Interview with Australian Business Champion to Vietnam 2022 - Louise Adams
Australian Business Champion to Vietnam, Louise Adams joined us for an interview at the AVPI Adelaide Roundtable in 2022 to discuss how Aurecon’s journey in Vietnam began, the opportunities for professional services firms, her role as a Business Champion, what she hopes to achieve by having these conversations.
Louise is Aurecon’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for driving the financial, operational and people performance across all areas of the business to achieve Aurecon’s strategic business goals.
Louise has had a highly decorated career as a civil engineer spanning over 25 years, with a list of extraordinary accolades cementing her as one of Australia’s highest profile female engineers. She most recently received the Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the profession and society. Beyond her expertise as an engineer and COO, Louisa is an advocate for female leadership and equality within STEM, with a keen desire to drive innovation through organisational diversity at Aurecon.
The experience Louise brings in leading a number of civil and multi-disciplinary projects across not just Vietnam, but globally, the passion she brings to advocacy for women in leadership and her in-depth knowledge of the professional services sector made her a critical addition to the Business Champions trifecta.
This interview forms part of the AVPI’s ‘Approaching 50 years of diplomatic relations’ series. Across 2022 we sat down with several key stakeholders at our events to discuss the upcoming milestone between Australia and Vietnam, their reflections on the relationship and what they hope we can achieve together in the future.