Mr Clive Weeks AO
Faculty of Engineering
Mr Clive Weeks AO completed a Civil Engineering degree in 1968 and Master of Engineering Science by Major Thesis (Evaluation of the Factors Affecting Residential and Industrial Water Use) in 1971 at Monash University. After a period working with local councils in Northern Victoria and lecturing at Swinburne College, he joined GHD (formerly Gutteridge Haskins and Davey), Consulting Engineers, in 1972.
Over the next 36 years he held a variety of positions with GHD including resident engineer, investigation and design engineer for water projects, design manager, and project manager for numerous infrastructure projects. He became Manager, Northern Territory in 1989, then Manager, Victoria in 1993, and Director Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in 1999. After joining the Board in 1992 he held Technical Services and Personnel portfolios and was a member of the Executive before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2002.
In 2003 Mr Weeks was elected as Executive Chairman of the GHD Board, a position he held until he retired at the end of 2008. During the period 2002 to 2008 when he was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, GHD's annual revenue grew from AUD190 million to AUD939 million, a growth rate faster than at any time before or since, and staff numbers expanded from around 2000 to over 6000. At the same time the number of staff that owned shares in GHD, a wholly staff owned company, increased from around 100 to nearly 1000. He was listed by Engineers Australia as one of the "100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia" in 2007 and 2008.
Mr Weeks has extensive experience with large infrastructure projects. Notable projects include Superintendent and Project Controller for the MCG Southern Stand, Technical Adviser for the Melbourne City Link, East Link and Peninsula Link freeway projects and he served on the Victorian Regional Rail Link Authority Board from 2012 to 2014.
During his career Mr Weeks has contributed to the Australian Water Association on its Editorial Committee, as a member of State Committees for the Association of Consulting Engineers in Northern Territory and Victoria, as judge for Engineers Australia Excellence Awards and is a current judge for ATSE's Batterham Medal. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, the Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
He was Monash Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year in 2004, joined the Engineering Foundation Board in 2006, was awarded a Faculty of Engineering Monash Medal in 2011 for service to the University, and joined the Advisory Council for the Monash Infrastructure Institute when it was formed in 2017. He sponsors a scholarship for the Engineering Faculty Leadership Program “Leadership in a Technological Environment” each year.
Since 2013 Mr Weeks has been Chairman of the AG Coombs Group Pty Ltd Board and was President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne 2012 to 2013 and is still involved in its Committees and volunteer work. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2013 and is a member of the Paul Harris Society which supports Rotary's philanthropic projects.
Mr Weeks was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List for “Distinguished service to engineering through leadership roles in the development of key civil works projects and through contributions to professional and educational organisations.”.