Susan Baer has a comprehensive knowledge of the field — and its future — and brings an exceptional set of qualifications to the role. In her new position, Baer will capitalise on one of Arup’s key resources: its ability to mobilise its experts around the world. She will also continue her current responsibilities as Americas Region Aviation Leader. Baer’s predecessor, Peter Budd, is retiring, and will continue to support the aviation team in an advisory capacity.
"The aviation team at Arup is without equal, led by exceptional professionals in the regions where expert aviation teams plan, design, and commission the best airports in the world. I look forward to continuing the vision for global aviation established by Peter Budd, whose leadership, business acumen, and client understanding were unparalleled."Susan Baer, Arup Principal and Global Aviation Business Leader
Baer joined Arup in 2013, heading up its aviation business in the Americas region and directing global aviation planning. Through her superior negotiation and communication skills, she ensures that collaborations between planners, engineers, airport operators, and airlines are focused on the successful delivery of projects in the best interests of all stakeholders.
She will also leverage her past experience, including 37 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to bring a new perspective to Arup’s well-established aviation competencies, including planning, security, IT, operations planning, strategic and business services, acoustics, operations readiness and training, transaction advice, and more.
Arup’s aviation projects currently under development include some of the biggest new airport projects ever undertaken, such as the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Heathrow Terminal 2, Hong Kong International Midfield Concourse, Perth Airport, and Taoyuan Terminal 3 (Taiwan).