Terry Chapman, Director New M4 Tunnels, M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the Widened M4 (opened 2017)
As project director for the New M4 and M4-M5 Link Tunnels, Terry is responsible for the delivery of three major stages of WestConnex, the largest road transport infrastructure project in Australia. This includes the New M4 Tunnels which are on track to open this year – the first new road tunnels to open in Sydney since the Lane Cove Tunnel in 2007.
Terry has had more than 36 years’ experience in project and engineering management in the engineering construction sectors, including oil and gas, mining, water, power transmission, rail transport, road and rail tunnelling and communications. He has been involved in many of Australia’s road and rail tunnels regarding the electrical and mechanical design and supply, installation and commissioning, primarily with Alstom Australia and UGL limited.
Projects include Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Epping to Chatswood Rail Line, M5 Motorway, and Lane Cove Tunnel, as well as tunnels in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of NSW, is a member of the Institute of Engineers, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David has more than 25 years in Environmental Impact Assessment and project development with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He joined State Government in 2002 focusing on major transport projects and has an extensive knowledge of the infrastructure sector.
David heads the Priority Projects Assessments Branch which is responsible for assessing State significant project development applications for major infrastructure projects including key road, rail, water, sewerage and port facilities, intermodals as well as health and educational facilities.
Key projects assessed by the Branch include WestConnex, Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro, redevelopment of key schools and universities across the State, Moorebank Intermodals, as well as redevelopment of Westmead and other health related facilities. Many of these projects have been identified as a government priority and are linked to the goals of the Sydney Growth Plan.
David also oversees an infrastructure management team to manage, regulate and facilitate rigorous and timely review of post approval matters for major infrastructure projects.
In her current role as Director Major Projects At WaterNSW, Elli is leading a large team comprising internal resources and external consultants and contractors to both plan for and deliver in excess of $5 billion of large water infrastructure projects. Prior to taking on the Major Projects function in 2017, Elli was CFO at WaterNSW where she led significant organisational and financial reforms.
Prior to her move into the NSW water sector in early 2013, Elli spent close to 20 years in the finance industry, stockbroking for JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, and infrastructure funds management for Allco Finance Group and Palisade Investment Partners.
Elli is currently a Non Executive Board Member of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District which oversees the network of hospitals from Macquarie Street, the Randwick Campus of Prince of Wales and Royal Hospital for Women, St George and Sutherland hospitals. She has a Masters in Finance Degree from London Business School and was awarded the University Medal for Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1993.
Rob Bryant joined InEight in March 2018, as executive vice president, Asia Pacific, with responsibility for sales and general operations throughout the region.
Before joining InEight, Rob was director of operations for ECI Solutions, leading sales and operations for the company’s Australian business. He also served as chief operating officer for QA Software, which was acquired by InEight in 2018. During his tenure with QA Software, the company secured the use of its flagship document management product – TeamBinder – on over $100 billion worth of projects, including numerous government infrastructure projects with contractors from across the globe. Prior to that, Rob was general manager for IBISWorld Business Information. He started his career in London, working in marketing and public relations.
Rob has led sales and operations for a range of cloud-based product and service organisations, with significant experience in leading high-growth software business servicing the construction and engineering sector.
Away from the office, Rob enjoys trail running over short-course and ultra-distance events, as well as being a father of three young and quickly growing children.
Giovanni Cirillo has been an urban planner since 1991. Giovanni is a passionate advocate of cities and has spent much of his career focused on urban renewal in inner-city areas.
In 2013, Giovanni established 'Planning Lab', which is a specialised strategic and statutory planning consultancy providing advice on major development projects in Sydney.
Giovanni is currently working on a host of major projects in the Sydney CBD, including several new international hotel and commercial towers, and several hundred new apartments across the inner-City. Many of these multistage applications have also involved detailed assessment of Architectural Design Competitions.
Giovanni appears as an expert town planning witness in the Land an Environment Court.
Giovanni is the former Director of City Planning & Regulatory Services at the City of Sydney, where he was employed from 1993 to 2008. During his time as Director of City Planning & Regulatory Services at the City of Sydney, he reported directly to the Central Sydney Planning Committee and elected Council, and was responsible each year for several thousand development assessment projects, valued at $AUD3-3.5 billion per annum.
