John Leech

Design Director

John Leech is a Design Director at Aurecon who fosters innovative thinking by helping clients find solutions to challenging problems and partnering with them to deliver exceptional projects.

From designing the retractable roof at Laver Arena to creating the award-winning Brisbane Ferry flood terminal, John has worked on some of Australia’s most high-profile, unusual and innovative projects over his 25-year career.

He also specialises in the planning and design of bulk materials handling and storage systems within bulk commodity supply chains. As Lead Mechanical Engineer/Technical Manager on numerous major projects he has deep experience in all phases of project work from planning and concept development through to detailed design and design management, contract procurement, construction supervision and commissioning.

John has led or guided the design of a substantial proportion of the Australian resource industry’s export capacity, including multiple stages of Queensland’s Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal which has been globally recognised as a leader in efficiency, reliability and environmental performance.

Whether it’s a flood resilient ferry terminal, complex materials handling infrastructure, a retractable roof system, or large observation wheel, John enjoys helping clients manage complex and often conflicting requirements of a project to come up with the optimum solution.