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Sharp appointed to lead RLB UK’s digital strategy

12 January 2020

Matt Sharp has been appointed as consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK’s (RLB UK) first chief digital officer to lead its digital transformation.

Sharp, who in 2017 became the first member of the British Computing Society to represent IT professionals on the Construction Industry Council, has previously worked for Aecom, Marks & Spencer, Westfield and Sovereign Housing Association.

Andrew Reynolds, chief executive at RLB UK, said: “A key priority for RLB UK is the focused development of our digital capability and transformation to provide better outcomes for our clients and industry as we build for the future.

“The combination of Matt’s digital capabilities and his industry relationships and insight will be an enormous asset as we drive the delivery of our digital strategy.”

Sharp added: “Joining RLB UK as its first chief digital officer at such an interesting time in the industry’s technical transformation is very exciting. I am really looking forward to working with the team to further develop our digital capabilities and optimising technical solutions for our clients as well as contributing to wider industry collaboration and debate in this fast moving and vital area.”

In November 2019, RLB UK announced plans to grow its turnover to £150m over the next 10 years (2019, £80m) and to achieve sustainable profit margins while remaining an independent employee-owned organisation.