Managing Director of RPS Ireland, Gerry Carty has been awarded the prestigious European CEO of the Year Award 2018.
The Award recognises exceptional, innovative and creative leaders who have demonstrated strong integrity and contributed significantly to both the industry and wider society.
The Association for Consulting and Engineering (ACE
) believes it is essential for these leaders to receive industry-wide recognition for their achievements as ambassadors for the profession. While businesses succeed because of the collective effort of all of their employees, the role played by their leaders in defining and articulating a vision, as well as finding and encouraging creative ways of growing, are critical factors in continued success.
Awards are presented in three categories to CEO’s for their achievements in small, medium and large scale consultancies. The awards focus on innovation, creativity, sustainability and new ways of doing business. Nominees must have displayed strong leadership qualities within their organisation, be accountable and have built strong links to industry and key decision makers. Gerry has been nominated for the medium scale consultancy award (between 300 and 700 employees).
The awards took place on 5 November in London as part of the 2018 European CEO Conference
Gerry has overall responsibility for RPS activities in Ireland. He has led the company since 2012, implementing a comprehensive development strategy focused on the achievement of excellence and delivery of high quality services to clients, using best practice technology and integrated cross discipline service delivery. He has been responsible for the delivery of a range of large infrastructural projects including; motorways, energy, educational, water, health, environmental protection and remediation from commencement to completion.
Gerry is currently Vice President of the Association of Consulting Engineers Ireland (ACEI). He was chairman of CWIEM in Ireland in 1999/2000, chairman of the National Hazardous Waste Prevention initiative, a member of the EPA Audit Committee, is a trustee and chairman of a large pension fund and is a mentor for the Institute of Directors. He has published extensively and is a volunteer/coach with a number of sporting and charity organisations.
On the award Gerry Carty said “This really is a huge honour and I would like to thank ACE for the award and recognition. Of course, this award represents the very fine work the entire team at RPS has undertaken over the last number of years.
"Under a challenging economic climate we have diligently worked to develop our business. With the hard work of our talented team we have together been successful in deploying a number of initiatives which have contributed to our growth. We are excited to continue this into 2019 and beyond as we aim to further develop the RPS brand both regionally and globally.”
Over the last six years a wide range of development initiatives in digital design, collaborative working, lean and agile working, wellbeing, management skills, leadership programmes and client relationships have been introduced at RPS Ireland that have contribution to growth of over 50% in fees and employment of an additional 150 staff.
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