Principals and Executive Consultants
Fernando Tiglio, Principal & Director
Fernando’s extensive career has spanned across Australia, Middle East and Latin America. He has held key positions for major multibillion (excess of 90 billion dollars), multidiscipline major projects and programs of work in utilities (networks, power, water and gas), mining, transport, telecommunications and hydrocarbons.
Fernando is a strong leader who is customer and business oriented, and has fulfilled senior management roles with proven track record to bring together the key aspects of commercial, legal, finance, operations, engineering, construction and investment management worlds. Key projects Fernando has been involved in include due diligence and feasibility studies for multibillion pit to port iron ore and coal project; the privatisation of NSW electricity transmission and distribution assets; Westconnex development; and the NSW Country Rail contestability project.
Pat Doyle, Executive General Manager: Strategic Development
Pat has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, having played pivotal roles in the development of major infrastructure projects such as motorways, tunnel projects and rail construction across Australia.
He has previously held the roles of Executive General Manager Constructions, Macmahon Holdings; Executive General Manager – Major Projects, John Holland; Executive Director Construction, Baulderstone Hornibrook as well working on a number of iconic infrastructure projects with Leighton Contractors such as the Eastern Distributor, Sydney Harbour Tunnel and the M5 Tollroad.
Pat’s experience and expertise includes company directorship, joint venture management, project management, construction management and project estimation. He has been active as an advisor in relation to contracting strategy, tender evaluation, due diligence reviews, analysis of global service providers, strategic options analysis, corporate change management and many other assignments.
Warren Galbraith, Principal
Warren is an experienced engineering and business professional with over 20 years’ experience operating at senior levels in the defence and aerospace sectors, and over 10 years’ experience as a management consultant. Warren specialises in providing strategic project management and commercial advice to clients, and the implementation of these strategies. Warren has executive level commercial operations experience from his time as GM Commercial for both Tenix and Hawker de Havilland.
Other roles Warren has held previously includes Project Director for a $1.3 billion project to introduce the European Train Control System into NSW and Commercial Manager and Deputy Project Director for the Proyecto Minero Integrado, a $US5.5 billion Greenfields pit to port mining project in Colombia.
Warren has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, specialising in corporate and project finance, and strategy, a BE (Elec) from the University of Canterbury, and post-graduate qualifications in systems engineering from the Royal Navy Engineering College.
Michael Lesnie, Principal
Michael has deep experience with large, multidisciplinary industrial and infrastructure construction projects. In his career spanning across Australia, Netherlands and Jamaica, he has served government agencies, as well as international organisations and their global portfolios. Michael specialises in project system design, project readiness reviews, risk analysis, quantitative project analysis and benchmarking. Michael has helped clients identify and implement targeted project and portfolio performance improvement initiatives. Michael holds an MBA from the New York University. He is currently undertaking research into how benchmarking techniques can provide evidenced based insights into drivers of cost efficiency for large programs.
Evan Mudge, Principal
Evan is one of Australia’s leading advisors to gas and electricity networks with a strong record of providing valuable asset strategy and regulatory advice to Australian energy and infrastructure clients. He has held executive roles in Jemena, Energy Queensland and Tier 1 Consulting organisations. Evan has worked closely with the vast majority of Australian network businesses and regulators to prepare, optimise and review over 25 regulatory submissions and support major investment decisions, including expert reports on the AER’s approach to opex benchmarking, repex, regulatory depreciation and cost estimating methodologies. Evan has reviewed over $40b of investment in generation, contestability, network transactions and energy infrastructure (both buy and sell side), including the NSW Poles and Wires Transaction for NSW Treasury. Evan has formal qualifications in Engineering and Applied Finance.
David Wilkinson, Principal
David is a seasoned senior executive with experience in the electrical and transport sectors. During his career, David has led business units within major electrical businesses including Ausgrid and Evoenergy. He also led the development of key Asset Management decisions and investment requirements for the Sydney road network while working for Roads and Maritime Services (now TfNSW).
As part of his previous roles, David directly led vertically integrated strategic, tactical, and operational business units with a focus on delivering end-to-end asset management requirements. He has provided expert guidance and input into investment decisions to deliver greater value to customers, and has developed and implemented Asset Management Systems which ensure infrastructure development meets the needs of business, government, and the community. His work has influenced policy development in national-level forums. David holds an MBA – Executive from UNSW and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Newcastle.
