Vale Sid Williams (20 February 1929 – 15 August 2017)


​Cardno would like to acknowledge the passing of one of the original Cardno and Davies directors, Sid Williams following a battle with cancer.

Sid joined Cardno (then Cardno and Davies) as a design engineer in 1956 and became a director of Cardno in 1965.  Sid retired from full-time work in 1991 and worked part-time for another 12 years before retiring completely in 2002 aged 73 after 46 years at Cardno.

Sid’s accomplishments were many during his long tenure with Cardno.  He was in charge of the design of the 275 mile Burke Development Road from Julia Creek to Normanton in North-West Queensland.  Sid also spent six months as project manager for the Bogor Water Supply project in Indonesia, an Australian Colombo Aid Scheme.  He was project director for many of the water supply pipelines for the coal mines in Central Queensland and for major sewerage schemes at 11 indigenous communities in Queensland.  Sid also worked for over 20 years on the Port Shores canal estate in Port Macquarie, New South Wales which commenced in 1970.   The last four waterfront canal blocks in New South Wales sold at Port Shores just three years ago in 2014.

Aside from his engineering accomplishments, Sid played a critical role in the development and growth of Cardno as a company by navigating through takeover approaches from competitors in the 1980s and also by mentoring a number of our senior leaders and engineers.

Sid’s contribution and loyalty to Cardno will not be forgotten and he will be sadly missed.


For more information:
Jackie McPhee
Corporate Marketing Manager
T: 07 3369 9822