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The Inner Chief

Apr 28, 2022

In this Best of Series episode, we hear from Greg Steele, Global President of Arcadis Mobility, on the importance of broad experience, bringing people with you and dealing with difficult issues.


We interviewed Greg in late 2017 when he was the CEO of the Asia Pacific business of Arcadis, one of the world's largest professional service consultancy firms with over 28,000 people in 70 countries.

Greg has nearly 40 years' experience as an engineer and manager, having been involved at a leadership level for some of Australia's largest and most complex infrastructure projects.

He is also the Chair of Engineering Aid Australia, a not for profit organisation which strives to inspire indigenous Australians to become engineers. He has also been a Board Member of Roads Australia, and an MD of Hyder Consulting.

Greg has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland and also a PostGrad Diploma in Management from Deakin University.

In this episode, you’re going to hear Greg talk about:

  • The importance of making mistakes, re-charting your course and developing broad experience;
  • His list of three keys to leadership;
  • How to show your staff that you are serious about cultural change, especially around gender diversity; and
  • Dealing with difficult issues by taking them head-on.

Connecting with Greg Steele

You can connect with Greg via LinkedIn.

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