Mott MacDonald has appointed Dr Anne Kerr as managing director for its Greater China business covering Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China.
Anne’s 30-year involvement in the region’s infrastructure sector, combined with her continuing role as Mott MacDonald’s global head of cities, reinforces the consultancy’s strong focus on helping clients across Greater China address the pressures of rapid urbanisation, especially on transport and the built environment.
Anne’s experience spans the planning, design, development and implementation of strategic infrastructure in 30 countries across Asia-Pacific, Australasia and the Middle East. She originally joined Mott MacDonald in 1987 as a public health engineer based in Hong Kong. After becoming a principal environmental consultant a few years later, she then went on to hold several director roles for the consultancy’s infrastructure, environment, cost and project management teams in Hong Kong.
In leading Mott MacDonald’s cities initiative since 2015, Anne also brings insights and knowledge from the consultancy’s contribution in urban centres around the world, integrating expertise in transport, built environment, energy and water with digital transformation and new approaches to climate resilience and sustainability.
David Johnson, Mott MacDonald’s managing director for Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, said: “Anne has a unique portfolio of local and global knowledge and experience, which is enriched by her close working relationships with many diverse clients and stakeholders. This makes her the ideal leader for our Greater China business as we support our clients in delivering the iconic projects the region is renowned for. And for our team in Hong Kong this starts an especially exciting new chapter, not long after we’ve celebrated 60 years’ involvement in Hong Kong’s development and moved to vibrant new offices.”