David Singleton

David Singleton

  • Global Planning Leader

Your best solution to date?

Guiding the successful development and implementation of the firm's sustainability policy and strategy.

Why is it significant?

Arup has always been known for its approach to sustainability. But ensuring it is entrenched in every aspect of our business takes work; it cannot just be assumed.

Your particular skill?

Civil and transport planning and engineering; integrating our skills to meet client needs; sustainable institutional development.


Integrated design yielding sustainable outcomes, developing Arup’s talent, creating global project teams.

Why Arup?

It has allowed me to pursue several careers without changing firms, to develop myself and others and to be a part of something truly impressive.

Honours and awards

One of 100 most influential engineers in Australia; Honorary Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia 2004; finalist, “CEO of the Year”, Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Agency, Australia, 2002; Brunel Lecturer, Institution of Civil Engineers, 2002-03.