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Sue McCarrey
Deputy Director General
Policy and Planning, Department of Transport

Sue McCarrey was appointed to the new position of Deputy Director General – Policy Planning and Investment on 31 May 2010.  Since joining the Department of Transport she has led a review of port authority governance, metropolitan transport planning and the regional freight transport plan.  Sue has established a framework for a State-wide transport investment program in order to provide the Government with a whole of transport view of investment priorities based on planning needs.  She is also the current President of the Western Australia Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Sue was a member of the Public Transport Authority Executive for eight years, most recently in the position of Executive Director Safety and Strategic Development.  She has worked previously in the Department of Education, including Commonwealth-State relations. 

A law degree and post-graduate qualifications in policy and administration provide Sue with expertise in government policy and administration, including legal frameworks and the mechanics of government.

Paul Gale
A/Director State Workforce Planning
Department of Training and Workforce Development WA

Paul Gale is the Manager of the Workforce Development Projects Team at the Department of Training and Workforce Development.  Paul and his team is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of Skilling WA – a workforce development plan for Western Australia.  Paul is also responsible for managing Western Australia’s input into national skilled migration policy, and the implementation of the Western Australian Skilled Migration Strategy. 

Dr Ken King
Pilbara Development Commission

Dr King commenced his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Pilbara Development Commission in January 2013. Over a forty-year career Dr King has previously worked as a regional development practitioner in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia as well as fulfilling research, education and industry development roles in the United Kingdom, Latin America, South East Asia and New Zealand.  
Through his work with the Commission, a Western Australian Statutory Authority, Dr King is proactively implementing the Board's strategic direction in promoting and supporting diversity and development across the Pilbara, Australia's global economic hub. Dr King is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Senior Associate for the Eidos Institute, an Australian independent public policy think tank.

Hazel Brewer
Holman Fenwick Willan

Hazel specialises in shipping, offshore and international trade matters. Hazel’s offshore practice includes contract advisory work and handling contentious matters arising under rig, drilling unit and offshore support vessel and services contracts, including anchor handling, seismic, drilling and geotechnical contracts. Hazel also advises on a broad range of issues arising under charter parties, contracts of affreightment, transhipment contracts, bills of lading and on carriage issues relating to petroleum products, iron ore and minerals, and soft cargoes including sugar, rice, grains. Hazel also has extensive experience in advising on commodity sale and purchase contracts, including iron ore, minerals, petrochemicals and soft commodities. She advises parties on contract form and content and on disputes arising in relation to performance obligations.

Simon Skevington
Project Director Reform
Department of Mines and Petroleum

Simon Skevington joined the Department of Mines and Petroleum in May 2010 as a Project Director to work with the Resources Safety Division on the successful safety reform project RADARS.
He was then asked to work with the Petroleum Division on Petroleum Reform, including the introduction of a national offshore petroleum regulator by the commonwealth government. Currently he is working with the Environment Division on its Reforming Environmental Regulation process. This includes the introduction of a new Mining Rehabilitation Fund to address the state’s liability where mining operators are unable to meet their rehabilitation obligations and the introduction of a risk and outcomes based approvals process.

Simon is a Mechanical Engineer with 30 years in government. Over the last 15 years he has lead the development of major infrastructure projects, including the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson, the Australian Resources Research Centre at Bentley and the Oakajee project.

He has also lead facilitated a number of major resource projects, including working with the Mid West iron ore mining companies on their approvals processes. He has also been involved in State wide strategic planning as a member of a number of high level planning committees, including the Sea Freight Council, State Mitigation Committee and the Infrastructure Coordinating Committee under the WA Planning Commission.

Roger Johnston
Port Hedland Authority

Roger Johnston is deeply experienced senior executive and company director with in excess of a 30 years’ experience. He has had a handful of key roles across different types of companies including such Multinationals as Unilever and Boral.  Having spent his early career in South Africa, his last 15 years in Australia have seen him in involved in exporting grain through Fisherman Island; managing the coal supply chain in the Hunter Valley; and more recently 7 years in the construction materials business in WA.  Roger joined the Port Hedland Port Authority in January 2012. He is well regarded for his clear leadership and focussed strategic capabilities: key attributes to being the CEO of the world’s largest and most rapidly growing bulk export port.

Menno Henneveld
Independent Director

Menno is also currently a Vice President of the World Road Association, Founder and current Chair of the ROADS Foundation (Traineeships in the Road Industry); WA Professional Engineer of the Year, and National Professional Engineer of the Year for 2012, Engineers Australia.  Appointed Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia in 2002 where he provided ten years of leadership to deliver more than $6bn of road infrastructure projects, $5.5bn of road services and management of the WA’s 18,000km and $42bn road network.  Prior to his involvement with the road transport industry, Menno had an extensive career providing executive leadership in the water industry.

