Our leadership team. Raising the bar in Project Management, Program Advisory, and Infrastructure Advisory.

Arvind David

Founder and Managing Director, Arvind David, is a market leader with extensive experience delivering complex projects for Government and the private sector. Arvind understands what it takes to inspire, motivate, develop and lead people, creating high performing teams to achieve their full potential.

Arvind develops and delivers complex social and economic Infrastructure projects with rigour and simplicity. Having led project teams through all forms of contracting including D&C, PPP, BOOT, EPCM, DCM, managing contractor, construct and bespoke service and supply agreements in multiple jurisdictions in Australia.
Arvind’s deep knowledge and experience in procurement, transaction management, technical leadership and contract management has seen him represent government agencies, asset operators and project financiers across Australia, UK, Singapore and the USA.

Mario D'Elia

Managing Partner, Mario D’Elia, is a respected industry leader with strong government and private sector project acumen. With vast experience in the development and implementation of major capital projects, including transport, water and social infrastructure, Mario has expertise in providing financial, commercial and strategic advice to both public and private entities.

As a former national partner at PwC, leading its Infrastructure Advisory Practice for over 20 years, Mario has a proven background as an advisor on infrastructure projects under various government procurement models involving the private sector.

Mario’s extensive career experience also includes time as an accountant, investment banker locally and internationally, and he sits on the Board of the Coliban Water Authority and the Office of Projects Victoria.

Andrew McKinley

Managing Partner, Andrew McKinley, uses his extensive technical knowledge and commercial acumen to lead project teams and collaborate for successful outcomes. With strong leadership and interpersonal skills, Andrew demonstrates his project management expertise by tailoring procurement and delivery methodologies to solve challenging problems – and identify new opportunities for clients.

Andrew leads major projects across a range of sectors, including planning, scoping, documenting, negotiating and administering complex commercial agreements and construction contracts for public and private sector clients.

Andrew’s professionalism and care for his craft extends to his passionate support for our industry – proudly investing in its health through his mentor and leadership role with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Dr Mano Nugapitiya

Managing Partner, Dr Mano Nugapitiya, is a highly qualified strategic thinker and dedicated project specialist. With a strong background in asset management, including facility management and operations, Mano brings a ‘whole of life’ asset approach to projects – continually demonstrating his 25+ years’ experience in the industry.

Mano has amassed vast experience in the planning and delivery of large-scale projects and programs in social and economic infrastructure, predominantly for the public sector. Specialising in the front-end strategic positioning of projects and programs, Mano ensures alignment and consistency with organisation business strategies. His specialist skills also include due diligence, technical leadership, business cases and transaction management.

Mano’s breadth of his industry skills and the structured thinking as a post-doctoral researcher provides clients and stakeholders with the experience and confidence that comes from delivering many complex engagements.

Susan Allen

Director - Corporate Services, Susan Allen, is an experienced senior executive with a passion for transforming the culture of organisations to deliver business growth.

Susan has broad experience in large complex organisations across financial services, consumer services, logistics/distribution, infrastructure and the public sector. She has a reputation for building highly engaged and motivated world class teams to deliver quality outcomes and business success. Susan has a strong record of delivering productivity improvement through use of new technologies and methodologies, including digital service delivery, robotic process automation, data analytics and human-centred design.

Susan is a board member of OpenInvest Pty Ltd and Australian Securities Limited and is an IECL accredited coach.

Martin Coates

Managing Partner, Martin Coates, is an experienced big picture thinker with a broad perspective garnered from leadership positions across government departments, major consulting businesses and private sector development and construction businesses. With his has a unique ability to analyse issues, risks and opportunities for clients, Martin is regularly called upon to undertake strategic reviews at critical project milestones.

Martin brings extensive experience in establishing commercial principles and contract risk allocations tailored to specific project and market settings. His knowledge spans multiple sectors, including various forms of social infrastructure, and has worked on projects adopting various delivery methods, including PPP, Alliancing, D&C, Managing Contractor and Construction Management.

Martin’s ability to positively influence people and motivation to build productive and high performing project and organisational teams benefits every stakeholder he works with – always with a steady hand and unflappable nature in high pressure major project environments.

Lindel James

Partner, Lindel James, is an industry leading infrastructure and government contracting advisor. With extensive government and private sector experience, Lindel brings expertise to broad range of services, including commercial and financial structuring, infrastructure procurement, business case development, procurement strategy, and management of infrastructure and government services projects.

Lindel has advised on a wide range of iconic projects in sectors such as rail, roads, hospitals, justice, education, research and defence – with responsibilities including designing and analysing complex payment and performance regimes, financial analysis, commercial principles development, contract negotiations and advice on contract implementation including refinancing, changes in control and modifications.

Lindel’s eye for detail and big picture strategic thinking continues to create exceptional value for clients. This breadth of knowledge and depth of experience is the culmination of prior positions at a Big 4 professional services firm and a boutique PPP investment house.

Viraj Perera

Partner, Viraj Perera, is a highly experienced project leader with a strong blend of engineering and commercial expertise. With proven expertise in leading, managing, and delivering complex and significant transactions, Viraj has delivered outcomes on behalf both government bodies and the public sector.

Viraj has held numerous executive level public-sector positions and brings market excellence in managing complex stakeholder environments. He has an extensive track record in PPPs and innovative structured finance transactions, and also the leveraging of private investment to offset public sector costs.

