Newly-minted Hassell Managing Director, Liz Westgarth, has confirmed fellow re-elected Board Directors – Rob Backhouse, Angus Bruce, Caroline Diesner, Brenden Kelly and Mark Loughnan noted that Principal Richard Mullane will join the Board from 1 July 2023.
Over the next three years the Board will continue to drive ambitious commitments to sustainability, diversity and inclusion and technology-based innovation across its international architecture and design practice.
“The Board brings together the diverse perspectives and international experience needed in this fast-moving global context where big issues – social inequality, climate change, urbanisation and digitisation – are presenting new challenges and opportunities for design,” said Liz Westgarth.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to progress our long-term strategy and direction with the momentum of our experienced Board group and the fresh perspective Richard will bring,” says Westgarth.
With a background in architecture, urban design, strategic planning, and place making, Mullane has extensive international experience, including 16 years at Hassell based in Sydney, Shanghai, San Francisco, and Melbourne where he is currently based.
“It’s exciting to join the Board as we gather real momentum toward our shared purpose: to create a better future by designing the world’s best places – places people love. To me that’s about partnering with clients and communities to go beyond traditional approaches and boundaries to develop regenerative design outcomes,” said Mullane.