WA Major Projects Conference 2018

21-22 March 2018
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Perth, WA

#WAMP2018

Speakers

Neil Kidd |
Neil Kidd

Business Development Director World Trade Center Perth Pty Ltd

Phil Thick |
Phil Thick

General Manager Tianqi Lithium Australia

Tim Urquhart |
Tim Urquhart

Director of Properties, Facilities and Development Curtin University

Russell Kingdom |
Russell Kingdom

Kings Square Project Director, Manager City Design and Projects City of Fremantle

Gary Hunt
Gary Hunt

Chief Executive Officer City of Joondalup

Derryn Belford |
Derryn Belford

Executive Director Destination Development Tourism WA

Dan Sweet |
Dan Sweet

Manager WA Far East Consortium Australia

Nick Allingame
Nick Allingame

President Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA)

Anthony Kannis |
Anthony Kannis

Metronet Project Director Public Transport Authority

Hon. Mark McGowan *
Hon. Mark McGowan

Premier Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon. Rita Saffioti *
Hon. Rita Saffioti

Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands NT

Dave Thomas *
Dave Thomas

Project Director Forrestfield Airport Link

Dr Brad Pettitt *
Dr Brad Pettitt

Mayor City of Fremantle

Kieran Kinsella *
Kieran Kinsella

Chief Executive Officer Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Paul Aylward *
Paul Aylward

Director - Projects WA Country Health Service

Sharyn O'Neill *
Sharyn O'Neill

Director General Department of Education

Nicole Lucas-Smith *
Nicole Lucas-Smith

Planning Director Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage WA

Scott Nugent *
Scott Nugent

Divisional Development Manager WA AMP Capital

Dr Phil Gorey *
Dr Phil Gorey

Acting Deputy Director General, Resources, Titles and Compliance Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Neil Kidd

Neil Kidd

Business Development Director, World Trade Center Perth Pty Ltd

Phil Thick

Phil Thick

General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia

Phil joined Tianqi Lithium Australia as General Manager in August 2016.  He is responsible for the construction and operation of the Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant in Kwinana, which commenced construction in October 2016, and is due for completion in late 2018.

Phil is a Civil Engineer whose career commenced with Alcoa at their Kwinana alumina refinery.  He then moved to Shell where he had a 20 year career in Australia and around the world and was Downstream Director for Shell Australia for his last 3 years.  This was followed by a 5 year stint as CEO of Coogee Chemicals in Kwinana and then in his most recent role Phil was Managing Director of New Standard Energy Limited (NSE), a junior listed oil and gas explorer based in Perth. 

In addition to his “day job” Phil has been on the Board of Avivo, one of WA’s largest Not-for-Profits, for 10 years and Chairperson for the past 7 years. 

Tim Urquhart

Tim Urquhart

Director of Properties, Facilities and Development, Curtin University

Russell Kingdom

Russell Kingdom

Kings Square Project Director, Manager City Design and Projects, City of Fremantle

Russell is Project Director at the City of Fremantle overseeing the Kings Square revitalisation project in the city centre. The project is heralded as the much awaited catalyst for the economic rejuvenation of the port city, working in collaboration with the City’s business partner, Sirona. Russell is also responsible for the City Design and Projects team at the City of Fremantle – developing and delivering urban design and transport projects. Prior to taking up this role, Russell spent 10 years leading and developing the Design Office at the City of Perth.  At Perth, he was responsible for many of the urban strategies and projects in the capital city over the last decade, including the Northbridge Piazza, Forrest Place redevelopment, streetscape improvements and laneway developments.

Educated and trained as an architect in the UK, Russell quickly developed a passionate interest in the broader questions about what makes great cities. He has worked across local government, private practice and state government agencies in developing his multidiscipline practice and leadership in design of the public realm and the delivery of city projects.

Gary Hunt

Gary Hunt

Chief Executive Officer, City of Joondalup

Garry has held executive positions in Local Government since 1977 including his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Joondalup, and prior to this the City of Perth and City of Melville, both for eight years.

