A LEADING provider of high-end consulting and engineering services has announced that a Cockermouth man is to be its United Kingdom lead in a number of operations.

Craig Hatch has been appointed Tetra Tech Inc’s UK lead in ops, focusing on defence, housing, transportation, low-carbon energy, highways and water sectors.

Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chief executive, said: “Craig has been instrumental in securing new programme wins and has expanded our services for the UK defence agencies. His management approach epitomises Tetra Tech’s focus on clients, projects, and staff.

“With his leadership our UK operations are well positioned for continued growth.”

Mr Hatch has over 30 years’ experience in client management, business development, staff management, and business leadership.

He has a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Diploma in Surveying from The College of Estate Management, University of Reading. He said: “With more than 1,100 employees in the United Kingdom, we have been very successful at providing solutions that leverage Tetra Tech’s Leading with Science approach to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.

“We are integrating high-end climate change consulting, advanced site-mapping and data analytics into our support for a wide range of clients including transport, defence, and the healthcare industries. I look forward to working with our operations to bring best-in-class service to our clients.”