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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  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
Paul Hardy
Chairman

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.

 

Janet Matton
Janet Matton
Non-Executive Director

Janet has a talent for ensuring businesses embrace technology-enabled business model changes that both minimise strategic and operational risk and maximise business growth and return. Janet’s capabilities include the ability to work at both the strategic and detailed operational levels with a talent for developing strategic initiatives and translating them into operational success. Her vast experience encompasses strategic change programs, acquisitions and divestitures, large scale project management and leadership of large, complex teams.  She has more than 20 years of senior, corporate management experience across multiple disciplines including Finance, HR, Strategy and IT and joined our Board in March 2019.

 

Benita Husband
Benita Husband
CEO

Benita has 20 years of experience working in professional services and the construction industry, Benita is recognised for her engaging leadership style, client focused outcomes, and guidance on aligning strategy with commercial success.

 

Nicky Pollington
Principal 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.

Kate McDonald
Transport Infrastructure Sector Lead

Kate is a Chartered Engineer and Transport Planner with over 25 years’ experience in consulting and local government throughout Australia and London. Kate has excellent communication skills, as well as a talent for connecting people with ideas which has enabled her to deliver many complex, multidisciplinary projects in transport and infrastructure. As Transport Infrastructure Sector Leader, Kate provides direction and guidance on transport projects across pitt&sherry’s teams. Kate brings to the board her strong background in client management and general consulting.

 

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.

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

 

Leadership Team

Benita Husband
Benita Husband
CEO

Benita has 20 years of experience working in professional services and the construction industry, Benita is recognised for her engaging leadership style, client focused outcomes, and guidance on aligning strategy with commercial success.

 

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.

 

David Finnigan
General Manager of Operations

David holds degrees in civil engineering and economics and has more than 25 years’ experience in providing client-focused consultancy services in  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.

 

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.

 

Stephen Masters
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.

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.

 

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.

 

David Coe
Manager - Technical Development and Risk

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.

 

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.

David Atchison
Mining Sector Lead

An experienced and qualified Business Development Manager who combines a strong technical background as a geologist with several year’s resource sector business development. Well networked both locally and internationally, with significant experience in overseas markets. Strengths include highly developed analytical, strategic, relationship building and negotiating skills.

 

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Madonna Cecil
Client Communication Officer

Madonna is the Client Communications Manager at pitt&sherry.  Madonna plays an integral role in managing our brand, communications and marketing plans. She brings a client focus to our corporate communications, be it bids, presentations or events and is the friendly voice of our social media.

Email: mcecil@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0413 133 694

Tom Ackland
Tom Ackland
Senior Electrical Engineer
Tom has over 15 years’ experience in the design and construction of electrical engineering projects Australia wide and in operational roles. He is responsible for electrical engineering aspects of pitt&sherry’s operations in Queensland. Tom’s background in mining, heavy industry and water infrastructure gives him thorough understanding of the electrical, instrumentation and control system issues facing site operations.
Charles Lou
Charles Luo
Senior Energy Engineer

Charles has delivered energy efficiency upgrades and consulting advice to a wide range of agriculture, commercial, retail and industrial clients across Australia in his 7 years in the energy efficiency industry. An innovative engineer with a background in electrical and photovoltaic systems, Charles also has strong expertise in cutting edge energy efficient lighting system design and control, energy monitoring and visualisation systems and energy audits.

 

Rhett Watters
Rhett Watters
Senior Structural Engineer (Bridges)

Rhett is a Chartered Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager at Pitt and Sherry and is based in Brisbane, Queensland. Prior to joining Pitt and Sherry in June, Rhett was a Senior Structural Engineer within the Materials Technology Group at GHD.

Irene Scott
Irene Scott
VBU Bridge Leader

Irene Scott is a Bridges and Structures Principal Engineer and has 20 years’ experience in bridge design in the areas of investigation, assessment and design. She has experience with the management of structures design teams across a diverse range of civil engineering structures in Australia and overseas.

