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Our Team

Together can we foster a culture of optimism and shared success.

Our people are our most valuable asset.

As specialist consultants, we provide smart solutions which empower our clients, communities and colleagues to thrive.

Our workforce consists of people with diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity enriches our breadth of knowledge, capability and experience.

We are skilled problem solvers that believe challenges are also opportunities.

Relentlessly client-focused and outcome-driven, we embrace an unwavering obsession to deliver an outstanding client experience.

Our experts live our values and actively contribute to the long-term success of our clients through:

Integrity – our word matters and when we say we will deliver, we do.

Courage – we push the boundaries and take risks to achieve innovative solutions.

Creativity – we excel at creative, lateral thinking and make ideas a reality.

Relationships – through collaboration we foster a culture of optimism and shared success.

Sustainability – together we believe in creating to protect the environment in a safe and sustainable way.

Accountability – we are committed to the environment, sustainability and safety.

By being adaptable, dynamic and agile, we are committed to making a difference in this ever-changing world.

Board of Directors

Paul Hardy
Chairman and Director

With more than 37 years experience in both national and global consulting industries, Paul has particular expertise in strategic planning and business development. Leading 12 successful mergers across China, Hong Kong, Africa and Australia.

Paul has been recognised by Engineers Australia each year from 2009 to 2013 as one of the 100 most influential engineers in Australia.

 

Dan O’Toole
Chief Executive Officer

Dan offers 25 years’ experience working in the mining, industrial and private consulting sectors. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in shaft excavation and support design having provided engineering advice on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, Central-Asia, South Africa and Brazil.

Prior to joining pitt&sherry, Dan was a Senior Executive in Coffey International Limited where he founded the international mining consultancy, Coffey Mining Pty Ltd.

Mobile 0407 206 550
Email dotoole@pittsh.com.au

David Finnigan
Principal Engineer
Director

David holds degrees in civil engineering and economics and has more than 25 years’ experience in providing client-focused consultancy services in multi-specialist engineering projects across the industrial, community services and transport infrastructure sectors in Australia.

David has strategic and operational roles and responsibilities requiring collaboration with other pitt&sherry offices and strategy groups to provide a common cultural approach to doing business and pursuing the company’s overarching vision and strategy.

David’s core capabilities have been developed through his work on significant and complex building, civil infrastructure, road, bridge, mining, processing and manufacturing projects, and he continues to hold senior leadership roles in major Tasmanian projects, acting as the pivotal point between designers, contractors and the client.  David has spent a considerable portion of his professional career providing technical, contractual and commercial advice to clients, broadly involving the procurement and implementation of numerous infrastructure projects within Australia.

David was elected to the Board in 2015.

Mobile 03 6323 1924
Email dfinnigan@pittsh.com.au

Dr. Andrew Sonnenberg
Director and National Manager Bridge Engineering

National Bridge Engineering Manager, Dr. Andrew Sonnenberg has over 20 years’ experience in design and management of bridge assets. Andrew solves some of the industry’s toughest challenges from the design of complex bridge structures through to assessing the risks associated with ageing infrastructure. Andrew has a broad range of skills in design, verification, inspection, load testing, asset management planning, heavy vehicle permitting, stakeholder management and load rating of bridges. He offers expert advice on the latest requirements and trends in bridge design and construction.

Mobile 0407 868 073
Email asonnenberg@pittsh.com.au

Nicky Pollington
Director and Associate 
Geologist

Nicky has worked in mining operations and infrastructure development in both Australia and internationally for 18 years.  Leader of Mining and Geotechnical Services at pitt&sherry since she joined the Board in October 2017. She brings practical leadership insight, a holistic future-focus and balanced direction in times of change. Nicky’s sound judgment, drawn from navigating complex projects, combined with her courage and passion for pitt&sherry’s vision makes her a vital Board member.

