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Garry Bowditch GARRY BOWDITCH, Executive Director, Better Infrastructure Initiative, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership Mr Bowditch is an active contributor to the debate on infrastructure governance and investment in Australia and globally. He is well known for thought provoking presentations, speeches and reports on the future of infrastructure that have been shaped from his unique balance of commercial and government experience spanning Australia, Asia and the OECD.
David Edwards DAVID EDWARDS, Project Chief Executive, Special Projects Unit, Queensland Department of State Development Mr Edwards has amassed a distinguished and successful career at senior levels of the State’s public and private sectors and is currently responsible for the delivery of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, the largest private property development in the nation. He is also a Member of the Advisory Council for the Queensland Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
Neil Gibson NEIL GIBSON, Executive General Manager, Steel Manufacturing and Integration, OneSteel Mr Gibson joined Arrium via the OneSteel Market Mills business 21 years ago. He is a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in marketing, sales and general management of steel businesses across a diverse range of market segments including rural, building, construction, mining and manufacturing.
Andrew Henry ANDREW HENRY, Principal, Arup Singapore Mr Henry is a structural engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the design and construction of buildings and rail infrastructure, specialising in leading multi-disciplinary design teams requiring high integration and coordination. He was design leader for the Singapore Sports Hub project incorporating the largest steel dome roof in the world.
Nik Kemp NIK KEMP, Head of Infrastructure, AustralianSuper Mr Kemp heads the infrastructure investments team at AustralianSuper. He has over 16 years’ experience investing in the infrastructure sector and has led successful transactions for AustralianSuper. He previously served with Capella Capital (as a founding partner), Babcock and Brown and ABN AMRO, all focussed on infrastructure transactions.
Michail Karpenko DR MICHAIL KARPENKO, General Manager, NZ Welding Centre, Heavy Engineering Research Association Dr Karpenko has undertaken research and welding technology projects in New Zealand and Germany. He is a member of Standards NZ and Standards Australia committees developing and revising steel fabrication standards. He helped establish the NZ Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC) Scheme and AS/NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection Standard.
Alison Mirams ALISON MIRAMS, Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Pizzarotti Ms Mirams heads Australia’s newest tier one construction company. She previously led Lendlease’s NSW/ACT Building business for almost three years managing annual turnover of more than $2 billion. During her prior 16 years at Multiplex, she gained a reputation for construction knowledge, stakeholder management and delivery of award-winning projects.
Antony Sprigg ANTONY SPRIGG, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia Mr Sprigg engages, negotiates and collaborates at the highest levels with governments, multi-laterals, non-government organisations and the private sector, nationally and internationally, providing thought leadership in infrastructure funding and finance, project development, delivery governance and risk and opportunity appreciation related to triple bottom line issues.
Mark Vassella MARK VASSELLA, Chief Executive Officer, BlueScope Australia & New Zealand Mr Vassella leads all major BlueScope businesses in Australia and New Zealand including the Company’s key operations at Port Kembla (NSW) and Western Port (Victoria) and the steel business located south of Auckland. He was previously President of BlueScope Steel North America and before that, Chief Executive of Australian Distribution and Solutions.
Ed Whalen ED WHALEN, President and CEO, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Mr Whalen has worked in the steel industry for over 32 years and served as Vice President of Business Development with the Canadian Welding Bureau before joining the CISC. He is active in many national and international standards reviews and is currently Chairman of the Canadian steel material standard committee for CSA G40.20/.21.