Dr Alan Belfield will take over as Chairman of Arup Group from 1 April 2019.
Belfield will be leading Arup’s 15,000-strong team. He will oversee a global business with turnover in excess of £1.6 billion across advisory, planning, engineering, design and management services in the cities, energy, transport and water markets.
Currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for the firm, Belfield brings with him a wealth of experience in technology, engineering and advisory services, and an unwavering commitment to realise Arup’s ambition to ‘shape a better world’. He previously led Arup’s operations across the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa.
Belfield is passionate about Arup’s aim for ‘social usefulness’ and is a strong advocate of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a member of the UK Government’s Professional and Business Services Council.