Founded in 1928, GHD has been active in the professional services sector for more than 80 years. Since its inception, GHD has assisted global communities to realise their potential and create lasting value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions.
GHD is a company built on partnerships. It continues to be an enduring force to connect, collaborate and communicate with our clients to solve their challenges, to drive our success and to make the world a better place.
Characterised by price volatility, margin pressure and regulatory changes, the biggest challenge for the energy and resources industry is to continually adapt the speed and efficiency of production and distribution to the peaks and troughs of demand - while investing in renewable resource options, sustainable supply and use.
Whether you seek to explore feasibility, improve performance, expand or investigate new technology to extract and deliver, generate, transmit, distribute and recover a diverse range of energy and resources economically, the key to success is people.
GHD’s culture is rich and diverse with more than 6000 talented people on five continents. We are proud to be a globally connected community. The economic downturn has posed significant challenges for our people, but they have responded in the spirit of our core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. In fact, they have adapted to the new business environment with resolution and commitment to our clients. There remains a great stability and retention of experienced people within GHD. Over 25 percent of our people have over five years’ service, including 10 percent with more than 10 years service. As a result, our culture and performance remains strong and consistent.
We continued to invest in our future with over 143 graduates joining the firm in 2009. About 30 percent of our people are women and the past year saw the greatest increase in the number of women in professional positions. GHD was highly commended by the Australian Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency for its approach to and achievements in equal opportunity employment. The ‘Women in GHD’ networking forum encourages and capitalises on the strengths of women.
With a core curriculum of 125 programs, the GHD Business School offers technical, operational and leadership training designed to develop the individual capabilities of our people. Throughout the year, over 3000 training programs were delivered by internal trainers and specialist external providers. Click on our video link below to find out more about our Business School.