Matthew Sutton

President, Private Client Sector

Joined CH2M
March 2016

Matthew Sutton is president of CH2M’s private client sector business. He leads overall global management, strategy, operations and growth of the business, including a worldwide staff of nearly 6,000 professionals in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific. CH2M’s private sector serves major corporations in the oil and gas, manufacturing, industrial, power, chemical, life sciences, electronics and advanced facilities sectors.

Matthew was formerly president of CH2M’s Environment & Nuclear business, its largest operation and market-leading business group—ranked as a leader in Engineering News Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms since 2006, and cited by independent analyst Verdantix as a top leader in the environmental services market in their 2016 Green Quadrant Environmental Benchmark Survey.  

Matthew has three decades of professional experience focused on executive management in environmental consulting and engineering, organizational and business development, and delivering full asset life cycle professional and technical services for private industry and government organizations.

With a proven record of driving performance excellence and growth by focusing on client-centric solutions, technical innovation, employee engagement and safety, Matthew has established enduring business relationships and advocacy with key private and public sector clients, delivering solutions through comprehensive services in:

• Site Planning and Permitting
• Environmental Health and Safety
• Advanced Facilities and Life Sciences
• Site Remediation and Revitalization
• Process Engineering (Hydrocarbons)
• Facilities and Infrastructure
• Industrial Water
• Sustainability / Climate Adaptation

A recognized leader in the environmental and engineering industry, Matthew was invited to high level talks with the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection in China on advancing air pollution control, hazardous waste management and environmental health and safety in regulatory regimes. He is a dynamic speaker at environmental industry panels, conferences and forums, including keynoting an annual remediation conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Previously, Matthew was Chief Executive of AECOM's flagship environmental business, responsible for $2.5 billion in revenue, and which during his tenure received many thought leadership, environmental, climate change, and health and safety industry and client awards. He has held senior leadership positions with top environmental firms Arcadis, Dames & Moore, Harding & Lawson and Groundwater Technology. His career includes technical positions as principal chemical engineer, director of engineering, research & development, innovation, as well as in alternative delivery and performance-based contracting. An American Institute of Chemical Engineers member, Mathew received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.