On 1 June 2015, William van Niekerk will join the board of consulting and engineering company Tauw Group. He will be on the two-member Executive Board of Tauw Group bv, led by Annemieke Nijhof. Van Niekerk: “It is an exciting challenge to further develop Tauw.”
William van Niekerk (45) is currently Director Corporate Social Responsibility at construction company Royal BAM Group. In this position Van Niekerk is responsible for the corporate social responsibility of BAM worldwide. He previously held the post of Chief Executive Officer at BAM Infraconsult, the engineering company of BAM Group.
By appointing Van Niekerk, Tauw has taken an important step towards realising its international ambitions in the area of the company’s sustainable development in the international market. This challenge, as he puts it, was a major reason for him to choose Tauw: “Tauw has developed into a leading knowledge expert in the fields of water, environment and the built environment. The need for knowledge in these areas is increasing rapidly in the markets in which Tauw operates. It is an exciting challenge to further develop Tauw by providing its clients with even better solutions, which can be supplied from Tauw’s international network.”
In his new role Van Niekerk will concentrate on reinforcing Tauw’s position in the international market, in which the consulting and engineering company focuses mainly on the industrial sector. According to CEO Annemieke Nijhof, Van Niekerk’s knowledge, experience and network are of great value to Tauw: “Van Niekerk has a broad background in consultancy, design, construction and sustainable development. With his experience and networks in international markets Tauw will be able to connect even better with its clients. In addition, we share a passion for both the content and the human side of the work.”
In addition to managing the Business Unit Industry in the Netherlands, Van Niekerk will be responsible for foreign operations. Tauw has offices in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands.