Adjunct Professor David A Hood AM, HonFIEAust CPEng FENZ FISEAM MASCE

1 Jan 2018

David was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the UQ Energy Initiative in January 2018 and brings a great deal of depth, experience and professional integrity to our institution.

As a Chartered Professional civil and environmental engineer he has worked across the delivery of major infrastructure projects, analysis of environmental impacts, facilities management, energy efficiency implementation, climate change science and risk analysis, advising on corporate social responsibility, engineering development in evolving economies, and education.

David is an Al Gore trained (2007) Climate Reality Leader, having delivered climate reality presentations to over 28,000 people in Australia and overseas. He has been included in the ABC Carbon list of the world’s top 100 sustainability leaders since 2011, and in 2012 (as National President of Engineers Australia) was named as one of Australia’s top 100 professional engineers.

David also brings to UQ a very wide governance experience, having been a Director and Chairman of a publicly listed company (CBD Energy Limited), initiator of, and Founding Chairman of, the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), Board Director and Deputy Chairman of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), and Chairman of many of Engineer Australia’s National Boards and committees, and it’s National President.

His deep understanding of energy, climate and sustainability is best exemplified through ISCA where he led the development of the world’s very first full Sustainability Rating Scheme for infrastructure (

As Program Leader for Sustainability and Organisation Performance at the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), David led research into how sustainability, as a driver in asset management decision making, could add significant benefits to an organisation’s performance.

David is Chairman and Principal Consultant of David A Hood & Associates Pty Ltd, which consults in engineering competency and recognition systems, engineering education and training, international engineer mobility, sustainability, energy efficiency and construction and infrastructure program management. His professional affiliations include Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of Engineers New Zealand, Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Managers. and, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

On Australia Day, 2013, David was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia for his enormous contribution to engineering through professional and industry associations, and for lifting public awareness of sustainability.

As a University of Queensland alumnus, David looks forward to sharing his experiences through research, teaching and post-graduate supervision.

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