WH Partnership appoints non-executive Chairman

John Challenger joins the design, construction and engineering company

John Challenger

WH Partnership, a UK engineering and construction company that integrates process and cleanroom technology, has appointed John Challenger as non-executive Chairman.

Challenger, a former Managing Director of Shepherd Consulting, was until recently Divisional Director at the Mott MacDonald Group and Head of the Industry & Process Group. He brings to WH Partnership a wealth of experience in the design, construction and commissioning of plants in the global oil, chemical and healthcare industries. He is a member of the IChemE contracts committee and has been an expert and arbitrator on a number of disputes referred to the Institution.

He joins the Board as WHP prepares to open a new office in Cairo, following major contract wins in Egypt. Last year it launched its UK Technical Centre, where it manufactures and tests modular equipment for clients in a clean, controlled environment before installing it in facilities worldwide.

Challenger said: “I was attracted to this new role by WHP’s ability to deliver a fully integrated service to its clients that combines process plant and cleanroom technology, either with a traditional construction approach or using pre-assembly and modular techniques. I aim to use my 40 years’ experience in the process industry to help the business grow sustainably in the UK and abroad.”