Our Board Members
Annelise Price – Bellwether
Amanda Wild – Rowland
Amanda is a Group Manager and has 15 years’ experience leading complex local, state and national consultation, engagement and marketing projects for both private and public sector clients.
During this time Amanda has provided communication strategy, stakeholder engagement, marketing communication, and media and issues management advice to a range of clients in the government, infrastructure, mining and resources, transport, construction, property, and entertainment sectors.
Brett Casson – Autodesk
For over 20 years Brett has been involved in iconic building and transportation projects in Australia including Renzo Piano’s Aurora Place, Wynyard Walk, Westpac Place in Sydney and the Sydney Light Rail Project, additionally he has also held positions at Transport for NSW. In 2012 he joined technology giant Autodesk to shed new light on innovative digital solutions in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. He is now the Digital Infrastructure Leader for Autodesk’s Strategic Innovation Group involving government digital advisory, standards, civil, building engineering and construction technology. Brett’s focus is near term and over the horizon technologies that will ultimately change the face of the industry.
Chris Wade – Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Chris is an experienced investment management professional and business leader. Chris has nearly 20 years experience in global investment and financing across a range of sectors including property, infrastructure and clean energy technology. Chris is currently a Director at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation based in Brisbane and have previously held senior investment and financing roles with AMP Capital, Hastings Funds Management and Macquarie Bank.
Chris Poynter – Transurban
Craig Gorlick – Jacobs
Craig is a senior economist primarily specialising within the transport industry. With a long history in both the public and private sectors, he has played a key role in the planning, evaluation and funding of infrastructure projects. This has included very large complex infrastructure within urban environments along with projects within rural and remote areas. During this time he has also delivered business cases and undertaken strategy and policy development to inform a wide range of initiatives for Local, State and Federal Governments.
Craig Robinson – Thelem Consulting
Daniyal Mian – Arup
Daniyal is an award-winning project manager with 22 years experience in asset, project, program and design management. Originally qualified in electrical engineering, he has successfully delivered numerous complex infrastructure and building multidisciplinary projects in Australia and overseas. Daniyal has also designed and delivered professional development programs. He is Arup Australasia’s leader for Asset Services – the first point of call whenever there is assistance needed with an Asset Management opportunity within the region.
Daniyal has a PhD in Innovation Management and has written several refereed publications focussing on his specialisation in project diagnostics and strategic asset management. He has a proven track record of successfully integrating innovation management into the design and delivery of major projects and programs.
Dave Bazley – RPS Advisory
With over 35 years’ experience, Dave’s extensive construction industry knowledge has shaped his skills with his involvement on a wide variety of major infrastructure projects. Dave has demonstrated expertise on front-end contractual and commercial negotiations and delivering infrastructure throughout Australia, Southern Africa and the United States. He has managed projects from concept thru design and construction to operation phases ranging across road, rail, airport, water, marine and most sectors of social infrastructure.
Dave has a degree in civil and structural engineering, a master in business administration, is a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian institute of company directors. He has worked for leading construction firms in Australia, Southern Africa and the US.
David Flannagan – IDM Partners
David Flannagan is a dynamic and capable Company Director known for providing experienced strategic advice to both government and non government executive boards and leadership executives on a multitude of enterprise wide portfolio, program and project works both nationally and internationally. He has experience spanning more than 40 years, operating in and delivering successful client outcomes across all aspects of the Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) sphere. David has a breadth of experience in major infrastructure development client endeavours across most industry sectors, including but not limited to the energy, oil and gas, water and utilities, roads and transport, telecommunications, and mining and resources sectors. He is a skilled executive in every aspect of complex EPPM management with particular focus on strategic de-risking advice, organisational change management utilising EPPM principles, controls, governance and assurance.
David is a Principal Director of IDM. From 2010 until 2015 David provided strategic program/project advice and senior management on the $6.4 billion reconstruction of Queensland’s transport networks following the devastating floods and cyclones that occurred from 2010 until 2013. This was known as the Transport Network Reconstruction Program (TNRP).
IDM’s program management of TNRP for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) was successfully delivered despite being a critical and time constrained program. In September 2014 IDM was awarded the Project Management Achievement Award for the Australian Institute of Project Management’s (AIPM) Queensland Chapter’s “Construction/Engineering Project in Excess of $100,000,000” and then went on to win for “Queensland Project of the Year”. In October 2014 IDM’s delivery of TNRP was further recognised for its outstanding achievement in program/project management through winning the Australian Institute of Project Management’s 2014 National “Project of the Year” Award.
Debra Lancelot – Struber
Debra has more than 15 years’ communications and engagement experience, including delivering communication programs for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Queensland Reconstruction Program, Tugun Bypass, Aurukun Bauxite Project and multiple projects with local governments including Brisbane City Council, Redland City Council and Toowoomba Regional Council.
Debra is a passionate advocate for gender equality in the infrastructure sector and has previously worked with the UQ Women in Engineering Program and was the Sponsorship Chairperson for the National Association of Women in Construction (Queensland).
