Movements in sustainability engineering continue with Integral managing director Andrew Mather snapping up Rich Palmer from his old firm of WSP where Palmer was director sustainability and Mather previously was chief executive and MD Asia Pacific.
Mather is now in the throes of building up another engineering company that could rival some of the bigger engineering crowds on the global platform. If that sounds like an exaggeration, think that this time last year he was running a one man team, and now he’s up to 19 with a few more heavy hitters in his crosshairs.
Mather has some big contracts to fill, still under wraps for now, but all will have a strong sustainability focus he told The Fifth Estate.
- See our latest interview with Palmer here: Rich Palmer on the upside of strong agendas
Like Mather, Palmer was an old hand at WSP spending several years there including a stint in Africa with the company. He’s also been leader with the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and starting off as a graduate mechanical engineer with The South African Breweries. Palmer is clearly a sustainability star in our books, taking a forward thinking strategic stand and mixing it with forthright views. Clearly, that’s just what the doctor ordered at Integral, it seems.
Elsewhere Northrop has snapped up Pratik Shah as Shah is well known in the industry and was with WT Partnership for nearly four years as wellness and sustainability manager. His background includes casual academic at the University of Sydney and sessional academic at University of NSW.