Are we getting value from the current types of contract we are using? What is their track record? What is the best value for money approach - collaborative vs adversarial?
What is the risk/reward balance? Is it the form of contract or is it the calibre of people on the team?
Join our Industry leaders as they describe the advantages and disadvantages of three types of contract from an owner and contractor perspective.
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Lorraine holds a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Management and is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner. She is a commercial director and lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure and military equipment projects for both government and private sector clients.
She has been providing commercial legal advice on large scale construction and infrastructure projects using a range of traditional and defence contract models including alliances.
As Commercial Director at Level Crossing Removal Project, she leads a team ensuring effective and consistent commercial management to deliver 75 level crossing removals by 2025.
James has over 15 years’ experience in major Public Private Partnerships in Australia and New Zealand through his career with a Tier 1 construction company, a global investment bank and as an independent adviser to equity investors. He has acted as a PPP consortium bid director, State side commercial adviser and independent technical adviser to project financiers. His project experience includes hospitals, schools, law courts, prisons, roads, train & tram rolling stock. He was recently involved in the High Capacity Metro Trains, West Gate Tunnel and Western Roads Upgrade PPP’s in Victoria; the Waikeria Prison PPP in New Zealand and the Optus Stadium in Perth.
As Technical Director – PPP Transaction Services at Jacobs-Aquenta, James and his team provides procurement, commercial, cost, facilities management, technical due diligence and certification services to both the private and public sectors – from business case through design, construction, operation and maintenance to handback.
Stephen is a Civil Engineer (FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec) with 28 years’ experience in the construction industry working with contractors on rail, roads, bridges, airports, foundations and a wind farm. His projects span the U.K., Hong Kong, China, New Zealand and from 2007 in Australia with BMD, John Holland and currently as Alliance General Manager for Acciona Coleman Rail on the Level Crossing Removal Project’s Southern Program Alliance. He has a successful track record in this role on over 7 level crossing removal projects completed across Melbourne along with another five underway and the opportunity of a further eight to make a work value in excess of $2 billion.
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