Consult Australia Board of Directors
Managing Director: AM Advisory Services
Consult Australia President
Andrew Mather was previously the Regional Managing Director of WSP Group for the Asia Pacific Region. Andrew has over 25 year’s history as an integral part of the development of the WSP Group including CEO of WSP Africa and Regional Managing Director for WSP Group’s Asia Pacific Region. He was responsible for WSP Group’s interests in the region and for expanding the region both geographically and into new disciplines and sectors. Andrew was on the Council of the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) for seven years prior to re-locating to Australia.
James Wright is the principal consultant at Orisson Consulting, a boutique business advisory practice focused on supporting clients in the built and natural environment. Prior to this, James was the Australian Managing Director for Beca, a broad engineering and management consultancy servicing government and private clients across infrastructure, industrial, buildings and defence sectors. James has also held various leadership roles with KBR, including Director of Business Operations for the Asia Pacific and General Manager for Queensland. He has led significant organisational change programs and has been on numerous corporate boards and leadership teams across major projects and capital programs. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, James brings a strong business perspective and broad regional knowledge to the Board. James is a mechanical engineer and holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Director, Client Account Management
Camille has worked in the professional services industry for over 17 years with SKM, Jacobs and now Aurecon. Camille has held a variety of operational, client, strategic and project leadership roles in Melbourne and Adelaide over that time primarily across the water, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. Camille is an environmental scientist by background and has a Bachelor of Science and Arts and a Master of Environment. Her current role is as a Director, Client Account Management at Aurecon. This is Camille’s second term on the Consult Australia Board where she also sits on the Risk Committee and the Nominations & Remuneration Committee. Neill Stevens
Neill has over 32 years experience, focusing on the property development and construction industries, mostly at senior management and director level. As Managing Director of NS Projects, Neill has been involved in the direction and project management of many high profile urban renewal, built form, infrastructure and land development projects in the public and private sectors. His expertise is in the leadership of project initiation, feasibility studies, due diligence, commercial analysis and development and implementation of project procurement and delivery strategies. Kiri Parr
Regional Legal Counsel
Consult Australia Vice President
Kiri Parr is a Principal of and Regional Legal Counsel with Arup – a global engineering design consultancy who seeks ever better ways to imagine, reimagine and reshape the built environment. Globally, Arup has more than 12,000 staff operating out of 92 offices in 40 countries and with an annual turnover exceeding AUS$1bn. With over 20 years practice, predominantly practicing as a construction lawyer, Kiri heads legal services for Arup’s Australasia region, which encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia. She has been with Arup for over ten years and her role includes advising on governance, risk and compliance issues, contract advice and negotiation, training, managing claims and general legal advice. Kiri is an officer to Arup’s regional board and the region’s ethics champion. In December 2013 Kiri was elected to the board of Consult Australia and is the president elect. Since 2015 Kiri has been named in Doyle’s list of leading Australian In-House Construction Lawyers. Kiri has also been included in the 2014 and 2015 Most Powerful Part-Timers List published by ProfessionalMums.net and Women’s Agenda.
Max Bomben Gerry Doyle
Max Bomben is the Managing Director of Calibre Consulting, a multidisciplinary built environment professional services firm that employs more than 650 staff with offices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Since joining Calibre following the acquisition of Brown Consulting in 2011, Max has contributed significantly to the planning and strategic growth of the company. In recognition of his strong business acumen and leadership he was appointed Managing Director in April 2015. During his time at Calibre he has held various management roles including his most recent role, Executive General Manager of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Max’s twenty plus years of experience is credited to his hands on and direct involvement in a number of major civil infrastructure projects including roads, bridges and subdivisions. Max’s experience demonstrates an intimate understanding of complex engineering solutions across constructability, industry change and innovation. In addition to his roles within Calibre, Max is also active in a variety of business and industry organisations. He serves on the committee of Master Builders Australia – Professional Sector and is the Chair of Consult Australia – ACT Chapter. His industry participation demonstrates his commitment to the engineering and building industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Gerry Doyle is the Chief Executive Officer for Tonkin Consulting, a South Australian firm with 60 years’ experience providing engineering solutions for local government, state government and private clients. Under Gerry’s leadership, Tonkin Consulting has expanded its geographic reach from four offices to six around Australia. Gerry is a Civil Engineer with broad and practical experience in the design and project management of water supply and wastewater projects in South Australia. A number of these involved the planning, consultation and development of negotiated solutions to successfully meet key stakeholder and business needs in complex and challenging environments.
Managing Director Strategies for Change
Professor Planning Practice at UNSW
Sue Holliday is Professor of Planning Practice at UNSW, and Managing Director, Strategies for Change, an urban strategy consultancy. Sue had a long career in the public service in NSW after arriving in Australia in 1978. She was Director General of Planning in NSW from 1997 to 2003. She was the National President of the Planning Institute of Australia from 2005-7. Sue has been held various Board roles since 1997. She was a Director of the Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation from 2004-10, President of the NSW Building Professionals Board until June 2013; Chair of the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council from 2008-12, a member of the COAG Expert Panel on Cities; a member of the National Housing Supply Council and a member of the High Speed Rail advisory council. Sue chairs the ANU Campus Development Ctte, and is currently a Director of Hume Community Housing Association as well as Consult Australia.