Richard Whitaker, MSC

Managing Director EMEA

As Managing Director of HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, Richard is responsible for ensuring high quality delivery of projects across the UK and Middle East. With experience in large scale construction projects in London and Saudi Arabia, his role is to ensure my teams deliver the best possible service on behalf of our clients. With experience, in mixed used, residential, commercial, hotels, retail and leisure and data centres, Richard brings to the table wide ranging experience to manage and deliver such projects. He has been instrumental in growing the business significantly within the Middle East region and in particular Saudi Arabia where the company is currently delivering large scale mixed us projects.

His current role also requires him to be fully accountable for a number of design teams internally within HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt and using my 20 years of experience gained in the industry, I am using my knowledge to manage and develop these teams within across disciplines such as MEP and energy and sustainability.

As a member of board Richard is accountable for the day to day operation of MEP and Energy and sustainability teams to manage and deliver the high level of quality that his clients and customers have come to expect.


“Richard, who is a chartered mechanical engineer, has been with Hurley Palmer Flatt for over 12 years, joining as an Associate in 2007.”