Andy Howard is the current Chair of the Americas Region, and became a member of the Group Board in April 2021. Andy joined Arup in 1987 as a mechanical engineer; he spent several years in London, then eleven years in Africa leading a range of buildings and industrial projects, before moving to the US in 2001. He was Los Angeles group leader before becoming Americas Region COO in 2004, and has been Region Chair since 2016. Andy has served on a number of the firm’s global executives as well as industry and business groups externally.