Congratulations to our new appointments for October 2022. These appointments acknowledge the great work of our people in winning and delivering excellent work for our clients from all our operating regions. Each individual has demonstrated exemplary performance, contributing to NDY's success either through the pursuit of projects with clients, the delivery of technical excellence, the securing of exciting new growth opportunities, or through broader leadership in the profession and the community.
Adam is the South Australian Office Manager. He has over 16 years’ experience in the design and documentation of electrical and communications/security services for large multi discipline projects. This covers the following sectors: retail, sports, infrastructure, health, education, residential and commercial buildings within Australia and the Middle East.
Pedro is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience gained from his project involvement across the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. Pedro joined NDY in early 2022 as New Zealand Structural Leader based in the Auckland office, he is responsible for the strategic direction, management, and growth of the Structural Engineering team at NDY in New Zealand.
“I am extremely grateful for this appointment to the position of Associate Director at NDY. I am very privileged to work with a team of talented individuals and I am very proud of the achievements of the Structural team, this appointment is also a recognition of the team’s achievements. Thanks to NDY for their continued support and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”
Neil joined Norman Disney & Young in 1987 as an electrical draughtsman and has been involved in the design/documentation of multi-disciplinary projects within the Auckland office in the intervening years, while managing the CAD section and IT infrastructure within the office.
“This appointment is welcome recognition of my long service and dedication to NDY. It also recognises the importance I place in delivering technical excellence on every project.”
David is a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team leader with extensive client, managerial and commercial experience. David has comprehensive experience in electrical and mechanical design, coordination and management within an engineering office, as well as extensive knowledge of site commissioning, main contractor, FM and client operational requirements.
“Working during the past three years in Auckland has been challenging, particularly because of the pandemic, but NDY has been understanding and kind. The chances for personal improvement and the opportunity to nurture other likeminded engineers is greatly appreciated.”
Amy joined NDY in 2006 as an accounts officer. A member of CPA Australia, Amy has been in various roles in the finance team. She is responsible for project accounting and management leadership for NDY NZ Offices as business manager. Amy has a passion for data, especially for succinct and meaningful information for users.
“I was delightfully surprised by this recognition. Would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the NZ team members who gave me such huge support. Without their support, I would not be here. Looking forward to the next part of journey. We will rise higher TOGETHER.”
Shelly is a key member of the Auckland and NDY Global Sustainability Group. She’s driven to ensure client requirements are met across the three pillars of environmental, social financial and sustainability. She believes in challenging the performance of our built landscaping from identifying energy and carbon saving strategies through to facilitating spaces which promote occupancy health and wellbeing, and offer us, the occupants, a net positive experience from the buildings in which we reside.
“I’m immensely grateful of the opportunities NDY has given me, specifically the collaboration with fantastic clients and the wider NDY team. I thank NDY for my recognition and recent appointment within the business. I look forward to continuing to drive the sustainability agenda and working alongside a great group of skilled professionals.”
Louis leads NDY’s vertical transportation offering in New Zealand, specialising in the design, inspection, and building integration of lifts and escalators. His highly regarded technical skills come from over 18 years of local and overseas industry experience in pivotal roles that have encompassed the full life cycle of lift and escalator equipment.
“I’m pleased to have been given this recognition for the work I do. I look forward to continuing to show our industry leadership in delivering vertical transportation projects.”
Nigel is a senior electrical engineer and has worked in the Norman Disney & Young Auckland office for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in the design, documentation and investigation of electrical, security and communications services for commercial buildings, educational institutions and aged care facilities gained through extensive work experience in the building Industry.
“I am grateful for this appointment and would like to thank my team and the wider NDY group for their support over the past few years.”
Jarrod joined NDY in 2015 in his final year of completing a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He has over 7 years of experience as a hydraulic engineer and has worked on a various number of projects including Commercial Bay, Ormiston Town Shopping Centre, Wakatipu High School, Parewaitai Care Home and Sylvia Park Office. Jarrod has experience in retail centres, schools, aged care facilities, office blocks, residential apartments and hotels.
“I am very honoured to be appointed as an Associate at NDY and would like to thank all those who have put their time into my development across both the Auckland and London offices. I look forward to a bright future at NDY and continuing to work with talented people on exciting projects.”
Cathy, a Revit MEP expert in building services, joined NDY in 2015 as BIM Manager. She has extensive years of Revit MEP modelling experience on a wide range of projects both locally and internationally covering commercial, education, residential and healthcare buildings. She is also a qualified engineer in the fields of mechanical engineering and information technology with experience in STEPS modelling for pedestrian movement in stations, and IES modelling for ventilation and heating/cooling load calculation. Cathy also has extensive teaching experience from China as a lecturer in Die Set Design and Manufacture.
