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Chief Executive Officer
David joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 1998, becoming a Director in 2010 and CEO in 2019. David sits on the Board of Directors. As CEO, he is responsible for managing RPI’s day-to-day operations and client relationships nationally. He also undertakes the role of strategic advisor or project director on some of our highest-profile projects.
David has over 25 years’ experience managing design and delivery across a diverse range of high profile projects in the cultural, commercial and retail sectors for both public and private sector clients. He is a qualified architect with a passion for leading and seeking innovative and positive outcomes to complex projects.
David holds a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Chief Operating Officer
As COO of RP Infrastructure, Mac focusses on driving growth through continued improvement in efficiency and capability, overseeing strategy, operations and business development. He also sits on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Mac is a tactical, results-oriented manager who has extensive experience across the property and professional services sectors. During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers he was twice awarded PwC’s Recognition of Excellence.
Mac holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canberra (Marketing and Psychology). He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa is a strategic financial and business leader with a strong understanding of operations, process improvement, and lean practices, which allow her to expertly align financial strategies with organisational goals. She is a strong communicator who collaborates effectively with Executive Management providing strategic financial advice that helps to drive business growth and success.
Lisa became Finance Director of RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following its merger with Ranbury. Prior to that she led the Finance team at Ranbury working across Finance and Business Operations.
Lisa’s previous experience includes analyst and accounting roles for large companies in the mining, oil and gas and power generation industries including Downer, Origin Energy and Thiess.
Lisa’s experience equips her with a unique skill set that enables her to visualise data powerfully and analyse it critically, allowing her to implement meaningful process changes that create real value.
Lisa is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of the Sunshine Coast and a Master in Data Analytics, Data Science from James Cook University.
National Director Project Management
Brett has over 25 years’ experience delivering projects in the property, building and construction industry in Australia and Asia, with a particular focus on community and social infrastructure projects.
Brett joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following RPI’s merger with Ranbury. Brett was Managing Director at Ranbury from 2013 to 2023 during which time he led Ranbury’s growth in the health sector, delivering a number of major projects across Queensland.
As National Director Project Management, Brett leads a team of over 200 project managers delivering projects across the Property & Buildings, Transport, Utilities & Energy sectors. Brett sits on the Board of Directors and is a member of RPI’s Executive Leadership Team.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Quantity Surveying from the Queensland University of Technology.
National Director Advisory
Sam is an experienced infrastructure projects and consultancy professional with over 20 years’ experience working on projects both locally and internationally across multiple industry sectors, primarily transport.
Sam joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2022 following RPI’s merger with InfraSol Group where Sam was Managing Director. Sam sits on the Board of Directors and is a member of RPI’s Executive Leadership Team.
Sam has successfully advised on the development and delivery phases of large complex programs such as Inland Rail ($10bn) and Parramatta Light Rail ($5bn). Sam has been an integral part of effectively leading and growing small to medium consultancy practices focused on the provision of services to infrastructure projects.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Business from the University of Newcastle.
Chief People Officer
Alison joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023, following the merger of RPI with Ranbury. She has over 20 years’ experience in strategic human resource management, organisational change consulting, workforce capacity management and recruitment across organisations including AMEC, Currie & Brown and Ergon Energy.
Alison’s work across public and private sector organisations includes major initiatives such as implementing human resources best practice; completing a strategic overview of all human resource and health safety, security, and environment frameworks to meet global regulatory and legal requirements; managing an employer re-branding and Employee Value Proposition project; engagement survey program rollout; undertaking a workforce planning 5-year review and centralising recruitment functions.
In 2021, Alison was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a Medal in the General Division (OAM) for service to the community through a range of organisations including her work on the board of RSPCA Qld, Women’s mentoring, Indigenous training & employment outcomes.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Health Science from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA in management from the University of Queensland.
Scott joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following RPI’s merger with Ranbury. As an Executive Director Scott plays a key role in leading the development and growth of the business as well as undertaking senior project roles such as Project Director on Ipswich CBD Redevelopment and Gold Coast Rapid Transit.
With over 25 years’ experience in the engineering, construction, and property industries, Scott has gained broad-ranging experience which is key to the management and delivery of today’s multi-discipline projects.
Scott has acted as a development manager for the sale or redevelopment of large parcels of land, often with challenges of decontamination and heritage listing. He has extensive experience acting for the government and engaging with the development industry through EOI’s to deliver public infrastructure outcomes via property value capture.
