Managing Director, Infrastructure
David Moran has achieved broad international success as a multi-disciplinary design and construction project manager. He has a proven track record in construction industry business management with extensive experience in the bidding, delivery, and governance of large-scale projects. David’s educational background in civil engineering and finance, coupled with thirty years of experience in the construction industry, have given him the expertise required to manage multi-billion-dollar projects for globally recognized companies.
David joined Hatch in 2016, taking on the role of Managing Director, Infrastructure, and is responsible for building Hatch’s infrastructure business in Australia. In his relatively short tenure with Hatch, David has overseen substantial growth of the business, particularly in public infrastructure. Hatch's infrastructure practice has achieved some substantial milestones such as the Independent Review of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and the rail and civil design on the Cross-River Rail project, both of which are multi-billion-dollar projects.
When not in the office, David enjoys being outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include waveski surfing and trail walking–that’s Australian for exploring walking trails and forests!
What does positive change mean to you?
“To me, positive change means working with clients to do things differently to achieve the best outcome for our clients and the asset owner; disrupting the market to change it for the better.”
How are you changing the world?
“Working to develop and continuously improve our community’s infrastructure is extremely rewarding. I have the opportunity to work with great minds to develop and improve our community’s infrastructure to provide improved amenities for the community.”
What do you think are the toughest challenges facing your clients?
“For our infrastructure clients, I'm seeing workload versus capacity in the market posing a challenge. This is where our global presence comes into play as we leverage our talent across the globe to effectively manage workload.”
What are you most proud of?
“I am so proud of my team! Since I joined Hatch in 2016, we have grown significantly, from a small base to one-hundred-and-sixty people through a combination of intrinsic growth and integration of smaller companies. The new business has a culture of high performance and is attracting quality design and engineering candidates. Clients are actively seeking our service offering.”
What do you like most about working at Hatch? How do you think the Hatch culture is different from other companies?
“Hatch is unique to other companies in that there is always room for debate. Senior leaders are very receptive to other ideas and open to discuss and be challenged. As well, with 9,000 employees across seventy-five countries around the world, the learning never ends! Hatch is a highly collaborative organization, and this speaks to the work we do. We tap into resources and knowledge for around the world to generate the best ideas and create exceptional outcomes for our clients.”