Adam has over 25 years’ industry experience in using his skills and strengths to help critical infrastructure owners and operators cope, recover and prosper, under changing climate conditions. He has completed climate adaptation and resilience projects at local, regional, state, national and international scales, looking at climate hazards, risk, vulnerability and resilience. As industry interest and uptake of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations escalates, Adam is increasingly assisting his clients including Sydney Airport Corporation to understand and respond to key TCFD disclosure points including scenario analysis, transition and physical risk and opportunities assessment, and disclosure reporting requirements.
Adam takes a holistic view of the challenges facing his clients – an approach he has refined through his involvement with major international programs such 100 Resilient Cities and the Resilient Reefs initiative. Adam is AECOM’s project director on Resilient Reefs, which has been developed to build the resilience of UNESCO World Heritage listed coral reefs such as the Great Barrier Reef to the globally significant threat of climate change, whilst also building the reef communities’ ability to adapt to a future of uncertainty. In an urban context, Adam is also working with the Rockefeller Foundation as part of their 100 Resilient Cities initiative to assist their member cities across the Asia-Pacific address the shocks and stresses of the 21st century driven by climate change, globalisation and urbanisation.