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Our people are our biggest 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. By being adaptable, dynamic and agile, we are committed to making a difference in this ever-changing world.
Meet some of our team

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Market Leaders
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Alanna Marsh

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.
Ross Mannering

Ross Mannering
General Manager – Transport TAS
Ross is a Senior Principal Engineer with over twenty years’ experience in the design and management of major transport infrastructure projects in Tasmania. He has a detailed understanding of the multidisciplinary inputs necessary to deliver projects – assembling and guiding project teams to deliver practical solutions. As General Manager – Transport Tasmania, Ross will continue to work collaboratively with our clients to deliver Tasmania’s important traffic and transport infrastructure projects.
Simon Berry

Simon Berry
General Manager – Transport NSW & QLD
Simon is a Principal Engineer and strategic business leader with over 28 years’ experience in civil engineering. Simon has undertaken design and project management of multidisciplinary civil and infrastructure projects ranging from roads, ITS, water, rail, light rail, and buildings projects. He has worked on award-winning and notable projects across NSW and Australia’s east coast. He focuses on building deep relationships with clients and takes a keen interest in developing the skills of engineering and design staff. Simon is a Roads Australia Fellow and recently won the Roads Australia Champion award for his exceptional leadership in the industry.
Stephen Masters

Stephen Masters
General Manager – Civic
Stephen is a Principal Civil & Structural engineer with a broad skill base resulting from his work in the civic, mining, industrial, energy, tourism and transport sectors. As General Manager of pitt&sherry Civic portfolio Stephen is responsible for overseeing and supporting Project Directors and Project Managers with securing and the successful delivery of projects across the diverse portfolio, which includes Government (excluding Transport), Property Development, and Water & Sewerage. Stephen has worked as a Project Director, Project Manager or Design Manager on a number of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects during both tender development and delivery, including North East Link (VIC), West Gate Tunnel Project (VIC), WestConnex M4E, M5N and Rozelle Interchange (NSW), Bruce Highway Upgrades (QLD), New Bridgewater Bridge (TAS) providing design advice, constructability advice and unique value for money & innovative engineering solutions. Stephen has developed excellent problem‐solving and technical risk management skills through being able to draw on ideas used in other industry sectors, to ensure the design solutions are appropriate for the Clients needs.
Tim Rees

Tim Rees
General Manager - Construction Engineering
Tim is a Chartered Engineer and Registered Building Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in geotechnical, civil and structural engineering across Australia. 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. He has worked on almost every major transport infrastructure project in Victoria. Tim draws on his excellent collaboration skills and technical knowledge to lead our Construction Services in his role as General Manager – Clients & Projects. He is a trusted advisor to our construction clients and his advice is routinely sought after. Tim draws on his exceptional stakeholder management skills and team leadership to deliver practical solutions for our clients.
Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson
General Manager - Energy
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 collaborations with organisations such as AusVeg Nationally and in Victoria, the Australian Alliance for Energy 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 collaborations with organisations such as AusVeg Nationally and in Victoria, the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity.
Leah Brown

Leah Brown
General Manager - Mining & Industrial
Leah is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over twenty years’ experience in underground coal & metalliferous Geotechnics as well as Project Management. She has worked across many mine operations across the Southern, Newcastle and Lithgow coalfields as well as the Bowen Basin and Queensland and NSW hard rock operations. Leah has also had several years’ experience in transport infrastructure projects in both a Local Government and private consulting capacity.
Rocio Rutter

Rocio Rutter
Head of Growth & Advisory
Rocio is an effective change agent known for her proven success in assisting organisations to reach their NetZero commitments whilst delivering substantial positive commercial results. She has close to 20 years of experience in senior executive advisory roles. She brings a multi-disciplinary background and experience across the energy, water, infrastructure, mining, government, and asset-intensive sectors. She is a driven and energetic leader with a purpose and passion for activating positive change in the world. Her track record and experience encompass strong digital transformation, sustainable supply chains, climate advisory, NetZero roadmap execution and circular economy background. Rocio’s signature strength is her ability to turn complex problems into industry-level opportunities. She achieves this by establishing and leading multi-disciplinary teams empowered through a systems-based approach, an ESG decision-guiding framework, and Circular Economy as an implementation blueprint. A natural network connector and strategic partnership enabler; she has a track record and experience in engaging and driving multi-stakeholder commitment and collaboration to achieve sustainable value. Rocio has a passion for gender equality and equal opportunity for women, she is an active contributor to the Women in Infrastructure Australian community.
Our leadership team

Meet the leaders behind our success

Dean Comrie

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

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

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

Nicky Pollington
Executive General Manager - Project Performance and Control
Nicky holds a degree in Geology and has worked in mining operations and infrastructure development in Australia and internationally for over 25 years. She is known for her engaging approach to understanding client requirements. In her role as Executive General Manager – Project Performance & Control, Nicky drives performance, efficiency and commercial outcomes on our projects. She supports our teams with managing project risk and oversees project methodology, training and compliance. Nicky’s sound judgment, drawn from navigating complex projects, combined with her courage and passion for pitt&sherry’s vision makes her a valuable member of the executive leadership team.
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

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 multidisciplinary 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.
Our board of directors

Meet the members of our board

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.
Dean Comrie

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.
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.
Irene Scott

Irene Scott
Executive Director, General Manager - Bridges & Structures
Irene Scott is a Bridges and Structures Senior Principal Engineer with 25 years’ experience in bridge design. She has experience with the management of structures design teams across a diverse range of civil engineering structures in Australia and overseas. Her past experience includes various large award-winning Alliance and Design & Construct projects throughout Australia such as Hunter Expressway and Inner West Busway Alliance Project. She is an accredited auditor for RMS NSW. In her role as General Manager – Bridges and Structures, Irene brings her experience to build the technical capability and skills development of our people to deliver practical solutions for our clients. Irene has published and presented papers at Conferences in Australia, Berlin and Hawaii and is a Safety in Design and Risk Workshop Facilitator.
Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards
Executive 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

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 Head of Legal & Risk 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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