E113 - Diversity and inclusion - How we do it at GHD, interview with Rory Waddell

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Diversity and inclusion are hot topics right now. The research says it is good for business. Common sense says it’s good for humans. But how do we do it? What are some considerations? Should we have targets? How do we measure success with it? In this interview with Sydney manager, Rory Waddell, an engineering people person at global consulting firm GHD, we explore what it means in practical terms with staff. We look at questions like how do you discover your blindspots? How do you surface and deal with your bias? How do people respond to diversity programs? What signs should we put on toilets?

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About Rory Waddell

Rory is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a broad career in the Consulting Sector. Rory has led teams and projects in Australia, the UK, Ireland and the USA and is currently involved in the delivery of some of Sydney’s most significant infrastructure projects.

This global experience has given Rory a great appreciation for the commonalities and differences in the way in which people work and the great results that you can get from harnessing a diverse team and a genuine enjoyment in connecting and collaborating with people from all over the globe. Rory is the leader of the Sydney Region for GHD, a global consulting firm who work across the markets of transportation, water, environment, energy and resources and property and buildings.

Rory loves travelling, playing and watching any sort of sport and gets great inspiration from his young kids.

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