Owner, Principal Consultant
WA - Perth Inner
Specialties
Director
Project Director

Highly qualified and experienced business and engineering director with over thirty years of SE Asian and Australian executive experience.

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Career

Aerologic Project Solutions - Project Director
Construction & Infrastructure - Consulting & Strategy
WA, Australia
Specialties
Director
Project Director
Responsibilities
  • Oct 95 to present – Project Diector, Aerologic Project Solutions:
  • Project Director for extensive range of unique residential land development and build projects (GRV $12m to $300m) in WA and ACT (feasibility/approval/planning/construction to marketing) – refer project list below.
  • Calibre Consulting
  • Project Director/Senior Project Manager for major urban development projects in the ACT – redevelopment of heritage precincts and major urban land subdivisions – feasibility, concept design, engineering design, planning process understanding, process and approvals. Tender document preparation and contract negotiation, contractor selection, supervision, monitoring and closeout of all commercial issues and disputes.
  • Cape East PLC
  • Operations/Commercial Director for oil and gas industrial services contractor throughout SE Asia over a five year period (Cape East - scaffolding, painting and insulation). Established new operational bases and highly successful executive management teams to consolidate oil and gas industrial contracting activities in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei and the Philippines.
  • Monadelphous Group
  • Tender Consultant (6 week role) - full tender document commercial and risk analysis and provided recommendations/qualifications for the tender submission for two major $400m resource projects.
  • NRW Civil and Mining, Perth
  • Business Architect Consultant – 18 month liaison role between the IT and Business Operations units to assist in the business analysis, and subsequent process and procedure design to enable the implementation of a new company wide Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) covering payroll, purchasing, IR, finance, plant and maintenance and project costing/reporting system.
  • Macmahon Contractors, Perth
  • 8 month Project ‘Doctor’ role responsible for the design and site implementation of a recovery program for a $60m BHP/HI 9km MRWA sealed access road, day/night use 2km sealed airstrip and terminal building at Yandi, WA – practical completion attained as per original schedule with increased profitability. Client liaison, all project commercial aspects including compilation, negotiation and settlement of all client claims.
  • BGC Contracting, Perth
  • Contracting division of a large private WA construction/building materials group - A$3bn pa turnover. Two and a half year exclusive Business Analysis, General Management and Project Consultancy service:
  • United Construction Group
  • Senior Project Manager for multiple resource projects over a three year period involving fabrication and erection of structural steel (United Construction), bulk earthworks and concrete foundations, retaining walls and paving (projects $20m to $300m).
  • JMJ Construction Pty Ltd
  • Senior Project Manager for Crude Oil Tankage and Jetty offload facilities for Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, Shetlands – bulk earthworks, bund construction, sealing and concrete paving, road construction and drainage, RF concrete foundations ($600m project)
  • As Project Director for extensive range of exceptional residential land development and build projects (GRV $12m to $300m) in WA, expertly devised and implemented all project execution/commercial management strategies for the different development stages: feasibility/approval/planning/construction to marketing.
  • Construction Project Director (‘Doctor’) for mismanaged and problem projects involving current status project analysis, formulation and client negotiation for both progress and commercial recovery programs, and actual recovery programs implementation. Commercial strategies/final claim implementation, preparation, negotiation and settlement. All such projects were finished on time with higher profitability and restored/enhanced client reputation.
  • Commercial/Contract Analysis – ongoing commercial management including detailed contract analysis/understanding as well as subsequent claim notification, preparation, presentation and negotiation (AS 2124, 2545, 4000 and 4300; FIDIC) for all projects. Attained higher profitability with all final claim outcomes - well above client expectations.
  • Subcontract Management - preparation of subcontract tenders; assessment and negotiation of subcontracts; subcontract monitoring and administration; and negotiation of final subcontract values including favourable claim resolution for all contracts under my control.
  • Tender Management - tender preparation, planning and coordination; pricing; tender review and presentation including commercial risk/opportunity analysis (hard copy and live client presentation); pre award negotiation. Involved in successful major tender submissions to $450m in value.
  • Business Process Management (BPM) roles involving analysis, design and implementation of new business processes and procedures (operational/commercial) as stand-alone improvements (eg Cape East, BGC Group and Macmahon) or tied to ongoing information system deployment (eg Paradox Digital, Dow Digital, Conan Group and more recent NRW ERP deployment).
Achievements
  • Construction Project Director (‘Doctor’) for mismanaged and problem projects involving current status project analysis, formulation and client negotiation for both progress and commercial recovery programs, and actual recovery programs implementation. Commercial strategies/final claim implementation, preparation, negotiation and settlement. All such projects were finished on time with higher profitability and restored/enhanced client reputation.
  • Highly Qualified - B Sc 1st Class Hons, M Sc, MBA, MMIS
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Cape East Pty Ltd - Operations and Commercial Director
Oil & Gas, Refining, Chemical - Consulting & Strategy
Singapore
Specialties
Director
Responsibilities
  • Project Director:
  • As Operations and Commercial Director for Cape East in SE Asia established new operational bases and executive management teams to consolidate oil and gas and commercial building industrial contracting activities in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei and the Philippines. As Project Director for extensive range of residential land development and build projects (GRV $8m to $140m) in WA devised and managed all development stages: feasibility/approval/planning/construction to marketing.
  • Construction Project Director (`Doctor') for mismanaged and problem projects involving current status project analysis, formulation and client negotiation for both progress and commercial recovery programs, and actual recovery programs implementation. Formulation and implementation of commercial/claim strategies - final claim arbitration /negotiation /settlement. All such projects finished on time with higher profitability.
  • Operations/Commercial Director:
  • Business Process Management (BPM) roles involving analysis, design and implementation of new business processes and procedures as stand-alone improvements (eg Cape East, BGC Group and Macmahon) or tied to ongoing information system deployment (eg Paradox Digital, Dow Digital, Conan Group and more recent NRW ERP deployment).
  • Project/Contract Analysis - ongoing commercial monitoring as well as claim preparation, presentation and negotiation (AS 2124, 2545, 4000 and 4300; FIDIC) for all projects.
  • Subcontract Management - preparation of subcontract tenders; assessment and negotiation of subcontracts; subcontract monitoring and administration; and negotiation of final subcontract values including claim resolution for all contracts under my control.
  • Tender Management - tender preparation, planning and coordination; pricing; tender review and presentation including commercial risk/opportunity analysis (hard copy and live client presentation); pre award negotiation. Involved in major tender submissions to $450m in value.
  • Development Director:
  • Project identification, feasibility analysis, purchase, funding, planning, approvals and build project management for commercial and high value residential developments ($7.5m to $300m) in the South West of Western Australia.
  • Identified the initial business opportunity, and then as the ongoing General Manager of a wastewater processing company servicing predominantly the mining/resource industry, tendered and won the sewerage treatment component of every major new resource project in WA over a two year period.
  • During tenure as Operational and Commercial Director in SE Asia, tendered and won over $500m worth of new projects from essentially a start-up position over a two year period.
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Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
2002 Master - Management Information Systems Master's Degree Edith Cowan University No
1990 SIA Diploma Postgraduate Diploma Securities Institute of Australia No
1984 MBA (Master of Business Administration) MBA Trinity College, Dublin No
1981 Master Geotechnical Engineering Master's Degree Queens University, Kingston, Canada No
1978 Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering - 1st Class Hons Bachelor Degree Queens University, Belfast No
- Other Unknown No

Tickets, Permits and Licences

Year Name Institution
2003 Registered Builder (WA) Builders Registration Board WA No

IT Skills

Software Skills

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