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Julian’s appointment comes on the back of RLB’s growth in the Public & Civic sector, which has already played a pivotal role in post Covid economic recovery. Julian brings over 20 years’ worth of experience in operational delivery, leadership, strategy and business development across public sector areas such as defence, housing, regeneration, water utilities and industrial. Joining from global consulting and engineering business, Wood, previous clients include the Crown Commercial service, the Ministry of Defence, Homes England and numerous local authorities, many of which are shared with RLB. His experience will align with RLB’s strategic commitment to providing client solutions that drive sustainability, improve social value and support town and city regeneration and the levelling up agenda.

Julian Henley, RLB’s new Head of Public & Civic comments:

“With the Government putting public sector at the heart of revitalising the economy and the Midlands being the hub for so many public sector projects, this is an exciting time to be joining RLB.  My new role gives me the opportunity to bring my 20+ years learning to the benefit of a business with a clear definition of travel and a marketplace hungry for progress.”

Jo Reynolds, Managing Partner for RLB Midlands, continues:

“Julian’s appointment comes at an instrumental time for us here at RLB. Julian’s multi-disciplinary and engineering background complements our existing expertise and strengthens our client offering. His understanding of the context of decarbonisation and the levelling up agenda and social values also aligns with our strategic vision for the future of the industry.”