Warren Traves new chief risk officer of engineering consultancy GHD

15 April 2021 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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Thirty-three year company veteran Warren Traves has been handed a new leadership role at GHD. 

Appointed as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer, Traves has been tasked with leading the firm’s response to the changing risk landscape, both externally as well as internally.

“In a world that’s increasingly complex, managing our risk profile is pivotal as we lead, explore and develop new solutions to our clients’ challenges,” said Ashley Wright, the chief executive officer of the Australian-origin global engineering consultancy firm. 

Warren Traves, Chief Risk Officer, GHD

Headquartered in Sydney, GHD specialises in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. Its expertise spans advisory, architecture and design, engineering and project delivery, and technical services. 

Traves brings extensive experience in risk management, commercial project management, technical services, sustainability and health and safety to the position. A civil engineer by background, Traves focuses mainly on transformations in the water industry, including working on the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project, a $2.5 billion investment by the Queensland Government in the provision of potable recycled water for use in South East Queensland. 

Internally, Traves has held several leadership roles at the firm. Most recently, he was the Regional General Manager – South Queensland, and before that he was Global Market Leader for Water and an Executive Director of GHD Group, the parent company of the GHD family of companies. He also served as Chair of GHD Board’s Risk Committee for a number of years. 

Commenting on his new challenge, Traves said: “GHD’s future focus presents a real opportunity to step up our commercial focus and commitment to new strategic solutions that realise our vision of water, energy and urbanisation made sustainable for generations to come.”