Multi-disciplinary consultancy Arup has appointed Gregory Hodkinson has its global chairman.
Hodgkinson, who started his career as a transport planner in Australia, takes on responsibility for a company with offices in 35 countries around the world, 11,500 members of staff and an annual turnover of over £1bn.
He joined Arup in 1972 and worked on major transport and urban development projects including the Sony Centre in Berlin, the Darling Harbour development in Sydney and Terminals 2,3,4,5 and 7 at JFK Airport in New York.
According to Arup, as the founding principal of its New York office Hodgkinson played a major part in the firm’s expansion into the USA in 1988.
He became chairman of the Americas Region in 2004 and in 2011 moved to Milan to lead the firm’s European business.
Hodgkinson said: “I believe that we have the right people with the right skills to add even more value in vitally important areas such as resilient city development, transport, water and low-carbon energy, so that’s where we aim to refine our focus.”
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