Tim Rees
Tim Rees
Senior Engineer - Structural & Geotechnical

Tim is a Chartered Engineer and Registered Building Practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in geotechnical, civil and structural engineering across Australia (VIC, WA, NSW, QLD, NT). His experience includes geotechnical investigations, design of civil infrastructure, temporary and permanent works, tailings and dams, and project management, open pit mining, construction supervision and monitoring.

Eleanor Parry
Eleanor Parry
Environmental Consultant

Eleanor is an environmental consultant with experience in the environmental assessment and planning including environmental impact assessments, environmental management plans and environmental approvals. She has also conducted environmental audits and completed extensive document reviews.

Chris Morton
Chris Morton
Principal Bridge Engineer

Chris has 15 years’ experience covering a broad range of bridge engineering activities including inspections, load rating, load testing,  rehabilitation/strengthening design, concept/detailed design, proof engineering, hold point inspections, feasibility studies, cost estimates, cost-benefit analysis, community consultation, writing  reports, specifications and management plans.

 

Connell Maskrey
Connell Maskrey
Associate Engineer - Industrial

Connell is an engineering project manager with over 20 years’ experience in project engineering, multi-discipline design, commercial and contract management. He is responsible for project coordination and technical interface for a range of industrial and water projects within the Hobart office.

Alannah Marsh
Associate Project Manager

Alanna is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ industry experience working for Contractors and Consultants, as well as Client-side. With a background in engineering, both on site and in a design office, Alanna then transferred her engineering-based analytical and problem-solving skills to project management.

Eleanor Laud
Eleanor Laud
Senior Stakeholder and Community Engagement Consultant

Eleanor has extensive multi-sector experience, working collaboratively with communities in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania to meet complex communication and engagement challenges, utilising project management and place-making approaches.

Email: elaud@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0491 158 886

Simon Huang
Senior Structural Engineer

Simon is an enthusiastic and self-motivated engineer working as a steel detailer and project engineer for more than 7 years. He has gained practical experience by working closely with workshop fabrication and has well rounded skills in project management including material procurement, liaising with customers, detailing shop drawings and organising deliveries. High proficiency in multiple drafting programs including Revit, AutoCad, Inventor, Creo etc. Able to do structural calculations and engineering checking to certain levels. Familiar with Australian standard of load and steelwork. Has been involved in tunnelling, civil, building and highway projects across the country.

 

Dejin Hu
Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Dejin is a senior Geotechnical Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in geotechnical design in Australia and overseas, including shallow and deep foundations, reinforced soil and retaining structures.

Email: dhu@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0408 082 936

Stephen Gillick
Stephen Gillick
Senior Project Manager

Stephen has over 38 years experience in the implementation of civil engineering infrastructure projects throughout Australia and overseas, mainly in his capacity as a Project Manager.  His broad experience in infrastructure extends to highways, bridges, roadworks, stormwater drainage, water supply and sewerage.  His professional roles also include Design Manager, Construction Manager as well as undertaking roles in a Principal Engineering capacity.

Email: sgillick@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0412 156 958

Jeffrey Geronimo
Jeffrey Geronimo
Associate Structures Engineer

Jeffrey has more than 26 years of experience in structural engineering. He is responsible for the structural design, documentation and detailing of buildings, industrial, transport, and water structures. He also undertakes seismic analysis, structural assessments, and has experience in project design management.

Email: jgeronimo@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0437 157 957

Dan O Toole
Dan O’Toole
Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Dan has more than 25 years’ experience working in the mining and industry sectors and in private consulting.

Dan has expertise in operational mine planning for underground mines, open-pit mining, geotechnical assessment for ground support and stope design, mine backfill studies, tailings management studies, production drilling audits, open-pit slope designs, and geotechnical studies for shafts, declines and underground chambers. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in the area of shaft excavation and support design, having provided engineering advice on shaft projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, South Africa and Brazil.