Giovanni was the Executive Director of Urban Renewal and Major Sites at the NSW Department of Planning from 2009 to 2013. Giovanni's areas of responsibility at the Department of Planning included Centres & Urban Renewal and Strategic Assessments branches.
Giovanni has also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for several years, and continues in this role.
Nathaniel holds a bachelor of town planning as well as a juris doctor from UNSW and has been involved in town planning for over 15 years. He has operated in urban and regional areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australia Capital Territory with involvement in projects ranging from large-scale residential development, state-significant development, commercial and industrial development in addition to public infrastructure and recreation. Although based primarily in the private sector, Nathaniel acts as a consultant and in an advisory capacity to authorities for development assessment and peer review.
In addition to establishing and managing multi-disciplinary teams, Nathaniel is experienced in the preparation of development application documentation, feasibilities, Planning Proposals, Design Guidelines, VPA negotiation, and land and environment court evidence or conferencing. He is also experienced in providing planning input at the design phase on a number of projects to provide preliminary compliance and approval pathway advice, and masterplanning assistance in addition to providing on-site project management and contract administration during time spent as a project within Lend Lease to deliver $256m worth of infrastructure over 112 sites, and on behalf of ongoing clients that include major developers and corporations.
Daniel Veryard is VLC’s State Director for NSW and WA, where he leads travel demand forecasting, data analytics, economic appraisal and model development projects. He is a multi-disciplinary transport professional with 15 years’ experience in economics, policy and planning in Australia and internationally.
Prior to joining VLC, Daniel was a project manager and economist at the International Transport Forum at the OECD in Paris, where he led projects on economic appraisal techniques, public transport market structures and driverless technologies.
He has also worked as an economist for PwC, GHD, Mouchel (now WSP) and the Reserve Bank of Australia. He has worked on transport projects in all Australian state capitals, and in southeast Asia, the UK and France.
Neill is an accomplished urban planner with 12 years’ experience specialising in transport systems and integrated land use and transport planning.
Having worked in both consulting and government roles across the transport and planning sectors, he developed a range of strategies to support city-shaping initiatives and transport network designs.
Neill has an excellent understanding of the complex relationships between land use, human behaviour and transport systems. Drawing on his knowledge and experience he designs outcomes that enable great places, connected cities and communities, and well-planned transport networks.
A trusted adviser, he has worked closely with all levels of the Government and the private sector, appreciating the need for a robust, collaborative and coordinated approach to realising shared outcomes.
Dr Ooi is a professional civil engineer with 29 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering in design and construction implementation. He has been managing geotechnical designs and construction of major infrastructural projects in South East Asia and Middle East. These projects include runways, railways, dams and highways. His underground works experiences include deep excavation, cut and cover structures, tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and drill blast tunnels, as well as pipe arch tunnelling.
Currently the Geotechnical Director for Gamuda Engineering projects, his areas of expertise are Geotechnical Design and Analysis, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Testing, Ground Investigation and Treatment Design. Some of the big projects that he was involved in were Electrified Double Track Project (Padang Besar to Ipoh), SMART Project, NDIA Airport, Dukan Highway (Doha), Sitra Causeway (Bahrain), Nam Theun 1 HEP (Laos), Pergau HEP.
Dr Ooi has a PhD in Civil Engineering. He is a Member of the Board of Engineers (BEM) and Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM).
Professor Chris Pettit is the inaugural Chair of Urban Science, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Prof Pettit is the Director of the City Analytics Masters (MCA) Program which upskills the next generation of practitioners and policy-makers with the ability to harness the power of data-driven approaches for understanding the inherent complexity of the city. https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/degrees/postgraduate-coursework/master-of-city-analytics. Prof Pettit is also the Director of the City Analytics Lab (CAL), a dedicated space designed to support collaborative city planning and user centred design https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/city-analytics-lab. He is also an Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, which as been conducted world class urban research for over 12 year. Prof Pettit is also the Director of Smart Cities, FrontierSI and leads the Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer (RAISE) toolkit. He is on the Board of Directors of CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) and on the international advisory board for “Geo for all” and co-founder for the OpenCitySmart – Open platform for Smart Cities initiative.
