Arup has promoted company veteran Ian Taylor to the role of Director of Aviation and Global Business Leader. In his new role he takes charge of the development of the firm’s aviation service line and propositions, and its alignment with the needs of global clients.
Ian Taylor joined Arup in 1993 and has, in the intervening years, held roles of increasing seniority, working across the firm’s major markets in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia. In his more recent role, starting in 2009, Taylor served as the firm’s Aviation Business Leader in East Asia, leading the expansion of the engineering and consulting firm into China. Previously, he led the firm’s UK, Middle East and Africa Aviation team.
Taylor attended the University of Birmingham and holds a Bachelor Engineering in Civil Engineering from Nottingham Trent University. Taylor is a Fellow of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers.
Taylor’s promotion sees him take on the role of Director of Aviation and Global Business Leader. In the role, Taylor takes responsibility for the development of the strategic direction of the firm’s aviation business, which includes the development of, among others, the large scale Hong Kong International Airport three-runway system in the pipeline.
Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman, Arup Group, remarks, “Through his leadership roles, Ian has developed a deep understanding of the application of Arup’s specialist skills in the aviation sector. His strengths lie in his ability to quickly understand clients’ operational and project aspirations and to organise and direct the resources necessary to complete projects successfully.”
Commenting on his new role, Taylor says he is delighted, adding, "At Arup we are working with airports around the world to develop long-term strategies to get to the heart of the issues facing aviation today and helping them prepare for the future. I shall guide the development of our multidisciplinary teams – from strategic airport planning to programme delivery and operations consultancy – and help our clients achieve their commercial and operational objectives, and put the passenger experience at the centre of everything they do.”
Throughout his career, Taylor has worked on a number of major projects, including a number of projects at Hong Kong International Airport, such as the Midfield Concourse development; Terminal 2 Dublin Airport; Singapore Changi Airport Station; and JFK International Airport.