Mobile 03 6210 1459
Email npollington@pittsh.com.au

Jane Bailey
Company Secretary

Jane has extensive experience and a deep knowledge and understanding of corporate regulatory and company rules. She has held diverse roles, including 10 years in private practice as a legal practitioner and lecturer at various tertiary institutions, as well as experience in the private sector.

As Company Secretary at pitt&sherry Jane is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of administrative processes and corporate governance are promoted and maintained so that the business operates efficiently and in accordance with all statutory and legal provisions

In her role as Contracts Review Leader she is responsible for providing support and advice to assist with the review, negotiation and establishment of appropriate contractual and commercial arrangements for the business operations of the pitt&sherry group.

Jane is a strong team player with excellent organisational skills and an ability to clearly communicate complex sensitive information to stakeholders.

Leadership Team

Craig
Craig McCloskey
GM Finance & Support Services

Craig is an experienced finance leader who has successfully managed financial and accounting functions for local and regional businesses both in Australia and overseas for more than fifteen years.  He is able to deliver sound financial and governance outcomes while at the same time delivering commercial and strategic guidance and support. He has extensive finance and business experience including acquisitions, integrations, divestments, restructuring, bank financing, tax planning, establishing new businesses, transitioning new management, risk management, health and safety and business systems. Craig is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary, Certified Finance and Treasury Professional and an experienced private company director and private NFP Board director.

Doug Bleasl
Doug Bleasel
Safety and Risk Advisor

Doug has 15 years of experience in Health and Safety in industries such as Manufacturing, Corporate, Construction, Oil and Gas, Mining, Warehousing and Logistics.

Dan O’Toole
Chief Executive Officer

Dan offers 25 years’ experience working in the mining, industrial and private consulting sectors. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in shaft excavation and support design having provided engineering advice on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, Central-Asia, South Africa and Brazil.

Prior to joining pitt&sherry, Dan was a Senior Executive in Coffey International Limited where he founded the international mining consultancy, Coffey Mining Pty Ltd.

Mobile 0407 206 550
Email dotoole@pittsh.com.au

Bob Gregg
General Manager Operations

With over 30 years’ experience in engineering design and contract administration and management of civil, structural and planning projects, across a broad range of disciplines and market sectors; Bob’s focus as General Manager Operations (GMO) provides support and leadership to pitt&sherry’s regional operations to ensure safe operations, efficient and effective resourcing and delivery for projects, strategic recruitment and financial performance.

Bob was previously an Executive General Manager at VDM Group Ltd, focused on their Construction and Consulting services offering, managing the east coast construction operations and responsible for all national and international consulting operations.

Mobile 0418 796 040

Email bgregg@pittsh.com.au

Sarah Mills
HR Manager

Sarah has been an important part of pitt&sherry’s growth for over 17 years. Following a diverse range of roles, Sarah is now responsible for the management and delivery of the human resources functions across the whole company.

Sarah contributes to the development of staff, whilst having a broad company-wide knowledge of all systems, processes and support services.

Mobile 0409 685 264
Email smills@pittsh.com.au

Matt Hyatt
Regional Manager - Victoria

Matt has extensive experience across transport, industrial and water infrastructure projects through his varied leadership roles on significant transport and water industry infrastructure panels. He has a proven track record of success through collaboratively working within relationship driven teams. Whether business case preparation, multidiscipline design and management or creation of tenders, Matt delivers specialist knowledge and experience to deliver excellence in water, industrial and commercial projects.

Mobile 0438 360 209
Email mhyatt@pittsh.com.au

Andy Turner
Regional Manager - Tasmania

Andrew is responsible for projects delivered in Tasmania across the industrial infrastructure, mining, food and beverage, and transport infrastructure markets.

As Group Executive Tasmania, Andrew uses his high-level leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of the company’s resources and capabilities to create a unified delivery model across the state.

Andrew’s engineering experience includes six years in the United Kingdom as a geotechnical engineer in investigations and tunnel design, three years as the manager of pitt&sherry’s operations in Queensland, and fifteen years as manager of the Launceston office delivering industrial and civil engineering solutions, and support to the recovery initiative in Timor Leste.

