Core Team

The people who bring daily inspiration to the clients managing our world's most precious resource.

Saskya Hunter


Saskya is a chemical engineer with 22+ years’ experience in the water industry. She has worked in Australia and the UK in consulting roles as well as across public and private sector utilities. Named amongst Engineers Australia’s Top 30 Innovative Engineers for 2019, Saskya brings to her role a keen interest in innovation and the future of work. Saskya established GHD’s internal innovations program in Queensland almost a decade ago and now leads GHD’s AquaLAB.

Nick Shewring

Strategy & Client Lead

Nick is the Strategy and Innovation Lead for D-LAB at GHD Digital. He brings to his role a strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation having co-founded BizDojo, New Zealand’s leading chain of startup hubs, and led mobile product innovation at Air New Zealand. Nick has coached and mentored hundreds of startup teams and has a significant network in the local and international startup ecosystem. His specialty is bringing people together to achieve impressive things.

K Leung

Communications & Experience Lead

K is your go-to for building richer connections with your customers and team. She has worked with international businesses and NFPs to respond to their evolving customers and develop thriving people. She empowers brands to bring customers back again and again through intuitive design, focused messaging and integrated marketing systems. K’s creative outlook comes from designing and producing conferences for the construction, accounting, NFP and hospitality industries.

Cara Szellemes (nee McCullough)

Copywriter & Community Manager

Cara is committed to connecting people, telling customer stories and using her keyboard for good. She brings a wealth of experience as a copywriter, content strategist and innovator to her role. A veteran in marketing and communications, Cara is a published bestselling author, a multi-award winning content marketer and podcaster. She is also a former tech startup founder with deep domain knowledge of the innovation ecosystem.

Executive Group

Kumar Parakala
President at GHD Digital
Jacyl Shaw
Global Director D-Lab at GHD Digital
Malcolm ALder
Digital Strategy Solutions & Integration Leader at GHD

Advisory Group

Lindsey Brown
Water Market Leader, Victoria at GHD
Amber Davidson
Executive Advisor, Business Case Development at GHD
Chris Hertle
Water Market Leader USA at GHD
Rod Naylor
Market Leader Water Australia at GHD
Shashank Ramanan
Global Digital Water Market Leader at GHD Digital
Matt Winkelman
North American Operations Director at GHD Digital

One Team, One Dream

Our vision is our compass, and our values reflect our commitment.


We obsess about our client’s outcomes

Listening to and understanding our client’s true needs are our first priority. We build genuine relationships and deliver on our promises.


We embrace challenges and bold ideas

We seek new horizons and steer from the norm. We use courage and curiosity to create better solutions together.


We focus on impact and move fast

We solve real problems and make long-term impact. We value progress over perfection, and tenacity to make our vision reality.


We nurture the world around us

We bring out the best in people so they can energize and guide their communities. We help each other to walk lighter on this earth.

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