Zak Ivany joins the Thirty4/7 team as new Head of Strategic Projects Development

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As Thirty4/7 enters its sixth year, the team is delighted to have appointed Senior Account Director, Zak Ivany, as our new Head of Strategic Projects Development.

Zak joins Thirty4/7 with a proven track record and broad experience gained working in consultancy over a number of years. As Head of Strategic Projects Development, he will oversee the delivery of Thirty4/7’s strategic communications and engagement work on behalf of an expanding number of our clients’ large-scale infrastructure consenting projects.

As well as leading the day-to-day teams working to deliver this, as the head of Thirty4/7’s new strategic projects business unit Zak will also be heading up the continued development of the company’s growing service offering for large-scale and strategic infrastructure projects. He brings with him a wealth of senior strategic advisory experience and knowledge of Development Consent Order (DCO) consenting strategy, political and press management, and grassroots engagement with residents, businesses and third sector organisations. This includes having worked on behalf of clients across a broad range of infrastructure sectors, from offshore wind and utility-scale solar energy generation to electricity transmission and storage, waste water treatment and national highways.

Zak will be working closely with Founding Director Will Morgan, Managing Director Andy Hughes and fellow Account Director Kate Orage in leading the business as it enters into its exciting next phase of continued growth.

Commenting on joining Thirty4/7, Zak said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team here at Thirty4/7 at such a pivotal time for the business. Having worked in consultancy over a number of years it’s exciting to get to be a part of such a dynamic and growing company.

I’ve known Will and Andy for number of years having all previously worked together supporting projects in the offshore wind sector. Since then, it’s been great to watch what Thirty4/7 has achieved, both on behalf of its clients and in terms of its growth as a business.  

To be taking on the new Head of Strategic Projects Development role at Thirty4/7 in the same week as a General Election feels timely. The country’s seen three prime ministers in the last two years and now the first change in governing party in 14 years is seemingly imminent. Against this backdrop, from net zero to energy security, to planning reform being seen as a means to unlock economic growth, the consenting of large-scale infrastructure projects is increasingly strategically important for achieving national political aims.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team here at Thirty4/7 to help clients steer their projects through these changes and challenges, growing our strategic projects offering and continuing to expand our presence across the country.” 

Managing Director, Andy Hughes, added:

“As we celebrate our sixth ‘birthday’ we’re absolutely delighted to bring Zak into the business. His wealth of knowledge and experience of delivering engaging campaigns on major infrastructure projects across the UK will be an invaluable addition as we continue to grow. I’m excited to work with Zak and our wider senior team to build on the success we’ve had over recent years and firmly cement Thirty4/7 as one of the go-to agencies for clients across the built environment.

If you’d like to speak with Zak about Thirty4/7’s expanding strategic projects offering, or to discuss what the General Election means for your projects, then get in touch at [email protected]