A new era for Marshall Day


Many of our members will be familiar with Marshall Day Entertech – as sponsors at this year’s conference and from their prolific experience in venue planning across Australia.

2017 marked a significant milestone for Marshall Day Acoustics Australia. Not only did the company celebrate its 30th anniversary, but it is also proud to announce the appointment of co-CEOs, Amanda Robinson and Christophe Delaire.

After decades of inspirational leadership by visionary Peter Fearnside, Marshall Day is ushering in a new era.

Peter’s decision to step aside from his role as CEO comes at a time when he believes the company needs to change and diversify, to strengthen and expand. He has always seen Marshall Day as a young and dynamic company and believes that now is the perfect opportunity for a change in management.

“I am excited about the future of the company and the direction that Amanda and Christophe will be taking,” Peter commented. “Both are exceptional leaders who are passionate about their industry and have strong views on the culture of the organisation. They have earned the respect and support of our entire team, their clients and industry colleagues around the world. The global relationships they have forged speak volumes about where Marshall Day is heading,” he said.

As co-CEOs, Amanda and Christophe are passionate about delivering the best outcomes for clients and never compromising on acoustic design.

Amanda Robinson joined Marshall Day in 2005 after almost a decade of extensive building acoustics experience with multidisciplinary practices in Australia and the UK. With a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Adelaide, Amanda is committed to raising the social conscience of acoustics in building design, with an emphasis on the education sector, where the importance of achieving optimal acoustic outcomes is critical to future generations.

“I am honoured and humbled to be taking up the mantle,” said Amanda. “I’d like to think of myself as a role model for young women in the office. As the first woman on the Marshall Day Board, I’ve seen the company go from 5% female representation to over 40% – a reflection of the inclusive culture and forward-thinking outlook of Marshall Day and a testament to Peter’s leadership.”

“I see Marshall Day’s role in the acoustics industry as far more than consultants. We have a duty of care to act as thought leaders and to educate people about the significance of sound in creating liveable, functional spaces.”

Christophe Delaire graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Poitiers (France) and joined Marshall Day Acoustics in 2002. Over the past 15 years, Christophe has garnered an international reputation for excellence in the field of environmental acoustics. In particular his expertise in wind farms has made him a leading expert in the renewable energy sector. He has also been responsible for coordinating Marshall Day’s relationship with 01dB, introducing their range of smart noise monitoring equipment to the Australian market.

“Peter’s legacy is immense and he will always be an integral part of Marshall Day,” said Christophe. “He created a company that is recognised as a beacon in the industry and has now placed his trust in us to ensure its ongoing success and growth.”

“Our people and our use of the latest technology are our strongest assets. We are building close working relationships around the world to provide greater opportunities for our team members and expanding our pool of expertise and experience to benefit our clients,” he added.

Peter will continue to support Amanda and Christophe throughout the transition and is looking forward to working with Marshall Day in an on-going consultative role, particularly for the China market, and in a mentoring capacity for the in-house theatre design team.

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