Robert Care

Civil & Environmental Engineer
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Professor of Practice in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Robert Care has not only been recognised as one of the University’s most esteemed alumni, by winning a UNSW Alumni Award in 2012, but his significant contributions to society have been honoured at the highest national level too. In 2012, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to Engineering, Business, Humanitarian Programs and Athletics. 

Since graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in ‘73 and a Doctor of Philosophy in ‘78, Robert has enjoyed a career spanning over 40 years, many as a leader within global consulting group Arup, that has taken him all over the world. His leadership style is characterised by a unique combination of humility, humanity and commerciality, and his strong sense of purpose inspires others to achieve great things alongside him.

His commitment to the community is reflected in his deep involvement with the global charity Common Purpose, and also with RedR Australia – a not-for-profit organisation who send qualified engineers to disaster zones worldwide.

These activities and achievements have ensured that Robert has won numerous industry awards throughout his career. Engineers Australia has also featured Robert in their Top 100 Most Influential Engineers five times since 2008, and EA National Professional Engineer of the Year in 2014