Des Correia

Des is Director at Ove Arup and Partners Limited. He is the regional leader for Arup's UKMEA Midlands operations and has experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams in the strategic planning and delivery of capital projects.

Between 2009 and 2010 Des was Infrastructure Director and Group Leader of the Arup offices in Bristol and the South West and a member of Arup's UKMEA Infrastructure Executive. His experience in South Africa includes working on projects such as the Gautrain high speed rail link, the Constitution Hill precinct and Cape Town’s 2004 Olympic Bid. His sub-Saharan experience extends to Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Qatar he was involved with the ASPIRE Stadium, then the world’s largest indoor sports dome.

Des joined Arup to lead a software development, helping the independent Arup South Africa practice generate significant growth, commercial sustainability, new business areas and transformation for Black Economic Empowerment. He helped to develop the vision for Arup Africa, which co-ordinated the independent Arup practices in sub-Saharan Africa.

Previous work at Murray & Roberts included construction of the New Headquarters of the South African Reserve Bank and the Graylink House Offices, as well as nuclear energy plant structures for the Atomic Energy Corporation.

Des was awarded a Master of Business Administration, Business Strategy, Finance, Information Technology from the University of Cape Town, and a BSc. Civil Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Des Correia