New board appointment at ARA

The Australasian Railway Association has appointed Anna Squire, Principal at Arup, to the association’s Board.The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has appointed Anna Squire, Principal at Arup, to the association’s Board.

“We are very pleased to have Anna Squire join the ARA Board, at what is both an exciting and an important time for the rail industry,” ARA Chairman Bob Herbert AM said in a statement.

“Anna Squire brings more than 25 years’ experience as an accomplished project director, having successfully managed multidisciplinary teams throughout all stages of large, complex rail projects around the world.

“Ms. Squire brings a depth of knowledge to the rail industry and the Board more broadly with her skills in the development, design and delivery of high-quality, reliable and operations-focused rail projects, particularly in the context of planning and urban renewal.

“Ms. Squire’s in-depth knowledge of industry best practice and her strong ability to deliver value has been gained in a range of design, construction and project management roles on major rail projects in Australia, the USA and the UK, including metro, heavy rail, freight, high speed rail and light rail.”

ARA CEO Danny Broad also welcomed Ms. Squire’s appointment.

“Having a consultancy representative join the ARA Board will add weight to the current representation and increase the depth of knowledge across the Board,” he said.

“I am delighted by this appointment and am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the future of the rail industry through my ongoing involvement with the ARA,” said Ms. Squire.


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