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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.

Our team 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
Non-Executive Director

Nicky joined pitt&sherry’s 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.

Rob Casimaty
Rob Casimaty
Executive Director & 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.

 

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 providing guidance on corporate governance so that our business operates in accordance with required 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

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, Ben embraces both simple and complex projects. Ben is skilled at the process and delivery of technical tasks, whilst effectively communicating to all project stakeholders with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

 

Matthew Rutter
Chief Operating Officer

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

Madonna Cecil
Marketing & Communications Manager

Madonna is our Marketing and 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 and events.

Email: mcecil@pittsh.com.au

Mobile: 0413 133 694

David Atchison
David Atchison
Mining Market Leader

David is 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.

Robert Nicholson
Robert Nicholson
Energy Market Leader

Robert has an in-depth understanding of the energy and sustainability industries with over fifteen years of senior business management and development experience in the energy and building services industry both in Australia and abroad. Robert is an advocate for energy productivity and resource efficiency. He has worked with many government, large industrial and commercial clients to develop and implement projects and strategies in energy management, efficiency and productivity. 

 A major focus of Robert’s has been the development of energy resourcing and management strategies for his clients. This includes the investigation and development of hydrogen and renewable energy strategies across the industrial and transport sectors. Robert also works in the food and Agri-business industries through formal strategic partnerships with organisations such as AusVeg Nationally and in Victoria, the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity.  

 

Andrew Buckley
Andrew Buckley
Industrial & Manufacturing Market Leader

Andrew has 30 years’ experience as an engineer and manager in the industrial and manufacturing industries. His expertise is in undertaking and managing large multidisciplinary greenfield developments and brownfield upgrades throughout Australasia. He works across a broad range of disciplines, including project management, project and design engineering, environmental management, engineering and maintenance management, systems integration and risk management. 

 

Barry Honey
Chief Technology Officer

Barry is an experienced IT leader, advisor and consultant who engages at all levels throughout the business. With over 15 years of experience in tackling complex information and business technology problems; whilst building deep relationships with colleagues and clients, Barryusesframeworks such as ITIL and TOGAF in practical ways to drive success and add value to any situation.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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

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

Andy’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.

 

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 providing guidance on corporate governance so that our business operates in accordance with required 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.

 

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Transport Infrastructure — Bridges

Mudar Tayyem
Mudar Tayyem
NSW Transport Leader

Mudar is the NSW Transport Leader. He has over 22 years’ experience in civil engineering & transport. In the past few years, Mudar has helped successfully deliver many NSW transport projects including Flat Rock Creek Bridge Replacement, Ultimo Viaduct Bearing Replacement, Elouera Road and Kingsway Intersection Upgrade as well mega-projects such as the Dubai Metro. A talented leader, his passion is growing and developing teams that focus on delivering sustainable outcomes for clients.

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.

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.

 

Richard Cassidy
Richard Cassidy
Principal Engineer Bridges / Structures

Richard has 18 years’ experience as a civil/structural engineer, with a focus on structural analysis and design (including bridge design). His 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.

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, Ben embraces both simple and complex projects. Ben is skilled at the process and delivery of technical tasks, whilst effectively communicating to all project stakeholders with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

 

David Coe
Senior Principal Engineer and Risk Manager

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 technical disciplines.

He has 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.

 

Accreditation & Memberships

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