Two se­nior ap­point­ments at Aure­con

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Aure­con has made two key ap­point­ments – Dr Kourosh Kay­vani is now the Global Di­rec­tor, Ex­cel­lence and Ex­per­tise and John McGuire is Chief In­no­va­tion Of­fi­cer. Both will re­port di­rectly to CEO, Giam Swiegers, and will be based in Aus­tralia.

Dr Kay­vani will play a piv­otal role in mo­bil­is­ing Aure­con’s global pool of lead­ing ex­perts to fo­cus their cul­ti­vated skills, deep in­sight and pro­fes­sional pas­sion squarely to­wards solv­ing the crit­i­cal and com­plex prob­lems the clients need solved. He is a Lau­re­ate of the IABSE Prize awarded by the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for Bridge and Struc­tural En­gi­neer­ing, Fel­low of In­sti­tu­tion of Engi­neers Aus­tralia, Honorary Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Syd­ney, Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­so­rial Fel­low at UNSW, a Di­rec­tor of Aus­tralian Steel In­sti­tute and was named one of the Top 100 most in­flu­en­tial engi­neers by Engi­neers Aus­tralia in 2009. His port­fo­lio in­cludes Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in Lon­don, Syd­ney Olympics Hockey Sta­dium in Syd­ney and Lib­erty Place tower in Syd­ney.

Me­chan­i­cal engi­neer McGuire will drive the change to em­bed a global cul­ture of in­no­va­tion within Aure­con. He will also lead the or­gan­i­sa­tion to achieve its goal of part­ner­ing with clients to de­sign their fu­ture, de­ter­mine their re­ac­tions to a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent com­pet­i­tive sit­u­a­tions, and dis­cover in­no­vate path­ways to thrive in the age of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. He is a guest lec­turer to the ar­chi­tec­ture schools at the Univer­sity of Western Aus­tralia and Curtin Univer­sity, an in­ter­na­tional judge and fac­ulty mem­ber for the In­ter­na­tional Academy of De­sign and Health and has been work­ing with the De­sign In­no­va­tion Re­search Cen­tre at the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy Syd­ney look­ing at how De­sign Led In­no­va­tion can be ap­plied in Aure­con. He has been in­volved with the AUD 1.78 bil­lion Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal in Western Aus­tralia, the AUD 450 mil­lion Austin Repat Mercy Re­de­vel­op­ment in Vic­to­ria, and the Auck­land City Hos­pi­tal in New Zealand.

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