construction programmes.

Aligning with Hydrock’s own growing international portfolio, Raj has previously set up a joint venture company in Canada, raising profile with the government, provinces and municipalities, including securing a place on Infrastructure Ontario’s consultancy framework. He has supported the Department of International Trade promoting UK business in North America, and has undertaken capacity building and institutional development commissions in Sri Lanka and the Ukraine as well as advising international funding institutions on infrastructure investments in the UK and overseas.

Commenting on his appointment, Raj said:

It’s been an exciting first few weeks at Hydrock. I’ve really got a sense of the ambition of this business to support clients to achieve sustainable outcomes and a transition to a net zero future. I’m looking forward to working with existing and new clients to help them identify the best approach to achieving a sustainable future.