Mobile 0417 355 990
Email aturner@pittsh.com.au

David Coe
Transport Infrastructure Market and Knowledge Communities Leader

David is a senior principal with over 35 years’ experience in the design and construction of civil/structural engineering projects associated with the design, rehabilitation and management of bridges. David is responsible for the delivery of key operational matters and strategic initiatives related to technical development and risk across the company’s multi specialist technical disciplines.

He has considerable experience working within a large project team acting as the pivotal point between designers, contractors and the client. David is a nominated VicRoads Proof Engineer.

Mobile 0417 576 329
Email dcoe@pittsh.com.au

Malinda Facey
Regional Manager - NSW

Malinda has been working the environmental field for over 25 years in Australia and New Zealand.  She has extensive experience working on transport infrastructure, water, waste and renewable energy projects. Malinda has worked in senior leadership roles for a number of years and is now the Regional Manager for pitt&sherry’s NSW operations. Malinda is focussed on clients and project delivery whilst growing pitt&sherry’s presence in the NSW market.

Mobile 0438 752 476
Email mfacey1@pittsh.com.au

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Sven Rand
Principal Environmental Scientist

Sven is a multi-skilled MBA and science honours degree qualified professional with extensive career experience across a broad range of sectors and industries.

He has provided geological and geotechnical solutions across a range of industries from mining to civil engineering applications including shallow surface investigations to deeper geological assessments, including detailed analysis and modelling.

He has significant climate change expertise and specialises in potential impacts, adaptation responses and solution design. Complementing his interest in climate change impacts are 28 years of professional contributions across a diverse range of industry and government sectors.

Doug Bleasl
Doug Bleasel
Safety and Risk Advisor

Doug has 15 years of experience in Health and Safety in industries such as Manufacturing, Corporate, Construction, Oil and Gas, Mining, Warehousing and Logistics.

David Carberry
National Environment Leader

David has 27 years’ experience as a Company Executive, Project Director and Manager with an extensive background in: linear infrastructure; gas and mining; water and wastewater; agriculture; urban development; natural resources management; and stakeholder consultation.  His technical expertise lies in soils, land use and water quality.  David has particular proficiency in community, government and industry consultation and with his technical knowledge is able to communicate effectively and efficiently with both stakeholders and technical team members.

 

Richard Holder
Richard Holder
Principal Process Engineer

Richard is a process engineer with over 22 years’ operational and management experience within the mining and processing industries. He has a demonstrated track record in the leadership and management of teams delivering projects and production targets safely, on time and within budget.

His experience spans research and development, and the design and implementation of novel solutions to improve safety, productivity and profitability, resulting in multimillion dollar improvements. Other areas of expertise include feasibility studies, project and contract management, process optimisation and automation projects, plant commissioning, due diligence reviews, major hazard facility management, bacterial and pressure leaching, and environmental management.

Cameron Flack
Senior Airport Designer

Cam is a Designer and modeller who has over 12 year’s technical experience with AutoCAD and 12D modelling. Cam has been involved in a variety of projects from the reference and concept design stage through to detailed design and construction in Queensland, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Cam specialises in Airport Design, Road Design, Drainage Design, Site Supervision, Project documentation and asset management.

Some of his recent projects include the following:

  • Sydney Airport Bay 1 and Bussing Upgrade
  • Airfield Technical Inspections, Australian Defence Aerodromes
  • P0006 Pavement Maintenance Program, Australian Defence Aerodromes
  • Pier F Development, Melbourne Airport
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Apron, Darwin International Airport
  • Wentworth Airport Runway Upgrade
  • Mildura Airport Runway Upgrade.
Simon Oakley
Simon Oakley
Senior Principal – Airports

Simon Oakley is a Senior Principal Airport Engineer with over 15 years’ experience specialising in airport infrastructure. His experience includes feasibility, planning, design and construction phase services for a range of civilian airports, defence airfields and other civil projects.

