Alan Belfield to take over as Arup chair

7 February 2019

International –Alan Belfield will take over as chair of the Arup Group from 1 April 2019.

The design and consultancy firm employs 15,000 people and has a global business with turnover in excess of GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.07bn) across advisory, planning, engineering, design and management services in its cities, energy, transport and water markets.

Belfield said, “It is a huge honour to be appointed the next Chairman of Arup. I have worked in the firm for over 25 years, so I know what an amazingly talented group of people we have. In these uncertain political and economic times, our work and our values have never mattered more. Along with my colleagues, I look forward to working with our clients all around the world on projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.”

A spokesperson for Arup added, “Currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for the firm, Belfield brings with him a wealth of experience in technology, engineering and advisory services, and an unwavering commitment to realise Arup’s ambition to ‘shape a better world’. He previously led Arup’s operations across the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa.

“Belfield is passionate about Arup’s aim for ‘social usefulness’ and is a strong advocate of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a member of the UK Government’s Professional and Business Services Council.”