International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Anita Ho as its new director for Major Projects, Greater China with effect from 6 Dec 2021. Ho is based in Hong Kong and will report directly to the company’s soon-to-be-announced managing director for Greater China.
A member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the East Asia Branch, Ho has 25 years of extensive experience in all aspects of project management, which includes 20 years of working in the design and construction management of infrastructure projects.
Leading Aurecon’s major projects in Greater China, Ho will be responsible for the smooth delivery of major projects in terms of quality assurance, risk mitigation, management and review. She will also develop and implement the company’s strategy to increase cooperation with government agencies, as the company seeks to cement its reputation as a Tier 1 provider for engineering and advisory services in Asia.
Following Hong Kong government’s decision to boost the economy with a stimulus package, a portion of which will be channelled to major infrastructure projects, Aurecon is taking a proactive approach to further bolster its leadership team as it looks to strengthen its position further in the Asia.
“One of the key attributes we are looking for in this role was a comprehensive understanding of the Greater China market, and Anita brings extensive experience with her to Aurecon,” said Stephane Asselin, chief executive for Asia in Aurecon. “Over the past 25 years, she has worked on a diverse portfolio of engineering projects in Greater China and in Asia, from planning and feasibility studies through to design and construction. She has excellent talent for harnessing strong analytical and problem-solving skills to successfully manage large and complex infrastructure projects, including multidisciplinary engineering designs for government projects.
“Growing our business in this region is a key strategic objective for Aurecon. With Anita on board, I am confident that she will strengthen our ability to deliver greater value to clients, bring ideas to life and grow our business.”
Ho shared her enthusiasm for coming onboard the new role: “I am excited to start in my new role at such an innovative organisation, one that is growing so rapidly in Asia and working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the region. I share Aurecon’s strong desire to leave a lasting legacy, and I hope to make good use of the experience I’ve gained over the years to work with key clients in the public sector to solve their complex challenges.”
Ho joins Aurecon from her role as Chief Project Manager for Design at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority where she led a team of design consultants and project managers engaged in the creation of one of the world’s largest cultural quarters.
Prior to this, she spent just under four years as technical director at AECOM, where she managed several transport-related projects. These include the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High-Speed Rail RDC06 package and the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit schemes in Malaysia, as well as the Third Runway Concourse Design at the Hong Kong International Airport. She has also worked on the Hong Kong – Guangzhou Express Rail Link project during her earlier time with the organisation as principal engineer.