Daniel is the Executive Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions at Unitywater and an Adjunct Professor of Humanitarian Engineering at UNSW. His previous roles include Arup’s water business in Australasia, and as an Officer in the Royal Australian Engineers. He is passionate about EWB and supporting its’ vision of creating a fairer and more equitable future for all. Daniel believes this is possible.
Daniel’s leadership in engineering has been recognised by Engineers Australia as ‘Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year’, ‘Professional Engineer of the Year’ and as one of Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Engineers’. His impact in WASH has been recognised by the Australian Water Association: as winner of the ‘Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award’ and the ‘Water Professional of the Year’. Daniel is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. His industry roles include Chair of Carbon8 Fund, Chair of the Australian Water Partnership’s Expert Review Panel, International Advisory Committee member of the Global Water Institute, Steering Committee member for the Humanitarian Engineering Community of Practices and as a member of Operation Water’s Technical Advisory Board.
Daniel has delivered industry leading projects, he mentors, and supports the development of engineers and actively promotes humanitarian engineering (in the media and through STEM programs). In the Army, Daniel has led Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programmes and received a commendation as the Officer-in-Charge of the Army’s response to the Victorian Bushfires. Daniel has and continues to work on international development projects in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.