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Arup’s new leaders prepare for a sustainable future

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
3 June 2019

Arup Australasia has recognised the expertise and experience of its people, appointing three as new Region Board members and promoting five others to the senior position of Principal.

Region Chair Peter Chamley congratulated the group as leaders with strong reputations, committed to excellence and integrity. 

The new Board members are Kate West who leads Arup’s Consulting Group in Western Australia and manages major transport projects; Kerryn Coker, a Sydney-based project director who heads the Building Specialists team; and Joseph Correnza, the Melbourne Office Leader and an experienced project leader and structural designer.

“Kate West, Kerryn Coker and Joseph Correnza join the Board as highly regarded professionals who have worked on complex city-shaping projects locally and internationally,” Mr Chamley said. 

“They will bring diversity of thought, and a wide range of personal and professional skills and experiences to the Board.”

 

Kate West, Peter Chamley, Kerryn Coker and Joseph Correnza.

Arup is unique among large consulting firms: it is independent with a trust structure and no individual shareholders or external investors. All Region Board members are chosen from within the organisation. 

 “At Arup, we value our independence. It allows us to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our values. We thrive on collaborating with clients on ambitious projects that will set new standards and have positive societal impacts,” Mr Chamley said. 

The Board will provide strong strategic direction-setting and decision-making to ensure exceptional quality of service to clients as we develop and deliver their projects, and the well-being and development of staff. ”

Peter Chamley Peter Chamley Chair, Australasia Region

“We are working on plans that consider, and respond to, future market conditions and our direction includes aligning our activities with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals both across the business and in the work we do with our clients.”

Mr Chamley congratulated the new Principals, who play important leadership roles across the Region. They are Ryan Andriessen, who has led the multidisciplinary design of many complex building and transport projects; David Harding, who heads major urban transport and precinct developments, working with multiple stakeholders; Andrew Lewis whose speciality is digital engineering and information management for major projects; Joyanne Manning, best known for her expertise in the increasingly important resource and waste management sector; and JingFeng Xu, an experienced project director who heads the successful specialist technical group in Singapore.

Arup’s expertise is the built environment – cities, buildings, transport, energy and water – employing designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. 

The Region encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.