7 Feb 2023

Belinda Coates appointed as CEO

We are thrilled to welcome Belinda Coates to the team. The appointment marks the next phase in ADP Consulting’s ambitious plans to become one of the most influential engineering consultancies in Australia, if not globally.

Belinda will work closely with the Board of Directors – Laurent Deleu, Jason Afford, Michael Delaney and Gavin White, and the wider ADP team to deliver on the business’s strategic vision and expand the company’s service offering nationally and internationally.

ADP Consulting is one of Australia’s largest privately owned engineering and sustainability consultancies. With 230+ people across its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast offices, ADP Consulting is delivering some of Australia’s tallest buildings and largest precincts. Projects include 600 Collins Street for Hines, 525 George Street for EVT, Queens Wharf Towers 5 & 6 for Far East Consortium Australia and Destination Brisbane Consortium, and La Pélago for Gurner. 

Belinda Coates is a proven leader in delivering strategy that makes an impact. She has held leadership positions at global firms HASSELL and Woods Bagot and most recently led the client and growth strategy for Slattery – growing the business and brand considerably over that time. A business strategist with more than 20 years of experience advising property and professional services firms – Belinda drives growth strategy that encapsulates all facets of business growth across client attraction, talent engagement, social impact and market expansion.

Laurent Deleu, Founder and Director at ADP Consulting, said: “Over the last 12 years, ADP Consulting has seen tremendous growth. Belinda’s strong leadership and expertise will be key to delivering ambitious plans to expand our service offering, sector spread and geographical footprint nationally and internationally. The appointment of Belinda marks an exciting milestone for the company, and we are incredibly excited to have her on board.”

Belinda Coates, CEO at ADP Consulting, said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an innovative and authentic team of engineers at such an exciting time in our sector. As one of the largest fully Australian-owned engineering firms, I’m looking forward to working closely with staff and clients on the next chapter of ADP Consulting – as we build our legacy here and internationally.”