Senior renewable energy expert, Nick Ash, has been appointed Arup’s Southeast Asia Energy Business Leader. This follows the firm’s commitment to broaden and strengthen the capacity of its energy team in Southeast Asia which is in the midst of a transformative journey towards net zero.

“The energy infrastructure in Southeast Asia requires a significant transformation to align with its countries’ sustainability commitments. Each country will require a bespoke strategy based on its legacy and societal needs. Nick's unparalleled expertise and global exposure are invaluable as he further develops Arup’s successful track record of large infrastructure project delivery and helps clients navigate the complexities of the energy transformation in the region,” said Alan Thomson, Global Energy Business Leader.

Nick brings close to twenty years of technical, economic and policy experience in energy and decarbonisation to the team. He moved to Singapore from Arup’s London office, where he spent the last two years focusing on the role of renewables and alternative fuels, especially hydrogen, in solving emission reduction challenges. 

He applies his technical and economics expertise through his global experience in decarbonisation strategies, renewables, energy networks, hydrogen, alternative fuels, bioenergy, hydropower, carbon removal, waste-to-energy, and sustainable heat/cooling. 

He has recently led more than a dozen due diligence assignments for hydrogen and other clean technologies, helped regulators in multiple jurisdictions to facilitate sustainable energy markets, and developed decarbonisation strategies for multinational firms. 

“Southeast Asia is a growing and dynamic region, where many of the challenges and opportunities associated with decarbonising the energy sector are seen in vibrant colour. I’m excited to bring the best of Arup’s end-to-end advisory and engineering services to help energy clients in the region rapidly scale their operations and capitalise on market opportunities,” said Nick Ash.