Richard Hayers is the Vice President & Regional Director of Jacobs Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). Richard has over 25 years’ experience in management, design and construction projects; and has held a number of senior positions within Jacobs. He was with the business since 1996. Initially Richard was responsible for the design and construction management of water infrastructure in New Zealand. Rich went on to lead the Water & Environment businesses in New Zealand, and in Western Australia/Northern Territory, before taking on a Regional Manager role.
Following the SKM acquisition in late 2013, Richard Hayers led the Sales team in the former Australia and New Zealand Infrastructure & Environment business. He then spent 18 months leading the Industrial operations (Mining, Oil & Gas, and Power) in Western Australia. Within the Buildings & Infrastructure business, Rich spent 2 years leading operations in Central West (Australia), before being appointed to his current role.
Richard is a Civil Engineer graduating from the Loughborough University of Technology, UK. He has extended professional experience in the UK (5 years), New Zealand (13 years) and Australia (10 years).
Richard Hayers 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.