“It has been a few extraordinary years working with the NDY team and I’m so proud of what we have achieved together. This is not possible without the dedication, hard work, good communications and intelligence of our team. I’m just so humble to be promoted to Associate. I’m so keen to continue to deliver projects with high quality and efficiency with our NDY team.”
Mathew is the NDY Gold Coast representative and is a senior fire services engineer with extensive knowledge in the full project design cycle. With a background in both contractor and consulting environments, he has gained a large amount of experience in the residential, health, commercial, education, retail, transport and industrial sectors, with a key understanding of the built construction environment.
“I am very grateful to receive this appointment to Associate Director, and I appreciate all of the opportunities that I have been given at NDY across multiple offices. I would like to thank all of the people and teams that I have had the pleasure to work with over the years, and I look forward to continuing to deliver some great projects in the years ahead.”
Phil has wide-ranging industry experience in building services with a focus on electrical systems. Phil leads the Asset Performance team and works almost solely in the existing commercial and retail building environment for owners, operators and facility managers.
“My appointment as Associate Director has been warmly received and I thank the Brisbane office management and leadership team for their formal acknowledgement of my contribution toward the NDY Brisbane team and the wider NDY group. 2022 marks 19 years with NDY which comprises stints in both Melbourne and the Brisbane office. Through this time, I have had the benefit of learning from many current and past NDY employees, and these have helped shape who I am today, and I thank them for this. “
Greg is a senior electrical engineer at NDY and has significant experience across a number of market sectors including sports, retail, commercial offices, defence, interiors/fitout and entertainment. Greg currently leads the civic market sector in the Brisbane office.
“I’m thankful for the recognition and also to all those who have supported and mentored me along the way. I’m truly excited for the next chapter of my career at NDY and the new challenges that lie ahead.”
Premek has over 18 years mechanical services experience across the research, university, health and commercial sectors. He is also experienced in all phases of design including engineering master planning, design documentation services during construction, cost estimating, value engineering and ESD.
“I am humbled and extremely grateful for the recent recognition. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the help of my colleagues, managers and the opportunities I have been given over the years and I look forward to another year of growth, challenges and professional development.”
As a key contributor across both the fire protection and fire engineering disciplines, Alexei is responsible for undertaking fire engineering assessments and developing alternative solutions, as well as the design, documentation and review of fire protection services installations. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant safety standards whilst maintaining client satisfaction.
Hayden is an enthusiastic electrical engineer and has exposure in the electrical, communications, and security services fields. He has worked on a wide variety of projects on new and existing assets, including commercial offices, sporting venues and residential towers. Hayden’s strengths lie in his holistic approach to project design providing high quality solutions for the entire lifespan of the project.
“It’s an honour to be promoted to the level of Associate at Norman Disney & Young and continue to deliver high quality, people centric outcomes for our clients in the fitout and refurbishment space.”
Andrew has experience working in all disciplines on a range of different projects including residential, commercial, industrial, educational, health and tenancy fitouts. Andrew is passionate about using his Revit modelling skills to produce coordinated, clash free models and high quality designs.
“Thank you to everyone at NDY that I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from over the years. I look forward to the ongoing opportunities and challenges that lie ahead at NDY.”
Sarah is a senior mechanical engineer at NDY and has significant experience across a number of market sectors including education, sports, health, retail, commercial offices and interiors/fitout. In her current role, Sarah is responsible for the design, documentation and subsequent quality inspections of mechanical systems, inclusive of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as specialist systems. She prides herself on working closely with key stakeholders and delivering quality solutions that meet and exceed both industry best practice standard and client expectations.
“I am delighted to receive this appointment and really appreciate the recognition provided since starting with NDY in 2020. I would like to thank the Brisbane mechanical team and wider office for the support and opportunities while navigating the challenges of the last couple years. I look forward to being part of the continued success of our culture and team.”
As Asset Performance Team Leader in the Brisbane office, Ryan’s responsibilities include overseeing projects, improvement of team strategies, as well as technical design and project delivery.
After joining NDY Brisbane in 2015 with practical experience from a contracting background, he’s recently re-joined the Brisbane team in 2022 following a four-year placement in the NDY London office during which time he project led major building refurbishment projects in the UK market. Ryan brings a breadth of experience to his projects from his diverse experience across different markets.
“Thank you to my mentors for their support through my time in both the London and Brisbane offices. This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for me personally at NDY and I look forward to contributing to new growth and opportunities.”
Andrew O’Brien has worked with NDY on a range of projects across Australia from both the Perth and Canberra offices. With a background in mechanical engineering, Andrew has a wide range of experience across the project sectors, from small retail fitout projects to large commercial base building towers. Other areas of experience include commercial office fitouts, laboratories, health care and residential.
