Walker Sime's Co-founder Jon Sime (right) welcomes Gareth Robertson who joins as UK Director of Quantity Surveying

Gareth Robertson joins Walker Sime as UK Director of Quantity Surveying

Leeds-based construction consultancy Walker Sime has announced the appointment of Gareth Robertson as the UK Director of Quantity Surveying. He joins from CBRE where he was Senior Director and Head of Cost Management for the North of England. It was in this role that he led and grew the cost management team over his four-year tenure.

Having collaborated with Walker Sime on various projects during his time at CBRE, Gareth shared his admiration for the consultancy’s reputation, track record and approach, citing a strong alignment with the company’s vision and his own personal values as his reasons for joining.

Managing Director, Duncan Firth said “We are delighted to welcome Gareth, his appointment marks another pivotal moment in our growth. With his wealth of experience, growth mindset and alignment with our values and culture, we are confident his leadership, personality, and skills will increase the rate of our growth.”

Gareth is eager to leverage his expertise to further enhance Walker Sime’s Quantity Surveying offer. He described his role as “picking up the baton with the already strong QS team, continuing the great work already being done and collectively moving the service line forward. I will be rolling up my sleeves immediately and leading our team on several high-profile instructions,” he said.

Alongside his responsibilities as the UK Director of Quantity Surveying, Gareth also joins the new-look Executive Leadership Team at the firm.

Gareth will extend his expertise over Walker Sime’s offices in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. The company has provided quantity surveying and project management services to several prominent projects including The Barnum and the University of York’s Institute for Safe Autonomy, New Victoria and Civic Heat Network in Manchester, Dock Branch Park in Birkenhead and Liverpool Waters.