“Why did you contribute to initiatives aimed at teenagers and young adults?”
I believe that the next generation care about the environment and about creating a safe and just world for humanity. I passionately believe that engineering provides the greatest opportunity to do this, so agreed to be featured in Dr Somara’s book to help send this message.
What led you into engineering?
At the age of 14, when at a birthday party a family friend mentioned that he had worked at Arup, the company which had designed the Sydney Opera House.
“I thought that sounded brilliant. I was good at maths and physics at school and from then on, I decided I wanted to be an engineer. I’m one of those people, who once something is set in my mind, I go and do it.”
When I moved to Rwanda in 2018 to work on the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture with MASS Design Group, my eyes were opened to what sustainability truly meant on a building project. My view on what makes a building useful shifted again.