The event will explore the benefits of collaborative contracting in the water sector and also pay tribute to Brad Cowan, who was a champion of this topic for many years and sadly passed away earlier this year.
When one thinks of collaborative contracting, it is easy to jump straight to the delivery of “infrastructure via Alliances or managing contractor arrangements”, but it’s not just about building stuff. This event aims to tease out the benefits of collaboration in the delivery of professional services, technology/process solutions, O&M and infrastructure using contract forms from lump sum to alliancing – highlighting the benefit of good relationships.
A diverse panel of experienced contacting practitioners will discuss this topic, followed by an open Q&A session. Live attendance will be available at Aurecon's Brisbane office and at hosted regional hubs, with networking and drinks and snacks available after the Q&A. Registrations for online streaming of the discussion will be available to individuals, and organisations that wish to purchase an 'boardroom ticket' for multiple participants.
Christian Truscott, City of Gold Coast (Facilitator)
Mal Shepherd, Sunwater
Mal was appointed Sunwater's Chief Development Officer on 12 October 2020. Leading Sunwater’s Infrastructure Development and Delivery function, Mal oversees the implementation of the business’s growth and development strategies for new projects and the engineering procurement of major infrastructure projects. Mal has more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sector developing, designing, and delivering over $8 billion worth of infrastructure projects in both the Australian and international water sector and across a broad range of contracting models.
David Thomas, Aurecon
David is Aurecon’s Queensland Water Client Leader with a history of working in relationship based engagements from infrastructure delivery Alliances during the millennial drought through to existing long term partnerships in the water industry. He led Aurecon’s Queensland water business with a strategic focus on relationship based engagements. He currently leads the AJile joint venture between Aurecon and Jacobs in a long term partnership with Urban Utilities, and brings a consultant's perspective on the benefits and challenges of relationship based contracting.
Jason Devitt, Mackay Regional Council
With more than 24 years experience in local government, Jason first started his career as an engineer in the water industry. Since then, he has progressed through numerous management positions expanding his field of expertise from water to waste and roads management. As the Director of Engineering and Commercial Infrastructure, Jason has a passion for delivering quality infrastructure projects that not only encourage regional growth, but also enhance liveability for the wider community. His current responsibilities include the delivery of water and sewerage services, including infrastructure and treatment, waste services, roads and drainage.
Yvette Waterfall, Veolia
Yvette is currently the Commercial Director for Veolia Water Australia. Prior to this role she managed the supply chain for Shell’s QGC gas business in Queensland, and before that spent over five years as QGC Operation's Contracting and Procurement Manager. Yvette's professional experience spans a number of industries including oil and gas, banking and finance, software/digital services, and aerospace. She has built strategies, delivered major contract deals, built teams, outsourced business functions, insourced critical services and worked on an array of strategic commercial and supply chain strategies for large multinational corporations.
Event Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Brisbane location: Aurecon, 25 King St Bowen Hills
Regional hubs to be advised
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