New Australasia Water Skills Leader for Arup

24 Feb 2016

Arup welcomes Dr Therese Flapper as our new Australasia Water Skills Leader and Transport and Resources Leader in the ACT.

Therese has more than 27 years’ experience bringing infrastructure from policy and planning through to procurement and delivery across the built environment.

Based in Canberra, Therese will be invaluable towards growing our presence in the Territory as well as on city shaping projects as Canberra moves towards its vision for 2050. Therese’s role as deputy chair of Consult Australia’s Canberra Regional Committee will also champion a more holistic approach to policy, infrastructure and resources for Canberra and the surrounding areas (plus two hours from the city).

A recognised leader in the water sector Therese will collaboratively spearhead the growth and development of our capabilities across Australasia to ensure we are best placed to provide expertise, insight and support to our public and private sector clients.

“Water security will remain an important issue as our urban centres and regional cities continue to grow and put pressure on our finite resources. Arup, in partnership with its clients, is in a unique position to take advantage of the opportunities that are derived from urbanism and growth – and I look forward to helping Arup and our clients take on this challenge to serve communities.”

– Dr Therese Flapper, Australasia Water Skills Leader

“As a technical expert and trusted advisor, Therese brings a fresh perspective to our growing water business and to our burgeoning offering in Canberra. This will ensure we are best placed to support our clients and communities into the future.”

– Daniel Lambert, Australasia Water Leader

Therese is a qualified Drinking Water and Recycled Water Auditor and recognised for her contributions to the water sector as the recipient of the Nancy Millis Award in 2007. More recently, she was a Finalist in Consult Australia’s Female Leadership category.


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  • Dr Therese Flapper

    Therese is a recognised leader in the water sector.