Lindsey Brown leads GHD's Water division across Australia

08 February 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Professional services company GHD has promoted Lindsey Brown to leader of its Water division across Australia.

Lindsey Brown previously led GHD’s Water division for Victoria, and now sees her “significant impact and contribution” rewarded with promotion to the top role within the industry vertical. “Lindsey is a dynamic and collaborative leader who puts people at the heart of everything she does,” said Rod Naylor, who held the role for past three years and now leads the division globally.

GHD has been at the forefront of the water industry in Australia for over five decades, working across the water cycle – from catchment to tap – for urban, rural and industrial applications.

Lindsey Brown, Market Leader Water, GHD

Brown brings more than 15 years of experience across three continents to the role. She specialises in environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, public policy development and transformation in the water industry.

Her track record includes leading the development of multiple policy and planning documents for Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. “It’s a privilege to step into this leadership position at GHD and help build what’s needed in water for the generations to come,” she said.

“With water availability becoming less predictable, we need to be transformational in our approaches to sustainable water management. At GHD, we have the technical expertise and ethical commitment to help our clients and partners navigate pressing issues such as climate change, decarbonisation and urbanisation.”

GHD in particular has “unique strengths in desalination, advanced nutrient removal including membrane bioreactors, and integrated water management,” Brown added.

In Australia, GHD has around 4,000 employees. Globally, the group has a network of 10,000 people.

Alongside her role at the engineering consultancy, Brown is an Ambassador for WaterAid Australia and a committee member for both the International Water Association and WaterAble, where she is working to improve opportunities in the water sector for people with disabilities.