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Rachel White appointed non-executive chair of TTL board

27 May 2021

Current chair Andrew McNaughton is stepping down after six years.

Rachel White appointed non-executive chair of TTL board

Thomas Telford Limited (TTL), ICE's trading subsidiary, has announced the appointment of Rachel White as non-executive chair of the TTL board.

White joins the board following the retirement of Andrew McNaughton after a six-year spell as chairman, which has seen the company significantly grow its international reach and the financial contribution it makes to the ICE.

The business remained profitable through the pandemic and, under White's leadership of the board, is looking to resume its growth trajectory.

Digital expertise

White is chief executive of Arcadis’ global digital business, Gen, and from her early career as a transport planner she moved into leadership roles at some of the world’s foremost engineering companies.

She is now firmly focused on the future, with her sights set on leading the construction industry’s digital transformation. A champion for innovation, White's digital venture combines deep industry expertise with advanced analytics to develop new software solutions for a more sustainable, efficient and resilient future.

STEM ambassador

Outside work, White is a passionate STEM ambassador, raising awareness and aspirations within communities to develop the next generation of socially and environmentally-responsible leaders.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining TTL as chairperson and am looking forward to working with the board in growing the business to its full potential.”

ICE President Rachel Skinner said: “With a knack for leading people through organisational transformation, I’m excited that Rachel has accepted the role of TTL non-executive chair and look forward to working with her as the team navigates onward change and continues to unlock new value that helps to improve our profession.”

White’s tenure will begin on 27 May 2021.

Learn more about Thomas Telford Ltd.

  • Simon Barney, head of communications at ICE