Focus

Airport Planning and Master Planning

  • Including apron layouts, terminal Buildings, aerobridges and baggage handling systems
  • Airside planning, airside design and terminal planning.

Airport Infrastructure Works

  • Airport Pavement and AGL Design
  • Airport Pavement Inspections
  • Airport Policy and Standards Construction Monitoring
  • Construction Supervision and Technical Advice Services.

 

Duncan
Duncan Tyler
Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Duncan has extensive operational experience in both open pit and underground mining operations and green/brown field development projects working across multiple disciplines in Europe, North America and Australia.  While considered a specialist in the field of rock mechanics, over 27 years, Duncan has cultivated a deep experience in concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility business studies; business and strategic mine planning; operational mine planning and reserve optimisation along with bulk mining and caving operations.

Mobile 0409 728 042
Email: dtyler@pittsh.com.au

Michael Ampstead
Associate Civil Engineer

Michael is an Associate Engineer with 15 years’ experience in infrastructure design and management, including highways, airport and rail design. Michael has designed and managed many road and rail interface projects for local government and road/rail authorities. These designs have included, the design of major highway infrastructure, the integration of shared user paths within the rail corridor, interfacing external road projects to levels crossings and heavy rail concept designs.

Experienced in risk management, stakeholder consultation and facilitation management, Michael has facilitated workshops for local government and road and rail authorities for third party works.

Telephone (03)9674 4146
Email mampstead@pittsh.com.au

David Conley
Principal Engineer
Roads and Traffic

David has over 35 years’ experience in the implementation of civil engineering works in both the public and private sectors. He has a deep knowledge of road transport issues in planning, design and construction, and has extensive experience working as both contractor’s and client’s representative. His strong communication skills are a major asset in building strong relationships and delivering quality-assured and cost-effective outcomes. As a senior practitioner, David contributes to the development of systems, technology and staff, providing technical leadership to the engineering and technical team.

Mobile 0409 938 618
Email dconley@pittsh.com.au

Andrew Buckley
Principal Consultant
Food & Beverage

Andrew has 25 years’ experience as an engineer and manager in the manufacturing industry. He offers extensive expertise in managing large upgrades to buildings, plant and equipment throughout Australasia. Andrew has worked with companies including Carter Holt Harvey, Starwood Australia, CSR Wood Products, Forest Enterprises Australia, Lion and Murray Goulburn Co-operative.

Email abuckley@pittsh.com.au
Mobile 0408 128 610

Doug Johnston
Principal Consultant/Project Manager

Doug has 30 years’ technical experience in the manufacturing industry.  With expertise in evaluating process flows, analysing Takt times and eliminating bottlenecks, Doug has a sound knowledge of engineering principals and process improvement methodology.

He has extensive project, operations and contractor management experience through capital projects such as plant upgrades, equipment installations and plant improvement initiatives in the material handling and industrial washing sectors. As Industrial Leader, he provides technical leadership to the engineering and technical team, and is responsible for the timely delivery of projects.

Stephen Masters
Regional Manager - Queensland

Stephen is a civil engineer with a broad skill base that includes structural, mining and civil engineering design and project management. With a deep knowledge resulting from his work in the mining, industrial, commercial, transport and residential sectors, Stephen has developed excellent problem‐solving skills, often drawing on ideas used in other industry sectors.

Having worked on a range of moderate and large construction sites, mining sites and road and rail projects Stephen has a good understanding of quality, environment and WHS requirements, and methods for ensuring a design is successfully constructed.

Mobile 0409652896
Email smasters@pittsh.com.au

Nick Bailey
Principal Structural Engineer

As Manager for the pitt&sherry Tasmanian Industrial Professional Services Division, Nick provides highly qualified general and specific consultation in concept, specification, design and construction phase in the disciplines of mechanical, process, industrial, electrical and power engineering.  Nick delivers quality sustainable business services through motivational leadership and development of professional human capital, delivering customer focused solutions through technical innovation and client and stakeholder insight.

