Dr Alan Belfield will take over as chair of Arup Group from 1 April 2019.
Belfield (pictured) currently serves as Arup's chief operating officer and has previously led its operations in the UK, Middle East and Africa as part of his 25 year term at the company. As chair he will lead Arup's 15,000-strong team overseeing the global business
Belfield is passionate about Arup’s aim for ‘social usefulness’ and is a strong advocate of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. He said: "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.”
Belfield succeeds Gregory Hodkinson who completes his five-year term on 31 March 2019. He will be joined by deputy chair, Tristram Carfrae who has been reappointed in that role for a further three-year term.