Infrastructure Advisory Lead, UKIMEA
I lead the Infrastructure Advisory business and the Intelligent Mobility team in Arup's UK, India, Middle East and Africa region, with the sole aim of helping our clients in highways, rail, water and energy with their emerging challenges – be they technical, commercial, organisational or environmental. At the forefront of my mind is the need to develop sustainable solutions that provide a strong and equitable legacy for future generations.
My area of expertise is within transport, helping develop meaningful strategy and policy for clients across areas such as regulation, low carbon mobility, network planning and organisational transformation. I have helped clients on national projects and strategies, including Highways England’s Connecting the Country and most recently the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Project Rapid that helps establish the economics and infrastructure required to support the electric vehicle transition.
I started my career as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham and subsequently worked for Hewlett Packard offering digital solutions to clients such as Rolls-Royce Aerospace. I’m a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience, have worked nationally and internationally, from Liverpool to Jamaica and back, on site to the Board room... and found it a hugely challenging and exciting experience!