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Industry updates

Arcadis has announced the appointment of Greg Harrison as Business Leader for Advisory and Sustainability in Australia. Greg joined Arcadis in 2016 and has over 24 years' experience across infrastructure and development sectors, including strategic transport and land use planning, procurement and advisory, business case development, transaction and due diligence, master planning and environmental consulting. Aurecon has appointed Jane Moran as its Newcastle Office Manager to lead its Newcastle team in delivering innovative infrastructure design concepts and engineering advice for the key city-shaping and urban renewal projects that are helping to define Greater Newcastle and its future. Having Jane based in Newcastle adds to the company’s well-established team, and reflects the increasing number of infrastructure projects in the Hunter Region. Recognising the increasing pressure on road infrastructure from growing populations and transformative technologies, Aurecon has appointed Nial O’Brien as Global Service Leader – Roads. SLR Consulting has announced the Principal appointments of Subathra Ramachandram and Colin Stapleton to further strengthen the firm’s Advisory services in the Asia Pacific region. Subathra will be joining the Transactional Due Diligence team in Brisbane, while Colin joins the Waste and Resources Management team based in Melbourne.

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AWARDS Consult Australia congratulates David Singleton on his place on the Australia Day Honours list for 2018 where he was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to engineering, particularly through creating sustainable infrastructure for cities and communities. Amongst his many contributions to the industry, David was President of Consult Australia (2000-2002) has been on the Board of Standards Australia since 2010 and is currently a Member of Council at Swinburne University of Technology and Chairman and Director at Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. Congratulations to the Consult Australia member firms who have been announced as citation holders for the 2017-18 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE). A record 120 organisations received the citation this year, which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces, with WGEA Director Libby Lyons attributing the steady growth to the widening recognition of the business benefits and competitive advantage gained by improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Our congratulations go to Member firms: AECOM, Arcadis, Arup, Aurecon, GHD, and Jacobs; Associate Member: Wollongong University; and National Partner: Cbus Super! We also congratulate all the member firms who were winners or finalists in the 2018 Client Choice Awards. Winner are listed below. Practitioner Award for most client-focused: Hamish Denize – Beca Profession Awards: Best consulting engineering firm… (>200m AUD): Beca (50-200m): Douglas Partners Special Award for most improved Net Promoter Score: Douglas Partners Industry Awards: Best provider to… Construction and infrastructure: Douglas Partners and Tonkin + Taylor NZ Government and community: Beca Power & Utilities: Beca Property: Douglas Partners

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2018 March Consulting Matters  

Consult Australia's official quarterly publication focuses on the issues which are prevalent in the consulting industry through articles and...

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