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Our Team

Together 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
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Relationships
  • Sustainability
  • Accountability

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
Chairperson

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.

 

Dean Comrie
Chief Executive Officer

Dean is a highly accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience in the environmental, water, and energy sectors. With a proven, strategic, and visionary approach, Dean has excelled in non-executive, executive, and senior leadership roles, successfully growing businesses, transformations and leading change. Dean is passionate about developing high-performing organisations that aim to make the world a better place, focusing on sustainable business outcomes and delivering outstanding results for clients.

Peter Lamell
Non-Executive Director

Peter has served on over 25 boards across the energy, power, services, technology, telecommunication and not-for-profit sectors. He has broad global senior executive experience having worked in the UK, US, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Canada and Australia. He has been CEO for a number of successful business turnarounds as well as a start-up. In doing this, he has become adept in identifying key issues within organisations whilst developing practical solutions to deliver significantly increased shareholder value. Peter’s extensive experience encompasses cultural change, sustainability, digital transformation, sales/marketing, strategy and building governance and risk management processes.

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.

 

Steve Edwards
Director, Technical Director - Energy and Water

Steve has a diverse background in industry, research and consulting. He specialises in complex systems providing the optimum outcome for safe economically and environmentally sustainable energy and water projects.

Steve is an experienced energy auditor and supports his work with a combination of complex analysis underlain by a history of very much “on the ground” experience with construction and operation of both residential and commercial building, small and large industrials, in food processing, mining, timber processing, aquaculture, water supply and horticulture.

 

 

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

Dean Comrie
Chief Executive Officer

Dean is a highly accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience in the environmental, water, and energy sectors. With a proven, strategic, and visionary approach, Dean has excelled in non-executive, executive, and senior leadership roles, successfully growing businesses, transformations and leading change. Dean is passionate about developing high-performing organisations that aim to make the world a better place, focusing on sustainable business outcomes and delivering outstanding results for clients.

Silje Barningham
Chief People Officer

Silje’s true passion lies in people and empowering teams to perform at their best, ultimately enabling us to make a lasting impact on our clients and the communities we serve. With a career spanning over 15 years as a dedicated leader, she has consistently led teams in executing People and Culture strategies closely aligned with the needs of our business and clients.

Silje’s enthusiasm revolves around inspiring our people to excel within a positive and inclusive culture. She encourages a constant pursuit of ‘why’ in everything we do, a keen focus on leveraging smart technology, and a forward-thinking approach to set our team up for future success.

Her commitment to inclusion and diversity has earned her industry recognition through Consult Australia. Silje’s expertise includes change management, pioneering innovative HR approaches to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of work and driving employee engagement through learning, well-being and talent management.

With a rich and diverse career history spanning multiple international locations, including key roles as Regional HR Director and HR Strategy and Solutions Director, Silje brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the pitt&sherry team. She is dedicated to the team’s success and our shared mission of making a meaningful impact.

Barry Honey
Chief Information 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, Barry uses frameworks such as ITIL and TOGAF in practical ways to drive success and add value to any situation.

Nicky Pollington
Executive General Manager - Project Performance and Control

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.

David Atchison
David Atchison
Executive General Manager - Clients & Markets

David is a highly regarded client manager who has a passion for building talented teams to deliver great client and project outcomes. He brings a collaborative nature to his work, truly seeking to understand client needs.

As Executive General Manager – Clients & Markets, David brings his relationship building, strategic planning, and strong business acumen to our clients and their projects.

He combines a strong technical background as a geologist with twenty year’s resource sector experience. David has significant experience in Australia and worked closely with clients in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Andy Turner
Executive General Manager - Capability, General Manager - Technical Services

Andy is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in geotechnical and civil engineering, consulting engineering business development, and corporate management, including directorship with pitt&sherry. Andy has developed a deep knowledge and expertise that have allowed him to grow pitt&sherry’s multi-discipline service delivery within Tasmania and supported our offices in other states.

In his role as Executive General Manager – Capability, Andy uses his leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of our company’s resources and capabilities to drive technical expertise and deliver value for our clients.

He is actively engaged in people development, seeking to nurture individual’s skills and capabilities, and has successfully mentored many of our engineers and scientists from graduates to senior positions within pitt&sherry.

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Transport Infrastructure — Airports

David Crowe
General Manager - Transport QLD

David is Principal Bridge and Structural Engineer with extensive experience as a Bridge Designer and Design Manager on a range of projects throughout Australia, Ireland & England. He has spent the last 13 years based in Brisbane working on major projects such as Gateway Upgrade, Gateway Upgrade North, Eastern Busway Stage 2, the Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade Project and Cooroy to Curra Section D.

It’s this experience and his knowledge of TMR design and contract requirements that David brings to his role General Manager, Transport QLD. He is known for his collaboration and creative approach with all key stakeholders to assist in driving value for our clients.

Alanna Marsh
General Manager - Transport VIC

Alanna is a Chartered Civil Engineer and accredited Project Manager with a range of experience working for Contractors, Consultants and Client-side.

As General Manager – Clients & Projects, Alanna will bring her dynamic client relationship skills to our Victorian transport clients. Her transport infrastructure experience spans across the project lifecycle and projects of varying scale and complexity.

In recent years of Alanna’s career, she has worked in project management roles on medium and large projects, responsible for the interdependent elements of program, cost and quality. This included roles such as Program and Performance Manager, Commercial / Contract Manager, Project Manager and Project Controls roles.

Accreditation & Memberships

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