Fiona Cousins is Arup’s Americas Region Chair, an Arup Fellow, and a member of the Arup Group Board. Before becoming Americas Chair she served as the Deputy Chair of the Digital Executive and the Automation Leader for the firm. She is a mechanical engineer by profession and has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects including the US Embassy in London and Fulton Street Station in New York. She also practices as a sustainability consultant to establish clear and decisive direction for sustainable and resilient outcomes. Under Fiona’s leadership the Americas will focus on delivering Arup’s vision of a more sustainable and equitable built environment and providing client-centered services.  

In 2019, she was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson to the New York City Advisory Board for Local Law 97. She is a Fellow of CIBSE and a LEED Fellow. She was honored with AIA NY’s Award of Merit in 2017. She was the chair of USGBC in 2016 and is currently a Vice President of CIBSE.