This week at Essentia, we’ve been joined by Mark Halstead

This week at Essentia, we’ve been joined by Mark Halstead

With a background in both project and cost management, Mark started his career in main contracting, working in large multidisciplinary teams delivering major projects across the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors.

Mark joins Essentia from Aecom where he was Head of Science & Innovation, and instrumental in developing Aecom’s capability in the life sciences sector. For the last five years he was responsible for managing multiple teams across the UK & Europe delivering highly complex laboratory and research environments. Prior to its acquisition by Aecom, Mark was a Partner at Davis Langdon, leading their Project Management team in Oxford.

Mark is passionate about developing high performing project teams and was Project Management Director for the award-winning BBSRC National Virology Centre at the Pirbright Institute, successfully delivering one of the world’s most technically complex laboratories within budget and ahead of schedule.

Mark is a graduate of Manchester University, a Member of the Association for Project Management and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

At Essentia, Mark will lead Project and Programme Management as well as run Essentia’s first regional office, based in Oxfordshire.