Garry J. Macdonald
Garry J. Macdonald is a member of the 2012-2013 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Garry is currently a Principal and Technical Director for the Beca Group, Ltd. and Business Development Manager for Beca Infrastructure, Ltd. in Auckland, New Zealand. In this role, he develops technical engineering solutions for the multi-discipline consulting firm’s municipal and industrial clients and advances their professional role in New Zealand, Australia, and South East Asia. In addition to his technical and management roles, Garry has worked for more than 15 years in the undergraduate and graduate recruitment programs in New Zealand’s engineering schools, to excite young engineers into the field of water and environmental engineering.
A WEF member since 1989, Garry has held multiple leadership and committee roles within WEF. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Hot Topics/Emerging Issues Symposium Committee, was chair of the WEF Globalisation Task Force, and past chair of the International Co‐ordination Committee. He is also a past member of WEF’s Executive Committee and International Program Committee. He has been a regular podium presenter in the WEFTEC technical program,
Also an active member of the New Zealand Water & Wastes Association (NZWWA now known as Water New Zealand), Garry is a Life Member member and currently serves as a WEF Delegate for this WEF Member Association. He has also served as the NZWWA president, vice president, Board Member and WEF Director. His other professional affiliations include Fellow Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and Fellow Institution of Engineers Australia, and he is the Immediate Past President of IPENZ.
Garry has received the WEF Richard S. Engelbrecht Award for International Services.
He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.