Beca business director for water Garry Macdonald has received the 2015 Angus Award from The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). This is the supreme technical award for engineering achievers in the field of water, waste and amenities.
It recognises Garry’s exceptional contribution to the water engineering field and was presented to him at a recent IPENZ Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards Dinner.
In his 38-year consulting engineering career, Garry has led many technical and project teams in the delivery of improved waste and wastewater schemes for New Zealand’s major cities.
His award citation said “His technical expertise and experience in strategic planning for wastewater management was recognised through his appointment to lead peer reviews of major local authority wastewater schemes. He has authored and co-authored 45 technical papers, won 12 technical and project awards and in 2001, he received the Richard S Engelbrecht International Activities Service Award from the Water Environment Federation for furthering advancements in the global water environment.”
Garry is actively involved in a number of industry bodies. In 2012 he was elected as president of IPENZ. He is a past president and an honorary life member of Water New Zealand, and a board member and current Water New Zealand delegate of the Water Environment Federation based in Washington DC.