GHD has announced the appointment of Andrew Reynolds as Australian Dams Leader to help businesses across the dams industry provide more for communities and transform project delivery.

Based in Canberra, Reynolds is a recognised leader in dam engineering with 30 years of experience in the management of major water supply infrastructure, including as former Chair of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD). His career spans multiple decades and states and, most recently, he was the Executive Director and previously Acting Chief Executive of the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

“Andrew is a highly respected professional with outstanding leadership qualities. His ability to bring a client perspective and grow GHD’s technical capability for dams in collaboration with our water infrastructure business will add value to all our dams clients and their communities,” said Lindsey Brown, Australian Water Market Leader at GHD. “I am particularly pleased to appoint someone with such a strong track record in accelerating diversity and inclusion, and long-established stakeholder relationships. Given he is someone who could go anywhere in the industry, we are proud that Andrew has chosen GHD.”.

Commenting on his appointment, Reynolds said: “GHD has an enviable track record serving the Australian dams industry and, with GHD’s broad regional footprint, this role gives me the opportunity to work with large and small clients right across the country. Having worked extensively in the public dam-owning sector, my experience will ensure we understand and focus on the issues that really matter to dam owners. Whether that is supporting major investment in new and upgraded dams, good governance and management of existing dams, dealing with the challenges posed by climate change and the transition to net zero, or working with stakeholders, I bring a perspective and drive to ensure we are helping our clients solve their diverse challenges.”