Scott holds qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Controlled Systems from the Queensland University of Technology. He is a member of Engineers Australia and is registered with the Australian Institute of Project Management at the level of Master Project Director.
Chris has been a key member of RP Infrastructure since 1998 and has many years’ experience in project management and management consulting on a range of government and private sector projects, focusing on civic, cultural, accommodation, education, and heritage projects.
Chris has extensive experience across the full project life cycle including: project initiation and definition; feasibility and business case preparation; value management; project procurement, design management; contract administration; risk management; asset management; and project auditing.
Chris enjoys leading multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects and working closely with clients and stakeholders in responding to and finding solutions for the unique challenges that arise on projects. Chris frequently presents to the highest levels within organisations in a reporting or strategic advisory capacity.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Construction Management & Economics from the University of Canberra and has an Architectural Drafting Certificate from Bruce TAFE College. Chris is also a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, working on major multidisciplinary infrastructure projects ranging in value up to $10B. His proficiency in managing estimating teams was forged working as Senior and Chief Estimator with construction companies over 20 years.
Peter provides ongoing specialist independent costing and delivery advice, including commercial negotiations, for major and complex infrastructure projects and has advised on over 2,000 projects including roads, airports, ports, water infrastructure and major dams. He is adept at reviewing contracts, estimates and projects to evaluate potential issues, risks, cost to complete, along with providing other project and commercial advice. Peter specialises in risk management and can provide the necessary risk frameworks and modelling for any project.
Peter became an Executive Director with RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023, following RPI’s merger with Ranbury. He heads the Cost Engineering division for the business nationally. Peter joined Ranbury in 2018 following a merger with Project Support, which he founded.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland and is a member of MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ AICD. Peter is a pre‐qualified Dispute Resolution Advisor (DRA) on the ECS MIP/118 panel.
Patries has over 20 years’ experience, with significant exposure to government department and agency transport and infrastructure projects, policies and politics both within Australia and Europe.
She has a PhD in Policy Analysis and has vast experience in the field of transport and infrastructure from her academic work and project work within the public and private sectors.
Patries joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 as an Executive Director leading RPI’s Advisory division for the Central (NSW/ACT) and Southern (Vic/SA/Tas) regions.
Prior to joining RPI, Patries worked for over a decade in senior roles with the NSW Government leading the development phase of programs such as Fast Rail and Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport. Her leadership was recognised through the merit NAWIC Award (National Association of Women in Construction) for Project Development.
As part of her work in Europe (through Rand Corporation) Patries worked with the Dutch Government in developing strategies for freight transportation, and in developing options for airport expansions.
Patries holds a PhD in Policy Analysis and a Master of Science, Honors from Delft University of Technology.
Brett is a highly qualified Engineering and Management professional with over 20 years’ experience leading teams and business units to deliver high quality outcomes in complex infrastructure projects. With expertise in roads, airfields, marine and intermodal facilities, Brett manages diverse teams throughout the project lifecycle to achieve successful objectives.
Brett joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) as an Executive Director in 2023, following the merger of RPI and Ranbury.
Brett has extensive experience in remote areas, and understands both the need to incorporate local resources into designs and the challenges associated with remote locations. Brett is skilled in Project Controls, advocating for Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule techniques.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of NSW. Brett is also a member of Engineers Australia (CPEng, EngExec, NER, APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), RPEQ) and the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the development and delivery of large complex projects and his expertise spans the whole project lifecycle. His expertise spans the whole project lifecycle from business case development, procurement, transaction management to construction management and project leadership, cost recovery and commercial resolution. He is well versed in all procurement models and he has worked across the rail, road, building, water, and resources sectors.
Paul became an Executive Director for the combined RP Infrastructure – Ranbury business in 2023, following their merger, heading up the Northern Advisory division. Prior to that Paul was the Principal for Ranbury’s Resources and Utilities business unit, responsible for service delivery to our resources, energy, water, and utilities clients.
Paul has been the Project Director on many high-profile projects and a member of advisory boards on major projects. He has provided strategic advice to many major public and private sector clients regarding project governance, delivery strategy, recovery of distressed projects, project controls, procurement models, organizational structure, and risk strategies. Paul has provided due diligence for various asset owners on multibillion-dollar projects, and he has successfully led the commercial resolution of commercial claims and disputes.
