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Arcadis CEO raises mental health awareness at construction event

Arcadis CEO raises mental health awareness at construction event

 October 10, 2019

There are some industries where issues like mental ill health and a lack of diversity aren't often discussed, and the construction industry might be thought of as one of them.

At Arcadis, helping to address these issues is a key priority that receives full support and involvement from the company's senior leaders.

Arcadis CEO for the UK and Ireland, Mark Cowlard, spoke at the UK Construction Week conference about a range of important issues such as work-life balance, mental health and diversity in construction. 

UK Construction Week Conference

Talking more openly about mental health

Mark's presentation coincided with Mental Health Week, a time when global influential companies like Arcadis reflect on how they can have a further positive impact on employees through prioritising their physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Through Mark's presentation and his continuing advocacy and awareness raising for mental health issues, others are encouraged to speak openly about mental health issues and explore what can be done to help make mental health better understood.

Mental health week Arcadis

A Glassdoor Top CEO

Mark was named one of the best CEOs across Europe and North America by Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards.

Since joining Arcadis, Mark has had various roles including Global Head of Rail, Managing Director UK Transportation, Risk and Operations Director, and Managing Director for Buildings. Mark is a Quantity Surveyor by background, holding an Eminent Fellowship from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors where until recently he was also a Non-Executive Director.

Previously Mark spent 10 years working for Atkins where he performed in various business leadership roles including Managing Director for Rail Solutions. He also has worked in the Oil and Gas and Retail sectors and in Construction Litigation.

Receive full support from Arcadis

Arcadis values the physical, emotional and mental health of every single member of its diverse workforce. The company understands that creating an inclusive and balanced culture will lead to a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

If you want to join a company that prioritises its employees, search and apply for job at Arcadis today.

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