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Alan Belfield appointed as Chairman of Arup Group

Ria Patel Ria Patel Global Press Office,London
23 January 2019

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.


Alan Belfield, Chairman of Arup Group Alan Belfield, Chairman of Arup Group
Alan Belfield, Arup Group Chief Operating Officer

It is a huge honour to be appointed the next Chairman of Arup. I have worked in the firm for over 25 years, so I know what an amazingly talented group of people we have. In these uncertain political and economic times, our work and our values have never mattered more. Along with my colleagues, I look forward to working with our clients all around the world on projects that make a real difference to people’s lives. ” Alan Belfield Alan Belfield Chairman

Belfield succeeds Gregory Hodkinson who completes his five-year term on 31 March 2019, the maximum tenure for Chairman of Arup. He will be joined by Deputy Chairman, Tristram Carfrae who has been reappointed in that role for a further three-year term.

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