National President, Engineers Australia
Professor David Hood is a civil and environmental engineer with vast experience across major civil and military projects, professional development in emerging economies, senior management in both the public and private sectors and in education. David is deeply concerned that human activities and our current business paradigms, and personal lifestyles are seriously damagingour global home– the planet. However, it need not lead to a Great Disruption – there is hope, but only if we realise what we are doing, and take immediate restorative action.
Following a successful career in project management David took over and commissioned Australia’s then New Parliament House in the mid 1980s – a life changing career episode. Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and the built environment.
David is an Adjunct Professor in the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT where he leads the Sustainability Program of the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM). Hefounded, and is Immediate Past Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC), a new industry association developing the world’s first full sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure. In November 2010, David was elected National Deputy President of Engineers Australia, and is now the 2012 National President.
David is an accredited Presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and in August 2011, David was includedin the ABC Carbon list of the top 100 Sustainability leaders in the world.