PEMAC life member
Roop Lutchman, GHD's Leader of Business Consulting for the Americas, has recently received the Life Membership Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC). This membership recognises Roop's contribution to the association, which provides leadership, education and certification in world class maintenance and asset management practices in Canada. Roop is based in our Mississauga office.
Jon Putnam, Project Manager in our Cazenovia office, was recently honoured for outstanding commitment to his profession and community at the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region's 2014 Striving for Success Young Professionals Awards. Jon was presented the award at a ceremony in New Hartford, New York recently. He was selected from a group of more than 60 candidates.
In November 2013, GHD people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Asia and the Middle East showed their commitment to making a difference to men's health by participating in Movember. In total, we raised AUD28,842 across our operations around the world. This is the fourth year that GHD has been involved in Movember, and each year our participation has increased.
Two of our senior leaders in Sydney were recently named Fellows of the Institution of Engineers Australia (EA). May Ngui , GHD Director and Manager of our Industrial Electrical & Automation Service Group in Sydney, and David Gamble , Service Line Leader for Waste Management, were inducted among 61 new Fellows appointed.
Business woman of the year
Anita Borella , Senior Project Manager in our Canberra office, was named Young Business Woman of the Year and received the Private and Corporate Sector Award at the 2013 Telstra ACT Business Women's Awards. Anita was recognised for her passion in supporting women in engineering and project management careers.
Christina West, Senior Chemical Engineer in our Canberra office, was named the Future Leader of the Year at the 2013 ACT National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards for Excellence. Christina joined GHD in 2007 and leads our Environment and Water team in Canberra. She is passionate about giving back to the industry and is involved in a number of organisations, including Young Engineers, Young Water Professionals and Women in Engineering.
Engineer of the year
Russell Olsen , GHD's Manager of Buildings & Structures in our Townsville office, was named Professional Engineer of the Year at the 2013 Townsville Engineering Excellence Awards. The award recognises Russell's contribution and achievements in engineering within the region, spanning more than 16 years.
Along with his family, Sean Anderson, Structural Engineer in our Raleigh office in the USA, was awarded the 2013 Fred Fletcher Outstanding Greenway Volunteer Award from the City of Raleigh recently. The Andersons received the award for their dedicated work in 'adopting', cleaning up and caring for a local walking trail. In addition, a rubbish bin was added to one of the trailheads and fittingly named 'Avery's Can' after Sean's passionate six year old daughter.
Jenny Miller, GHD's Markham Office Manager in Canada, has recently qualified as a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP). Awarded by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), this certification is highly recognised in North America. Jenny started with GHD in Canada in 2008 in the role of Administration Manager after coming from Australia on a working holiday.
Elizabeth Harper, GHD's Chief Information Officer (CIO), has won the InfoTech Outstanding Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Women in Technology Awards in Australia. The 27 judges selected Elizabeth as the standout winner of the award, recognising her long and distinguished career in information technology.