5 August 2014 — David Singleton has retired as Arup director after more than 40 years with the firm.

Starting in 1973, Mr Singleton held a number of positions in the company, including chief executive from 1999-2004 and chairman of global infrastructure from 2004-2011.

An Arup release said that Mr Singleton had spearheaded business growth and global strategy development on diversity and sustainability over the past decade.

“I have seen a lot of change in the engineering and infrastructure world over the last 40 years but the basic rules for successful project delivery remain essentially the same,” Mr Singleton said.

He will now become director of Brighouse Consulting, as well as continuing in his role as chairman of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and with his non-executive director roles on boards including Standards Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.

“I’m excited about this new chapter of my career and intend to focus on the boards and industry bodies which I’m involved with, and some new roles and partnerships across a variety of industries and government sectors,” he said.

Global chair of Arup Greg Hodkinson said Mr Singleton’s contribution to the firm and the engineering industry had been significant.

“David has had a distinguished Arup career over 40 years, from structural engineer to transportation engineer to chairman of the independent Australian practice who brought the merger with Arup Group, to group board director to chairman of our infrastructure practice to group sustainability director to planning practice leader.

“He has made a significant contribution in all of these roles and left them all better than he found them. I thank David for his contribution to Arup and wish him all the very best for whatever comes next.”