QMHW – Guest Interviewee
Des Whybird enjoyed a 38 year with GHD, from a graduate civil engineer in 1973 when the engineering and construction industry was completely male dominated, to become its CEO and then Chairman in the 2000s, experiencing considerable change in the industry and workplace. Des has served on the committee of Tattersall’s Club for 15 years, and its President from 2014 to 2017.
He is currently Deputy-Chairperson of the Ipswich Grammar School, Chairman of a private company Ultra Aquatic Technology Pty Ltd, and a Director of Rural and Remote Mental Health.
Des and Sharon have been married for 44 years, have two daughters, a son and two granddaughters.