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Peter Nel

Defence, Resources & Water Leader

Drawing on his experience expanding businesses into new markets and regions, including Africa, New Zealand, the Middle East and Australia, Peter is responsible for growing HDR’s core capabilities within the Defence, resources and water sectors within Australia and the Middle East. His day to day responsibilities include anything from client relationship management, to operational leadership and project delivery. Peter’s strengths lie in building high performing teams and focusing on client success.

“I am passionate about teamwork and collaboration; there’s always something more to learn. I believe that learning from others with diverse thinking, ideas and knowledge bases is the key to developing. Collaboration and teamwork is one way that, in a consultancy, staff have the ability to share knowledge, ideas and collectively find solutions to the biggest issues our clients have. For me fixing these problems for a client and sharing that success with someone is the best part of being a consultant.”

Peter has over 28 years of global experience within the engineering, construction and asset management industries, delivering infrastructure projects from concept study to handover. His reputation for leading teams and developing and implementing strategies for project and business success complements our people and project delivery focused approach.

One of Peter’s standout career highlights was the development of a fast-tracked research university project from concept to handover in Abu Dhabi.