Andrew's passion and drive for the work he undertakes is visible in everything that he does. He is a natural leader who continually applies new methods beyond his 'position description' to improve the triple bottom line of engineering within GHD and the built environment sector.
Motivated by ethical and sustainable outcomes, his work on 'green buildings' has inspired many within GHD and externally to consider sustainability as a priority in their daily work.
Andrew had the foresight 5 years ago to pursue ESD and has since grown a substantial team of specialists who are recognised as being at the forefront of their industry. Today, most projects must meet sustainability criteria both during development and in operation.
Andrew's philosophy of achieving sustainable outcomes extends beyond his client-focused work. Even though demand for Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) is high, Andrew still prioritises time for community pursuits.
He is committed to enriching graduates' knowledge of this new engineering practice through guest lectures at universities, and to attracting new graduates to GHD. Andrew's ability to deliver on his vision of developing the ESD serves as inspiration to the students.
He has dedicated time to mentor aspiring Indigenous engineers. Andrew partakes in the annual Engineering Aid Indigenous Summer School as a mentor for 20 year 11 Indigenous Students. This is a rewarding pursuit to both Andrew and the students.
Looking to the future, Andrew is focused on further integrating ESD into both GHD's service offering and the built environment mind-set to ensure the longevity of new and retro-fit buildings and therefore minimizing their output on the environment.
He will also strive to continue his role in mentoring aspiring engineers - both those already pursuing a career at university and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them realise the rewards of a career in engineering.