Email: dotoole@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0407 206 550

Yvette Edward
Yvette Edward
Senior Consultant

Yvette holds a double degree in chemical engineering and science from the University of Melbourne. After graduating in 1999 she began her career with Orica on their graduate engineers’ program. During this time, she worked in technical sales, process engineering for an ammonium nitrate plant and in process design. She also received training in various areas including the management of dangerous and hazardous goods, HAZOPs and risk assessments.

Email: yedward@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0488 651 558

Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
Principal Consultant, Energy and Water

Steve has a diverse background in primary industry research and consulting. He specialises in sustainable energy and water projects.

Energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, reuse and recycling all feature prominently in his work.

He is experienced with small and large industrials in food processing, mining, timber processing, aquaculture, water supply and horticulture.  His building work covers commercial buildings in varied applications and climate zones along with many aquatic centre audits in Australia. He identifies creative solutions but is equally capable of assisting with detailed disciplined design for implementation of solutions. He is a highly proficient data analyst, with business management and board level experience and has at times been manager of pitt&sherry climate change group and the pitt&sherry Sydney office.

Email: sedwards@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0418 572 105

Harrison Easther
Harrison Easther
Structural Engineer

After graduating in 2013, Harrison was employed at TasWater as a Strategic Asset Management Engineer. During this time, he was involved in:

  • SCADA data interpretation and analytics
  • Capital works identification using fault data analysis
  • Development of autonomous pump station hydrograph creator spreadsheet utilising Visual Basic
  • Pump station concept design
  • Hydraulic modelling using Infoworks WS/CS

He stayed at TasWater for 15 months, before joining pitt&sherry in June 2015.

Harrison’s experience has focused on structural condition assessments and investigations into industrial and commercial structures. He has also gained experience in the design and inspection of monorails, cranes and their supporting structures. He also has developed skills in the design and verification of concrete, steel, timber, stainless steel, aluminium and Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) structures including a heavy focus on lifting devices and workboxes.

Email: heasther@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0400 800 887

Nicholas Dwyer
Nicholas Dwyer
Associate Civil Engineer

Nicholas has over 14 years’ experience as a civil engineer working in both the government and private sectors. His expertise is in running construction projects to accomplish maximum usage of available plant, equipment and human resources to deliver projects profitably and to client expectations; preparing detailed cost estimates and tenders; and providing leadership, direction and support to project team members.

Email: ndwyer@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0416 461 092

Caitlin Dunnet
Caitlin Dunnet
Energy Consultant

Caitlin has a background in local government, energy and water management. She has provided technical guidance for policy making in Parramatta Council during the recent development boom and worked on several state-significant development and infrastructure projects. A civil engineer with a passion for sustainable resource management, Caitlin has extensive experience in research through post-graduate academic studies.

Email: cdunnet@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0438 712 804

Alain DeLeon
Alain De Leon
CAD Drafter

Alain is a CAD drafter with experience mainly on bridges, roads and civil concrete works using Autocad and MicroStation. He has also worked as Civil/Foundation engineer in previous company based in the Philippines with work duties involving both design calculations, producing drawing deliverables and construction works.

Email: adeleon@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0402 618 531

Muhammad Abdullah
Bridge Engineer

Muhammad has more than 10 years’ experience in design, engineering, consulting, widening and assessment, retrofitting and remediation across many multi-million dollar bridge projects. He possesses diversified experience in various bridges, tunnels and special structure projects. He has gained experience working for Canada, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu-Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Iran based projects while working with well-known consulting and design companies.

Email: mabdullah@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0459074603

Joshua Coates
Josha Coates
Civil/Hydraulic Engineer

Joshua is a Civil engineer with over seven years’ experience as a hydraulics / water engineer. He has experience in project management, floodplain management, flood impact assessments, flood emergency planning, water cycle management and drainage design in both the public and private sector within Australia. He is a user of InfoWorks ICM, TUFLOW, WaterRIDE, DRAINS, RORB and XPRAFTS. Experience using GIS software packages including ArcGIS, MapInfo and QGIS.

