Dr Marianne Foley is a values-driven collaborative leader, technical innovator and designer within the built environment. She is Arup Australasia’s Building Sector Leader and a highly experienced fire engineer.

Marianne is an Arup Fellow, an honour bestowed to those at the forefront of excellence at Arup.

Through her professionalism and expertise, Marianne has made her mark at Arup and in the built environment, being the driving force and contributing innovative solutions to high profile, award-winning buildings - the National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) in Beijing, Stockland’s Sydney Head Office, 50 Martin Place in Sydney and the Sydney Opera House renewal. Her current portfolio includes the new Metro station and office towers in Martin Place.

Marianne continues to bring a depth and breadth of experience and insight to the industry in a range of forums including the NSW Government’s Cladding Product Safety Panel and the Warren Centre’s Executive Steering Group working on ‘Professionalising the Fire Safety Profession.’ She actively champions professional excellence and advocates for opening-up career opportunities for young women and engineers.  In 2015 Marianne was the Seymour Whyte Distinguished Visiting Scholar for women in engineering presenting a series of lectures to students, school-aged girls and the public. Marianne has mentored, formally and informally, people of various backgrounds and skill sets to help them grow and thrive and increase the diversity of the Arup workforce.