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Dr Robert Care to lead growth in the ACT, New Zealand and Indonesia

Australasia Press Office
18 March 2014

Dr Robert Care AM will be relocating to Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), to oversee the growth of Arup’s business in the ACT and its expansion in New Zealand and Indonesia.

The former Chair and CEO of Arup in Australasia (2004 – 2010) and the UK, Middle East and Africa (2011 – 2013) will apply more than 40 years of experience across engineering, policy advice and leadership to develop key project opportunities and relationships with public and private clients for Arup.

The move is an excellent fit, with Robert having held the posts of Chief Engineer of the National Capital Development Commission and later head of ACT Public Works from 1986 to 1990; being a past deputy chair of ACIF (the Australian Construction Industry Forum), and having developed deep and broad relationships with Government at a senior level.

Canberra has always been a special place to me – and with the ACT looking at opportunities to define itself for the future, I’m looking forward to being part of the next phase in the area’s evolution. ” Dr Robert Care Former Arup Principal

Beyond Canberra, Robert Care will also be involved in the development of Arup’s business throughout the Australasia region – particularly in New Zealand and Indonesia.

There are great opportunities for Arup in both New Zealand and Indonesia. New Zealand continues to go through a massive rebuilding programme after the earthquakes of 2010 and Indonesia, with a population of over 200 million, faces a major infrastructure development programme. Both countries present strategic growth opportunities for Arup. ” Dr Robert Care Former Arup Principal

 Robert’s experience at the helm of both Australasia and UKMEA will be an immense asset as Arup leverages our design skills and expertise in a growing and competitive Australasian marketplace. Peter Bailey, Chair and CEO of Arup in Australasia