Will Wright began his career with Douglas Partners as a civil engineering graduate from the University of Newcastle. After which he completed a Master’s in Groundwater Studies from UNSW. He has broad experience in the geotechnical and groundwater fields, mostly related to investigation, numerical modelling and design.
His specialisations include investigation and remediation of abandoned mine workings and groundwater impact assessment. The bulk of his experience has been gained in the Hunter Region. However he has worked across Australia and has also spent several years working on international projects; including the UK, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, China and Vietnam. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineering Executive and Fellow of Engineers Australia. Will is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In his role as Managing Director he has been instrumental in leading business improvements. Working to consolidate Douglas Partners’ longstanding reputation for outstanding client service and technical excellence. Along with the implementation of innovative systems and technology. An emphasis on staff development, together with a priority on cooperation and collaboration across the geography and disciplines of the business are leading to even better outcomes for clients.
Will Wright is a signatory and active member of the Consult Australia Male Champions of Change group since its inception in 2016. The group works towards advancing equality in the engineering consulting industry. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion. A key initiative for Will is to improve diversity and inclusion within Douglas Partners as well as the wider engineering industry.
Will understands the importance of technical excellence and innovation. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and also Engineering (CGSE); an Australian Research Council centre actively pioneering new scientific approaches to geotechnical engineering design.
Will Wright 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.