Paul has been recognised through 12 industry awards. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering Civil) from the University of the Witwatersrand, an MBA Business Administration and Management from Deakin University, and he is a member of AICD, MIEAust, MAIPM, AIM.
David has a background in Construction and Project Management and has successfully delivered industrial, mixed-use, office, residential, civic and health projects. He has a proven record across the full life-cycle of developments involving multiple stakeholders, time and budgetary constraints, and often constrained sites with development encumbrances.
David’s experience with a variety of procurement routes, and his commercial acumen, allows him to inform the procurement strategy and undertake negotiations whilst protecting his client’s interests and setting his projects up for success. His previous experience working for contractors in the UK and Ireland has allowed him to develop a thorough understanding of the construction process and his ability to understand both the client and contractor’s perspective enables him to anticipate issues and reach practical, well considered solutions.
David joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2016, becoming a Director in 2020, NSW State Director in 2022 and Executive Director in 2023 following RPI’s merger with Ranbury.
David holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Management from Nottingham Trent University and a Master of Science in Project Management from the Technological University Dublin.
Tony has worked in the property and project management consulting industry for over 20 years. He has delivered projects across many sectors including education, defence, aviation, civic, justice, commercial, retail, and sport and recreation.Tony began his career delivering projects as an Engineer and Project Management Consultant before leading teams as a Project Director and progressing into general business management. He has held executive leadership roles on significant projects, including the $1.4B Facilities required to support the new Joint Strike Fighters Project for the Department of Defence and the National Remediation Program of over 50 Caltex sites.
In addition, Tony has successfully delivered in excess of 80 capital projects across multiple sectors as a Project Director and Project Management Consultant, including management of both internal and external project teams.
Tony became an Executive Director in the Transport, Utilities and Energy project management division, following RP Infrastructure’s merger with Ranbury. Tony joined Ranbury in 2019 where he managed the property and buildings business for New South Wales & Canberra.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
James joined RP Infrastructure in 2002 bringing significant experience in project and construction management – experience gained from several generations of family history in construction in the UK.
He is an accomplished project and site manager across many aspects of the construction industry including major commercial construction and retail fit-outs. Since joining RPI James has worked almost exclusively on multi-layered, operational and interconnected projects at Melbourne Airport.
James holds a Bachelor of Science (Building Management – 1st Class Hons) from the University of Coventry, UK and BTEC National Diploma in Construction from York Technical College, UK.
Vanessa has over 25 years’ experience in project management and advisory, both in Australia and abroad. She joined RP Infrastructure after 6+ years as Head of Projects at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Previously, she was Project Director for the Green One UN House in Viet Nam, the showcase project for UN Reform globally.
Vanessa has extensive experience throughout the project lifecycle, from project initiation, concept development and master planning, through financial feasibility, operational planning, design management and project delivery, including contract administration and operational readiness. Her experience in the government sector adds expertise in stakeholder management, governance, procurement and probity.
Vanessa holds a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture & Urbanism from Cornell University, USA, and a Master of Arts in Conservation Studies from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, UK.
Melinda has a broad general project management background as well as experience in contract management, strategy development, construction development and planning.
Melinda has excellent stakeholder and communication skills, and she is proactive in all facets of project management. Melinda’s methodical approach ensures the effective contract management of all her projects. Her knowledge has enabled her to administer contracts for complex projects in live operating environments, ensuring a strong focus on compliance and risk management.
Melinda’s strong written skills have enabled her to develop and maintain detailed contract communication systems on large complex projects. This has ensured the effective reporting of large quantities of project information, so that key issues and risks are tracked and managed for the life of her projects.
Melinda understands what drives project success, and she has the skills to work within teams to positively influence and drive outcomes that ensure her projects are completed on time and within budget.
Melinda holds a Bachelor of Building (Hons) from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Sustainability from Swinburne University.
Peter joined RP Infrastructure in 2018 bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the planning, design, procurement and delivery of building infrastructure projects. His experience extends nationally across Australia, and internationally having previously worked in London, Dubai and New Zealand on projects in the health, aviation, education, commercial and residential sectors.
Peter has a proven record in delivering projects which are complex and politically sensitive in demanding multi-stakeholder environments for public and private sector clients. This includes service planning, masterplans, functional design briefs, investment decision templates, business cases, programs and projects.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Property & Construction, Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Environmental Science (Arch) from the University of Canberra.
Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in civil, mining, and municipal infrastructure works in both the public and private sector, the last 15 years of which have been in senior management and executive roles.
Anthony is an RPEQ civil engineer with extensive project management, construction management, and operations management experience. Having worked on both sides of the contract, Anthony has empathy for both the principal and the contractors, giving him a unique viewpoint to comprehend challenges and provide timely, fair, and reasonable assessments.
Anthony joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following the merger with Ranbury. He was formerly Ranbury’s Delivery Infrastructure Manager for Queensland. Anthony’s previous roles include head of capital delivery for Ipswich Council and Redland City Council, and he has worked extensively with TMR giving him a thorough understanding of the TMR TIC-CO (RCC); AS2124 and AS4000 suite of contracts.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Southern Queensland, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, majoring in Civil from CQ University and a Diploma of Project Management from Australian College of Project Management.
Tim has been with RP Infrastructure since 2002. During this time Tim has managed the design and delivery of complex and unique cultural/tourism, aviation, retail and infrastructure capital works projects.
As an accomplished project manager with many years’ experience in the industry, Tim has an impressive track record as a Superintendent on multiple major construction and infrastructure projects.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Victoria University.
David is a Director with over 25 years’ experience in the commercial, cost and quantitative risk management of major infrastructure and building projects within Australia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He has considerable experience working on behalf of leading consultancy, construction and development firms in a variety of commercial and cost-management focused roles across all stages of the project lifestyle.
His experience has provided him with a broad base of expertise across transport, water infrastructure, social infrastructure, education, waste management and commercial developments. This depth of experience allows David to act as an expert advisor across a range of contractual and property dispute matters on behalf of public sector clients. David is a INSW project assurance review lead and has critically assessed both state and nationally significant infrastructure projects.
David holds a Bachelor of Building (Hons 1) from the University of Newcastle.
Sue Ritchie (Folliot)
Sue is highly experienced in the planning and delivery of healthcare projects from end-to-end. Her 30-year professional career, supported by qualifications in both health and construction, spans operational hospital roles through to health management, health planning, procurement, construction delivery, operational commissioning, and post-occupancy evaluation.
Sue has over ten years’ experience in project management of Capital Infrastructure projects within the public and private health sector, from service planning through to delivery, and operational commissioning. She is experienced in all stages of planning, including feasibility studies, site selection, government planning and approvals, health service and facility planning, and gateway processes in both Queensland and New South Wales.
Sue has a structured approach to projects, including stakeholder engagement, planning, governance/decision-making hierarchy mapping, information collection, and ratification. She initiates cost-effective strategies and formulates innovative solutions to complex problems to meet client expectations.
Sue joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following the merger with Ranbury. Sue had led the Health Services Team in Queensland for Ranbury since 2020.
Sue holds a Master in Construction Management from Deakin University and a Master in Health Science from Griffith University.
David has a diverse market wide perspective of property development and project delivery based on senior positions as a client-side development manager, tier 1 contractor, developer, construction manager, consultant project manager and consultant QS in a broad range of property market sectors.
David is experienced in campus and precinct development portfolio planning and project delivery, as well as the implementation of master plans. He is a subject matter expert for the delivery of multiple capital and transformational projects in the education sector.
David is a qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor (UK), he is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and he holds a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying & Construction management from the University of Hertfordshire. David is also a Green Building Council Australia Accredited Professional.
Ed is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience working on multi-disciplinary major infrastructure projects. He is a skilled construction manager with a natural ability to plan, manage, and deliver projects.
Ed has considerable operational project management and delivery expertise on critical assets and infrastructure across Australia. His project portfolio includes experience in all facets of project life from concept to completion across the transport, utilities, education, sports and community, water, and communications sectors. Ed also has extensive experience in civil, structural, and services engineering.
Ed’s expert knowledge combined with his strong leadership, management and communication skills, ensures productive client relations and stakeholder engagement. He is able to advise clients on the key risks of significant projects, and successfully identify, evaluate and mitigate risks, and provide practical application of suitable controls.
Ed joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following the merger with Ranbury.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is MIEAust and a Member ACES.
Marketing & Information Director
Hilary joined RP Infrastructure in 2019 as National Marketing & Communications Manager. Her role expanded in 2022 to take on management of several areas of business operations as Head of Marketing & Operations. She became the National Marketing & Information Director in 2023, following RPI’s merger with Ranbury, where she continues to support the growth of the combined businesses with responsibility for Marketing, Communications, Bids, IT systems and Quality Assurance.
