Dr Michael Shaw is Managing Director of RPS Ireland Ltd, a business segment within the RPS Group plc. Michael graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering in 1981 and following a 3-year period of research into “Wave- Current Interaction” was awarded a PhD in 1985. In 1996 he became a Partner in a local consultancy firm, Kirk, McClure, Morton, which became part of the 5500 strong Global RPS multidisciplinary consultancy group in 2004. As Managing Director of over 220 staff in NI, Michael now takes a strategic oversight for all operations and projects within the business. : “We deliver strategic and sustainable projects; we plan, design, develop and manage infrastructure assets for both the public and private sectors. Throughout my career I have focused on results orientated strategies to deliver “best in class” service to clients. I firmly believe that innovation should be at the heart of an organisation”
Michael is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of Engineers Ireland, a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Michael is active within the construction industry in promoting innovative excellence, particularly in the fields of Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence applied to design and collaborative solutions.