Hassell has announced that Liz Westgarth will be the new global Managing Director from 1 July 2023.
As Hassell’s first female Managing Director, Liz represents a generational shift in leadership, with the ability to take Hassell into its next phase of evolution while driving meaningful impact across the business.
Liz has been integral to the Hassell leadership over the past decade, having joined in 2013 and performing several leadership positions including her current roles as a Head of Design and Board Director.
A highly respected Architect with an extensive international career spanning London and the Middle East and Australia, Liz has led and designed high-profile projects and integrated precincts across commercial, retail, residential and culture sectors.
Liz is a member of the Institute of Architects (NSW) Climate Action Sustainability Taskforce and of the NSW State Design Review Panel. She was recently acknowledged for her industry contributions, winning the 2022 Business Women of the Year Award at the NSW National Association of Women in Construction Awards for Excellence.
“I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Managing Director at a moment where there’s a real opportunity to build on our current success and momentum. We’re working in a fast-moving global context where big issues – social inequality, climate change, urbanisation and digitisation – are presenting new challenges and opportunities for design.
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