“I have been lucky to work with a great group of people across NDY but particularly in Canberra and Perth, thanks to all that have supported me over the six years I’ve been with NDY. I am very grateful for this appointment and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead with NDY.”
Tom is a highly motivated smart buildings engineer with experience in the design and delivery of digitally innovative projects ranging from corporate and residential portfolios, to flagship retail locations. Tom aims to work closely with clients to understand all aspirations and ultimately improve end-user experiences through well considered and user-centric digital solutions.
“I am very pleased to have been appointed as an Associate at NDY. Thank you for the ongoing support and recognition, this is an important opportunity for me to grow and further my development and I look forward to helping contribute towards the success of NDY and our Digital Building offering.”
Andreas is a Chartered Engineer, BREEAM (New Construction) Assessor and a qualified LEED AP BD+C. He is an experienced energy modeller with an excellent understanding of complex HVAC systems and has successfully undertaken operational energy modelling studies for key projects.
Lisa is responsible for the management of the Existing Buildings group in NDY’s Melbourne office, which includes overseeing projects and development of team strategy. She is also responsible for the delivery of larger multi-disciplinary projects within the Existing Buildings group.
“I am so honoured to have been appointed as a Director of NDY and am so grateful for the opportunities NDY has provided me. Thank you to all the people I have worked with over the years who have taught me so much and made the journey so enjoyable. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”
Nic joined NDYLIGHT as team leader for the Melbourne studio back in 2004 after spending almost 3 years with Foster and Partners in London. Having now been with the team for 18 years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects in Melbourne as well as the rest of Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Working across all aspects of lighting design from workspace, to commercial towers, public realm, hospitality, leisure and daylight, Nic has developed a broad range of skills that can be beneficial to any project or client. Further to lighting design, Nic leads the NDYLIGHT team and assists in services coordination as part of the development of the lighting to a space to help achieve the desired visual and functional outcomes for a project, while ensuring it can be physically realised within the bounds of the required codes as well as the client’s budget.
“I’m excited by this appointment and look forward to continuing my time with NDYLIGHT.”
Sacha is the group Revit coordinator for NDY and has over 16 years’ experience in the industry. Sacha has been involved in 3D CAD and building services modelling and delivers a skill set and expertise to all projects undertaken.
“I am honoured to receive this recognition and want to thank all the supportive people I’ve been able to work with. I thoroughly enjoy working at NDY and working with excellent people on great projects.”
Joining NDY in 2011, Gabriel has a decade of acoustic design and vibration analysis experience on a wide variety of projects. His experience covers numerous sectors including commercial office buildings, residential, health, defence, education, retail and entertainment.
“NDY has given me the opportunity to grow in a way unimaginable. For this, I am grateful. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my mentors and colleagues. Thank you NDY for trusting me as I continue to grow.”
Joining NDY in 2008, Tze has gained design experience on a wide variety of projects including high rise, commercial, government, education, healthcare, defence, residential and retail developments.
“I am honoured to receive this appointment and appreciate the opportunities that NDY has provided. Thank you to the team and everyone that has supported me this far. I look forward to continuing to contribute at NDY.”
As part of NDY’s Interiors team, Matthew is responsible for the delivery of multi-disciplinary interior fitout projects, including project leadership, oversight, and the design and documentation of electrical systems. Matthew has also led multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and acted as the main point of contact for clients in the retail and residential market sectors.
“I’m very grateful for this appointment, which wouldn’t be possible without the support of my team and the broader Melbourne office. I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given and very appreciative to those that have invested their time to mentor and support me, both past and present, to help develop me into the engineer I am today.”
Sharbel’s fascination with light was sparked during his studies at university. Following a 2 year stint as a lighting designer / engineer at a local manufacturer, his passion for lighting grew and in 2018, he joined the team at NDYLIGHT. Sharbel’s experience includes over 7 years as a lighting designer, leading luminaire, and architectural lighting design on a range of retail, sports, public, industrial, and commercial projects both nationally and internationally. Since starting with NDYLIGHT, he has designed and delivered multiple award-winning projects. Sharbel’s knowledge and attention to detail allows him to provide end users harmonious lighting solutions through the marriage of art and science.
“I am grateful and honoured to receive this appointment. The past 4-5 years have been a joy with the bonus of being given the opportunity to work on world class projects. Since joining NDYLIGHT in 2018 I have received huge support, mentoring and guidance from the team, both NDYLIGHT and NDY. This appointment would not be possible without them.”
Geoff is a Chartered Engineer and an AIRAH Member with 15 years’ experience working in projects spanning most areas of Australia. Geoff joined NDY earlier in 2022 and is currently the leader of the Perth Mechanical team. He has worked across a wide range of projects in the defence, healthcare, commercial, residential and industrial sectors, bringing his strong technical focus and desire for innovative solutions to our projects. Geoff also has significant experience in building simulation where he has a passion for building optimisation for best performance and energy efficiency. He works closely with internal team members and is always open to assisting with their career progression.
