Tom Mccarthy

Tom McCarthy wins Ricardo Leading Lights Living our Values award

08 Jan 2024


Tom McCarthy, a principal consultant and team leader in the Ricardo’s water practice, based in Adelaide, is the recipient of the Ricardo Leading Lights Living our Values award. This award is given in recognition of role modelling our Ricardo values of: Create Together, Be Innovative, Aim High and Be Mindful. 

Tom has been highly proactive since joining Ricardo in 2022 to create high quality connections within the broader company and to encourage his team to also foster links.  
Tom’s background in providing leading environmental and sustainability services across government, industry and consulting provided a strong platform for him to understand the various services Ricardo offers globally – and where they may support his clients and in the Australasian region.

Most importantly, Tom brought the capacity to say ‘YES’ and to embrace opportunities to work collaboratively with Ricardo teams across all jurisdictions, providing demonstrable impact across all the company’s value areas.  This has resulted in a number of projects for government and private sector clients to be delivered across a number of jurisdictions in a number of service areas including: chemical risk, environmental assessment, zero emission transport and strategic water policy. 

Often the YES was confidence that working together as ‘One Ricardo’ we can aim high to develop and deliver great solutions for our clients, rather than a knowledge that he could self-perform within his own team.  This has led to the growth of Ricardo’s service offerings in Australia and has delivered several projects where different teams are creating together.

Summing up what the award meant to him, Tom said: “I feel very honoured to be nominated for the award, it is true recognition of the support and efforts of the broader Ricardo team in Australia and the UK in embracing our values, allowing collaboration and opportunities to be capitalised.”    

The annual Ricardo Leading Lights Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals and teams across the company who are helping to solve some of the world’s most complex mobility, energy and environmental challenges. The awards were established to reward and highlight Ricardo people who, in their daily work, have consistently gone over and above for clients, partners, colleagues or the global communities we have the privilege to serve.

In the 2023 awards programme, eighty individuals and 12 teams from across Ricardo were shortlisted for the 15 award categories which combined: recognition for innovation, sustainability, digital excellence, inspirational leadership, technical leadership, inspiring women in engineering, and social value volunteering; ‘Best of the Best’ winners of CEO Monthly Awards supporting strategic growth objectives; and living the Ricardo values of: Create Together, Be Innovative, Aim High and Be Mindful.