Intersection of Engineering, Sustainability, and Politics

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
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Graham Davies, (CPEng, FIEAust, GAICD) - Candidate for Waite, SA-BEST
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Lady Daly Hotel, 126 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
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Join the Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) for an evening of networking and to hear from SENG's Immediate Past National Chair, Graham Davies, about his journey from engineering to politics. Arrive from 6pm, presentation begins 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A session, then further networking.

Topic

Graham has extensive experience working as a consultant on engineering, commercial, and contractual elements of large projects. It became increasingly obvious to him that we humans are damaging our environment. While he was complaining about it in 2011, his wife said “stop whinging and do something”. He then gathered years of experience on energy and product design, and presented on sustainability at a leadership conference. It then became clear that this lack of sustainability was largely a result of economic drivers, such as the relentless pursuit of short-term financial gain. This in turn led to calling out ‘dodgy deals’ involving corporate and political vested interests, who failed to “act in the interest of the community” as per Engineers Australia's Code of Ethics. This finally led to going into politics full-on and is the SA-BEST candidate in Waite. Graham also has spoken publicly on behalf of SA-BEST on matters of energy and environmental policy.

About the Speaker

Graham Davies, (CPEng, FIEAust, GAICD)
- Candidate for Waite, SA-BEST

Graham is a Chartered Engineer with global experience in design, analysis, operations and project management in the energy (including solar PV, solar thermal, wind, wave, micro-grids and efficiency), manufacturing and infrastructure industries. He has had senior leadership roles in the corporate sector as well as board positions in NFPs and small businesses including his own clean energy consultancy. He has a keen focus on innovation and has 3 commercialised patents.

Graham has run all aspects of projects from early concept and feasibility through construction to commissioning; as Engineering Manager/Project Director for projects over $100m.

Graham is past Chair of the Sustainable Engineering Society and Engineering Practice and Advisory Committee, ESCOSA, and VP of Conservation Council SA. He has published and presented on issues of sustainability, energy, technology and economics.

Registration

This event is free. Please register via this link.