Jason Pugh
New Energy Corporation

Jason Pugh has over 20 years experience in water and waste related industries. Mr Pugh was the CFO of QED (Australia) Pty Ltd and managed the company's initial public offering in August 2001. QED purchased Occtech and formed QED Occtech in 2002 to provide water and wastewater services to companies such as Rio Tinto, Minara Resources, BHP and CSBP. Mr Pugh has been involved in waste to energy projects since 1998. He was a key member of "Best Solutions LLC" a US based joint venture operation between QED, Cargill and Smithfield Foods. Mr Pugh has been with New Energy for 3 ½ years and has been responsible to site selection, successful EPA approval, DA approval and key stakeholder engagement for the Company.

Jeff Miller
Civil Contractors Federation WA

Jeff Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Contractors Federation (WA Branch), the state’s peak body representing the civil construction industry. A Commerce graduate from University of Western Australia and a Certified Practising Accountant, Jeff first worked as an accountant at Arthur Andersen and Alcoa Australia. In the mid-1990s he formed a successful marketing and communications consultancy, working with clients such as the National Australia Day Council, Macquarie Bank and the Australian Hockey Association.

Jeff went on to establish Melbourne’s family-friendly radio station Light FM, growing it from a startup to a profitable enterprise employing 25 people. He joined the CCF WA in 2008 and after ensuring it safely negotiated the economic downturn, has presided over a period of strong growth for the federation, including overseeing a move to its new multi-million dollar headquarters.

Jeff has a wealth of experience in the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors, in the areas of operations, marketing, communications, sponsorship and fundraising. A Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organisations. He is a passionate advocate on behalf of the civil construction industry and a respected commentator on industry issues.

David Harvey
Specialist Management Consultant

David is a specialist management consultant with over 30 years of experience in both a management and technical capacity for a wide range of capital works projects in Australia and New Zealand. David has a successful track record in the management and procurement of complex projects across several market sectors, bringing a unique range of experience from strategic planning, through to implementation, in development projects of up to $1bn. His background gives him a strong business focus and technical understanding, which is aptly applied to the management of his clients’ projects. David brings an intelligent approach to the identification and management of risk. His inclusive consulting and advisory style ensures a thorough process is followed throughout the risk management process. David assists his clients to better understand and adopt good risk and opportunity management practices by aligning risk management with the strategic planning process and translating it into day-to-day tactical and operational objectives.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
Master of Business Administration

Nicole Lockwood
Associate Director

Nicole is a senior member of our KPMG Management Consulting team within Public Sector and Infrastructure. Nicole brings a range of experience ranging from regional development through to developing some of WA’s Pilbara Cities initiatives. Nicole is a member of the Infrastructure Australia Council. She resided in the Pilbara for seven years until 2012 as Chairman of the Pilbara Development Commission, a member of the WA Planning Commission, a Director on the Horizon Power board and a Councillor at the Shire of Roebourne. She was the Shire President from 2009 till 2011. Nicole is a lawyer having worked in private practice, at the Office of the Director of Prosecutions and as the Principal Solicitor of the Pilbara Community Legal Service. Nicole is passionate about regional development and developing infrastructure to support economic and social growth.

Ian Abrahams
Risk Management Specialist

Ian is a highly experienced risk management specialist, providing solutions at both strategic and technical levels. Operating principally across the public, IT&T, construction, mining, energy, resources, not-for-profit and insurance sectors, he designs effective enterprise governance frameworks that are capable of being successfully implemented and deliver better business outcomes. Having advised major international clients and published guides on risk management and project management, Ian is a highly respected industry figure. He was as a committee member of the Australian Standards Committee that published the AS/NZS4360 that sets out the overarching process to enable ERM. He is also on the executive of the NSW Chapter of the Risk Management Institution of Australia. With the progression of AS/NZS4360 into the International Risk Management Standard, ISO31000, Ian has developed an innovative approach that integrates risk management with regulatory compliance, safety management, environmental management, assurance, BCP, IT security and managing project risks.
Bachelor of Science Engineering
Master of Engineering Science

Tennant Reed
Principal National Adviser - Public Policy
The Australian Industry Group

Tennant Reed is Principal National Adviser – Public Policy at the Australian Industry Group.  For the last several years he has worked heavily on climate, energy and infrastructure issues, advising Ai Group’s Leaders’ Group on Energy and Climate Policy and developing reports on natural gas supply, energy prices and energy efficiency.  He also works on a range of issues related to manufacturing competitiveness and infrastructure.  Previously he was an adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on fiscal policy, stimulus and infrastructure.  Tennant lives in Melbourne with his wife and their young son.

Helen Pedersen
Engineers Australia - WA Division

Helen Pedersen is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia.  As the 2013 WA Division President of Engineers Australia she has placed a focus on technical governance, including the Chartered process, registration of engineers and engineering competency standards.
Helen has worked as a structural engineer and lead engineer for over 20 years, mainly in the mining industry.  She has a keen interest in professional standards and the practice of engineering which she has pursued through her volunteer roles in Engineers Australia.

Linus O'Brien
Industry Capability Network WA

Linus O’Brien joined the Industry Capability Network as Senior Consultant in 1998 and was appointed ICNWA Manager from 1 July 2008.

