Isabel Dedring, the Mayor of London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, is set to move to Arup as the firm's Global Transport Leader. Dedring was a key player in making Transport for London more cycling-friendly.
Her appointment is effective from 21st March. She spent eight years at London’s City Hall as the Mayor's Environment Advisor. Dedring is a qualified US lawyer with a background in regulated industries and management consultancy.
She said: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Arup in this role at such an exciting time for the transport industry worldwide. New innovations in funding, the emergence of zero-emission technologies, the need for closer integration between planning and transport, the explosion of digital technology, and ever-higher public expectations from transport are just a few examples of the changes creating opportunities in this field."
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “Isabel has been an indispensable member of my team, and the absolute lynchpin behind the vast improvement across every aspect of transport services in London over recent years. She has made a colossal contribution to our city, overseen the successful delivery of major pieces of transport infrastructure and lobbied with great effect for more.”