SLR announces senior executive appointments

SLR has announced the appointment of two new senior executives in its North America and Asia Pacific operations.

Rick Smith has joined in a new role as Chief Operating Officer, North America and will enhance the leadership structure in SLR’s businesses in the US and Canada.

Rick has extensive experience of leading EHS businesses and was most recently the US Southern Division Managing Director and a member of the Global Senior Leadership Team at ERM.


Paul Gardiner has joined SLR as the Asia Pacific Regional Manager having recently been Asia Pacific General Manager for Cardno, where he also held executive management positions in the US, Middle East and Latin America.

Paul takes over leadership of SLR’s APAC region from Peter Georgiou, who after a number of successful years in the role is taking on new roles at SLR encompassing both local client and global leadership responsibilities.


Rick and Paul’s appointments follow on the announcement earlier in the year that Dianne Buchanan has joined SLR as Chief Financial Officer.
Group CEO Neil Penhall commented:

“‘I’d like to welcome Rick and Paul to SLR and thank Peter for his contribution in previously leading the APAC region.  We have an ongoing and exciting growth strategy for SLR Group over the coming years and attracting new leaders of such calibre to the SLR team will further enhance our ability to bring this strategy to life.”

Key Contacts:

Rick Smith

Paul Gardiner