Peter Chamley has been appointed as the new chair for Arup Australasia, effective as of April 1.

With over 35 years’ experience in leading delivering major projects across the UK, Europe, Australasia, East Asia and the USA, Chamley’s recent major projects include Crossrail in London, HS2 in the UK, and Second Avenue Subway in New York.

“The prospect of leading the Australasia region, which has a strong reputation across Arup Group as being progressive and innovative, is an exciting one, particularly  with so much current activity in the public and private sector,” says Chamley.

“Arup is well placed to take advantage of the opportunity to influence not just the built environment, but also how people experience their cities, while helping these cities to be more vibrant, safe, smart and resilient,” he says.

Chamley will be based in Melbourne, and will spend the first few months of his role travelling around the region, according to Arup.  

“In my new role, I will be bringing all of our experts together, leveraging our long standing relationships and work with organisations like The C40 Climate Leadership Group, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,” he says.