Engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed structural engineer and design manager Evelyn Storey as regional director of its South East Queensland business.
Ms Storey has been a technical director at Aurecon for close to 15 years, before that working for WSP, London Underground and Arup.
In the new role, she will drive the strategic direction of the South East Queensland business, being responsible for a team of 600 staff.
Aurecon’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, William Cox, said the business in South East Queensland had been growing well thanks to a strong pipeline of infrastructure and built environment projects, including the Cross River Rail.
“Evelyn’s design engineering expertise from across the world will be instrumental in meeting the engineering challenges faced by our clients across the built environment, infrastructure, and the energy and resources markets,” he said.
Ms Storey said she had a passion for inventive design.
“The rapid growth of South East Queensland together with the growing digitisation of the infrastructure and construction sectors means this is a hugely exciting time to be creating transdisciplinary design solutions that better manage a rapidly increasing population,” she said.
“I am also passionate about fostering female engineering talent and intend to continue Aurecon’s drive to increase diversity across teams.”
Aurecon is currently targeting a female staff target of 40 per cent by 2020, having met its previous target of 30 per cent earlier this year.