HDR Names Mark Fairweather Managing Director of Australian Engineering Operations

Mark Fairweather has joined HDR as managing director of the firm's engineering operations in Australia. Mark will be based in Brisbane.

In his new role, Mark is responsible for HDR's ongoing operations and continued growth in the Australian transport, mining, industrial and waste markets, as well as growing the business into new markets. He leads a team of 70 professionals from HDR's Brisbane office, who works to deliver high-quality and forward-thinking infrastructure services across the country.

Mark most recently was the highways market sector director, ANZ, for AECOM Australia Pty. Ltd., where he oversaw one of the largest highway consulting teams in Australia. Mark's expertise is based on 25 years of working to deliver infrastructure projects across Australia including holding senior roles on signature projects such as the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade and the Moreton Bay Rail project.

HDR's director of global operations John Scales said it was the combination of Mark's first-rate technical expertise with his extensive history of working in Australia that made Mark the right fit for HDR.

"Our philosophy is to adapt our company to the locations where we live and work, not adapt the location to our company," he said. "Mark knows our clients and their needs and the needs of our communities. On top of that, he knows how to build great teams. His insights and way of working will help us expand our capabilities and the services we can offer our clients."

"I’m passionate about bringing together unique skills, knowledge and expertise that drive innovation and results for our clients," Mark said. "I look forward to connecting our Australian team members with HDR globally to create lasting benefits for our clients and communities."

About HDR

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees across more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.

About HDR in Australia

With offices in Brisbane and Sydney, HDR’s strengths within Australia are in the resources, transport, waste, industrial and architecture sectors, which have grown via conglomeration with longstanding Australian companies. The foundation of HDR’s team is made up of talented employees who joined the firm with the acquisitions of DKS Consulting, Salva Resources and Rice Daubney.