A selection of ongoing and previous projects…

Coaching | Mentoring | Team Building

  • Coaching CEO Australia based Property Group – 2017-present
  • Coaching/Mentoring CEO London based Environmental Group – 2015-present
  • Mentoring Brisbane based Property Developer CEO – 2015-present
  • Coaching MD Regional, Sydney based Consultancy – 2017
  • High Impact Leadership Program – Arup Group T&R Australasia  Business – collaboratively with Beyond Excellence – 2015-2016
  • Coaching the CEO Australia wide Educational Organisation – 18 months 2015-2016

Selected Recent Projects

  • Canberra Light Rail Stage 2: Project Director to ACT Government. Technical advice to the ACT Government leading to the delivery Stage 2 of Light Rail in Canberra – Civic to Woden.
  • Canberra Light Rail: Pre-feasibility study of future corridors – Project Director: This pre-feasibility report to the ACT Government investigates the opportunity to build light rail to four destinations: Canberra Airport, Woden and Mawson, Parliamentary Triangle and Belconnen. The purpose of the study is to provide information to assist Government to make a decision about which routes can proceed to the feasibility stage.  Role included briefing the ACT Government Cabinet.
  • City and Northbourne Avenue Urban Design Framework – Project Director: Arup undertook the Planning Study of Northbourne Avenue and City Plan Implementation. Arup’s primary role was to undertake transport planning and modelling, also providing project co-ordination assistance and strategic planning advice as part of this project.
  • Canberra Light Rail, ACT, Australia – Executive Sponsor: A proposed 12km light rail system in Canberra, ACT.  Involving a multidisciplinary team responsible for the feasibility, scoping and design definition stages of the project, working for the client – Capital Metro Agency.
  • City to the Lake – ACT, Australia – Project Director: A major masterplan titled City to the Lake (CttL) in Canberra including stadium, conference centre, new waterfront, major road infrastructure.  This is a key project for the delivery of the draft City Plan and a precinct scale intervention that is the basis for transformational urban development to knit Canberra City with the National Capital Area, by allowing implementation of linking the City to the National Capital Area consistent with the objectives of the National Capital Plan.
  • Parkes Way Corridor Study – Project Director: Comprehensive study of Parkes Way Corridor from Action Tunnel to Anzac Parade to develop the best solution to achieve the objectives of the City to the Lake project.
  • Parkes Way Tunnel – Project Director: The comprehensive review of the design, construction and operational requirements of eight variants of the proposed road works on Parkes Way.
  • Canberra Light Rail Masterplan, ACT, Australia – Project Director: The Canberra Light Rail Masterplan includes future investment strategies and options for the extension of Capital Metro; identification of land use, economic, social and environmental opportunities and constraints and maximisation of land use, economic, social and environmental opportunities and benefits of a potential light rail network,.  We also undertook a cost-benefit analysis of the potential light rail network; differentiate between the benefits of light rail and bus patronage and provide catchment analysis and economic benefits; identify opportunities to integrate all modes of transport; and inform and include the community and stakeholders in the development of the light rail masterplan.
  • Boston Manor Viaduct, London, UK – Project Oversight: Structural assessment and review of existing pier and crosshead on the M4 elevated structure in London.  The project was a key piece of infrastructure for the 2012 Olympic Games.  The project presented a technical challenge, as it was necessary to apply knowledge beyond the codes, using first principles, to tackle this difficult problem. To overcome this, extensive use of the expertise available throughout the firm was used to help develop solutions and validate our approach. The client appreciated Arup’s clarity of presentation and focus on the fundamental problems rather than the details.
