Co-Chair, Australasia Region
Kerryn Coker is the Co-Chair of Arup in Australasia along with Kate West.
Committed to leading with social purpose and driving positive change in the industry and with clients, Kerryn and Kate’s ambition is to help shape and create more resilient, liveable places with an end-to-end approach to sustainable development.
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 as Co-Chair, Australasian Region and Arup Australasia Region Board Member.
As a Board Member she takes part in strategic decision making for the region-wide business of over 2,500 people 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 has delivered innovative façade solutions to the award-winning tower 1 Bligh Street, Sydney and has led multidisciplinary teams on complex projects including 8 Chifley Square and Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, and NewActon Nishi in Canberra.
She is dedicated to mentoring up and coming female engineers and supporting flexible parental leave programs. Kerryn advocates for all people at Arup to be valued, supported and encouraged to take career opportunities when they arise. She calls this a ‘culture of generosity’ for our people.