Aurecon appoints Rail Leader to capitalise on Asia’s infrastructure growth

Aurecon appoints Rail Leader to capitalise on Asia’s infrastructure growth

8 May 2019

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Chris Deakin as Rail Leader – Asia to lead the company’s rail and mass transit practice in the region.

In his role, Chris ­will be responsible for leading, developing and managing the rail and mass transit service line and teams within Aurecon’s Asia business. Based in Singapore, Chris will lead key relationships with clients and industry partners to enhance Aurecon’s market growth and positioning. In addition, Chris will lead the digital delivery programme for the Singapore infrastructure business.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris to drive Aurecon’s business in rail and mass transit. Governments in Asia are increasingly focused on creating smart, accessible and liveable cities, which require digital integration and innovative problem-solving. Chris brings an abundance of both qualities as well as a keen understanding of clients’ needs,” said Scott Smith, Client Director – Infrastructure, Asia.

Chris has more than 18 years of international experience in leading, designing, and managing major infrastructure projects. His track record includes metro and high-speed alignment designs for Singapore, systems engineering in Malaysia, light rail in Australia and detailed permanent way design and construction projects for heavy rail in the UK. Chris is a skilled Permanent Way, Trackwork and Alignment engineer with design, installation and management experience, accompanied by strong digital engineering knowledge.

“Traditionally, rail engineering focuses on refining established methods in the way we design, engineer, and construct, rather than imagining what’s possible by challenging ourselves and what we know. I am excited to join Aurecon because it is a company that is not constrained by the past and is leveraging digital to shape the industry,” said Chris.