International engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Nathan Roberts as its Newcastle Leader to manage Hunter region projects.
He will lead the Newcastle team in the delivery of innovative infrastructure design concepts and engineering advice for the key city-shaping and urban renewal projects that are helping to define Greater Newcastle and its future.
Roberts, a Newcastle local and graduate of Newcastle University, has worked on major infrastructure projects locally and overseas.
Commenting on his appointment, Roberts said he looks forward to growing Aurecon’s capability in Newcastle and building on the organisation’s reputation for creating innovative engineering and digital solutions.
“Aurecon has a long history in the Hunter Region, having been here for more than 60 years. In that time, we have delivered many place-making projects, most recently NUspace for Newcastle University, the Newcastle Interchange and Newcastle Light Rail,” he said.
"I’m committed to continuing that legacy by working with our clients to create iconic projects – resourced by local people as much as possible.”
Aurecon’s NSW managing director, Rowenna Walker, said Roberts has a background in bridge design and civil and structural engineering.
“Nathan’s combination of local insights and global experience will be invaluable in leading the team to help clients tackle some of the challenges facing the region, such as population growth and transitioning to a more diversified economy,” Walker said.
“He has the expertise to take Aurecon’s Newcastle business to the next level.”
Roberts has worked extensively on major transport projects in Australia, including the Airport Link in Brisbane and the refurbishment of the iconic ANZAC Bridge in Sydney. He has also spent time in the United Kingdom as a design manager focused on the construction phase for major infrastructure projects.
Roberts has replaced Jane Moran who has returned to Sydney to take up the role of Client Leader, Transport at Aurecon.