Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Meet our Ambassadors!

Clare Ferguson

Clare became an IPWEAQ Ambassador in 2021 after we met her at the Public Works Professionals Orientation Intensive in Brisbane. 

Clare is a Technical Officer at the Proterra Group based in Toowoomba. 

She was one of four students to present to 430+ delegates at the IPWEAQ Conference in Cairns. Her final research project investigated Queensland’s Natural Disaster Recovery process and, in particular, how Queensland councils can better utilise Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) funding to build a more resilient road network. Congratulations, Clare!

Photo: Clare presenting her thesis at the 2021 Futures Challenge in Cairns.

Maddy Stahlhut

Maddy was invited to become an IPWEAQ Ambassador after winning the 2018 Futures Challenge on the Gold Coast for her thesis on the potential for energy generation using pumped storage hydro power in the Toowoomba water supply.

She is a Civil Engineer at GHD graduating also with a Bachelor of Business & Commerce, Civil Engineering & Management and Leadership. Maddy has a particular interest in project management, transport infrastructure and road safety.

She is passionate about promoting the engineering profession to women and the next generation which is a part of her role as an IPWEAQ Ambassadors.

Photo: Maddy with Angela Fry, IPWEAQ President, accepting the inaugural award for Employer of the Year (private sector).

Josh Flanders

Josh became an IPWEAQ Ambassador in 2018 after he impressed us with his presentation at the 2018 NQ Branch conference on the use of waste recycled glass in concrete as a partial cement and fine aggregate replacement. He subsequently competently navigated an interview with a local journalist. 

Josh is a Project Engineer at St. George Project Services based in Cairns and is part of the Contract Administration and Verification Team working on the $481 million Bruce Highway - Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project.

Photo: Josh networking at the  Annual Conference closing ceremony in Cairns, 12-14 October 2021.