Gerard Ryan – WSP
With close to 25 years’ experience as a Civil Engineering Manager, Gerard Ryan is currently the Queensland Regional Director (covering markets – Transport, Water, Power, Resources, Environment & Property) at WSP.
Gerard has held key roles on significant transport projects in Queensland such as the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade – Origin Alliance, the first Port of Brisbane Motorway Alliance, Tugun Bypass Preliminary Design and Environmental Impact Statement, Bruce Highway Six and Eight Lane Upgrade Planning and Design (Boundary to Uhlmann), North South Bypass Tunnel (CLEM7), the Bauhinia Regional Rail Project at Rolleston, Awoonga Dam road and rail relocations at Gladstone and Gold Coast Light Rail Feasibility and subsequent studies.
As WSP Regional Director for Queensland Gerard champions the team’s role as a trusted advisor to its clients. A team focused on delivering high-performance, client-focused and ‘future-ready’ outcomes.
Harry Hartman – McConnell Dowell
Harry is a civil engineer from the Netherlands with a Business Degree. He is married with 2 children who all appreciate living in Brisbane for the last 12.5 years. For over 14 years before they moved to Australia he delivered major infrastructure projects in 7 different countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America.
Harry has been General Manager for Tier 1 Engineering companies in Queensland and is currently State Manager Queensland for McConnell Dowell in Brisbane.
The last 3 years Harry also acted as McConnell Dowell’s Project director for the successful Gold Coast Light Rail Project.
He is a board member of the Queensland Major Contractors Association and of Infrastructure Association Queensland.
Helen Hutchings – Phillips Group
Helen is a Group Executive Director at Phillips Group and leads the infrastructure and public sector business divisions. She has more than 20 years experience in communication, stakeholder engagement and issues and risk management, and is highly regarded for her strategic counsel. Helen has worked across all stages of project delivery from procurement and commercial transactions to planning, design and construction. Her major projects experience encompasses the water, transport, rail, resources and energy and property sectors.
Hugh Morrison –Bechtel
Hugh has been involved in Engineering and construction for over 30 years. Holding senior management roles in delivery of public and private infrastructure he has been involved with large and small complex multi-disciplined projects including roads, tunnels, bridges, airfields, buildings, materials processing facilities, tailings and raw water dams, concrete foundations, wharves and jetties. The public Infrastructure have been constructed mostly in highly urbanized areas delivered using most contract models.
Hugh has a passion to see increasing skills in the workplace and the selection of the correct procurement model to suit the nature of the project. He has undertaken a number of governance roles with representation on multiple industry and project boards as well as being an external director of industry bodies.
Ian McGregor – Trimble Australia
Ian is the Executive Director for Trimble’s Strategic, Advisory and Consulting Services division across Australia and New Zealand regions. He works with public and private sector clients to resolve complex issues across several industry sectors such as Agriculture, Civil Engineering and Construction, Buildings, Transport and Logistics, Defence, Rail Energy, Mining and Forestry.
Ian has over 30 years’ professional experience in delivering quality outcomes for major projects whilst managing risk. Ian has a passion for digital engineering and lean construction methods. His capabilities include business case development, program governance, strategic advice, automation across infrastructure project execution and resolving complex problems.
Jane Lowney – Robert Walters
Jane is an award winning recruiter and leads the Engineering & Infrastructure division for Robert Walters in Australia. Graduating with a Degree in Civil Engineering in Ireland, Jane transitioned to recruitment in 2010 with Robert Walters, relocating to the Queensland market in 2012. With a genuine passion for infrastructure, Jane has partnered with the public and private sector from business case stages through to delivery and asset management.
Jane has recruited roles for most of the major projects in Queensland over the last 7 years across Transport, Water, Power and CSG. She leads a team of 12 specialist consultants with industry knowledge across Mining, Transport, Renewables, Property and Construction.
Johanna Marsh – Advisian
Johanna is an experienced corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement manager, passionate about influencing projects during the critical options analysis and design phases. She is driven by the potential to create positive change by ensuring that infrastructure solutions are place-based, centred around meeting community needs and provide equitable access to essential services.
Johanna has developed and delivered communications and engagement strategies on some of Queensland’s largest transport infrastructure projects including Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 2) and most recently, as the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Cross River Rail. Her combination of corporate communications and on-site construction contract expertise gives her the unique ability to engage with a range of stakeholders including contractors, landholders, lobby groups, government agencies, and media.
Johanna is committed to helping other young women navigate and develop their careers in the infrastructure industry, through actively recruiting and leading other young professionals, creating formal internship opportunities, and mentoring graduates through the National Association of Women in Construction.
Jonathon Williams – Minter Ellison
Jonathon is an expert in the funding and delivery of major infrastructure projects and public sector outsourcings. He has been involved in major infrastructure projects both in Australia and the UK under diverse funding, and delivery models, including public-private partnerships.
Jonathon is an accomplished all-rounder bringing strong expertise across construction, procurement, finance and commercial contracts for social and economic infrastructure assets. He specialises in PPPs, Major Project procurement and property, construction and project finance across the transport, education, health and justice sectors.
