Aurecon’s future leaders receive highest accolades at 2018 WA PCA Awards
Two of Aurecon’s emerging leaders have been recognised as Future Leaders by the Property Council of Australia
The 2018 WA Property Council of Australia Award wins are testament to both Pratik (right) and Michael’s passion and commitment to the property industry
04 December 2018 – Two of Aurecon’s emerging leaders have been recognised as Future Leaders by the Property Council of Australia (PCA) at the recent Western Australian Annual Awards ceremony.
Pratik Shrestha, Senior Structural Engineer, Built Environment, received the prestigious Future Leader of the Year 2018 Stan Perron Award, as well as the WA Future Leader of the Year 2018 Award in the Design category.
Michael Pearce, Senior Structural Engineer, Built Environment, was awarded the WA Future Leader of the Year 2018 Award in the Development and Construction category.
The Award wins are testament to both Pratik and Michael’s passion and commitment to the property industry.
In his nine years of industry experience, Pratik, a Chartered Professional Engineer, has successfully led and delivered major iconic projects such as the Perth Children’s Hospital and Brookfield Place Tower 1, in Perth, Western Australia. He currently mentors four young professionals at Aurecon who he encourages to set an example for younger generations to consider a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Pratik is also passionate about and actively involved in digital engineering, which sees him championing and applying automation to some of Aurecon’s engineering processes within the Built Environment.
Michael has worked with Aurecon since 2006, successfully delivering many award-winning portfolio projects throughout Australia and overseas. A Chartered Professional Engineer, he specialises in the construction phase management and delivery of unique and complex projects, including iconic projects such as Yagan Square in Perth and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder in the isolated Murchison region of Western Australia. A founding member of Aurecon’s Limelight committee, the company’s network for emerging professionals, Michael continues to provide both technical and personal support through the mentoring of younger colleagues.
Aurecon’s Managing Director, Built Environment, John McGuire, acknowledged the Awards as an opportunity to showcase the company’s emerging professionals and the expertise and innovative ideas they bring to our projects.
“Receiving these Awards highlights Pratik and Michael’s proven track records in leading global multinational teams to successfully deliver on complex projects.
“Aurecon is fortunate to have both of them on board and we look forward to seeing them continue to develop in a personal and professional sense, while providing the needed technical and personal support to their younger colleagues and mentees,” McGuire said.
The highly regarded PCA function brought together property industry professionals from all stages in their career to celebrate the contributions and achievements of young professionals. The Awards are open to all property professionals in the development and investment industry under the age of 35.
On the night, tribute was also paid to the life of Mr Stan Perron, Australian Property Hall of Fame member, who sadly passed away on the morning of the Awards.