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Anita Ho joins Aurecon as Director, Major Projects, Greater China

Anita Ho joins Aurecon as Director, Major Projects, Greater China

Anita has 25 years of extensive experience in all aspects of project management, working in the design and construction management of infrastructure projects.

07 December 2021 – International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Anita Ho as its new Director, Major Projects, Greater China with effect from 6 December 2021. Anita is based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Aurecon’s soon-to-be announced Managing Director for Greater China.

To aid its comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as boost its economy, the Hong Kong government announced a stimulus package earlier this year of HK$120 billion (US$15.4 billion). A large portion of the investment will be channelled to four main infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing mobility and integrating the city more closely with others along the Pearl River Delta.

Further investment is expected in the future too, as over the next decade or so, Hong Kong’s annual capital works expenditure is estimated to be HK$100 billion per year.

With its strategic location making the city a gateway for trade and investment between Mainland China and ASEAN countries, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) economies accounting for 73 per cent of its merchandise trade last year, the importance – and potential payback – of these infrastructure schemes cannot be underestimated.

As such, 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, Aurecon’s Chief Executive for Asia.

“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.”

About Anita Ho, Director, Major Projects – Greater China

A member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch), Anita has 25 years of extensive experience in all aspects of project management. This includes 20 years’ of working in the design and construction management of infrastructure projects.

Leading Aurecon’s major projects in Greater China, Anita 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 Aurecon’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.

“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,” said Anita. “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.”

Anita joins Aurecon from her role as Chief Project Manager (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.

Earlier in her career where she spent her time with several well-reputed international project management and engineering organisations, Anita managed numerous large-scale projects in Asia. Key projects that she was involved with included being the Contract Administrator for the Cathay Pacific New Cargo Terminal Project, the Project Manager for DHL Central Asia Hub Expansion Project at the Hong Kong International Airport; she was also the Project Manager for the Astra Sunter Jakarta Masterplan.

During her time with the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, she was also the Planning Engineer for the Shatin to Central Link Project and Northern Link Project. Her first post-graduate position was a graduate engineer at Hyder Consulting Limited, where she was engaged in various utility assessments, engineering studies and design projects.

Anita graduated from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering before receiving her MBA at The University of Hong Kong in 2000. She was also awarded an LLMArbDR Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the City University of Hong Kong in 2014.

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