Nicholas Ng – Allens
Nicholas a Partner in law firm Allens’ infrastructure team, where he specialises in the procurement, delivery and operation of major infrastructure projects. He acts for project owners, financiers, sponsors and contractors across a broad range of sectors and delivery models, with a particular emphasis on Public Private Partnerships and other major outsourcing transactions. He has advised on some of the country’s most significant infrastructure projects, including the $7 billion sale of the Queensland Motorways group, the procurement of the $4 billion New Generation Rollingstock PPP, the procurement and delivery of the Government Wireless Network and the procurement and delivery of the Gold Coast Light Rail project.
Noel Rafter – Peli Capital
As Director of Peli Capital, Noel has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, with the last 18 years spent in managing infrastructure projects and corporate finance transactions. His experience extends across a range of industry and infrastructure sectors including air and sea ports, rail, energy generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, gas pipelines, aviation and waste.
Mr. Rafter’s business experience encompasses business planning, stakeholder engagement, project and financial risk analysis, development of risk mitigation strategies and on-going compliance, development and negotiation of project and finance documentation, project structuring and financial modelling analysis and transaction management.
Peter Hain – GHD
Peter is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, with the last 15 years as a consultant at GHD working across many sectors of the economy.
Peter is GHD’s Market Leader for the Southern Queensland Operation (based in Brisbane) where he provides leadership to strategy, client relationship and opportunity development and delivery.
Prior to joining GHD in 2002, Peter worked in the water utility sector in regional NSW.
Peter Keyte – Port of Brisbane
Peter is responsible for managing, developing and improving shipping and landside services in the Port of Brisbane; the operation of the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal (BMT), Port Operations, Port Security, Trade Development, Marketing and Communications, Health and Safety, Emergency Response, and Strategic Projects. Peter joined the Port of Brisbane in January 2004, after some 22 years experience in the shipping and stevedoring industry with P&O.
Reece Edwards – BDO
Reece has over 18 years’ experience within the project finance and economics fields of corporate finance, specialising in infrastructure.
Reece has been involved in a number of business cases, PPP and project finance transactions, across a range of sectors including contestability services, property, tollroads, railways, public transport, utilities, and social infrastructure.
Roger Simons – Calcutta Group
Roger has more than 20 years of experience in the development, transaction and delivery of social infrastructure projects. His particular expertise lies in utilising Public Private Partnership (PPP) delivery models, having delivered a number of PFI projects in the UK as well as being a core part of the transaction team for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP project. Most recently Roger led the Calcutta Group team appointed to lead the successful transaction of Queens Wharf Brisbane. Roger continues to be involved in a number of significant social infrastructure projects, not just in Queensland, but in New South Wales and South Australia. A Director of the Calcutta Group, Roger has qualifications in both architecture and law.
Russell Murray – Corview
Russell Murray is a Director and Queensland State Manager with Corview, a leading management consultancy, providing advisory services to a wide range of government and industry clients on major commercial, infrastructure, building and services projects. Russell has extensive experience, both within Government and the private sector, in leading infrastructure project teams and providing expert feasibility, business case, financial and commercial advice in relation to major project evaluation and procurement. Russell has managed some of the largest and most complex infrastructure project business cases in Queensland and has a detailed understanding of a range of investment evaluation frameworks.
Sean O’Meara – PwC
Sean is the Managing Director of PwC’s Infrastructure Advisory team in Queensland, and a leader in PwC’s national Infrastructure and Urban Renewal practice. He works with public and private sector clients to deliver complex projects and initiatives.
With over 15 years’ of professional experience, his capabilities include project governance, strategy and execution, the provision of commercial and strategic advice, infrastructure project planning, evaluation and management and execution of complex transactions and procurements.
Sean’s greatest strength is his ability to listen to his clients and key stakeholders, interpret and analyse their priorities, and provide the advice and support necessary to achieve strategic outcomes.
Shalendra Ram – AECOM
Shalendra is a professional engineer with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Master of Engineering (Civil) from Queensland University of Technology. Shalendra is a Technical Director, Civil Infrastructure (CI) at AECOM with experiences spread across all phases of infrastructure projects.
Shalendra has worked with private and public sector clients and is an experienced project director for multi – disciplinary projects. Shalendra is also the business development manager for CI in Queensland and is responsible for client facing activities and client relationships. Shalendra is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Shalendra is a member of the Engineers Australia’s (EA) Transport Australia Society National Executive and the Civil College Board.
Stephen Uhr –Arcadis
Stephen is a Client and Corporate Development Director of Arcadis responsible for client development and corporate strategy for the Australia-Pacific region.
Arcadis is the leading global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues.
Stephen is a lawyer by training admitted to practice in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Susan Furze – RACQ
Susan is an accomplished economist with significant experience spanning transport, advocacy, strategic policy, management, economic and business analysis. Susan has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, economics and infrastructure-related projects that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.
As RACQ’s Principal Transport Economist, Susan advocates for policies and projects to promote safe, affordable and sustainable mobility.
Susan has an MBA, a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts – majoring in Journalism, from the University of Queensland.