“I am delighted and extremely thankful for the recent recognition from NDY. I am looking forward to all the exciting opportunities ahead and am excited to work on great projects and with such a fantastic team.”
Sean is a mechanical project engineer. He is involved in the design, development and construction of some of Perth’s largest multi-disciplinary projects. Sean has a wide range of experience in projects in a large range of sectors, from small retail fitout projects to large commercial base building towers. Other areas of experience include existing assets, critical infrastructure, large scale retail upgrades and more.
“I am very grateful for the appointment. The NDY Perth team has continued to support my growth since joining as a graduate and together we have delivered some of the region’s largest projects. I look forward to the future with huge confidence in what we can achieve.”
Kevin joined NDY in 2016 having held a number of both financial and business leadership positions across different industries. A Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), Kevin has a wealth of international experience (UK, Continental Europe and Asia Pacific) with a particular focus and passion for professional services and consulting. Based in Sydney as Regional Head of Operations for NDY Australia, Kevin is responsible across our business for driving high performance in our client projects and office results whilst ensuring governance and compliance with both our legal and financial requirements internally and externally are achieved.
“I am delighted to be appointed as a Director at NDY at such an exciting time of growth and opportunity for both NDY and the Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group. I am very grateful to all my colleagues, past and present, for their support on the journey so far and I am very much looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead. “
Jarrad is an Associate Director and the Education Market Sector Leader for NSW. He has many years of experience in electrical design, consulting, leadership, and management in the engineering field. He has developed in-depth technical knowledge and has led teams to deliver complex projects across the education and health sectors throughout Australia.
During her time at NDY, Liana has been involved in a variety of multi-disciplinary projects as a project leader and electrical designer, with a particular focus on new and existing commercial building and fitout projects.
“I am pleased to receive this appointment and am thankful for the support and opportunities I have received in my career at NDY.”
Zoe leads the Sydney Sustainability team at NDY. With a demonstrated passion and understanding of how places, buildings and fitouts are designed and then operated, she is able to advise clients and project teams on optimal solutions to meet financial and environmental drivers. She works across multiple industry sectors including healthcare, commercial, education and workplace, among others. Zoe has a sound understanding of how building design elements such as building services, acoustics, and sustainable design are integrated.
“I am delighted to receive this appointment and really appreciate the recognition and opportunities provided since starting with NDY in 2020. I feel both lucky and proud to work at a company that allows you to grow and learn all the while doing work I absolutely love. I’d like to thank the Sydney office for always showing an interest in sustainability as well as the local and broader sustainability team who’ve helped deliver some great work.”
Greg is an accredited fire protection engineer, holding a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with experience in MEP design management. Greg is an active FPAA committee member engaging in the formation of guidelines and standards and is committed to advancing fire and life safety outcomes.
“I am grateful and delighted to be appointed as an Associate at NDY. I would like to especially thank those within NDY who have supported and mentored me along this journey. I look forward to continuing to work with great people on fantastic projects and all of the opportunities to come!”
Hassan is a senior project engineer at NDY in Vancouver, Canada with extensive engineering, design and construction experience in commercial, residential, and education facilities. Hassan has strong interest in sustainable/green building technology and has been involved in the design of several internationally recognised LEED certified projects in Canada, Qatar and KSA.
“I am grateful for this recognition and would like to thank those who helped me get there. I look forward to contributing to the future success of the team and NDY.”
Zohreh (Zoe) has extensive years of experience in the field of acoustics, noise and vibration dealing with building and environmental acoustics, HVAC noise and vibration, testing acoustical quality within building spaces and optimizing various acoustical environment.
“I am delighted to have my efforts recognised by this appointment. I have the pleasure of working with a great group of people in acoustics team. I am extremely grateful for their supports and for the recognitions from my managers. I look forward to the ongoing opportunities that lie ahead with NDY.”
Hayley leads NDY’s Global Sustainability Group, a team of highly skilled and diverse consultants driving sustainability solutions across the built environment. She is responsible for the management, leadership, and development of the Sustainability team at NDY, ensuring delivery of outstanding sustainability services for our markets and clients, across all operating regions. Hayley also oversees and drives continual improvement of NDY’s ESG performance.
“I am honoured to be recognised as a Director at NDY. I am extremely grateful for the career progression that NDY has provided to me. I look forward to leading the sustainability team from success to success and supporting our broader strategy as a business.”
Chris leads the Acoustic division in the NDY Wellington office. His comprehensive experience and knowledge in the acoustic engineering space provides his clients with an unparalleled skillset in the Wellington market.
“I am honoured to receive this recognition. I would like to thank the amazing teams at NDY that I have had the pleasure to work with, for all their support.”