Mike Foster has been appointed new managing director for LDA Design for the next three years.
A landscape architect by profession, Mike has over 30 years’ experience in consultancy, joining LDA Design in 2001. His expertise is in masterplanning and landscape design for complex, large-scale mixed-use and residential developments and for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Mike has been helping to steer recent growth, including the launch of a new studio in Manchester. He has been developing its business culture in preparation for LDA Design’s transition to employee ownership.
“As a business we are moving at pace with growth in offices and professional services, along with our continued commitment toward Employee Ownership. I know that a shared sense of purpose will be fundamental to our success. Part of my role will be to make sure that everyone at LDA Design feels they are equipped to shape the future of the company.”
Andrew Harland, Chairman of LDA Design, said he was delighted by the appointment and thanked Colin Goodrum who has been LDA Design’s first Managing Director – a post with a three-year term.
“Mike is committed to unlocking talent and strengthening our team approach. Colin has shaped the new role decisively, and propelled forward a highly ambitious Three Year Plan for LDA Design, which has included the opening of three new offices in Bristol and Cambridge as well as Manchester, over the last 12 months. He has also championed growth in planning, securing the appointment of Alex Herbert to oversee the doubling of our planning team. This strategy is putting us in a very strong position in anticipation of the transition to employee ownership.”