Strengthening its footprint in the region, global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Andy North into the newly-created role of director of growth strategies in Asia.
“Asia is a key area of development for Aurecon. We have appointed Andy to help drive our growth and explore the opportunities around infrastructure and sustainability in the region,” said Stephane Asselin, managing director for Asia. “Andy is a proven leader with experience in identifying new markets, M&As, and foraging mutually beneficial partnerships in Asia.”
In his new role, Mr North will develop new areas of business growth for Aurecon, including expanding into new countries, markets and business lines, as well as identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships and mergers & acquisitions.
A civil engineer by background, Mr North is also a proven business leader with significant experience in implementing growth strategies, identifying and structuring merger & acquisition deals, and leading various forms of integrated delivery projects and programmes including design, build, finance and operate and public-private-partnerships.
Prior to joining Aurecon, Mr North served as chief operating officer at Atlas Industries, a leading BIM and digital delivery solution provider. Before that, he was senior vice president for strategic development and mergers & acquisitions at global engineering firm AECOM.
Over his 35-year career, Mr North has also led major water sector projects around Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, including a US$120-million wastewater treatment project in Xi-Lang, Guangzhou, China; a US$46 million water treatment plant in Tianjin, China; and a US$7.5 million tertiary wastewater treatment plant in Jasper, Canada.
“I’m excited to be joining Aurecon at a time when we are seeing numerous growth opportunities in Asia. I am also looking forward to helping Aurecon’s clients develop innovative and technology-driven solutions to ensure their developments are future-ready,” said Mr North.
In Asia, Aurecon has carried out a wide range of built environment, energy and infrastructure projects, particularly road and rail systems, and also renewable energy, combining the latest technologies with human-centred design to deliver future-ready developments. The company has been involved in many iconic projects across the region, such as the West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong, Vincom Landmark 81 Tower in Vietnam, the Shanghai Tower in China, Southeast Asia’s largest solar farm in Vietnam, and the Mauritius’ Metro Express as part of a Singapore-Mauritius government collaboration.