Soben appoints new strategic adviser

Paul Brown

PAUL Brown has been appointed as strategic adviser at quantity surveying and commercial management firm Soben.

Mr Brown has over 30 years’ experience across a range of executive level roles in the UK and USA. Initially, he held senior roles in the global energy sector for organisations such as Scottish Power and PacifiCorp. Laterally, as director of SP Network Connections, he led the business through changes to customer, commercial and regulatory regime in the UK. He then moved into the environmental infrastructure sector, most recently in the role of director for capital projects at Viridor, which saw him oversee the firm’s strategic energy and recycling project and major construction developments.

Mr Brown commented, “I am delighted to be working alongside the senior team at Soben to assist them with their growth ambitions in the utilities and renewable energy sectors. I have been impressed with Soben and its track record exhibiting a collaborative client-based approach, also recognised with some notable industry awards.”

Scott Smyth, managing director at Soben, added, “Paul’s wide-ranging experience in the often complex utilities and renewable energy sectors is hugely advantageous to Soben and our clients.  The senior team and I are very much looking forward to working with Paul as we build upon our niche world-class expertise and continue our drive to help more clients manage risk, mitigate cost, and achieve best value.”