Professor David Hood AM is a civil and environmental engineer with vast experience across major civil and military projects, professional development in emerging economies, senior management in both the public and private sectors and in education.
Following a successful career in project management David took over and commissioned Australia’s then New Parliament House in the mid 1980s – a life changing career episode. Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and the built environment.
In 2006, David initiated, and was Founding Chairman until 2011 of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC now ISCA), an industry association which developed the world’s first full sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure.
As an Adjunct Professor at QUT, David led the Sustainability Program of the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) until 2013. David is currently an Adjunct Professor in the University of Queensland’s Energy Initiative.
David is an accredited Presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and in August 2011, David was included in the ABC Carbon list of the top 100 Sustainability leaders in the world (and every year since).
David was the 2012 National President of Engineers Australia (EA). In 2012, David was included in the Engineers Media list of Australia’s top 100 professional engineers. In 2013 David was made an Honorary Fellow of EA.
On Australia Day 2013, David was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his enormous contribution to engineering through industry associations, and for lifting public awareness of sustainability.
In December 2013, David was elected to the Board of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), and appointed Deputy Chairman. In late 2014 David Founded the Long Future Foundation, a registered charity that aims to ensure a long future for all life on Earth. David is a Queensland Councilor and Board Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).