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AECOM appoints Heidi Sick to lead its energy and environment team in Australia and New Zealand

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Heidi Sick

MELBOURNE (2 May, 2024) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced Heidi Sick has been appointed as regional business line director for energy and environment in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, she will lead AECOM’s 700-strong energy and environment team to deliver an exciting pipeline of nationally significant projects as the transition to renewable energy accelerates.


“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Heidi Sick to spearhead our environment and energy business line for Australia and New Zealand”, said Mark McManamny. “Heidi’s industry leadership and strategic acumen will be instrumental in driving our Sustainable Legacies strategy, guiding our clients through a pivotal shift to renewable energy, and delivering transformative projects for our communities and the environment.”


Heidi joins AECOM from Aurecon, where she held the position of industry director for energy in Australia and New Zealand for nearly five years. She has a proven track record in leading energy businesses and formulating and executing strategies to deliver professional engineering and consulting services across the entire energy system spanning power generation storage, transmission, and distribution and alternative fuels. As an esteemed industry leader, Heidi served as the Deputy Chair and board member of the Australian Power Institute and was formerly an advisory panel member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Heidi’s contributions to the industry were recognised in 2023 when she was named one of the Top 100 Green Power Players by The Australian. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Heidi previously worked with WSP, Foster Wheeler and CSL, gaining experience across the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and oil and gas sectors.


“To meet our ambitious net zero targets and minimise the impacts of climate change, we must accelerate our efforts to transition to renewable energy and decarbonise our entire economy while improving resilience and energy equity,” said Heidi Sick, regional business line director for energy and environment. “The breadth and depth of AECOM’s expertise in energy and environmental services is impressive. I am excited by the opportunity to lead this multidisciplinary team and leverage our global expertise to support clients in delivering sustainable solutions that will shape a cleaner and more reliable energy future.”


Heidi’s appointment is effective immediately.


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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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