Ian will be celebrating a career service milestone this year as he has been with the business for 55 years.

Ian started in 1969 as an apprentice with Kilpatrick Green until 1999 when UGL acquired the company. During his early years, he worked as an electrical tradesman, leading hand and foreman on projects in various places around Queensland and New South Wales. Ian’s talent and dedication were recognised by his manager as a potential estimator which helped shape his future career path.

“After my training as a junior estimator I moved up through the ranks and eventually into management. In those days our roles were very diverse as we did electrical and mechanical projects. One day it would be a substation, the next a process plant which was good experience.”