Iain is an enthusiastic professional engineer with more than 35 years’ experience working with major contractors in the Australian construction industry. He is a specialist in the project management skills and tools required to deliver complex infrastructure projects to meet clients’ expectations and achieve the specified safety, cost, time and quality outcomes.
As a General Manager with Leighton Holdings for ten years, Iain was responsible for leading specialist engineering teams covering the fields of Pre-Contracts, Insurance and Risk Management, Planning and Controls, Carbon and Environmental Management, with the overriding objective of raising the standards of project delivery performance. He is used to operating within the framework of disciplined corporate governance and compliance required for a public company, and dealing regularly with the Board and the Executive leadership team to inform, report on progress and recommend actions on critical issues. Iain has a reputation for being practical, analytical and resourceful in his approach to solving problems and managing projects, always operating in an organised and structured manner.
Iain’s ‘hands-on’ project experience includes road and railway infrastructure construction, dams and water supply, large multi-function public entertainment complexes and the restoration of heritage-listed buildings. This experience has given him the knowledge required to independently review and analyse the performance of current projects, providing an objective opinion of the likely project outcomes, together with recommended actions for managing risks and improving project results.
Iain has an Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of NSW, is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.