http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.22Change: -0.23
R/$ = 11.16Change: -0.09
Au 1240.10 $/ozChange: -4.17
Pt 1243.50 $/ozChange: -18.70
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Apr 10, 2012

Company Announcement: Golder appoints new MD and regional Vice-President in Africa- current leader assumes new global corporate development role

Back
Engineering|Africa|Consulting|Flow|Ghana|Golder Associates|Golder Trust|Howard & De Lange Inc.|Projects|Resources|Safety|Water|Africa|Botswana|Ghana|Guinea|Mozambique|Tanzania|Flow|Service|Environmental|Andr|Fred Sutherland|Infrastructure|Ralph Heath|Rand Water|Van Niekerk|Water|Mine Water|Operations
Engineering|Africa|Consulting|Flow|Ghana|Projects|Resources|Safety|Water|Africa|Ghana|Tanzania|Flow|Service|Environmental|Infrastructure|Water|Mine Water|Operations
engineering|africa-company|consulting-company|flow-company|ghana-company|golder-associates|golder-trust|howard-de-lange-inc|projects|resources|safety|water-company|africa|botswana|ghana|guinea|mozambique|tanzania|flow-industry-term|service|environmental|andr|fred-sutherland|infrastructure|ralph-heath|rand-water|van-niekerk|water|mine-water|operations
Download PDF
Golder Associates (0.09 MB)
 

Golder Associates announced the appointment of Dr Ralph Heath as its new Managing Director and Regional Vice-President for Africa. This followed an extensive recruitment process.Dr Heath assumed the role on 2 April 2012.Former Managing Director and Vice-President, Dr Fred Sutherland, has been appointed to global Vice-President: Corporate Development, following 12 years of successful leadership in Africa. Welcoming the appointments, Dr André van Niekerk, a Director of Golder’s global board, said that Fred had brought strong leadership to the employee-owned company which led to significant growth in Africa.

“He aggressively pursued the integration of Golder in Africa with the rest of Golder globally”. Fred has played a major role in Golder’s expansion in Africa, which now includes thriving operations in Botswana, Ghana and Mozambique, with offices opening soon in Tanzania and Guinea. Despite tripling in size under Fred’s leadership from 85 people in 2002, to more than 330 employees in 2012, Golder has maintained its culture of delivering excellence to clients. The Africa region has been a role model for Golder globally, achieving consistent performance, not only financially, but also in employee satisfaction, health, safety and environmental performance and in technical and client service excellence.“Under Fred’s direction, the Golder Trust for Orphans was established and consistently developed throughout Africa”.

“I am confident that Ralph will continue strengthening Golder’s record of technical and client service distinction and enable us to continue to attract quality people”, said Dr van Niekerk.Ralph said that he was pleased to be assuming new responsibilities in which he could provide his experience to the next generation of leaders. He has a clear vision for Golder’s role in Africa, as part of a global consultancy. “Golder in Africa has come about with successful mergers and acquisitions, hard work and visionary leaders and we will continue on this path in the future which is vital for growth”, said Ralph. “Technical excellence, intellectual freedom and new experiences are the language of growth with which I will lead the business and maintain our values”.Ralph said that Golder anticipates another solid year in 2012 on the back of continued expansion in resources, engineering and infrastructure projects across the region.


Background information on Dr Ralph Heath
Prior to becoming a consultant, Ralph worked at the CSIR and Rand Water. Ralph joined Golder in 2006 through the acquisition by Golder of Pulles Howard & De Lange Inc. where he operated as the Managing Director. He has assisted in the support of Zitholele Consulting, Golder’s Black Economic Empowerment alliance company, and filled the role of Operations Manager for approximately 18 months. Ralph specialises in water resource management of catchments, mine water management, as well as environmental flow requirements. Under his leadership the Environmental Technology Business Unit has grown to be a leading specialist group in mine water management in Africa.Ralph was appointed as an Associate of Golder in 2009.He received his Doctorate in Aquatic Ecotoxicology in 1999 from the Rand Afrikaans University and has led a number of technical associations, including being a Past President of the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA) and Chairman of the Diffuse Water Pollution Group of the International Water Association (IWA). He has an impressive research record with the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Coaltech with over 50 publications to his name.

 

 

 

 

Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Announcements News
From super smart tractors and combines that can phone you, to customised ways to pay for it, all formed part of the opportunity that John Deere and Senwes Village Mechanisation recently created to confirm why this manufacturer is recognised as a technology market...
An extensive upgrade to the Tshwane University of Technology’s dental technology laboratories situated at the Faculty of Science, has resulted in what could now be considered the most advanced dental technology training laboratories on the African continent. Made...
Peter MacKellar, previously Sinclair Knight Merz EMEA Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of SKM Enviros, has joined SLR Consulting as an Executive Director. The global environmental company has an increasingly strong African presence with offices in South...
More
 
 
Latest News
Trade union Solidarity warned on Wednesday that ongoing restructuring and retrenchments in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry continued to put employees in the sector under “immense” pressure. This as the union claimed it had received...
Directors of investment holding company Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) say they are satisfied with the results achieved in the six months ended August 31, during which time the local economic environment continued to battle impediments to growth and national dealer...
In the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has outlined concrete plans to consolidate South Africa’s pubic finances and restore macroeconomic balances. The proposed adjustments – lower than planned spending and increased tax revenues -...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) alignment process in the con-struction sector has begun, dur-ing which the sector codes of the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) will be aligned with the revised Codes of Good Practice (CoGP), which come...
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”.
Environmental solutions company I-Cat started construction work on its R22-million, 1 949 m2 environmentally sustainable office and warehouse facility, commissioned by I-CAT Environmental Solutions, at a launch event in October. The new sustainable I-CAT campus,...
IAN EVANS AirWatch file synchronisation and sharing system was initially designed for a large airline company
Effective file synchronisation and sharing across an organisation’s structures can provide the basis for robust mobile-device and document management while maintaining proper backup, version control and content distribution. These are the lessons learned by complex...
Hotel group Carlson Rezidor currently holds the largest hotel pipeline in Africa with 30 hotels and 6 300 rooms under development. The hotel group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. With...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks