Home    AECOM    Insight

Kerry at AECOM wins prestigious Champions of Change Award

Kerry at AECOM wins prestigious Champions of Change Award

 October 16, 2018

 Read time

AECOM's Kerry van Donderen was recognised at the Consult Australia Awards for Excellence in Melbourne. Kerry collected the Champions of Change Female Leadership Gold Award.

CEO for AECOM Australia and New Zealand, Todd Battley said "Kerry has a rare combination of strong technical capability, business acumen and a natural rapport with clients. She is a consistent champion of workplace diversity, leading by example and leaving a wake of opportunity for future female leaders to follow," says

Consult Australia is the industry association for professional services firms within the built and natural environment including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others. They exist to assist our member firms by offering a range of products and services to help them run their business, as well as acting as their collective advocate to government and other stakeholders in pursuit of a better operating environment and robust public policy for the built and natural environment.

The Consult Australia Awards is an annual event that provides a unique opportunity to profile and promote the outstanding achievements of Consult Australia’s member firms such as AECOM to the industry and community. Since their inception, the Awards have celebrated excellence in the delivery of individual projects. 

Meet Award-winner Kerry Van Donderen, Civil Infrastructure Group Director at AECOM

Kerry is a Civil Infrastructure Group Director at AECOM. She leads a diverse and enthusiastic team of engineers, planners, designers, project managers and digital specialists who work in key sectors of Transport Planning and Advisory, Highways, Rail, Aviation, Ports, Defence, Urban Development, Water, Asset Management and Geotechnical Services.

She is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the design and project management of major infrastructure projects, both in Australia and the UK. She has successfully managed integrated delivery project teams and am confident interacting with stakeholders and the broad community.

Having held a variety of positions in her professional career, Kerry is an experienced project director and project manager and has a detailed knowledge of programming techniques and contracts. Over the years she has developed strong relationships with clients based on her friendly communicative nature, an ability to drive successful timely delivery and mutual respect for all parties involved in the project.

A strong advocate for diversity

"I am an advocate for diversity in the workplace and flexible work practice," says Kerry. "I have been actively involved in promoting the participation of women into the consulting and engineering workforce, raising industry and community awareness of the role and contribution of women in the engineering profession, along with show casing achievements."

Join talented women like Kerry at AECOM

Women flourish at AECOM where their strengths are valued. Join the AECOM talent pool and see where your career may lead you.

Find out more

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, X, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.


Join our women's careers community