New Australasia Region Board appointments

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
24 March 2022

Arup in Australasia today announced the appointment of three new Board members to accelerate implementation of the firm’s sustainable development strategy and enhanced client services, and broaden its governance perspective. 

Co-Chairs Kerryn Coker and Kate West welcomed industry leaders Anna Squire, Joyanne Manning and Paul Sloman to the Region Board.

They join Kerryn and Kate, Murray Kretchmer (Chief Operating Officer), Joseph Correnza (Head of Arup University), Tan Yoong Heng (Singapore Leader), Mike McGowan (Regional Transport Leader), Phoebe Ryssenbeek (Head of People & Culture) and Greg Stone (Regional Digital Leader).  

“Anna, Joyanne and Paul are highly respected by their clients and colleagues for their experience and integrity, and significant contributions to their professional areas,” said the Co-Chairs.  

“Their deep knowledge of a range of business and industry areas will complement that of other Board members while bringing fresh perspectives. 

“All are innovators, committed to sustainable development and the creation of social value through collaboration and technical excellence.” 

Anna is well-known in the rail and infrastructure sectors, having been Arup’s Australasian Rail Business Leader and NSW/ACT Infrastructure Group Leader. In 2020 she was awarded the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s National Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award. She leads Arup in NSW/ACT and is a member of the Board of the Australasian Railway Association. 

Joyanne is Arup’s Australasian Resources Business Leader, having previously been responsible for the Circular Economy and Waste and Resource Recovery areas. She is Chair of the Industry Working Group of NSW Circular, the foundation partner for Arup with the Infrastructure CoLab and a member of the Advisory Board for the Griffith University hosted CRC for Plastics Waste. 

Paul has held a number of senior leadership roles and was recently appointed Global Leader for Property, Science Industry and Technology, and Social Infrastructure. He was formerly Regional Building Sector Leader, championing net zero design approaches and practices.  

The changes are effective 1 April, when Bruce Tanner and Tong Veng-Wye will conclude their terms on the Region Board. 

Kate and Kerryn thanked Bruce and Veng-Wye for their dedicated service and valuable contributions to the firm’s growth, success and culture. Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Bruce is taking up the role of Leader Complex Projects, Australasia. Veng-Wye has been appointed to Arup’s Global Board of Trustees.  

As an independent firm, with a trust structure, Arup has no external investors. The Australasia Region encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, with a 2750-strong team providing consultancy services to government, corporate and community-based clients. 

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