Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are peer elected volunteers and usually serve on the Board for five to eight years, with at least one year as president. The Board meets once a month to plan all events and activities and discuss financial and administration matters.

The Association employs a part-time Executive Officer to manage all business activity and events.

Ali Habibi (ACSE President)

Northrop Consulting Engineers

BE ME PhD (Structural Eng.), MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, RPEQ and Register Building Practitioner Victoria

Ali is an Associate in Northrop’s Sydney team, with specialist skills in high-rise residential and commercial buildings, and multi-story engineered timber structure.

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Ali contributes his technical expertise to the design, documentation, and construction liaison for a range of multi-disciplinary engineering works and leads a team of engineers in the Sydney Structural group. He is focused on understanding the client needs for a project, adding values and delivering results on time and on budget.

In the wider industry, Ali has presented many papers, particularly in the area of high-rise developments and earthquake engineering.

Paul Moore (ACSE Vice-President)

Wood & Grieve Engineers

BEng (Hons), CPEng, NER, RPEQ

Paul is the Structural Section Manager and a Principal at Wood & Grieve Engineers, with over 25 years’ experience across a wide range of building and infrastructure projects. Paul interacts proactively with all levels of the design team and contractors to provide a practical, coordinated design solution, which is cost effective, safe and readily buildable.
Paul adds value to the design and delivery of a project by applying a combination of technical knowledge, construction experience and commercial awareness to achieve desired outcomes.

Steven Wong (ACSE Secretary & Treasurer)

Acor Consultants

BE(Hons), MEngSc, MPropDev, MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, RPEQ, Registered Building Practitioner Victoria

Steven is a Principal of ACOR Consultants in the Western Sydney Office, and has more than 20 years’ experience, locally and internationally, with a wide range of experience in retail, commercial and industrial projects. Steven’s cross discipline knowledge has been a key component to the successful delivery of these projects.

Joyce Lee ACSE

Joyce Lee

Arcadis

BE(Hons) MEngSc CPEng MIEAust MIStructE

Joyce is currently the discipline manager of the Structures team in Arcadis’ Buildings NSW business. She has over twelve years of experience in the different aspects of structural engineering for both local and international projects. Joyce has been involved across various stages of a project, from master-planning to concept design, through to detailed design and construction handover. Joyce’s extensive design capabilities have culminated from her experience and involvement in a variety of large scale and high profile projects. Her technical excellence combined with project management skills to lead and motivate teams, have contributed to the successful delivery of projects to clients.

Michael Jaroszewicz

MAJ Consulting Pty Ltd

BSc FICE FIE(Aust) CPEng NER APEC Engineer Int(Aust) RBPV RPEQ

Michael is a Chartered Structural / Civil Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry working on major building projects in United Kingdom, Middle East and in Australia since 1986.
As the founder of MAJCON he brings more than 30 years of experience as a business owner in a private consultancy practice.
In 2007 Michael was invited to become a Director of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers NSW and in 2011 was elected President. He has attained Fellow status of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Engineers Australia. In 2020 he was invited to the Structural College Board of Engineers Australia.

Alison Naimo

Mott MacDonald

Alison is a Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald, with over 13 years of experience working in structural engineering projects in the Sydney area. Alison has extensive experience across a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors and across a wide variety of sectors with a particular interest in remedial engineering and adaptive reuse.

Alison is also experienced managing a multidiscipline engineering team from planning and concept stage through to construction and project completion.

Nishmin Hallam

Taylor Thomson Whitting

BE (Hons) and University Medal + BCom + CPEng

Nishmin is Associate Director at Taylor Thomson Whitting and has over 13 years of experience, working nationally and in Bath (UK) at TTW’s partner office, Buro Happold. She has solid experience across a wide range of project sectors in education, airports, government projects, commercial, sport and recreation, major refurbishments and façade engineering.

Nishmin is actively involved in a number of industry organisations. She regularly contributes her time and skills as a mentor, keynote speaker and leader within the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Women in Engineering (WIE). In 2016, Nishmin was honoured by being awarded Gold in the prestigious Future Leaders Award from Consult Australia. In 2017, she was a Finalist in two categories for the National Women in Industry Awards.

Andrey Kandic

AJK Design Pty Ltd

MEng, FIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer Int(Aust) RBP(Vic), RPEQ
Andrey is a Chartered Structural/Civil Engineer with more than 23 years experience in design and construction.

He has designed and supervised alterations and addition in domestic construction as well as major infrastructure works in Australia and overseas.

He started consulting for himself in 1999 and is passionate about the profession and the standing of engineers within the community.

Andrey has also been a member of the Army Reserve since 1996 and is in the Engineering Corps.

Nick Reischinger

SDA Structures

MEng(OXON) CPEng MIEAust MIStructE NER

Nick graduated from Oxford University in 2001 and has been working as consultant structural engineer since. With experience working in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Nick’s focus throughout his career has been on architecturally demanding projects in both the public and private sector. He is currently a director of SDA Structures.

Mitchell Starkey

Robert Bird Group

Mitchell has worked for Robert Bird Group since 2011. For the most part, he has been in the Sydney office, where he has led projects through all phases of the design, from concept through to construction.

Mitchell’s experience has primarily focused on technically complex problems, including One Central Park, Crown, Duo at Central Park and One Sydney Harbour. Throughout his career, Mitchell has delivered design and design verification of complex projects where his focus is always on safety through all construction phases. Mitchell’s experience ensures high-risk items are identified and mitigated at an early stage, allowing the development of buildable and robust designs that achieve best for project outcomes.

Mitchell is currently part of the RBG Sydney Team, where he is a Principal & Buildings Leader, managing the design of some of Sydney’s most noteworthy projects.

Andrew Derbidge

Partridge

BE FIEAust CPEng NER(Structural)

Andrew has worked as a consulting structural engineer in Sydney for over 25 years. A Director of Partridge since 2007, he works mainly across the Residential & Commercial sectors, and has a strong interest and focus on the design of high-end, architecturally-designed houses and reinforced concrete. Andrew’s work has been recognised with numerous projects receiving engineering awards from both the ACSE and the Concrete Institute of Australia.

Chloe Wyatt

ACSE Executive Officer

Chloe looks after all aspects our association's business, as well as coordinating its programs, events and activities. She has been with ACSE NSW since 2015.

Chloe graduated with a Batchelor of Arts from Bristol University in 1996, and pursued a career in film and television before moving to Sydney. With over 20 years experience as a freelance event producer, she brings a range of skills and expertise in event management, communications, community engagement and small business administration.

She keeps the ACSE ticking and will help with anything you want to know about us!

Office Bearers

President – Ali Habibi

Vice President – Paul Moore

Treasurer & Company Secretary – Steven Wong

Executive Officer – Chloe Wyatt