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New Leader for Arup’s Transport and Resources business

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
27 August 2019

Infrastructure specialist Murray Kretschmer has been appointed Leader of Arup’s transport and resources business in Australasia.

Arup’s Australasia Chair Peter Chamley said Murray has a client-focused, strategic approach which will guide the firm’s growing business throughout the region.

Murray has extensive industry knowledge and experience leading multidisciplinary teams internationally. He is recognised for creating ‘even better’ project solutions and performance outcomes through innovation and cost management. He is also a great people-person and communicator. ”

Peter Chamley Peter Chamley Chair, Australasia Region

Murray has worked in all areas of infrastructure on projects in Australia, Singapore, China, Ireland and the UK. 

His appointment provides continuity for Arup in the market and internally: he has most recently been Operations Leader for the transport and resources sector which encompasses rail, highways, intelligent mobility, energy, water, maritime, aviation, resource to waste management and asset management. 

Current major projects include Australia’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange on the Bruce Highway Upgrade Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway, Cultana - Australia’s largest salt water pumped hydro energy project, Melbourne Metro, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, Auckland Watercare’s Central Interceptor, the Thomson East Coast Line in Singapore and the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line in Western Australia.


Arup is always looking for opportunities to ‘shape a better world’ through people-centred thinking and clever problem-solving. The significant investment in infrastructure offers ways to maximise community and industry connections, improve lifestyles and address sustainability challenges. I am delighted to be heading up such a skilled and committed team. ” Murray Kretschmer Murray Kretschmer Australasia Transport and Resources Leader

A civil engineer, Murray is an IntPE(Aus) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.  

Arup’s Australasia region comprises Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.