Aurecon appointment to help spearhead climate change practice in Greater China

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Vivian Lee, Aurecon's new executive director, water, sustainability and climate change for Greater China.

New appointment to help Aurecon exploit growth opportunities in environmental management, water engineering, sustainability and climate change.

International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Vivian Lee as its executive director, water, sustainability and climate change for Greater China to lead its environment and sustainability business in the region.

This strategic appointment aligns with Aurecon’s commitment to support its clients transition to a low carbon energy economy and to build a greener future.

According to the Asian Development Bank, there were more than 225 million displacements due to natural disasters from 2010 to 2021 in the Asia Pacific region, as the impact of climate change deepens. As such, more governments and businesses across Asia are paying greater attention to environmental and sustainability efforts with added urgency.

Based in Hong Kong, Vivian Lee has over 25 years of international experience in the environment and sustainability fields. She has been deeply involved in numerous sustainability-related projects of various scale and complexity, including Hong Kong Housing Authority’s Shui Chuen O rainwater harvesting system, Hong Kong Pillar Point Valley Landfill restoration design-and-build, Zhuhai Huafa Shuijun’s constructed wetland conceptual design, Singapore Sports Hub’s water sensitive urban design, Vietnam Danang Banyan Tree Resort’s environmental conceptual design and California San Lorenzo River revitalisation.

Lee will be responsible for leading the growth of Aurecon’s environment and sustainability business in Greater China, especially in water, sustainability and climate change, sharpening Aurecon’s environment business offering with a focus on climate adaptation/resilience and ecological design services for multinational corporation clients and the public sector and developing strong client connections, as well as deepening the company’s in-house technical capabilities.

Commenting on her appointment, Lee said: “The demand for sustainability solutions is set to continue growing, especially in Greater China. I am excited to join an innovative firm like Aurecon, which brings a distinctive blend of local knowledge and international expertise, with sustainability at the heart of its work. I look forward to helping our clients mitigate the risks from climate change by developing tailored and cost-effective solutions, and transition to a greener future.”

Prior to joining Aurecon, Lee held different leadership roles at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority, HSBC, AECOM, Swire SITA Waste Services Limited and URS Corporation, where she was integral in strengthening their suite of sustainability offerings and shaping their business growth in the region.

Alton Chow, Aurecon managing director of Greater China said, “Almost all sectors have sustainability and climate change on their agenda. It is an exciting time for us to harness all the expertise we have to help clients solve increasingly complex challenges and create a sustainable future for all. Vivian brings rich experience across Asia focusing on water and environmental challenges that will enable us to bring country-tailored expertise to life in Greater China.”