1 August 2013
GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and
environmental consulting companies, has appointed a new Global
Market Leader for Transportation. David Kinniburgh, an almost
20-year veteran with GHD, has transitioned from his role managing
the company’s Sydney operations into the strategic post of driving
global transportation initiatives.
With more than 20 years’
experience, David brings to the role a breadth of project
understanding and leadership, ranging from concept development and
detailed design through to construction management, predominantly
in the transportation sector.
Commenting on his appointment, David offers,
“We’re observing some significant changes to the way infrastructure
is delivered across the globe. It’s important for us to be agile in
our approach, and capitalise on the key levers of innovation and
“I’m excited to be able to work collectively
with our clients and our talented team in setting forth strategies
to position our clients at the forefront of transportation. I see
technical leadership, and a focus on adding value as our key
differentiators in today’s market.”
In recent years, GHD has contributed to a
number of significant transportation initiatives across the globe.
As part of the City East Alliance in Western Australia, the company
helped deliver an upgrade to a 4.2km stretch of Perth’s Greater
Eastern Highway. More than 100 qualifying innovations generated
through the costing phase meant the project schedule was reduced by
almost 18 months.
In the United Kingdom, GHD is collaborating
closely with Carillion to provide design management to the
Doncaster to Water Orton (D2WO) gauge enhancement program, which
will make way for heightened container freight traffic to the key
route when complete.
David is passionate about the wider community
impacts his transportation team can deliver.
“Following recent earthquakes, the Stronger
Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is rebuilding
resilient infrastructure. As one of the four lead design
organisations, GHD is providing concept and detailed design for
roading projects incorporating innovative techniques to speed up
“It is these types of projects that allow us to realise the
positive impact we have directly on the communities in which we
live and work,” he concludes.
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