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John Hicks


Director, Global Health

John qualified as a quantity surveyor in 1981 and became a partner of Davis Langdon in 1992. Initially John project managed a programme of independent hospitals for BUPA across the UK. After spending time in the USA working for an architect-engineer on life science projects, he returned to the UK to run the £bn GlaxoSmithKline research campus. In between commissions for commercial and residential clients, John developed a hotels and resorts speciality and over the last period has formed Davis Langdon’s multi-disciplinary Public Sector offer. John has worked in the UAE, and also on projects across the world and established the practice’s PPP/PFI offer internationally.

John currently leads on healthcare and science for AECOM with particular focus on the EMEA region. Within his practice group keynote projects include the world’s largest independent hospital, The Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi; an all AECOM designed 1500 bed hospital in Saudi Arabia, The King Khalid Medical City. Recent Far East successes include Singapore’s Sengkeng Community Hospital and the project management of two public hospitals in Hong Kong as part of their re-provision programme across the region.  The group remain active in the UK primary healthcare NHS market and in its work for Nuffield Health, as well as for The Pirbright Institute where the second phase of the world leading Institute for Animal Health has its second major building programme. At Governmental level John sits on the Professional and Business Services Council at the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, a committee jointly Chaired by Michael Fallon, Minister of State and whose remit is to advise Government around matters affecting professional service firms.

John has an ability to view problems from a client’s perspective and through his experience and leadership provides excellent client service. His strategic and commercial thinking and tactical application are useful skill sets in the firm’s senior leadership team.

Future Projects  2017

Healthcare  2017

Healthcare  2016

Future Projects  2015

Healthcare  2014

Healthcare  2013

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