Email: jcoates@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0408 337 120

Richard Cassidy
Richard Cassidy
Principal Engineer Bridges / Structures

Richard has 18 years’ experience as a civil/structural engineer, with particular expertise in structural analysis and design (including bridge design). His significant experience in bridge engineering, includes the design of new structures, load and condition assessment of existing structures, and network wide assessment for heavy vehicle permits. His experience in structural design includes the design of residential and commercial structures including hotels, car parks and supermarkets.

Email: rcassidy@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0438 238 457

Jessica Berry
Jessica Berry
Senior Environmental Consultant

Jessica is an environmental professional and project manager with over 11 years’ experience in the environmental management and sustainability fields in Australia and the UK including planning and environmental assessment, waste and energy management, sustainability and environmental management.

Jessica is primarily responsible for environmental impact assessment and environmental management projects delivered in NSW across the transport infrastructure, renewables, waste and industrial markets. Jessica’s previous work includes extensive experience in compliance, approvals, environmental management and sustainability for transport and linear infrastructure including railways, airports and ports and sustainability strategy including waste and energy management for local and state government.

Email: jberry@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0438 598 793

Cassie Arnold
Cassie Arnold
Senior Principal Engineer
Office Manager

Effective leader of technical, operational and contractor teams with over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector.  Broad technical expertise in a range of disciplines including geotechnical, hydrogeology, drill and blast.  Proven track record of identifying opportunities and solving issues in a long term, sustainable way in diverse businesses.

Mining generalist with experience ranging from green-fields exploration through to mine closure and rehabilitation.  Strong management skills coupled with commercial acumen, a continuous improvement mindset and demonstrated application of Lean philosophy and tools.  Board experience has further proven her ability to think strategically and positively influence outcomes.

Email carnold@pittsh.com.au

Mobile 0448 625 660

Hilail Alaoui
Hilail Alaoui
Experienced Civil Design Engineer

Hilal is a civil design engineer with 15 years’ experience in road and traffic design engineering on road projects ranging from major highways to urban roads and urban cycleways.

He has expertise in detailed road design, intersection realignment and traffic signal design and remodelling, traffic signal hardware and signal phasing, temporary works, traffic management plans, run-off road treatments, road safety projects, pavement investigation and reporting, parking studies, bicycle path, bus priority, functional layouts, signs and line marking.

Email: halaoui@pittsh.com.au

Phone: (03) 9674 4162

Thomas Ackland
Thomas Ackland
Senior Electrical Engineer

Tom has over 14 years’ experience in the design and construction of electrical engineering projects Australia wide and operational roles. He is responsible for electrical engineering aspects of pitt&sherry’s operations in Queensland. Tom’s background in mining, heavy industry and water infrastructure gives him thorough understanding of the electrical, instrumentation and control system issues facing site operations.

Email: tackland@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0439 731 682

Dr Gavin Chadbourn
Dr Gavin Chadbourn
Asset Manager and Strategy Planning
Gavin is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) with over 25 years’ experience. He has specialist skills in asset management planning, financial forecasting, condition assessment and outsourcing of maintenance activities. He has undertaken asset management maturing assessments and assisted client develop asset strategies and asset management plans to improve asset performance.
Email: gchadbourn@pittsh.com.au
Mobile: 0459825987
Kate McDonald
Transport Infrastructure Sector Lead

Kate is a Chartered Engineer and Transport Planner with over 25 years’ experience in consulting and local government throughout Australia and London. Kate has excellent communication skills, as well as a talent for connecting people with ideas which has enabled her to deliver many complex, multidisciplinary projects in transport and infrastructure. As Transport Infrastructure Sector Leader, Kate provides direction and guidance on transport projects across pitt&sherry’s teams. Kate brings to the board her strong background in client management and general consulting.

