Kerryn Coker

Australasia Region Board Member, NSW Building Specialists Team Leader

Since joining Arup in London as a façade engineer in 2004, Kerryn has successfully undertaken a broad range of project, team and business leadership roles culminating in her recent appointment to the Arup Australasia Region Board.

As a Board Member she takes part in strategic decision making for the region-wide business of over 2,500 staff and plays an integral role in the direction and future successes of the business. Kerryn is also responsible for the board sustainability portfolio and is implementing Arup’s global sustainable development strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals at its core.

Kerryn’s role as Principal within the NSW Buildings Group includes leading a high-performance team of specialists with a range of diverse skills and disciplines. She has taken the 50 strong team from strength to strength in recent years, building up a reputation of technical excellence and a holistic multidisciplinary design approach. With a strong background in façade engineering, she leads Arup Building Envelope Skills Network in the region and continues to provide façade advice to clients and on projects.  Utilising her experience as design manager delivering multidisciplinary projects, Kerryn is also project director responsible for delivering multidisciplinary services on large complex building projects.

Kerryn is dedicated to mentoring up and coming female engineers and encouraging young women to undertake STEM subjects. She is a strong advocate of implementing a parental leave system and flexible working available to both males and females as one of the key elements to long term engagement of female talent, whist enabling men to have more meaningful engagement with their families.