Mobile 00419 503 453
Email nbailey@pittsh.com.au

Andrew Jeffrey
Andrew Jeffrey
Principal Structural Engineer

Andrew has more than 26 years’ experience in structural engineering, primarily in Melbourne but also in Brisbane and Perth.

In his 20 year career with Connell Wagner he was promoted to senior associate level. Andrew’s focus was on building structures across a variety of market segments, working on iconic projects including Crown Casino, Eureka Tower, MCG redevelopment, Melbourne Magistrates Court and various defence facilities. He then joined Adams Consulting Engineers spending six years as their engineering manager, leading teams on residential, commercial, retail and industrial building projects.

Mobile 0418 510 624
Email ajeffery@pittsh.com.au

David Lenel
Associate Consultant

David is an Environmental Scientist and Senior Project Manager with more than 16 years’ national and international experience. Working predominantly in the mining and resources sector, he specializes in client management, project management services and the delivery of environmental projects and approvals.

Mobile 0419 249 748

Email dlenel@pittsh.com.au

Suresh Kannan
Mechanical Engineer

Suresh is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ engineering and consulting experience working in a wide range of industries, including smelters and mining, automotive, dairy, timber, textile/chemical, material, rail and power plant. Over his career, Suresh has worked as a design engineer, project engineer, lead engineer, senior engineer, commissioning engineer and manager, and as a specialist engineer.

Phone (03) 9674 4173
Email skannan@pittsh.com.au

Steve Edwards
Principal Consultant
Energy & Water

Steve specialises in determining the most commercially realistic solutions for energy or water optimisation projects. He combines an understanding of the fundamental principles of technologies with an understanding of business fundamentals to determine realistic options for industrial and commercial projects. His experience ranges from Board roles to highly detailed modelling of scientific and technological outcomes, modelling and management of economic outcomes and IP in innovation and greenfield startups – ultimately the creation of workable business models.

Mobile 0418 572 105
Email sedwards@pittsh.com.au

Sophie Le Roux
Dr. Sophie Le Roux
Associate Environmental Scientist

Sophie is an environmental chemist with 15 years experience in contaminated land management andremediation, water quality advice, environmental monitoring and project management.

Mobile 0419 323 931
Email sleroux@pittsh.com.au

Ross Mannering
Principal Engineer

Ross has extensive experience in the design and management of transport infrastructure projects. He has a detailed understanding of the multidisciplinary inputs necessary to deliver projects – assembling and guiding project teams to deliver fit for purpose solutions. Ross has a reputation for working collaboratively with clients to identify and mitigate project risks as well as assisting clients with stakeholder engagement activities.

Mobile 0409 009 486
Email rmannering@pittsh.com.au

Robert Nicholson
Technical Director
Energy Services

Robert offers extensive experience in energy projects across the industrial, agricultural and commercial property sectors with senior project management and development roles in energy resourcing, efficiency and productivity. Robert offers a breadth of knowledge and expertise to successfully deliver collaborative client outcomes. From determining the best energy strategy to provide business resilience, maximising the productivity of the energy used, through to undertaking feasibilities and developing business cases in the adaptation of new energy technologies, Robert’s business focus provides a strategic energy perspective.

Mobile 0418 224 795
Email rnicholson@pittsh.com.au

Rob Casimaty
Senior Principal Engineer

Robert has 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of civil infrastructure works. His expertise include assistance with feasibility studies of major utility services; design, documentation and project management of a wide variety of infrastructure utility works ranging from small scale bespoke solutions through to world scale projects.  He has worked on projects throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific, Middle East and United Kingdom.

Mobile 0447 557 271
Email rcasimaty@pittsh.com.au

Matthew Rutter
Senior Principal
Transport Infrastructure

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience leading teams on underground rail, surface rail, road and industrial infrastructure projects. He has fulfilled multidisciplinary management roles in Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the UK. His experience encompasses all phases of project delivery from feasibility assessment through to construction and asset management. He brings enhanced technical leadership and capability to pitt&sherry’s Melbourne team.