Prof Pettit’s expertise is in the convergence of the fields of city planning and digital technologies including Geographical Information Sciences (GIS). He has given numerous keynote addresses at conferences around the world and has published more than 180 peer reviewed papers. For the last 25 years, he has been undertaking research and development in the use of digital planning tools to support the envisioning of future city scenarios. His research expertise also spans into applications, development and the evaluation of geographical visualization tools including, advanced spatial decision support systems and city dashboards. Prof Pettit was previously the national coordinator for the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network which provides access to over 4,000 city datasets across Australia. He is also the academic lead for the online What if? Scenario GIS based Planning Support System which has been applied in over 50 countries around the world https://aurin.org.au/decision-support/what-if/
Sunil has more than 20 years of professional experience, having worked as a senior lawyer, advising on a wide range of major Australian (and APAC) infrastructure and resources projects (as well as holding executive and non-executive company director roles). As the General Counsel of Broadspectrum’s Urban Infrastructure and Resources groups, Sunil supports Broadspectrum to partner effectively with its clients to achieve project success (particularly in delivering telecommunications, water, power, industrial, construction, operate and maintain, asset management and drilling services).
Broadspectrum is a Ferrovial Company. We design, fund, construct, operate, and maintain major projects and infrastructure assets across diverse industries. Innovation for industry, community and clients is key to our culture with five Centres of Excellence, longstanding relationships with more than 30 prestigious universities and our own corporate university, Summa, in Madrid. An example of our global scale and capability, is our ongoing funding, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Heathrow Airport in London where we ensure smooth operations for 80 airlines, 472,067 flights and 75 million passengers every year.
Matt is responsible for Corporate Strategy, General Management and Sales at Plant Assessor.
Matt spent almost 10 years as an insolvency practitioner and business consultant, followed by eight years as General and Regional Manager of substantial multi-site manufacturing and distribution businesses in the steel industry.
During his time in the steel industry, Matt learnt about safety systems, strategy and behavioural safety from some of the best in the business.
Matt combined these learnings with a desire to link improved safety with improved productivity, quality and culture, and assist organisations achieve “systematic simplicity” when it came to safety management. This drives his work in the area of product and corporate strategy.
Matthew is a commercial mathematician with a particular focus on optimising logistics and supply chains in business. He has consulted for numerous companies, including Coles, Toll, CBH and Origin, helping them better utilise their people, transport fleets and resources. He has recently shifted his focus to public transport, joining BRIDJ to drive efforts for more optimal and demand driven transport.
Dave Body is a Senior Industry Strategy Manager, Design Engineering, with Bentley Systems and has been in this role since the beginning of 2018. The role is focused within the ANZ region with a particular focus on Road and Rail opportunities and entails a wide range of tasks, including Business Development responsibilities through to Constructioneering related responsibilities. From 2012 to 2018 Dave served as a Solutions Executive for the Road and Bridges sector and within the Mining sector. From 2009 to 2012 Dave served as a Solutions Engineer/Architect with Bentley Software within the Road, Rail and Mining sectors. Dave joined Bentley in October 2001 when Bentley Systems acquired GEOPAK Corporation, where he served in numerous roles including Application Engineer and Business Development Manager. Before joining GEOPAK Corporation in 1995, Dave held the role as senior civil designer/surveyor within a Western Australian municipality. Throughout 1985-1989 Dave held a number of civil and survey related roles within a number of privately held civil and surveying consultancies. Dave holds a Diploma in Engineering Surveying and a Certificate in Civil Engineering.
Leander Starr is a professional Account executive with over a decade experience, providing software solutions to the Construction industry. He has proven experience with working in the Australian Construction industry providing technical innovations to impact a company’s bottom line.
Leander brings a wealth of experience to PlanGrid having worked at a leading Designing software organisation including Autodesk and most recently Callilus Cloud.
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