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“"Ramboll has a strong track record in airport development; my attention is focussed on building on this reputation and to leading a focused multidisciplinary offering for existing and potential clients both in the UK and overseas"”
Mike Smith joined Ramboll in 2015 to lead our work in the aviation sector.
A senior chartered civil engineer, Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of UK and international consultancy projects and programmes principally in the aviation market. He has spent the majority of his career to date firstly at British Aerospace Consultancy Services and more recently in senior positions at BAE Systems.
Mike’s achievements prior to joining Ramboll include developing and managing airport and manufacturing facility projects in Central and Eastern Europe, and establishing a joint venture and two offices in Poland which focused on winning and delivering aviation projects across the country. He also developed strategic options for the restructuring of the Polish Airport Authority and delivered airport projects in the Czech Republic, Russia and Malaysia.
Mike extensive career has afforded him the opportunity to work on a vast array of successful projects included creating a commercialisation business plan for a Middle East airport and airport development strategies for Central European customers and advising on developing a start-up airline and new airport prospects in Africa.
Between 2004 and 2010 Mike was a Non-Executive Director on the main board of RDG, providing oversight and support in the development of the Group’s aviation consultancy and conference businesses. He has also served as a Council Member on the DTI’s Airport Advisory Council and as an elected Board Member of the British Aviation Group – the UK trade association for the promotion of UK industry in the aviation sector both in the UK and internationally.