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Carole O’Neil named global Managing Partner for Cundall

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has named Carole O’Neil as its new Managing Partner. O’Neil will lead the practice as it embraces a new strategy and the next stage in its development, including a clear focus on people and culture.

Having been with Cundall for 15 years, O’Neil takes over from Tomás Neeson, who will now act as Chair of Cundall’s Partners.

“Successive generations of Cundall Partners have built an amazing business, founded on the principle that we will act as custodians of that business for the next generation,” O’Neil says. “Our ethos has always been strongly rooted in sustainability, and our drive toward zero carbon design on all our projects will continue as we commit to it as one of the cornerstones of our business.”

Joining the firm originally as Human Resources Director in 2007, O’Neil helped Cundall grow from 450 people to a global practice of more than 1,000 people in 21 offices around the globe. She has served on Cundall’s Management Board for more than a decade.

The appointment coincides with the launch of a new strategy for the organisation, solidifying the global business’s commitment to sustainability. Cundall has pledged that all projects will be zero carbon in design by 2030. The strategy also sets goals for the practice for the next 10 years, with a renewed focus on culture and ensuring that Cundall remains people-focused.

As Managing Partner, O’Neil will be responsible for leading the Management Board, including delivering on Cundall’s new strategy and steering the practice through the next period of development.

“Our culture, our strength and our brand differentiation are based on our people, and I am delighted that Carole will continue our focus on this,” says Cundall APAC Managing Director Julian Bott.

“Carole’s greatest attributes are clarity, strength of character and the ability to make a decision and deliver on it. She has been integral to the growth and success of Cundall during her time at Cundall, and I am looking forward to supporting Carole in leading the practice through the next chapter in its development.”

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