Experienced working in Australia, the UK and the US, Hilary has supported businesses in the development and implementation of marketing plans and communications strategies, as well as digital development and logistics and operations. With strong communication and stakeholder management skills she is focussed on developing integrated processes to improve performance, aligning customer needs, employee engagement and business goals to drive revenue growth.
Hilary holds a Bachelor of Media Studies from Macquarie University, a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and Certificates in Direct and Digital Marketing from ADMA and the IDM UK.
Joe is a motivated professional with a passion for infrastructure projects. He is a Chartered Accountant with Big4 and client-side experience and has developed extensive skills in financial analysis, project and commercial
management as well as process improvement through working with large clients and projects across several industries.
Key transport infrastructure projects Joe has worked on include Inland Rail’s Third Party Agreements and Parramatta Light Rail. Joe is extremely client focussed and has a history of delivering great outcomes for his clients under difficult and time sensitive circumstances.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Gavin is a Senior Executive with 25 years’ experience developing and delivering high-risk, high-value projects for clients across the public and private sectors. Gavin provides specialist program and project management across the full project lifecycle.
Gavin’s experience spans Transport (multi-modal), Infrastructure, Water, Rail, Healthcare, Petrochemical, and Utilities sectors and he has managed geographically disperse and diverse teams of individuals, consultants, and contractors to achieve successful project outcomes.
He has worked with a wide range of project management frameworks and has experience with all current contracting mechanisms including Public Private Partnership (PPP), EPC, BOOT, Alliance, Managing Contractor, Joint Venture, Design and Construct (D&C), and Construct only.
Gavin joined RP Infrastructure (RPI) in 2023 following the merger with Ranbury.
Gavin has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Swinburne University of Technology, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Deakin University, a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University, and an Exner Education Diploma of Project Management. Gavin recently graduated from RMIT University with a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor).
Michael is a respected senior civil engineer and contract administrator with over 30 years’ expertise managing complex infrastructure contracts for both clients and principal contractors.
He has substantial site experience, having begun his career with VicRoads as a site representative on the Hume Highway Upgrade Program. He has since worked on numerous complicated infrastructure projects for Transport for NSW and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Michael has a unique blend of contract administration and project delivery experience in complex alliance and collaboration agreements, particularly for projects with politically significant or sensitive overlays.
His thorough understanding of complex infrastructure projects, the commercial vehicles that are utilised within them and the key drivers from both the client and principal contractor’s side, make him an invaluable asset to the Contract Administration team.
Michael is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), is an MIEAust CPEng NER APEC, Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland IEAust and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of estimation, procurement and project delivery in the mining and infrastructure industries in Australia and overseas.
Paul’s leadership capability has been developed through the management of estimating and procurement teams who have prepared feasibility estimates and EPCM estimates for a large number of major mining projects (both greenfield and brownfield) throughout Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Chile and Mongolia.
Paul was a specialist sub-consultant alliance partner for over a decade during which time he provided mining, electrical and mechanical estimating and procurement support for a large number of major projects.
Over the past 20 years Paul has facilitated or assisted in the tendering, evaluation and award of over seventy Mining Services Contracts and provided estimating support for a number of feasibility studies. These projects include underground nickel, gold, copper and poly-metal mines, desalination plants, materials handling infrastructure, coal preparation plants, copper, gold and nickel processing plants and port infrastructure. Paul has developed strong, optimised procurement processes and implemented tailored contracting principles that “best-fit” a project’s requirements – in particular Contract Hard Rock Underground Mining applications
Jason is a senior commercial manager with 25 years’ experience in commercial contracts and projects across the renewable energy (wind / solar / pumped hydro), utilities (power generation and distribution) and oil & gas industries.
Jason has provided procurement and commercial services on major energy projects, including large rotating mechanical equipment.
He is a proven manager of ‘end-to-end’ commercial delivery and an effective builder of teams and relationships within large-scale, complex development projects in Australia and overseas. His expertise spans the project cycle, providing strong insight into a project’s commercial strategy, approvals, and implementation to asset start-up.
He understands how to frame risk, contract delivery models, and implementation for major works, and is skilled at communicating complex issues clearly and appropriately in sensitive delivery environments.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Economics, Majoring in Finance, from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) from TAFE.