David Orr, Mott MacDonald

David Orr - Mott MacDonald

Chartered Management Consultant of the year & The Times Consultant of the Year

Client-focused, innovative and committed to genuine stakeholder engagement, David was the first and youngest ChMC to have successfully completed the on-programme route in Mott MacDonald. He has since provided valuable feedback and learning to benefit others. David’s development and performance as a consultant is testament to the Chartered Management Consultant award.

Grounded in his commitment to sustainability, David has used management consulting to create a positive impact in communities across the globe. These range from a project in Pakistan to advance COVID-19 medical collaboration to an Indian urban development programme. He has seen particular success in Kenya to develop a national carbon reduction tool and a girls’ education programme in South Sudan. Throughout, David has embraced the ChMC’s values to demonstrate the highest level of ethics, client focus and project management expertise.

David’s commitment to advancing sustainability for clients extends beyond the office, including as an Associate at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, an Executive with a STEM-focused NGO and as a Non-Executive Director with a motorsport sustainability organisation. He has also published widely in both academic and non-academic contexts.

It was therefore no surprise that the United Nations Global Compact recognised David as their 2022 Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer for Climate Mitigation. This award highlights David’s impact in emerging markets and should be a source of pride for the industry as a whole.

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