Water Journal : Water Journal June 2014
24 Industry News SMEC APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER SMEC Australia welcomes Mr Bob Tilbury, who has been appointed as SMEC's General Manager of Water and Environment -- Australia, based in Brisbane. Bob brings to SMEC more than 20 years' global experience in the Water and Environment industry and is recognised as a leading executive with a proven record of delivery in environmental studies and design. Having worked extensively throughout Queensland and Australia, Bob has recently focused his energy on developing economies, having held positions and completed projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. With an emphasis on expanding water and environmental consulting services to power, energy, transport, water utility, mining and government clients, the strategic direction that Bob has pursued as a leader aligns closely with SMEC's corporate objectives. Bob counts the World Bank, Xstrata, BHP Billiton and the Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC) on his list of clients to whom he has delivered value-for-money projects of the highest quality. As an operational management executive leading large, multidisciplinary teams on mining, energy, port and water infrastructure projects, Bob has developed and led some of the industry's strongest water and environment groups through challenging economic conditions and markets. Most recently, Bob spent 11 years with SKM, culminating in being appointed SKM's Area Manager Asia -- Water and Environment, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In taking on the role of General Manager Water and Environment -- Australia, Bob returns to Australia attracted to SMEC's areas of expertise, its projection into new business and geographic markets, and its prospects for growth. GOVERNMENT MOVES TO DEVELOP NORTHERN AUSTRALIA The Australian Government has released a Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia. The paper was released by Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss in Townsville. Mr Truss also announced the members of the Northern Australia Advisory Group. "The development of northern Australia is a priority for the new Australian Government," Mr Truss said. "Further growth and investment will have direct bene ts across northern Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, but that prosperity will spread to all Australians. ONLINE TRAINING Professional development options at the click of a button. www.awa.asn.au/online_training Reduce staff time spent travelling to offsite training. Minimize the costs involved with sending staff to training outside of the workplace. Access the learning platform anywhere, 24/7. You can be sure all courses are led by experienced lecturers. Help your staff update and upgrade their knowledge and skills. AWA is pleased to offer our corporate members, a discounted bulk purchase of online training registrations which reduces the price of most of the programs by up to 50% off their true cost.
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