Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken

Executive Chairman / New Zealand – Beca & Te Pūnaha Matatini Advisory Board Chair

 

Through his 45-year career at Beca Richard has played an active part in growing this professional services consultancy to a team around 3000-strong throughout New Zealand, Australia and Asia. He has served in several executive positions and held a range of directorships both internal and external. Before taking up the Chairmanship of the Beca Group in 2009 he held the lead role of Group Chief Executive for a decade. Current external directorships are with Trustpower Ltd and Panuku Development Auckland Ltd (Chair) and since February 2015 the Te Pūnaha Matatini Advisory Board (Chair). He remains a member of the Construction Strategy Group (a high-level industry body) having chaired it from inception for nearly 5-years. Richard is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers UK (IStructE).