Jerome Frost is Chair of Arup’s UK, India, Middle East, and Africa (UKIMEA) businesses, leading a 7000-strong team. His focus is on sustainable development, shaping more inclusive, safe, and resilient communities, infrastructure, and cities.
Jerome is an internationally recognised expert in urban planning, major events, and economic development, and has led and delivered major projects that set new standards for sustainable development. As the former Head of Design and Regeneration for the Olympic Delivery Authority he played a leading role in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games design strategy and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He has also played key roles in other major regeneration schemes across the UK including King’s Cross, Wembley and Bristol Temple Meads, as well as large-scale urban, transport and reconstruction projects globally – in Europe, South Africa, South America, China and SE Asia.
He joined Arup in 1997 working for six years in urban planning, economic development and regeneration. After an eight-year interval working as Head of the National Consultancy Unit for English Partnerships (now Homes England) and the Olympic Delivery Authority, he re-joined Arup in 2012 and has since occupied a number of leadership roles including the head of the 2,000 strong UKIMEA Consulting Sector and a member of Arup’s Group Board spearheading its global Cities Strategy. In 2012, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to urban regeneration.
Jerome is currently Deputy Chair of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and will assume the Chair in December 2023.