During the period with ICNWA, Linus O’Brien has been involved in Australian Industry Participation activities covering new capital projects in the WA resources sector. This activity has enabled successful ICNWA engagement with global engineering companies based in Houston, Europe and UK. Linus O’Brien was seconded to the NT ICN to assist them with the Darwin LNG project. Linus O’Brien was successful in establishing the ICNWA global supply chain access service.

Prior to joining the Industry Capability Network, Linus’ work experience has been in both the resource and commercial sectors in Western Australia.

Project activities have ranged from multi story CBD construction to major mining and oil and gas projects.

This experience has enabled Linus to gain an extensive understanding of Australia suppliers of goods and services which is important in his current role of connecting Australian industry to projects outside Australia.

Qualification -    Graduated in Civil Engineering from Western Australian Institute of Technology

Mike Moloney
General Manager - North Region

Executive team member Mike Moloney is responsible for all of LandCorp’s regional north operations.

Mike is an excellent strategist and process-driven thinker who has managed some of Western Australia’s diverse powerhouse projects. 

With more than 30 years’ experience in both the public and private contracting sector, Mike has been involved in the evolution of some of the State’s most important and complex developments. 
These include: the creation of strategic elements of Joondalup City; the development of Mandurah Ocean Marina; as well the as the construction of the strategically-located Town Centre at Cockburn Central, which led the way in the contemporary development of activity centres around transport hubs. 

Mike is currently spearheading LandCorp’s role in the delivery of Pilbara Cities and development of the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project, both key strategic priorities for the State Government. 

Indeed, the record-breaking economic growth of the North West has resulted in unparalleled demand for residential, commercial and industrial land.  This has seen Mike at the forefront of negotiations to bring together a broad range of stakeholder groups and determine ways to fast-track projects.

Glen Conway
Senior Project Engineer
Verve Energy

Glen Conway is a Senior Project Engineer within Verve Energy's Strategy and Business Development Team.  He is a Chemical Engineer by training and has worked over 17 years in professional engineering roles covering engineering design, research, operations, asset management and project development in industries including food, metallurgy, oil and gas and energy.  Glen has been with Verve Energy for 7 years involved primarily in developing renewable energy technologies and was intimately involved in the Greenough River Solar Farm project.

Stephen Dunstan
Director of Workplace Operations
Australian Mines and Metals Association

Steve is an experienced dispute manager and negotiator and has expertise in conducting workplace investigations, policy development, strategic planning and developing employee performance schemes. He is a powerful advocate of strengthening businesses through building the capacity of people and ensuring change is both sustainable and strategically focused. He specialises in strategic change management and business strategy with a strong emphasis on delivering bottom line results through effective people planning. He particularly enjoys providing mentoring support to human resource and management professionals.

Steve is responsible for AMMA's Hydrocarbons, Offshore Construction and General Construction Special Interest Groups. He has recently been involved in assisting AMMA member companies on a range of issues including development of strategy and planning during the FEED stage of a number of offshore LNG projects, negotiating national oil and gas diving agreements, advising contractors on the Gorgon Project and developing a wide range of employee relations management plans for companies bidding on large projects. Steve has extensive experience in the power industry and was heavily involved in rationalising power industry representative unions from 14 to two, with a similar reduction in the number of awards. He has also practiced as an industrial advocate in both the federal and state industrial systems and successfully negotiated industrial agreements in essential services companies over many years. He has advised clients in both the government and private sectors.

Steve has senior and executive level human resources management and industrial relations experience gained over 30 years in the power and utilities industry, heavy engineering and offshore oil and gas construction. Steve joined AMMA in 2008 after working as a director of his own consulting company providing solutions for clients in a range of diverse industries, with specific emphasis on working with CEOs, executive and human resources teams to deliver commercially focused strategic "people" planning, change management and cultural improvement initiatives. Steve's professional memberships include the Industrial Relations Society of WA, the Petroleum Club of WA; and in 1987 he was admitted as a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Assoc. Prof. Neale Draper
CEO & Principal Heritage Consultant
Australian Cultural Heritage Management P/L

Dr Neale Draper (BA Hons, MA, PhD) is the CEO and Principal Heritage Consultant of Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd (ACHM), with more than 30 years of experience in cultural heritage management (Government, Industry, and Community-based), and as a researcher, academic, and expert witness in the fields of Anthropology and archaeology. This wide-ranging experience, both throughout Australia and overseas, includes lecturing in Aboriginal studies, anthropology and archaeology; eight years as senior Archaeologist, staff anthropologist, and Heritage Inspector (SA Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988) for State Aboriginal Affairs South Australia; consultancy work in cultural heritage management and assessment, anthropology, archaeology, native title and cultural tourism; several expert witness/export report engagements in the Federal Court of Australia (including native title), and various State jurisdictions in SA, WA, and QLD. Neale has been the Managing Director and CEO at Australian Cultural Heritage Management since its inception in 2000. Neale has worked extensively for more than 30 years on cultural heritage projects with Indigenous people, particularly in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, as well as the USA, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Neale represents ACHM on the Environment and Land Access Committees and the Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage Working Group of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia. He also serves on the Membership Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, Inc.

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