Air Quality Consultants Ltd appoints new director

Chris Whall, formerly of Amec Foster Wheeler, joins Stephen Moorcroft and Prof. Duncan Laxen as the consultancy firm’s third director

Chris Whall has been appointed as a director of Air Quality Consultants Ltd, joining executive director Stephen Moorcroft and managing director Professor Duncan Laxen to help lead a team of 18 air quality consultants at the firm.

Chris Whall has joined Air Quality Consultants as a director

Chris Whall has joined Air Quality Consultants Ltd as a director

Formerly a director of environmental assessment at UK-based multinational consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler where he was responsible for a team of almost 200 staff, Mr Whall has almost 15 years’ experience as an air quality consultant.

He first joined asset management and certification firm Bureau Veritas — then called Stanger Science & Environment — in 1999, when Stephen Moorcroft was the director of the air quality department, and went on to produce air quality assessments for major UK infrastructure projects and present evidence at public inquiries.

Mr Whall is also a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM).

Air Quality Consultants, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, has offices in London and Bristol works on a wide range of projects, with particular expertise in the assessment of the air quality impacts of airports.

Managing director Prof. Laxen said: “Chris is joining Air Quality Consultants at a point where the company has grown to be the largest independent air quality consultancy in the UK. The managerial and technical experience that he brings will be invaluable, helping us achieve continued growth and maintain the high quality service we provide to our clients.”

Chris Whall said “I am delighted to be joining Air Quality Consultants, a company that has grown organically over the last 20 years and one that is renowned for the expert knowledge and the excellent service it provides to its clients across a wide-range of sectors. The team at Air Quality Consultants has been central to the development of air quality management and assessment in the UK; its reputation in the market place is second to none.

“I am looking forward to contributing to the sustainable growth of the company over the next decade and working alongside Duncan and Stephen to continue to deliver the high quality advice that clients expect from Air Quality Consultants.”

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