Arup has hired London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring to take on the role of Global Transport Leader. In her new role, Dedring will leverage her many years of consulting and transport experience to bolster the firm’s expertise in sustainable urban transportation networks.
Isabel Dedring is currently the Deputy Mayor for Transport at the Greater London Authority, a job she has held since 2011. Her responsibilities include policy setting and ensuring that the Mayor's transport portfolio was delivered. Previously, Dedring was the Mayor's Environment Adviser, leading on issues of environmental policy formulation. Between 2003 and 2008, Dedring worked at Transport for London - first as the Chief of Staff and subsequently as Director of the Policy Unit. Prior to that, she worked at McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager for four years between 1998 and 2003. Dedring starter her consulting career at EY in 1993, working as a management consultant at the firm’s Kazakhstan office, which opened in 1992.
Dedring holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University as well as a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School.
As urbanisation continues to increase, while climate goals make increasing demands on clean forms of transportation management, the demand for in-house experts in the field is becoming paramount. To provide its clients with expertise in the field of transport, Arup has picked up Dedring, who joins the firm as its Global Transport Leader. In the role, Dedring will be tasked with driving Arup’s global transport agenda as well as ‘cement the firm’s integrated approach to transport and urban development.’
Gregory Hodkinson, Arup Group Chairman, says "At a time when rapid urbanisation and population growth drives the increasing demand for improved mobility, it is crucial that we implement smart and resilient transport solutions for the movement of people and goods. Isabel brings extensive experience of leadership in transport policy, planning and delivery, and I am looking forward to her helping us drive the firm in exciting new directions.”
Isabel Dedring remarks "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Arup in this role at such an exciting time for the transport industry worldwide. New innovations in funding, the emergence of zero-emission technologies, the need for closer integration between planning and transport, the explosion of digital technology, and ever-higher public expectations from transport are just a few examples of the changes creating opportunities in this field. I look forward to working closely with colleagues to build on Arup's outstanding reputation in this area.”
In a related appointment, Steer Davies Gleave recently hired Trevor Brennan as an Associate, he brings in more than 15 years of experience in sustainable transport to help the firm develop its offerings in the sector.