100 Women in Property
Participant Biographies 

Gillian Forde, Senior Structural Engineer - Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

SPONSOR: Phil Hues, Built Environment Leader -Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

Gillian Forde

I am a Senior Structural Engineer within Aurecon’s Perth Built Environment Unit. Notable projects I have successfully led in excess of $500 million globally include buildings within the $1b Waterbank Precinct, the $3b Perth City Link Precinct, and the $4.5b Al Mashtal precinct in Abu Dhabi. In addition to project delivery challenges, I am responsible for leading the unit’s client engagement and work procurement strategy. I am involved in developing project pursuit plans to meet changing markets and increase Aurecon’s market share, whilst simultaneously maintaining client relationships and ensuring profit margins. I was Deputy Chair of Engineers Australia Women in Engineering Committee in 2015 during the rollout of the highly successful Eng Talk programme. This has been adopted by Engineers Australia as their primary tool for engaging with school students.