GHD is an employee-owned company led by a dedicated Board of
They are leaders in their respective fields. Their knowledge of
industry and strong commercial acumen has shaped GHD as a
progressive, contemporary professional services company.
Russell Board – Chairman
A Director of GHD since 1999, Russell was appointed Chairman in
2011. Today, he is responsible for the company’s high-level
direction and corporate governance. A civil engineer with more than
30 years' experience, Russell has held executive responsibility for
GHD’s business in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, and
South America. During his career, he managed a broad range of
infrastructure projects, particularly in remote areas. Russell has
completed programs at the Mt Eliza School of Management and Harvard
Business School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors and the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Ashley Wright – Chief Executive Officer
Ashley Wright is Chief Executive Officer of GHD, responsible for
driving the next stage of the company’s growth, with a focus on
clients and developing the best in GHD’s people. Ashley’s career
spans 27 years of client service across Australia, South Africa,
Botswana, Namibia and the UK. As an engineer, he has worked on some
of Australia’s landmark projects, including the Perth to Bunbury
Highway and the Mandurah Railway in Western Australia, and the
Westlink M7 motorway in Sydney.
Rob Knott - General Manager Asia
Rob is responsible for managing GHD's operations in New Zealand,
Philippines, China and Asia, and leads the group Technical Services
portfolio. With more than 28 years’ experience, Rob has been
responsible for project management and design of major
infrastructure, defence, and property & buildings projects. He
is chair of GHD's Acquisition and Integration Advisory Group which
has provided governance of more than 18 transactions in Australia,
United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. An executive director
of GHD since 2009, Rob is past chair of board risk committee. He
completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program
in 2011 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Diane Lundquist - Principal
Diane is a Principal of GHD and was previously a Director of CRA
Holdings since 2012. She has over 30 years of experience in
engineering, environmental compliance, and remediation for the oil
and gas industry. Diane’s experience includes all aspects of
assessment and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and
groundwater. She manages a North American environmental portfolio
for a major oil company with an annual turnover of over US15
million. As part of this engagement, she has developed an extensive
understanding of the behaviour based safety expertise and programs
required to work in the oil and gas industry. Diane was the
President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambria Environmental
Technology, which was acquired by CRA in 2007. She holds a B.S.
degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University in
Valparaiso, Indiana and is a registered professional engineer in
seven US states.
Michael Muntisov - Project Director Water
Michael has more than 30 years of water industry experience,
including more than 10 years in senior management roles. Michael
joined GHD in 1983. His particular focus is in water treatment and
he has played a key role in the technical development of GHD's
practice in the water quality and treatment discipline. He is
experienced in high level business leadership, incorporating
client, financial and team management.
May Ngui – Manager Western Sydney
May currently manages our Western Sydney operations based in
Parramatta but continues to be active in technical delivery and
client-facing roles for the company. May joined GHD in 1991. A
chartered professional electrical engineer, Fellow of Engineers
Australia and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors, she has 28 years' experience in the design and
commissioning of electrical and computer-based control systems for
industrial plants and infrastructure both in Australia and
overseas, spending time in exotic locations such as an oil rig on
the South China Sea and in a cement factory in pre-1989 rural
China. May is passionate about technical leadership and development
of female leaders in the industry and is a mentor to a number of
young engineers both within and outside GHD.
Edward (Ed) Roberts – Regional People Manager - North
Ed is the Regional People Manager for GHD in North America. He
has more than 30 years of experience in environmental engineering
and project management.
Ed served as President of Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
(CRA) from 2000 to 2014. During this time, the company grew from
1000 to 3000 people both organically or through acquisition across
North America and in the UK. Ed also played a significant role in
defining the company's safety culture.
Peter Wasow – Non Executive Director
Peter is a non-executive director. He recently retired as
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Santos Ltd,
an ASX top-20 Australian-based international oil and gas company.
Peter has direct international experience in working with
subsidiaries, customers, partners, lenders, governments, suppliers
and people in many countries including the USA, Indonesia, Canada,
South America, Japan, Korea, the UK, and Germany.
Jan Babiak – Non Executive Director
Jan spent 28 years with EY, the last 20 based in London in
various leadership roles focused on information security/cyber risk
and regulatory/public policy and as founder and global leader of
EY’s client facing, commercially-focused climate change and
sustainability practice. She also served on the EY governance and
operational board for Northern Europe, Middle East, India and
Africa. Jan is now based in the US and has a ‘portfolio career’
serving on the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a S&P 30
company, where she chairs the Audit Committee and Bank of Montreal,
a Canadian TSX 10 bank. She is a past board member and Audit Chair
for Logica plc, a then UK FTSE 150 technology company, and also the
Royal Mail and Experian plc, both FTSE 100 companies.