 

Delia Sidea
Delia Sidea
Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Delia is an experienced geotechnical engineer and project manager with expertise in geotechnical assessment and design of shafts, declines and underground chambers, geotechnical feasibility studies for underground mining, and stope design and analysis. She is skilled in conducting geotechnical risk assessments and analysis of both civil projects and road cuttings, and possesses practical operational experience with ground support assessment, design monitoring and quality assurance. Delia has worked on the Mona project since the start of the Museum.

Mobile: 61429206550
Email: dsidea@pittsh.com.au
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.

Katie Lawrence
Katie Lawerence
Graduate Environmental Scientist

Katherine is a recent environmental management graduate from Murdoch University. She specialises in environmental approvals, monitoring and reporting, and GIS.

Email: klawrence@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0413 914 455

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.

Email: dcarberry@pittsh.com.au

Mobile:+61 428 918 886

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.

 

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
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
Industrial & Manufacturing Sector Lead

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
Doug Johnston
Principal Engineer

Doug Johnston has 30 years’ experience as an engineer and manager in the manufacturing industry. Doug joined the pitt&sherry team in August 2017 having spent the past 12.5 years working with CHEP Australia as their Technical Engineering Manager. Overseeing capital projects such as plant upgrades, equipment installations and plant improvement initiatives in the materials handling and industrial washing sectors. Doug has sound knowledge of engineering principals, process improvement methodology and has extensive project management, operations and contractor management experience.

Email: djohnston@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0419 419 309

Stephen Masters
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.

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
Suresh Kannan
Associate Mechanical Engineer

ME, FIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, NER (Mech, Amusement Rides & Devices), IntPE(Aus), APEC Engineer

Associate / Specialist Senior Mechanical Engineer

Suresh is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ engineering and consulting experience gained from working in a wide range of industries, including smelters and mining, automotive, dairy, timber, textile, R&D, power, aerospace and moving plant – cranes and amusement rides.

Suresh’s particular expertise is in the mechanical equipment design, engineering, third party design verification and compliance certification, plant and equipment conditional assessment, Research and Development, third party inspection and end of life review of moving plant such as cranes, amusement rides and lifting equipment, failure analysis, mechanical / structural welding inspection for compliance and project management.

Phone (03) 9674 4173
Email skannan@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.

Email: rmannering@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0409 009 486

Robert Nicholson
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
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
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.

Ian Abernathy
Principal Planner

Ian has over 30 years’ experience as a town and regional planner, working in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. In his current role he provides planning and development advice to commercial clients nationally and locally, but primarily in the north and north-west of Tasmania. He provides technical leadership to the planning team, and is responsible for the management and timely delivery of projects undertaken in the Launceston office

Mobile 0417 233 732
Email iabernethy@pittsh.com.au

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

David Hackney
David Hackney
Senior Mechanical Engineer

David has over 18 years’ mechanical engineering experience working primarily in the areas of mechanical design, as well as in the project management of large-scale multidisciplinary industrial projects.

Email dhackney@pittsh.com.au

Mobile 0412 364 520

Connell Maskrey
Team Leader, Associate Engineer – Industrial

Connell is an engineering project manager with over 20 years’ experience in project engineering, multi-discipline design, commercial and contract management. He is responsible for project coordination and technical interface for a range of industrial and water projects within the Hobart office.

Connell’s non-process infrastructure experience spans large-bay workshops for mining facilities, warehouses, offices and laboratories, and fuel farms, along with water and wastewater treatment and pipeline systems, and power generation and transmission.

Daniel Cameron
Daniel Cameron
Senior Technical Officer

Cameron is a senior technical officer with 23 years’ drafting experience. He is easily able to cross-skill into new software packages or technical areas and has excellent technical 2-D and 3-D AutoCAD and Revit documentation and design skills.

Email: dcameron@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0408 035 637

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
Manager - Technical Development and Risk

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.

 

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.

 

Nicky Pollington
Principal 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.

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