Belfield will be leading Arup’s 15,000-strong team. He will oversee a global business with turnover in excess of £1.6 billion across advisory, planning, engineering, design and management services in the cities, energy, transport and water markets.
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.
“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. ” Alan Belfield Alan Belfield Arup Group Chief Operating Officer
Belfield succeeds Gregory Hodkinson who completes his five-year term on 31 March 2019, the maximum tenure for Chairman of Arup. He will be joined by Deputy Chairman, Tristram Carfrae who has been reappointed in that role for a further three-year term.