The Ramboll Foundation was set up in 1972 with the purpose of establishing a self-owned firm, an enterprise that should be governed by its employees. Or to put it metaphorically, a company owned not by external financial capitalists but by the internal, intellectual capital. The Ramboll Foundation is an independent Danish enterprise foundation with philanthropic obligations. It represents the majority ownership of the Ramboll Group.
Specifically, the Ramboll Group structure consists of three impartial and unprejudiced governance levels:
- The Foundation Board (Trustees)
- The Group Board of Directors (Non-Executive Directors)
- The Group Executive Board (Executive Directors)
Group Management Structure
Ramboll’s Group Management consists of the Group Board of Directors, the Group Executive Board, the Group Leadership Team, and Corporate Management.
UK Leadership team
- Managing Director, UK – Philippa Spence
- Finance Director, UK – Neil Sansbury
- HR Director, UK – Dan Forbes-Pepitone
- Country Director, UK Transport – Dan Harvey
- Country Director, UK Buildings – Andrew Henderson
- Country Director, UK Environment & Health – Nathan Swankie
- Director, UK Energy - John Mullen
Ensuring professionalism, independence and external input
The Foundation Board has decided that Trustees should serve on neither the Group Board of Directors nor the Group Executive Board. To ensure professionalism, independence and external input into Ramboll’s operation, the Group Board of Directors elected by the owners must primarily be composed of externally recruited professionals from different industries and institutions. These professionals will be selected so that they represent a proper diversity both regarding seniority and gender as well as the commercial and international nature of our business.