Arup engineer Tom Hallewell has been accepted on the RedR Australia Humanitarian Standby Roster following five years of training and experience in emergency settings.
Tom, a civil and structural engineer, can now be called on to provide his expertise, skills and humanitarian assistance in the field before, during or after a disaster or conflict, and work with communities to design or build emergency shelters.
United Nations’ agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Australian Government use the Roster to find trained people with specific skills and experience. Tom can be deployed when a request for his skills is received by RedR from one of its humanitarian partners.
He is the first to join the Roster from Arup in Australia.
“Joining the RedR Australia Roster has only been possible by the continued support of Arup which has allowed me to balance my day job with humanitarian deployments to help those in most need,” Tom said.