Newcastle expansion marks strategic move for WGA

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We are pleased to announce the expansion into New South Wales with the first office located in Newcastle. The expansion involves three new appointments that will bring a wealth of experience coupled with local knowledge to support the growth in the state’s second-largest city.

The team will be led by seasoned engineering manager, Andrew Mosdell, who will be supported by Senior Structural Engineers Sam Smith and Josh Cappiello.  

A seasoned engineering manager, Andrew Mosdell boasts an impressive career spanning two decades. Having studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) and a Bachelor of Surveying at the University of Newcastle, Andrew started out locally with several New South Wales’ companies before moving to England, where he worked on high-profile projects, including part of the expansion of London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and Manchester airport Terminal 1 check-in. Returning to Australia, he built up experience in the resources sector, most recently at Advitech where he led a team of Civil, Structural and Asset engineers and led multidisciplinary engineering design teams.

Supporting Andrew is Sam Smith, who brings national and international experience in structural and asset engineering services across industrial, mining and port infrastructure.   

The third, but not final member of the team is Josh Cappiello, an experienced structural engineer with a significant background in sustaining capital works, asset integrity engineering and brownfield site requirements.

As Australia’s second-oldest city, expansion into the Newcastle industrial sector marks a strategic move for the business to establish a growing presence in the city, surrounding Hunter Valley and the broader New South Wales region. 
The appointment of Andrew, Josh and Sam bring a new wealth of knowledge to WGA and local understanding to support this exciting expansion into the state’s second-largest city. 

Ben Stapleton, WGA’s Joint Managing Director comments, “2022 is a big year for WGA and as we expand further into the resources sector, the time was right to open an office in Newcastle. Located just north of Sydney and accessible from Brisbane, it provides a sound base to support the growth of our services for clients within resources, industrial, defence, ports and marine sectors. It also presents opportunities to expand our transport and civil offering. We understand clients value local knowledge and relationships and are thrilled to appoint Andrew and his team to grow the business through their technical capability, networks and understanding of how the region operates. This is the start of something exciting in New South Wales. and we’re all excited to see what the future brings.”

The team will be based in central Newcastle, working collaboratively with WGA’s nine existing offices spanning Australia and New Zealand to provide a holistic approach for our clients.