International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Tracy Cheuk as its market director for Water, Coastal and Climate Change for Singapore to grow its expertise across these areas in the country.
The appointment of Cheuk is closely aligned with Aurecon’s Asia business growth strategy, and positions the company well to pursue opportunities in water infrastructure engineering, sustainability and climate change — in line with Singapore’s goals of resilient water infrastructure.
According to the World Resources Institute, Singapore will be one of the most water-stressed countries in the world by 2040, exacerbated by climate change.
The country will have to address the challenge of securing an adequate and affordable supply of water for its people, as demand for water continues to rise in tandem with population and economic growth.
Throughout her career, Cheuk has been involved in delivering infrastructure projects of differing scale and complexity. These include Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) drainage and sewer systems, upgrading improvement works, PUB and National Environment Agency resource recovery pursuit, and JTC Corporation Lorong Halus reclamation pursuit in Singapore, among other projects.
In her new role, she will spearhead Aurecon’s Singapore strategy and thought leadership positioning for water and coastal engineering, strengthen existing client relationships and expand client base, and advance in-house technical capabilities.
Jean-Marc Girard, COO of Aurecon Asia, who is currently leading Aurecon’s Singapore business, shared: “Water has always been an existential issue for Singapore and it continues to be at the forefront of water management globally.
“Tracy’s proven local and international track record, especially in water and urban development, adds depth to our expertise and differentiates Aurecon in a highly competitive market.
“Under her leadership, our team will be well placed to help our clients better seize the opportunities arising from increasing demand for sustainable water resources, effective drainage management and resilient coastal protection.”
Cheuk concluded: “Singapore is working proactively to ensure a sustainable water supply and to protect her coastline from rising sea levels. We are keen to contribute our local knowledge and international expertise to bring that mission to life.
“I am delighted to be part of a firm with innovation and sustainability at heart. I look forward to collaborating with my talented colleagues across our business to help our clients respond effectively to the challenges of securing Singapore’s water future.”