Deloitte airport specialist flies to Middle East

Dorian Reece, previously head of the firm’s UK airport practice, is joining its Middle East Infrastructure and Capital Projects team.

Deloitte has stepped up its push into the Middle East with the addition of Dorian Reece to its team covering the region.

Reece has been with the advisory firm for the last seven years advising airports and infrastructure investors on commercial strategy, valuation and airport mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked at a number of international airports in the UK and Australia.

The appointment coincides with Deloitte’s development of a Global Centre of Excellence for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (I&CP) in the Middle East.

“The Middle East is a natural hub for developing a Centre of Excellence for I&CP, as it represents an area of huge potential presently and in the long term,” said Nick Prior, global leader, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, at Deloitte Global. “The expansion of our aviation capabilities in the region demonstrates Deloitte’s commitment to our clients and our focus on having people with deep industry expertise.”

Reece has already spent two years splitting his time between the UK and Middle East. In a statement, he pointed to the region’s “huge pipeline of airport development activity”.

He also said he would bring lessons from the UK experience: “The benefit of having worked at most of the major UK airports where capacity is at a premium has given us an appreciation of how to drive change to ensure operational and commercial optimization.”