GHD has appointed Natascha Rezai as a Technical Director for Tunnels in Sydney, to strengthen its capacity to deliver tunnel projects across the transport, water and hydroelectric sectors.
Rezai has 15 years’ experience across Australia and Europe and has worked with major international design consultancies and delivery contractors on large and complex tunnel projects.
The announcement follows the appointment of Sam Mirlatifi as Technical Director of Tunnelling and Geotechnics in July 2020.
Rezai has previously held senior design management roles on iconic tunnel projects including Sydney Metro City and Southwest, North West Rail Link and Brisbane’s Airport Link.
She has experience working in the tender and delivery phases of major design and construct infrastructure projects.
“I am looking forward to keeping our cities moving and creating more community connections through new infrastructure in my new role working alongside a team of industry leading experts to bring innovation and insight into future tunnel projects,” Rezai said.
GHD’s Australian Tunnels Practice Leader Brendan Henry said he is excited to work with Rezai on further expansion of the company’s global tunnel design team.
GHD Sydney’s Business Group Leader – Geotechnics and Tunnels Helen Barbour-Bourne said, “Australia has never had such a plentiful tunnelling infrastructure pipeline before, so it’s really an exciting time to be expanding GHD’s tunnelling team and work closely and collaboratively with our clients in an inclusive and ethically responsible way.”