Mobile 0477 722 737
Email mrutter@pittsh.com.au

Leigh Knight
Associate Land Use Planner

Leigh has over 15 years industry experience in planning, sustainability and environmental impact assessments. Working in the UK and Australia with a number of councils, Leigh brings to pitt&sherry a wealth of experience.

Doug Ford
Specialist Mechanical Engineer

Doug has over 24 years’ mechanical engineering experience working in design, technical support, research, maintenance and project management roles. He spent 10 years working in mining, mineral processing, pulp and paper, and manufacturing in Australia (Mount Isa Mines, Australian Paper and Bekaert-BHP Steel Cord) and 5 years working in water supply and sanitation project management with The Mvula Trust in South Africa, managing community-based rural water supply and household sanitation projects. Since joining pitt&sherry nine years ago he has continued to work in these sectors as a consultant.

Mobile 0418 582 241

Email dford@pittsh.com.au

Ben Hart
Principal Bridge Engineer

Ben has 20 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering, specialising in the design, assessment, contract administration and asset management of transport infrastructure for road and rail bridges.

As an experienced pitt&sherry group leader and manager in transport projects and management, he delivers success to every project – simple or complex. Highly skilled at process and the delivery of technical tasks whilst effectively communicating to all project stakeholders with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Mobile 0409 948 200
Email bhart@pittsh.com.au

David Coe
Transport Infrastructure Market and Knowledge Communities Leader

David is a senior principal with over 35 years’ experience in the design and construction of civil/structural engineering projects associated with the design, rehabilitation and management of bridges. David is responsible for the delivery of key operational matters and strategic initiatives related to technical development and risk across the company’s multi specialist technical disciplines.

He has considerable experience working within a large project team acting as the pivotal point between designers, contractors and the client. David is a nominated VicRoads Proof Engineer.

Mobile 0417 576 329
Email dcoe@pittsh.com.au

Matt Hyatt
Regional Manager - Victoria

Matt has extensive experience across transport, industrial and water infrastructure projects through his varied leadership roles on significant transport and water industry infrastructure panels. He has a proven track record of success through collaboratively working within relationship driven teams. Whether business case preparation, multidiscipline design and management or creation of tenders, Matt delivers specialist knowledge and experience to deliver excellence in water, industrial and commercial projects.

Mobile 0438 360 209
Email mhyatt@pittsh.com.au

Dan O’Toole
Chief Executive Officer

Dan offers 25 years’ experience working in the mining, industrial and private consulting sectors. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in shaft excavation and support design having provided engineering advice on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, Central-Asia, South Africa and Brazil.

Prior to joining pitt&sherry, Dan was a Senior Executive in Coffey International Limited where he founded the international mining consultancy, Coffey Mining Pty Ltd.

Mobile 0407 206 550
Email dotoole@pittsh.com.au

Dr. Andrew Sonnenberg
Director and National Manager Bridge Engineering

National Bridge Engineering Manager, Dr. Andrew Sonnenberg has over 20 years’ experience in design and management of bridge assets. Andrew solves some of the industry’s toughest challenges from the design of complex bridge structures through to assessing the risks associated with ageing infrastructure. Andrew has a broad range of skills in design, verification, inspection, load testing, asset management planning, heavy vehicle permitting, stakeholder management and load rating of bridges. He offers expert advice on the latest requirements and trends in bridge design and construction.

Mobile 0407 868 073
Email asonnenberg@pittsh.com.au

Nicky Pollington
Director and Associate 
Geologist

Nicky has worked in mining operations and infrastructure development in both Australia and internationally for 18 years.  Leader of Mining and Geotechnical Services at pitt&sherry since she joined the Board in October 2017. She brings practical leadership insight, a holistic future-focus and balanced direction in times of change. Nicky’s sound judgment, drawn from navigating complex projects, combined with her courage and passion for pitt&sherry’s vision makes her a vital Board member.

Mobile 03 6210 1459
Email npollington@pittsh.com.au

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