  • High Speed 2, United Kingdom – Project Oversight: Multi-disciplinary consultancy to develop the existing concept design for High Speed 2 (HS2) produced by Arup for the section of route from Balsall Common through Solihull and into Birmingham. The project included the two central Birmingham stations, Curzon Street and Birmingham Interchange, the Washwood Heath depot, and the elevated section into Birmingham. Our outputs include the preparation of drawings and documentation for a Hybrid Bill (UK Legislation) and mitigated design for the environmental impact assessment
  • Airport Link, Brisbane, Australia – Project Oversight: The Airport Link project comprises two tunnels and a new airport connection – the 6.7km mainly underground Airport Link toll road, the Windsor to Kedron section of the Northern Busway, and the 750m flyover and fast-diamond intersection replacing the airport entrance roundabout.  The project value is in excess of AUD$ 4billion. Arup (in a joint venture) were the concept and detailed designers.  The concept design included many innovative improvements from the reference design (provided by others) to achieve better outcomes for roads users, local communities, the environment and the state.
  • The Olympic Dam Mine Development, South Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: Located 560 kilometres north of Adelaide, South Australia, Olympic Dam is the worlds fourth largest copper mine and single largest uranium deposit. Arup’s role included comprehensive environmental impact and infrastructure assessments; assessment of the noise impact of the expansion; mine operations and infrastructure development.  Our work included managing the water supply system; providing security for the development; sourcing energy and alternative power solutions; managing logistics and transport including airport and rail development; and planning the sustainable expansion of Roxby Downs Township.
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: Dubbed one of Asia’s most spectacular urban resorts, this project was extremely fast track in difficult ground conditions and incorporated a complex architectural form.  This included the largest marine clay excavation in Singapore, the world’s longest roof garden cantilever (75m) 200m above ground level, and a complex lotus-inspired museum. Creating a strong multidisciplinary team was a major enabler for its successful delivery. This coupled with a combination of innovative engineering approaches and advanced 3D modelling technology enabled us to meet our client’s expectations.
  • Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Highway Upgrade for the RTA, New South Wales, Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: The upgrade between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale in northern New South Wales is part of the planned improvements to one of Australia’s major highway corridors. Our scope was to bring our multidisciplinary team together to investigate route options and undertake an environmental assessment on the preferred route.
  • The National Aboriginal Health Strategy (NAHS), Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: The National Aboriginal Health Strategy is a federal government initiative to target improvement of environmental health conditions in Indigenous communities nationwide. Arup pioneered a AUD$60m pilot program in 30 remote and regional communities – Health Infrastructure Priority Projects – and due to its success was commissioned for a further 150 projects with a total value exceeding AUD$500m. Projects within the program include large-scale improvements to housing, water supply and treatment and other infrastructure needs. Our team proactively promote strong relationship building with the community, stakeholders and government departments and are currently looking after the New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory programs.
  • Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: The Singapore Sports Hub is part of the Marina Bay Master plan, which aims to create a vibrant district to work, live and play. Arup was appointed on the back of its expertise in creating icons like the Beijing National Stadium, the Allianz Arena and the City of Manchester Stadium. Addressing the issue of spectator comfort in the tropics, Arup designed a movable, ultra-thin dome roof that extends over the pitch to provide shade, and an energy-efficient spectator cooling system that delivers cool air to every seat in the stadium.
  • OATSIH, Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: The OATSIH Capital Works Program is improving the lives of thousands of Indigenous Australians and the working conditions of health facility staff. The program provides health infrastructure that is designed and built to be durable, locally sustainable and appropriate to the cultural and physical environment. In addition to the provision of better quality primary health facilities, the Program also delivers high quality work environments and housing for health professionals; business, employment and on-the-job training opportunities for Aboriginal organisations and community members; and empowers organisations and communities to make decisions about their own future.
  • Sydney Electronic Ticketing System – Independent Certifier, Sydney, Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: Arup was appointed in 2010 by the NSW Public Transport Ticketing Corporation and Cubic Transportation Systems (Australia) as Independent Certifier (IC) for the Electronic Ticketing System (ETS) for the Greater Sydney region. The AUD$1.2bn ETS is an essential enabler of improved and integrated public transportation services for Sydney and will bring significant benefits to both customers and transport operators. Our IC team is delivering impartial reviews of project deliverables at pre-defined milestones to determine whether completion of each milestone has been achieved in accordance with the Project Deed.
