Full Name
Fiona Cousins
Job Title
Americas Region Chair
Company / Affiliation
Speaker Bio
Fiona Cousins, Americas Region Chair, Arup

Fiona Cousins is Arup’s Americas Region Chair, a member of the Arup Group Board, and an Arup Fellow – a life-long, honorary title awarded to exceptional leaders in the firm who demonstrate world-class vision and initiative through their work. Before becoming Americas Chair at Arup, a leading global sustainable development consultancy, Fiona served as the Deputy Chair of the Digital Executive and the Automation Leader for the firm with the mission of advancing digital transformation and sustainable development. She is a mechanical engineer by profession and has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects across the globe, including the US Embassy in London and Fulton Street Station in New York among others.

Under Fiona’s leadership, Arup’s Americas region of over 1,800 members across 14 offices in the US, Canada, and Colombia, is sharply focused on delivering her shared vision of a more sustainable and equitable built environment by guiding clients. Fiona is featured in the 2023 Commercial Observer Power 100 List of the influential leaders in the commercial real estate industry, and included in the 2023 Crain's New York Business Notable Leaders in Sustainability. She is a valued advisor on critical climate legislation and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson to the New York City Advisory Board for Local Law 97 in 2019.

She is a Fellow of CIBSE and a LEED Fellow. She was honored with AIA NY’s Award of Merit in 2017. She was the Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council in 2016 and is currently President-Elect of CIBSE. In 2023 she was honored with the ENYA award, by NYECC for her work on sustainability issues. In 2023 she gave a TEDx talk on Climate and Design.
Fiona Cousins