In the period 2002 to 2005, he specialised in overseas consulting and completed assignments in South Africa and Malaysia. He also acted as an adviser to the business sector in relation to Local Government activities.

He has held executive positions with the Institute of Municipal Management (now Local Government Professionals Australia) and the International City/County Management Association based in Washington DC, USA.  

He was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1998; and in 2004 was awarded the Local Government Managers Australia (WA) Medal in recognition of his contribution to the local government profession.

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the City of Joondalup in 2005 at the time the Council was suspended and the Inquiry into the City of Joondalup was under way. The City of Joondalup has been transformed since the Inquiry and it is now recognised as a benchmark local government in Australia.

He served as a member of the Senate of Murdoch University from 2004-2013 and also served as a member of the local Government Advisory Board for eight years up to 2004.

Derryn Belford

Derryn Belford

Executive Director Destination Development, Tourism WA

Derryn joined Tourism WA in 2008. She led the development of the State Government Strategy for Tourism 2020 and in 2013 developed the initial business plan for the iconic National ANZAC Centre in Albany. Since 2013 Derryn has headed up the Destination Development division.
 
Destination Development focuses on supply side issues in the WA tourism industry. It works across government and industry to determine the needs of destinations in terms of access, accommodation, attractions and amenity, and seeks to facilitate development through private and public investment. The team also ensures the State’s policies and regulations support tourism development, and drives a number of initiatives including aviation and cruise sector development, Camping with Custodians campground development, the Taste 2020 Food and Wine Tourism Strategy and the Aboriginal Tourism Development Program with WAITOC.

Dan Sweet

Dan Sweet

Manager WA, Far East Consortium Australia

Nick Allingame

Nick Allingame

President, Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA)

Anthony Kannis

Anthony Kannis

Metronet Project Director, Public Transport Authority

Following a significant period of working in a number of State Government central agencies, mainly in infrastructure investment, Anthony joined Western Australian Treasury in January 1996. Here he provided strategic advice to the Government on infrastructure prioritisation and investment, in addition to the general resourcing requirements of public sector agencies.

He was instrumental in establishing and operating the Public Private Partnerships Support Unit which, in partnership with the Office of Strategic Projects, progressed a number of major projects.

Anthony was appointed to the Board of Infrastructure Australia in May 2008 and was Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation from April 2009 until May 2013. He was also a member of the WA Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.

In October 2013, Anthony was appointed as WA Police Executive Director to lead the agency’s corporate related functions. During this time he was a significant contributor to the Frontline 2020 reform program which, amongst a number of operational changes, made significant improvements to WA Police’s corporate operations, including governance, introducing a centralised business management model and attracting a number of highly skilled public servants.

Anthony was appointed as Project Director of METRONET in June 2017. His role is to lead his team, which consists of officers from the Departments of Transport; Planning, Lands and Heritage; and Communities, Public Transport Authority, LandCorp and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

The team has the responsibility to:

  • undertake the initial planning and development of projects to investment decision;
  • maintain an overall program timeline and budget;
  • monitor and report on progress to the METRONET Taskforce;
  • manage the METRONET Special Purpose Account;
  • manage communications for the program; and
  • provide administrative support to the Taskforce and associated steering committees.

Hon. Mark McGowan

Hon. Mark McGowan *

Premier, Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon. Rita Saffioti

Hon. Rita Saffioti *

Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands, NT

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas *

Project Director, Forrestfield Airport Link

Dr Brad Pettitt

Dr Brad Pettitt *

Mayor, City of Fremantle

Kieran Kinsella

Kieran Kinsella *

Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Paul Aylward

Paul Aylward *

Director - Projects, WA Country Health Service

Sharyn O'Neill

Sharyn O'Neill *

Director General, Department of Education

Nicole Lucas-Smith

Nicole Lucas-Smith *

Planning Director, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage WA

Scott Nugent

Scott Nugent *

Divisional Development Manager WA, AMP Capital

Dr Phil Gorey

Dr Phil Gorey *

Acting Deputy Director General, Resources, Titles and Compliance, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

 

*Speakers to be confirmed

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21-22 March 2018

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
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