Our leadership

GHD's competitive advantage is our people. We are proudly owned by our employees, and led by talented professionals, who are leaders in their field.
GHD's competitive advantage is our people. We are proudly owned by our employees, and led by talented professionals, who are leaders in their field.

We foster a rich diversity of thought, background and experience, and a culture of empowerment, combined with personal accountability and ethical behaviour, role modelled by our leaders throughout the organisation.

We continually develop our people to reach their leadership potential to enable them to contribute to our clients' success.

Enterprise Leadership Team

GHD's management structure is underpinned by the Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT), a team of senior executives empowered by the GHD board to plan, manage and lead our business.

Committed and connected approach

The ELT aims to provide supportive leadership to encourage a client-service led culture that is driven by a connected global network of professionals. Each month, the ELT meets in a different location across GHD's operations, which enables our people and leaders to collaborate effectively towards a common purpose.


Specifically, the ELT is responsible for:

  • Implementing strategy
  • Business performance management
  • Systems, processes and policies
  • People, culture and values
  • Succession, leadership development
  • Business plans and budget


Management Team

The ELT is comprised of:


GHD and the entities it controls are committed to meeting high standards of governance, safety and performance through clearly defined roles and responsibilities for both the Board of Directors and the management team.


We recognise that our responsibilities extend to our shareholders, clients, people and suppliers, as well as the communities in which we operate.

The GHD Board regards corporate governance as a critical element in our efforts to improve GHD's performance and achieve our vision of being 'one brand, renowned for client service and a culture of safety'.

Accordingly, the Board has adopted a governance model - an appropriate structure of policies, management and compliance systems - to enable objectives to be set, strategies to be implemented and performance to be monitored on a continuous basis.

As part of this model, the Board is responsible for overall governance and the establishment of GHD's strategic direction. It also determines the company's core purpose, values, risk appetite and policies as well as fostering our client-service led culture.

The Enterprise Leadership Team is led by our CEO and tasked with developing and implementing our strategy. It also manages the company's operations with the support of the leadership team.


Governance Model

GHD governance model infographic

Our Board

GHD is an employee owned company led by a dedicated Board of Directors. 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.

Non-Executive Directors