Mott MacDonald has appointed Peter Black as managing director of its power unit, with responsibility for developing and expanding the company’s power generation and transmission business. Black takes over from Martin Hornsby who has retired after 35 years with the company.


With nearly 40 years of experience, Black has been at Mott MacDonald since 1986. Most recently he was head of transmission and distribution, helping the business grow tenfold.

He has worked with some of largest electrical companies in the world. One of his key achievements was successfully launching the Mott MacDonald power business in the US. Since then Mott MacDonald has established specialist power offices in Boston, Denver and Houston and now employs over 80 people there.

In the UK Peter has been working closely with National Grid and was instrumental in Mott MacDonald winning roles in two of six alliances set up by National Grid to help it achieve its capital plan for OFGEM.