GHD acknowledged by Consult Australia for industry leadership

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7 December 2015

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has been named Large Firm of the Year by Consult Australia, the peak industry association for consultants in the built environment sector.

The company was recognised by its peers as a leader in the industry, receiving three other prestigious excellence awards while being highly commended in four more categories.

Jill Hannaford, GHD’s Leader for Stakeholder Engagement and Social Sustainability, received the prestigious Champion of Change – Female Leadership award from Consult Australia.

Jill was acknowledged for pioneering the field of community consultation and stakeholder engagement for infrastructure, driving change as a role model for women in the consulting sector, and championing career development opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Additionally, the company was recognised for its commitment to clients, winning the client service excellence award for its work with Water Corporation in Western Australia and the collaboration award for helping Somerset Regional Council in Queensland recover from floods as part of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

The company was also highly commended for its Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in Australia, as well as engagement and innovation on client projects in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.

Phil Duthie, GHD’s General Manager – Australia and one of Consult Australia’s Champions of Change, comments, “We are thrilled to achieve this level of recognition. These awards demonstrate the dedication and hard work of our people, who are passionate about creating lasting community benefit together with our clients. We continue to lead our industry through agility, innovation and technical leadership.”

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GHD’s awards:

Large firm of the Year


Champions of Change – Female Leadership – Gold

Jill Hannaford

Collaboration – Gold

NDRRA Somerset Regional Council Flood Recovery Assistance Program

Client Service Excellence – Gold

Water Corporation Engineering Design Services

Diversity – Highly Commended

Diversity & Inclusion Step Up Plan

Engagement – Highly Commended

Engineering and Project Services Engagement

Technological Innovation – Highly Commended

Lake Wyangan Modernisation Project

Design Innovation – Highly Commended

South Road Superway



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