Infrastructure and professional services company GHD, has appointed May Ngui as manager for ACT & southern NSW.

According to GHD, Ngui is a trailblazer for women in engineering, an advocate for diversity and was the first woman appointed to the Board in 2009. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Born in Malaysia, and educated in Canada, Ngui began her Australian engineering career on a mine site in central Queensland.

Since then, she has worked on many iconic projects such as the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

Phil Duthie, GHD general manager – Australia, says, “May is one of the great leaders within GHD. With her rich project experiences and dynamic leadership capabilities, I look forward to seeing the positive impact May has on our operations in the Canberra region.”

“It is exciting to be leading operations based out of the seat of government, and I want to continue to grow our relationships with government clients,” says Ngui.

“I will also be seeking to enhance our services for regional clients with which GHD has had a proud 90-year history.”

“My focus,’ she says,  “will be to foster a vibrant client service culture and to leverage the great varied strengths of a global organisation in increasing collaboration between our local teams and our global colleagues and clients.”

“As a true engineer at heart, I get immense satisfaction from being able to shape infrastructure and to leave a legacy for future generations,” notes Ngui.

“Another deep source of satisfaction is helping young professionals grow and develop their careers,” she adds.

“I firmly believe that diversity is key to creativity and a happy and engaged workforce.”

“It is essential to our ongoing growth and success as a business,” she says.