01 February 2011 - Following the signing of a strategic alliance with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Aurecon recently welcomed Associate Professor Greg Leslie from the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, as a key member of our Water business.
“As Aurecon continues to expand its resources and skill base to meet the needs of our clients, we are deliberate in our endeavours to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of technology in the global water market,” said William Yong, General Manager of Aurecon’s Asia Pacific Water Group.
“Greg is one of Australia’s leading technical experts, renowned for his work in the area of membrane technology associated with advanced water and wastewater treatment. Greg will enhance Aurecon’s strategic drive in the areas of research and development and technological innovation on a global scale,” William added.
Greg is no stranger to both public and private sector organisations throughout Australia, with a reputation that extends to water authorities in the USA and across South East Asia.
Another significant addition to Aurecon’s Water sector business is John Male, who recently joined the Aurecon team as the New Zealand Development Leader for Water Resources. John is a leading specialist in water resources, hydrology, irrigation and catchment management related to agricultural intensification, renewable energy development and urban stormwater.
With more than 30 years in the industry as a project manager and director of water management projects, he has worked both in ANZ and globally. More recently, John has worked on major projects on New Zealand’s North and South Islands for diverse clients including water authorities, power corporations, construction, local government, manufacturing and the agricultural industry.
John is a ‘native’ of New Zealand and has an intimate knowledge and passion for his country, having lived on both the North and South Islands. His focus is on the development and delivery of innovative, timely cost effective solutions for clients.
“John brings some very specific skills and experience to our organisation, and to our clients,” said William. “While John’s initial focus is to support clients in New Zealand, we will respond to any of our clients, regardless of geographies, who have a need for his skills.”