Dan Hickman works for Jacobs in Birmingham as a City Growth Director, leading the development and implementation of a growth strategy for the city. Jacobs is a global solutions provider in the professional services industry and its approach is to mobilise a “toughest challenges” dialogue with clients to create solutions to deliver a more connected, sustainable world.
Dan has worked in a variety of sectors, spanning the regulated water and energy markets, environmental and flood-risk management sector, transport, local authorities, and government agencies. He is skilled in commercial and contract management, business development, strategic business plans, performance and resource management of multi-discipline teams.
As part of his role, Dan leads on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and corporate social responsibility agenda for Jacobs in the Birmingham region and is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for all in and outside of the workplace. His focus is on building new relationships and bringing the best practice from the public and private sectors together to address the skills gap.
With the West Midlands Leadership Board, Dan is looking to expand his involvement with the community, academia, and charities such as Women into Construction and Birmingham Children’s Trust, which he works with to make an impact on his local area.