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RLB appoints first chief digital officer

9 January 2020 | By Neil Gerrard

Matt Sharp

Consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) has appointed its first ever chief digital officer to lead its digital transformation.

Matt 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 organisations including Aecom, Marks and 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. I am delighted to welcome Matt Sharp to the team as our first chief digital officer. 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.

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