VIC Major Projects Conference 2021

10-11 November 2021
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Speakers

Hon. Jacinta Allan
Hon. Jacinta Allan

Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop Victoria

Colin Craney
Colin Craney

Engineering Manager CPB Contractors

Ed Walker
Ed Walker

General Manager – Vic projects ARTC

Llewellyn Reynders
Llewellyn Reynders

Director – Research and Economics Infrastructure Victoria

Danni Hunter
Danni Hunter

Executive Director - Victoria Property Council of Australia

Bianca Nutt
Bianca Nutt

Inclusion and Social Procurement Advisor Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

Greg Rafferty
Greg Rafferty

Social Inclusion Manager John Holland

Tina Skliros
Tina Skliros

Project Director – New Footscray Hospital Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

John Kilgour
John Kilgour

Chief Executive Officer Civil Contractors Federation

Ben Ryan
Ben Ryan

Director – Airport Rail Rail Projects Victoria

Mark Daniels
Mark Daniels

Head of Social and Sustainable Procurement Arcblue

Hon. Jacinta Allan

Hon. Jacinta Allan

Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, Victoria

Jacinta is currently the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Minister for Suburban Rail Loop in the Andrews Labor Government. Jacinta is also the Leader of the House in the Victorian Parliament.

Jacinta was elected to Parliament in 1999 and is the longest serving Victorian female Minister in the State’s history and Victoria’s longest serving Labor Minister.

Throughout her career she has advocated strongly for Government investment that delivers for all Victorians, by creating jobs and delivering better health, education and transport services for communities.

Jacinta has held several Ministerial portfolios throughout her career including Public Transport, Major Projects, Regional and Rural Development and Industry and Trade. She has also been the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, the Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the Minister for Education Services and Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs.

Jacinta was born and grew up in Bendigo and went to school at St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill then Catholic College Bendigo, before completing her studies BA (Hons) at La Trobe University in Bendigo.

Jacinta is married and has two young children who attend the local Primary School.

As Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta is overseeing the delivery of the largest investment in transport projects in Victoria’s history including the removal of 75 of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, the construction of the Metro Tunnel, Melbourne Airport Rail and the Regional Rail Revival package, which will make improvements to every passenger line on the regional network.

Jacinta is responsible for the delivery of Victoria’s major road projects including the West Gate Tunnel, North East Link and upgrades to key suburban and regional road networks.

As Minister for Suburban Rail Loop, Jacinta is responsible for the delivery of the state-shaping Suburban Rail Loop project which will transform the way Victorians travel and connect to health, education and employment centres across Melbourne’s middle suburbs. As the biggest transport project in Victoria’s history, the Suburban Rail Loop will create a pipeline of investment renewal in key precincts, bringing services and jobs closer to communities and neighbourhoods.

Jacinta also has oversight of Development Victoria – the Government’s development agency responsible for the delivery of major civic projects, property development (both residential and commercial) and urban renewal projects. She is also responsible for the long-term development of key transport precincts including Arden and Sunshine.

Colin Craney

Colin Craney

Engineering Manager, CPB Contractors

A skilled Design and Engineering Manager with a background in civil engineering, Colin has extensive experience in leading engineering, design and systems assurance teams on a range of major rail, road and buildings projects. Colin's level-headed temperament and logical application of design principles is balanced by an ability to understand key construction and client drivers, enabling sound decision making.  This experience equips Colin to manage the intricate interfaces between project requirements and stakeholder needs, successfully balancing the technical challenges of design with the realities of construction.

Having held key Engineering and Design Leadership roles on city shaping projects such as the Level Crossing Removals Program and redevelopment of Harbour Esplanade, in addition to major State and Federal Government Projects across Australia, Colin is one of Victoria’s leading infrastructure Engineering Managers. Currently the Engineering Manager for the $2b Rail Infrastructure Alliance, Colin oversees the development and alignment of technical solutions for the complex connection between the new Metro Tunnel and existing operational surface level metropolitan rail network in addition to the recently awarded traction power, signalling, platform and stabling upgrades required to accommodate operation of new High Capacity Metro Trains along the Sunbury Line.

