Claire Robertson, Divisional Director, Drees & Sommer UK

Built environment and construction consultant Drees & Sommer UK has bolstered its presence in the South West with the appointment of Claire Robertson as Divisional Director.

An experienced Project Manager and well-connected member of Bristol’s business community, Claire will take a lead role in driving regional growth for Drees & Sommer UK and capitalising on new market opportunities in the South West.

Drees & Sommer UK was formed through the merger of Drees & Sommer and leading UK consultant AA Projects. The integration complements AA Projects’ 25 years of expertise in project management and cost consultancy with 50 years of innovative German engineering, international scale and a balanced portfolio of public and private sector experience.

With over 14 years’ experience as a Project Manager, Claire has worked internationally in both Australia and the UK, across a broad range of sectors including geo-environmental, residential, corporate, heritage and education. She joins the business from Gleeds, where she worked as Project Director.


Mark Simpson, Associate Partner and Director at Drees & Sommer UK said: “We are thrilled to welcome Claire to the team. Her knowledge and wealth of experience in managing prestigious and complex projects across the public and private sectors are a valuable addition to the business as we continue to grow our multidisciplinary offer in the region and beyond.”

Initially, Claire will be responsible for supporting the leadership of the Project Management business nationally through existing commissions, collaborating with clients and staff. Claire will also lead on the expansion of Drees & Sommer UK’s offer into the South West of England.

Claire Robertson, Divisional Director at Drees & Sommer UK, said: “Having long known and respected the AA Projects team, it’s a particularly exciting time to join the business as it goes from strength to strength as Drees & Sommer UK.

“In uncertain times, clients are prioritising working with consultants who can deliver expert project management and bring innovation to the table. Drees & Sommer has a global outlook on the sustainability and efficiency challenges facing the built environment and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the team and delivering added value to our clients.”