  • Le Hamel, France – Project Director: Redesign and reconstruction of the Australian Army Memorial at Le Hamel for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Gallipoli Roads, Turkey – Project Director: Advice to the Australian Government (Department of Veterans’ Affairs) on alternative solutions to roads and beach protection through Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey.  Commentary was provided on work undertaken by Turkish authorities on the west coast of the Gallipoli Peninsula to improve vehicular access, improve road safety, and to provide stability to sections of the existing shoreline being affected by natural coastal erosion processes.  To contribute to the design process and to provide possible alternative solutions to completing these road upgrade works with the aim of minimising their impact on Anzac Cove and environs that are of historical and cultural significance to Australian as well as Turkish people.  Commission arose following public concern at the works constructed by Turkish authorities immediately prior to Anzac Day 2005.  Client: Australian Government, Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Distribution Centres, Woolworths Limited, Australia – Project Director: Expert advice for Woolworths Limited to review the design of distribution centres at Wodonga (Vic), Wyong (NSW), and Larapinta (QLD).  Discrete projects involved assessment of design and construction and recommendation of remedial action for a variety of problems – design and construction.  Included provision of legal advice.
  • Marmaray Crossing, Turkey – Bid Director: Tender design and construction advice for an immersed tube tunnel that will form part of a larger project of four mined and cut and cover stations, 12 km of twin bored tunnels and retained cut approaches.
  • Sellafield Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA), Cumbria, UK – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: Working in close partnership with Sellafield, Arup and Morgan Sindall are delivering a program management and project delivery service for all infrastructure assets owned by Sellafield (Nuclear Power Facility), including both utility and non-utility assets, such as civil infrastructure supporting pipes and cables, drainage networks, a sewerage treatment plant, roads, bridges, railways, car parks and emergency management systems. The contract will run initially for 5 years.
  • Network Rail (& Railtrack), UK – Project Director: Investigation for Network Rail (November 2002 – March 2004) and Railtrack (November 2000 – April 2001) into the causes and means of prevention of rolling contact fatigue on the British rail network.  Work was carried out in joint venture with Transportation Technology Centre Inc. (USA).  Initial work (2000-2001) focused on developing a control, mitigation and long-term solution to the phenomenon that arose from the aftermath of the Hatfield Train Crash in October 2000.  Subsequently commissioned with Steve Clark of TTCI to focus, cull, initiate, augment, organise and complete the 120 plus research and technology work streams associated with developing an understanding of the Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) occurring in Britain.  Created a cross industry group to carry on this work after March 2004.  Provided specific practical actions to defend the British Rail Network from RCF damage.
  • Wandoo Full Field Development, Western Australia – Project Director and Alliance Board Member: The Project Management and Design Technical Management of the civil engineering aspects of the full field development of the Wandoo Offshore Oil Field for Ampolex.  Field is 65 km offshore of the North West Shelf of West Australia.  The project was delivered under the first Alliance contract in Australia between Ampolex (later Mobil Exxon), Leighton Contractors, Dawson Brown and Root, Keppel Corporation and Arup.  Value of Full Field development AUD$480 million.  Client:  Wandoo Alliance.
  • Bangkok Transit System, Thailand – BOOT Bid and Consortium Manager: Bangkok Transit System (aka Skytrain) – Consortium Project Director and Bid Manager (as an individual) for the US$1.4 billion BTS project representing Itochu Corporation and their consortium members AEG Westinghouse, Nishimatsu, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Maeda Corporation, Hazama, Balfour Beatty, and Ove Arup & Partners.  Bid process overall 18 months, required a rebid following a requested expansion of the system.  Client Itochu Corporation.
  • City Rail, Station Upgrade Program, Sydney, Australia – Executive Sponsor and Client Liaison: Program management of the upgrading, minor and major, of 296 stations throughout City Rails greater Sydney metropolitan area network.  Program runs over two years, extendable yearly after that.  Program value AUD$45 million per year.
  • Building Regulation Review Task Force, Australia – Deputy Chair: Task Force project managed three-year program of review and reform of Australia’s building regulations involving 8 jurisdictions, public consultation and meetings and over 30 presentations of position papers to technical and lay groups.  Seeking a cost saving of AUD$1,000 million per annum.  Client: Australian Federal Government.
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