Yvonne Ainsworth Appointed Managing Director for Onshore Activities at GDG

Specialist engineering and design consultancy, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), is delighted to announce that Yvonne Ainsworth has been appointed Managing Director with responsibility for its onshore activities.

Recognised internationally as a leader within the geotechnical industry, Yvonne has over 20 years’ experience in geotechnics, deep foundation and basement construction. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), Chartered Engineer (CEng), RoGEP Adviser and experienced ICE Reviewer.

Prior to her promotion to Managing Director (Onshore), Yvonne held the position of Director at GDG since 2019, and over the past four years has developed plans to prepare the business for sustainable growth. Since joining, Yvonne has managed teams of varying sizes and disciplines, overseen the company expand extensively over the years  and cultivated her leadership skills for the benefit of the business and its people.

“Yvonne’s technical expertise, strong leadership and strategic focus will be invaluable to GDG as we continue to expand the onshore services we offer and the markets we operate in. Yvonne is an incisive and passionate leader with a strong commitment to sustainability, inclusion and diversity. I look forward to working closely with her as we shape the future of GDG together within the Venterra Group.”

Dr Indrasenan Thusyanthan, Managing Director at GDG

During her career, Yvonne has worked in senior engineering roles in both consulting and contracting, giving her a holistic understanding of the industry and its stakeholders.

“I’m delighted to continue to support GDG as Managing Director (Onshore). It’s an exciting time for the industry as we see positive strides, particularly in onshore wind, solar, geothermal and hydrogen. GDG has all the ingredients for continued growth, from the international expertise of our teams and our cutting-edge research to our strong client focus. My ambition is to lead our team through the next phase of transformation to deliver an exciting future for GDG.”

Yvonne Ainsworth, Newly Appointed Managing Director (Onshore) at GDG


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