Meet Imran Khan – Ginninderry’s Senior Development Manager
Imran has been with Ginninderry since 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all the major civil construction activities. This includes a range of tasks like overseeing the design of the subdivision, procurement, and operations. All the major engineering infrastructure is also part of his busy role.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I value family above all else and am a proud fifth-generation Pakistani that loves rugby league and cricket. My family were some of the earliest immigrants to move from the subcontinent to Australia over 120 years ago. I am a devout Muslim and have enjoyed sharing my culture with the team at Ginninderry and the community. With the help of Tuli, we have begun an annual tradition of hosting Iftar at The Link during the holy month of Ramadan.
Once I finished school in Sydney, I attended university where I completed an Engineering degree, followed by Masters. After graduation, I worked in construction, before moving to the South Coast to continue building my career. 13 years ago, my family and I moved to Canberra, and we love it here – a country lifestyle with city facilities.
I am one of the OGs of the project, and in March I will have been working at Ginninderry for 8 years it has been fantastic seeing the project from inception to a resident population of 1500 plus and growing!
What does your role bring to the Ginninderry project?
Essentially, my role ensures the big things get designed and built. With a combination of Project Management and construction skills, I bring my knowledge to the team to help ensure we are delivering a product of a high standard that we are happy to put our name on it and leave a legacy to be proud of.
I am a team player, there to assist and mentor. With my previous experience working in development and construction, I provide the team with a different perspective to ensure everything is being catered for throughout the project lifecycle.
A Fun Fact?
It is a well-known fact in the office that I do NOT like snakes– despite coming across them many times growing up in the rural part of Sydney. Let’s just say that I’d rather they stay in the Conservation Corridor than venture near The Link! In honour of my feeling towards the reptile, the team at Mulligans Flat as part of a research program named a snake they were tracking after me. Unfortunately, Khan was taken by an eagle.