Ed Walker

Ed Walker

General Manager – Vic projects, ARTC

Ed Walker is the General Manager Projects Victoria at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). He leads the delivery of both the Inland Rail and North East Rail Line Upgrade projects in Victoria. 

Ed’s history with ARTC dates from 2014 to 2017 during which time he held the roles of Manager Infrastructure Strategy, GM Corporate Development and finally Director Customers, Service Offering & Terminals within the Inland Rail Leadership Team. His recent return to ARTC comes via John Holland, where he held the position of GM Strategy and Business Development. 

Llewellyn Reynders

Llewellyn Reynders

Director – Research and Economics, Infrastructure Victoria

Danni Hunter

Danni Hunter

Executive Director - Victoria, Property Council of Australia

Danni Hunter is the Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia – the nation’s peak body for the property, construction and development industry.

As the property sector’s key advocate across Victoria, Danni represents one of the largest economic contributors and close to 300,000 Victorian jobs. She is responsible for advising and influencing state policymakers and regulators on issues that impact the property sector including housing, business conditions, population growth and liveability, transport, infrastructure and the health of the economy.

Danni holds several key advisory positions to Government in which she provides advice and input into the strategy and approach to rebuilding Victoria’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Danni works collaboratively with other employer associations and plays a leadership role within the Victorian Congress of Employer Associations in her capacity as Deputy Chair.

Danni is a hands-on leader with deep experience in policy, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and organisational leadership, previously holding senior roles as the Chief Executive Office of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA Victoria), and as an advisor to the State Government. Danni has also volunteered as a strategic advisor to Beyond Blue.

When Danni was appointed CEO of UDIA Victoria in 2015, she was the youngest person and first female to hold the role. During her tenure she diversified and scaled the not-for-profit membership body into a highly regarded research, advocacy and educational organisation.

She is passionate about increasing diversity within business leadership and finding solutions to systemic problems facing the community including homelessness and housing affordability.

Danni is a dynamic and nationally recognised spokesperson, regularly sharing her views on property, business, diversity, population growth and the economy through regular media appearances, events and keynote presentations.

Bianca Nutt

Bianca Nutt

Inclusion and Social Procurement Advisor, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

Greg Rafferty

Greg Rafferty

Social Inclusion Manager, John Holland

Tina Skliros

Tina Skliros

Project Director – New Footscray Hospital, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

Tina is a proven infrastructure practitioner with a track record of successfully advising on and delivering High Value High Risk infrastructure projects (specialising in PPPs) in Australia and overseas.

Tina has held key leadership roles on some of the largest infrastructure projects in Victoria including the New Footscray Hospital Project, Casey Hospital Expansion Project, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project, Hopkins Correctional Centre Project and Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project.

In her current role as Project Director: New Footscray Hospital Project and previously, as Project Director: Casey Hospital Expansion Project, at the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA), Tina has been responsible for the delivery of some of the largest and most complex projects in VHBA’s billion-dollar PPP health capital program.

Previously, Tina was an accomplished projects and finance lawyer at major international law firms with over 10 years’ experience. 

John Kilgour

John Kilgour

Chief Executive Officer, Civil Contractors Federation

John Kilgour is the Chief Executive Officer for the Civil Contractors Federation Victoria, a peak industry body supporting over 500 members responsible for the construction and maintenance of over $22bn per annum of Victoria’s major infrastructure, including roads, bridges, pipelines, drainage, ports and utilities. 

CCF members also play a vital role in the residential and commercial building industry by providing earthmoving and land development services including the provision of power, water, communications and gas.   

Known for his strong advocacy work and networks at local & State Government levels, John joined CCF in February 2016 from the Committee for Ballarat where he was CEO.

Prior to joining the Committee for Ballarat, John has a long and distinguished career in the downstream oil industry with BP.   

During his 34 years with the BP Group of companies, John delivered major investment projects in the oil and gas, retail, petrol and convenience sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

In February 2017, John was appointed President of the Victorian Civil Construction Industry Alliance, which CCF is a member.

Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan

Director – Airport Rail, Rail Projects Victoria

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels

Head of Social and Sustainable Procurement, Arcblue

 

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