Jamie Alonso is the Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer for Cardno. He leads the business with a client-centric and proactive approach; embracing innovation in how Cardno operate; attracting and retaining the best talent to allow Cardno to continue to win and successfully deliver projects across the Asia Pacific Region. Jamie oversees 1,200 employees across 30 offices in Australia, New Zealand and Asia; who are passionate about delivering consulting services, engineering and design solutions.
Jamie Alonso’s career spans close to 30 years, with experience providing civil engineering services across various disciplines in private and public sectors. He has held a number of senior regional management roles during his 18 year tenure with Cardno; including operational management, major projects and strategic development.
Prior to his current role, Jamie was the Asia Pacific North Division General Manager and the Asia Pacific Strategy and Business Development General Manager; which focussed on driving strategy, transformation, operational performance, and major project pursuits with a mandate for growth.
Jamie holds a Masters of Business Administration with the University of Queensland; and a Bachelor of (Civil) Engineering from Queensland University of Technology.
A message from Jamie Alonso on the Champions of Change
“I’ve joined [the Champions of Change] because I believe making gender equality the norm should be front-of-mind in our business and wider industry. As leaders, we need to make proactive changes by shifting the discourse from talking about the issue and instead, focus on taking action – ensuring it is absolutely embedded in our culture and how we work in order to achieve progress.
Diversity of thought yields more growth and learning for better business and social outcomes for everyone. I acknowledge we still have work to do, and I’m looking forward to learning and sharing more in this space with peers so we can collectively influence and drive positive change together.”
Jamie Alonso is a Member of Champions of Change Consult Australia group established in 2017 in partnership with Consult Australia. The group brings together CEOs and Regional Managing Directors of some of Consult Australia’s premier member firms. The group is committed to bringing about change and advancing equality in this traditionally male dominated profession.