Jo Da Silva

Dame Jo da Silva is the Global Director of Sustainable Development at Arup leading their activities to address the climate, biodiversity and equity crises through creating safe, inclusive and resilient communities whilst safeguarding the planet. She is also an Arup Fellow and an Officer to the Group Board promoting excellence and innovation that delivers social outcomes. Jo has earned global recognition as an engineer who has applied her knowledge and design expertise to improve safety, promote inclusivity, and enhance resilience of communities, cities and infrastructure globally. She has led the planning, design and implementation of a wide range of buildings, infrastructure, and urban regeneration projects for Arup, and also worked extensively in crisis and disaster contexts for non-governmental, UN agencies and multi-laterals.