Viraj’s approach to fostering meaningful engagement between the private and public sectors is particularly sought out for unique project situations where innovation is required to deliver value for money outcomes. This is Viraj’s passion and underpins his success on challenging projects.

Raelene Lockhorst

Executive Director, Raelene Lockhorst, is an accomplished consulting professional in the feasibility, planning, and delivery of infrastructure, urban realm and placemaking projects and programs. With over twenty years’ experience, Raelene has led the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure projects in Health, Sport, Arts, Tertiary Education, Defence Estate and Infrastructure.

Having developed multiple master plans, over 25 business cases, and various forms of contract delivery models, such as D, CO, D&C, ECI and PPP, Raylene has deliver projects that total over $3.4b.

Raelene’s unique approach is the culmination of public sector client-side program, project director roles, and private sector strategic consulting and project management roles across Canberra, Sydney and London.

Paul Halpin

Executive Director, Paul Halpin, is a market leader in project and program management in the health and education sectors. With a focus on delivering high quality solutions that deliver tangible benefits for the community, Paul continually demonstrates his expertise and ability in shaping the work environment, setting strategy, allocating resources, developing talent, building the organisation, and overseeing operations.

Paul represents government agencies and private clients to deliver complex projects through all forms of procurement. His technical strengths are strategic portfolio planning, contracting procurement, stakeholder engagement and communication, design and delivery management, cost and budget control, risk management and quality control.

Paul is driven by continuous improvement, evolving with new insights, developing high performing teams and working closely with clients to deliver valuable outcomes. It’s this single-mindedness that sees Paul deliver projects that benefit locals and make positive impact.

Fiona Larkin

Executive Director, Fiona Larkin, is a highly experienced project management and advisory services director who takes a hands-on approach to projects – providing strategic and technical advice across all aspects of the project life cycle. With 20 years’ industry experience, Fiona specialises in high profile and complex civic, cultural and education projects.

Fiona has extensive project management experience, from early feasibility to design management, through to procurement and delivery. This wide-spanning expertise has allowed Fiona to undertake a number of key social infrastructure projects.

Fiona’s professional versatility is apparent in every engagement. Coupled with her clarity and excellent communication skills, Fiona’s experience in stakeholder management within state and Commonwealth Government agencies gives clients the focus that important projects deserve.

Ian Crawford

Executive Director, Ian Crawford, is a senior leader with a wealth of experience in Australia and overseas. With a professional background spanning over 30 years, Ian has played key roles in senior management, superintendence, client representative, project management and project coordination engagements.

Having managed his own consulting firm, Ian has provided planning and management services to the building and construction industry. Ian’s career and extensive building engineering services background and administration experience has taken him to India, in a contract liaison role, to large-scale airport projects, in a Superintendent role, and several building and refurbishment projects in a project management role.

Upon returning to Melbourne, Ian provided strategic advice to a leading Educational Institution and project management services, completing the successful delivery of fire training systems for the MFB Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) representing a Netherlands-based specialist fire training company.

Jamin Crawley

Executive Director, Jamin Crawley, is a dynamic, high-experienced project advisor and project manager. With a strong focus on transaction and procurement management, contract administration and cost management experience, Jamin has an extensive background across many sectors, industries and project modes.

Working on a range of major high-profile infrastructure, residential, commercial, education, retail, leisure, health and industrial projects, Jamin turns valuable insights into the challenges and risks associated with construction and infrastructure projects from both the client and contractor’s perspective.

Jamin has a proven history in a range of public and private projects – from inception through feasibility, procurement, delivery and handover requirements. He strives to achieve the best outcome for projects for the benefit of our clients and their customers.

Pascale Young

Finance Manager, Pascale Young, is a customer focused finance professional who excels in the provision of strategic advice and financial services.

Holding a senior leadership role in the organisation Pascale is a problem-solver who is driven by process improvement. She has extensive expertise in financial management and reporting, payroll management, budget management, risk management and technology systems.

Pascale has a pragmatic and collaborative approach to her role with the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Advanced Diploma of Business.

Peter Hunkin

Executive Director, Peter Hunkin, is a senior transport planning leader with outstanding stakeholder management skills, and is a skilled facilitator of options analysis for feasibility studies and business case studies involving MCA processes. With over 40 years’ experience on the development and delivery of major transport projects across Australia, New Zealand, and overseas, Peter is an asset to every team he leads.

Peter has established a strong reputation for transport advisory with a focus on major road and rail corridor projects – including PPP project delivery – across the eastern seaboard. Many of Peter’s toll road PPP projects have included due diligence roles supporting the transactions for market led proposals, or sale of toll road assets, or future business planning.

Peter’s proven background in the areas of transport network policy advice, and the delivery of strategic network demand models, transport planning and options assessment, is apparent in every engagement, delivery and outcome.

Angie Harvie

Business Development Manager, Angie Harvie, is a highly experienced and respected bids and marketing specialist. After spending over two decades in diverse roles across construction and project management organisations in Australia and New Zealand, Angie knows what it takes to deliver superior outcomes.

With a passion and dedication for communication, Angie has amassed considerable experience in bid management, brand strategy, marketing collateral, digital marketing and CRM. She strives for excellence and focuses on continuous improvement and business transformation.

Angie is a proactive and results-oriented manager who encourages a collaborative culture and works on a best for project approach. Angie holds a Bachelor of Applied Management in Sales & Marketing.