Mott MacDonald has appointed Andrew Pettifer as built environment lead in Australia. He will be responsible for leading and developing Mott MacDonald’s built environment business within Australia, working with clients and project teams to connect global expertise to strengthen the design and build capability and capacity for projects across Australia. Based in Sydney, he will also support the company’s global projects.
Andrew is a building services engineer and industry leader with over 30 years’ experience. He joins Mott MacDonald from Arup where he was buildings group leader for New South Wales and Sydney office leader. He was responsible for developing business strategies, driving project performance and overseeing a portfolio of complex and impressive projects such as Metro Martin Place and Macquarie University Central Courtyard precinct in Sydney. Andrew has also worked on projects in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “It’s a time of significant change for our industry and we are fortunate to have a huge opportunity to play our part in finding innovative and sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most immediate and complex challenges – urbanisation, climate change, growing populations and aging infrastructure. It is a privilege to join Mott MacDonald to lead its Australian built environment business and I’m excited to be working alongside some incredible people with the technical excellence, creativity and passion to take on these global issues and make a real difference to society. I truly believe in the power of effective leadership, great design and how the two combined can create great places.”
Andrew is a fellow of Engineers Australia and the UK’s Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and is passionate about mentoring and inspiring future generations of engineering professionals. He is committed to contributing to positive company cultures, building upon collaboration, equality, diversity, inclusion and progress, where everyone has an opportunity to feel and perform at their best.
Adrian Jones, Mott MacDonald’s managing director for Australia, believes that Andrews’s extensive experience and passion for leading and motivating teams will contribute to the company’s continued growth, both regionally and globally: “We are delighted Andrew has joined our team. His appointment strengthens our commitment to developing smart solutions for our clients that achieve sustainable outcomes through clear, strategic thinking. Andrew’s leadership skills and people focussed approach will play a key role in strengthening our collaborative relationships and driving sustainable sector growth for Mott MacDonald in Australia.”