Wally AkachaSydney: Chair LTT6
Meet Wally Akacha
After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney, with a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Wally Akacha has worked for over 20 years in the construction industry.
His career commenced with working for Leighton Contractors on high profile projects including the reconstruction of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Across this period, Wally worked for large publicly listed Tier 1 construction companies like Leighton Contractors and Downer EDI as well as smaller privately held businesses, Mainland Civil and BMD Constructions.
His career highlight to date was kicking off a start-up civil engineering business with a colleague and rapidly growing it from over a 12-year period. Throughout this period, he successfully managed a 25% year on year average business growth rate whilst achieving profitability, maintaining compliance with health and safety standards, managing a robust and engaged workforce and focusing on client relationships. After completing 4 successful years as General Manager, Wally was promoted to Managing Director where, after 2 years in the role he led the business through a full sale to a large multinational company.
Wally was a member of a CEO peer advisory group for 8 years, and thoroughly understands the challenges that CEOs, Managing Directors and Business Owners face in their personal and professional development.