Principal | NSW & ACT Leader
Anna leads Arup’s business and teams across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver optimal project outcomes for our clients, people and the community.
Her client-centric, collaborative leadership style not only drives quality technical and project delivery outcomes but helps foster a culture of inclusion and excellence.
By leading and developing teams with shared goals, Anna ensures Arup continues to attract and retain the right people with the right skills to meet our clients’ diverse and evolving needs, while providing rewarding experiences for our people.
With a career spanning more than 25 years with Arup in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, Anna is an experienced, outcome-focused project director and people-focused leader.
Having worked in different roles and countries, Anna brings a unique understanding of how diverse teams, perspectives and experiences deliver the best outcomes for all parties.
An accredited project director, Anna has led many major multidisciplinary teams on all stages of complex rail projects in Australia, the United States and United Kingdom, from business case to delivery.
Anna was a project manager for the iconic Kings Cross Station design and has led large advisory teams for major infrastructure projects in Australia, including Sydney CBD and Southeast Light Rail, Canberra Light Rail, Parramatta Light Rail and Western Sydney Airport Metro.
She has helped grow Arup’s rail business in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia, and built and diversified the NSW & ACT Infrastructure Group. Anna is focused on developing and leading diverse, competent, valued teams, empowering them to deliver the best outcomes for our clients, our people and the community.
Anna is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), a Board Member, Australasian Railway Association (ARA), a Certified Practising Project Director, Australian Institute of Project Management, and Australasian Board Member, Arup.
Engaged in the evolution of the profession and passionate about helping develop young engineers, Anna has been an active mentor for Arup and the Australasian Railway Association.
Anna has been a mentor for Consult Australia’s FutureNet Leaders Program, the National Association of Women in Construction and was a committee member for Engineers Australia’s College of Leadership and Management.
In 2020, Anna won Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s National Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award.