“It’s really wonderful to be part of creating new communities and precincts, and to see them in use.”

The delivery of the Olympic venues was very satisfying. It is always a proud moment when one sees people using what you have been part of creating; especially when the projects are well known or highly visible – as on most projects if we, the civil engineers do our job well, it should not be noticed!!

On a daily basis, I am driven to do my work as well as I can do it and as well as it can be done, and to pass this approach down to the next generation. It’s a privilege to be part of the growth of people with whom I work.

After many years of competitive sport (cricket, FIFA football and running) I am now enjoying, together with my wife Donna, being part of blossoming careers and activities of my, now grown up, children and my grandchildren.

Stuart is Civil leader for Western Sydney has over 34 years’ experience in the delivery of infrastructure for urban precincts. He commenced his career as a design civil engineer focusing on flood studies and urban land development. He worked at both Penrith and Blacktown City Councils in development facilitation and delivery and as a consulting project manager and project director of major land projects for Australand (now Frasers), Landcom, Mirvac and other developers. He also worked on the civil engineering of venues for the 2000 Olympic Games including the Dunc Gray Velodrome at Bass Hill, NSW. The combination of his experience, including a stint as a property developer, means his approach is very hands-on, practical and business-focused.