Profession: Mechanical Engineer Current Position: Arup Group Chair Joined Arup 1992 Qualifications BSc: Bachelor of Science (First Class) University of Nottingham 1977 PhD: Doctor of Philosophy University of Nottingham 1982 MBA with Distinction: Master of Business Administration University of Warwick 1994 FREng: Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering FIMechE: Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers CEng: Chartered Engineer Eur Ing: European Engineer Alan is the Arup Group Chairman responsible for the well-being of the entire firm. His previous role was Group Chief Operating Officer with overall operational and commercial responsibility. Prior to this, Alan was the Chair of the UK, Middle East and Africa Region with direct responsibility for the strategic direction, commercial and technical performance and staff development for over 5,000 regional people. Previous to that, he was Chair of the firm’s Global Consulting Practice – a group of 2,000 specialists in Planning and Technology Services and Management Consulting. Dr Belfield has become recognised as a technical authority in his field and has appeared as an expert witness in a number of arbitration cases and as a technical expert on TV. He is an active member of various organisations, such as the Professional Business Services Council, London First and the CBI.