Ian Apsley, who first joined Broadway Malyan in 1999, replaces Gary Whittle who has led the practice for the past nine years.
Ian joined the main Holdings Board in 2007 and led the Middle East operation for five years where he led projects such as Al Ain stadium, large mixed use schemes in Abu Dhabi and several international schools in the region.
After relocating back to the UK in 2014 he was elected as UK Chair two years later and it was in this role that he led a series of transformational initiatives at the practice.
This included leading the project in 2016 to transfer the ownership of Broadway Malyan from a solely private director and shareholder base to an Employee Ownership Trust. He has also overseen a major restructuring of the UK business which has included bringing together the Liverpool and Manchester studios and amalgamating the London and Weybridge operations into a new global headquarters that opens later this month next to Waterloo station.
The appointment of Ian marks a generational shift in the senior management at Broadway Malyan and in his new role he plans to continue to evolve the business as it faces the challenges of a changing industry.
He said: “The industry is very different to when I joined Broadway Malyan 20 years ago and the changes we have made in recent years to the company structure and footprint have been important in terms of building long term resilience.