GHD names company veteran Dean McIntyre as new Australia boss

29 August 2021 2 min. read
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International engineering consultancy GHD has a new boss in its home market of Australia: Dean McIntyre. 

The 32-year company veteran has been appointed Executive General Manager for Australia, now leading a team of more than 4,200 people working from 40+ offices across the country. Australia is by far the largest division of the global engineering and construction giant, housing over 40% of the company’s 10,000-strong workforce.

McIntyre’s appointment is a text book example of career development from within. He first joined GHD as a graduate in 1989 and gradually worked his way up the corporate ladder. He held several leadership roles over the past decade, most recently Regional General Manager for Victoria, and before that Business Group Manager of the Water division and Regional Head of the Southeast Asia business. 

Dean McIntyre, Executive General Manager – Australia, GHD

“I’m very proud to have had a long and fruitful association with GHD, which has provided me with some exceptional career and personal development opportunities, working alongside some of our industry’s brightest minds,” said McIntyre, who holds qualifications in civil engineering and an MBA. 

“I am very honoured to now lead our incredibly talented team in Australia as we continue to work closely with our clients to connect and sustain communities and respond to the rapidly increasing demand and appetite for change in our society.”

McIntyre succeeds Phil Duthie (another long-serving GHD member), who in turn has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and reports into Ian Fraser, the CEO of Asia Pacific.

GHD is one of Australia’s oldest professional services companies that competes on the global stage. The firm was founded in 1928, and helps its clients with advisory, architecture, design, construction and project management, among others. In 2018 the employee owned professional services group launched GHD Digital, its arm focused on digital transformation, smart technology services, cybersecurity and risk, technology-driven innovation. 

Amongst its many notable projects in Australia are providing master engineering design services for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, designing three new stations as part of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail, technical advice and approvals for North East Link, and delivering hydrogen-related studies for Santos and BP.