Infrastructure Advisor to the Board
Richard is a Senior Executive and Director with more than 20 years experience working in the Australian and international Infrastructure, Transport & Oil and Gas Sectors.
Currently, Richard serves as CEO of Infrastructure Nation Pty Ltd and Infrastructure Advisor to the Board of Ridley. Infrastructure Nation is a major infrastructure project management service provider, PPP and transport advisory company.
Previously Richard served as a member of the John Holland Group Executive Leadership Team as Executive General Manager of John Holland’s Transport Business Group and director of John Holland Rail. With annual revenue of in excess of $1.4Bn in Rail, John Holland is the largest Railway construction, maintenance and services provider in Australia and one of the largest in the world. The JH Rail Construction Business is responsible for the delivery of Major Rail Infrastructure Projects across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore & Malaysia as well as the offshore growth strategy across the globe.Other businesses in the Rail Business Group include a significant portfolio of Railway operating companies.
Richard joined John Holland in 2005 and held prior roles including, NSW Major Projects Manager, General Manager National Operations and General Manager, Rail. Richard has been a key contributor to John Holland’s continued growth in the Rail & Infrastructure Sectors and has held numerous positions on various PPP, Joint Venture and Alliance Boards. Richards Portfolio of Projects included the $4.5Billion Sydney Metro PPP contract, $1.1B Canberra Light Rail PPP contract and the $600M Grade Separation Project in Melbourne.
Richard’s Projects have achieved numerous Industry awards including the Australian Construction Achievement Award as part of the Regional Rail Link project in 2015. Richard was Program Director of Network Rail’s Scottish Region Renewals Division between 1999 and 2005. Prior to 1999, Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and held various positions in private contractors in the Rail and Oil and Gas sectors.