Social ScientistRegional Director - Latin America
Business: Infrastructure & Environment
Region: Latin America
Years at WorleyParsons: 7
What are you working on at the moment?
In my role I am responsible for I&E sector in Latin America. As the region is subject to a high level of growth I am focused on the development of strategic businesses and projects within Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
What do you like the most about working for WorleyParsons'
Infrastructure & Environment sector?
My background is quite varied as I studied and worked in the environmental, geology, water, ports, logistics and coastal engineering sectors. The I&E sector mirrors my background well and hence I was naturally attracted to the business. I particularly enjoy the ability to work in innovative projects, both large and small, that are geographically spread. The emphasis on consulting is important is me as I believe this is where we can add value.
What is the most exciting project you have worked on at WorleyParsons?
There have been many, but the most challenging was the Browse Scott Reef project. It involved building facilities on an exposed reef in the Indian Ocean. The work we did was leading edge in terms of design due to the extreme and complicated wave climate. We developed new techniques for assessing ship motions and the wave climate.
What attracted you to WorleyParsons?
Originally, I started off as a coastal engineer and WorleyParsons had a name for working in this sector. The other subsectors in the business matched my background well and hence I was naturally attracted to the business. The ability to work in integrated teams on challenging projects was attractive to me. The biggest attraction was the people and the empowerment to develop a business.
How do you feel you are making a difference at WorleyParsons?
I think this is best answered by what I have done. I started off in Perth where I was part of the Coastal Engineering Group and ultimately led that business. Following that I moved to Canada to take on the Marine role for the Americas and I quickly moved on to the Global Ports and Marine Terminals Director. I moved to Sydney to continue the Global Ports role and the Southern Region Marine business. Finally, I moved to Santiago, Chile to manage the Infrastructure & Environment Sector for Latin America.