Professor David Hood is a civil and environmental engineer with vast experience across major civil and military projects, professional development in emerging economies, and senior management in both the public and private sectors, and in education. Following a successful career in project management, David took over and commissioned Australia’s then New Parliament House in the mid 1980s – a life changing career episode. Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and the built environment. David was a founding Director of both the Australian Council of Built Environment Design Professions (BEDP) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF). He is a Past Chairman of Australia’s College of Environmental Engineers, and in November 2010, David was elected National Deputy President of Engineers Australia. He was National President in 2012. David, an accredited Presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Project, is the Founding Chairman of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA, formally AGIC), an industry association which developed one of the world’s first full sustainability rating schemes for infrastructure.