Chris Hatch, Principal
Chris is a seasoned engineering and business professional with extensive experience in the electricity sector. During his career, Chris has led business units within major electrical businesses, including previously holding the role of Head of Asset Engineering Policies and Standards at Ausgrid.
Chris has a deep understanding of end-to-end electrical asset infrastructure businesses operations, having had many years of experience working at all levels of business to achieve prudent and realistic outcomes that align with individual business objectives. This includes understanding the various types and levels of compliance and frameworks applied to Network Operators, and the embedment of Risk, Cost, and Performance into both strategic decision-making and operational requirements for a network operator.
Chris specialises in implementing and embedding fit-for-purpose Asset Management frameworks into businesses that operate in regulated environments. Chris has an Executive MBA from the University of New South Wales.
Geoff Lilliss, Executive Consultant
Geoff understands business at all levels and is especially focused on Leadership and Strategy , having held positions of Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Executive General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Engineer and a variety of General Manager roles over his extensive career, primarily in the energy transmission and distribution industry. As the former head of the largest Australian Electricity Network business, Geoff was responsible for overall financial outcomes, reform of operations, contemporary asset management, an $8 billion investment program and a number of economic regulatory determinations. Geoff also has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, having held the role of Managing Director and CEO between 2010 and 2014 at Ampcontrol, one of Australia’s significant manufacturing organisations. In 2013 and 2014, he was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers, and recently was made an Honorary Fellow of IE Australia in recognition of his contribution to the profession.
John Templeman, Executive Consultant
John has over 30 years’ experience within the infrastructure sector as a Project Leader and business executive, across the transport (road, rail and rollingstock), water and wastewater, mining, defence, manufacturing and heavy industrial domains. In his previous Project Director roles, he has had single point accountability for high capital value and complex programs (>$2Bn) in both private and public sectors, including business case development, strategic planning and execution of commercial strategies, extensive stakeholder engagement, implementation of risk assessment and risk control measures and asset management for road and rail assets.
John has wide ranging commercial and procurement expertise, including having procured Alliances, Managing Contractor Contracts, ECI Contracts/ followed by D&C Contracts, as well as numerous D&C and Construct Only contracts in his previous role as a Project Director at TfNSW. John has also held key executive roles for Tier 1 contractors, including responsibility for business unit profitability for businesses in excess of $150M p.a. turnover.
John is a civil engineer and a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has post graduate qualifications in Project Management and OH&S.
Mark Southey, Executive Consultant
Mark is a highly experienced program director/portfolio manager with extensive experience in the public and private sectors creating, leading and delivering projects and large-scale programs across a range of industries. Mark holds an Executive MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney.
Mark has a strong and proven background in program/solution delivery to blue chip mining and industrial and public sector clients and has held several executive level delivery roles. He has worked for engineering/project companies, as well as for several Tier One Consultancies including IBM, Oracle Corp, Capgemini and Deloitte Consulting holding roles as their Program delivery/public sector/ asset intensive industries specialist.
Mark has a substantial track record of operating in the asset intensive, heavy industrial and mining industries. He has held numerous line management roles in remote mines in Queensland, including Mine Manager, Chemist/ Metallurgist, Major Shut-Down/Capital Works & Maintenance Manager, General Manager (direct Board and P&L reporting), Greenfield site design, construction and commissioning.
Jamie French, Executive Consultant
Jamie is an industry leading integrated technology professional with experience in the roadside and system control industry throughout the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. He specialises from initial concept design, functional and concept of operations through to implementation including asset management and maintenance preparation and review.
Jamie has a strong analytical background used to diagnose complex issues within highway control systems and procedures to better inform operational requirements and future technical developments. Linking congestion and stakeholder use to technology need to provide enhanced outcomes through human factors reporting and technology performance. In-depth knowledge of technology maintenance requirements and regimes with a primary focus on developing meaningful performance metrics designed to enhance both the delivery capability of technology and the performance for the client.
Jim Livas, Executive Consultant
Jim is a Water Professional and Executive leading water infrastructure businesses and contractors in Australia and globally. Jim specialises in Business Planning, Business Development and Project Delivery, including engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and management of complex multidisciplinary water treatment and transmission projects.
Jim was an integral member of the John Holland Executive Water Leadership Team from 2012 to 2023. He has also previously been on various steering committees including the Broken Hill Pipeline Project Operation and Maintenance Contract ($400M DBOM) and Sydney Water Upper South Creek Project (DBOM ~ $700M).
Andrew Harwood, Executive Consultant
Andrew has experience in providing commercial, claims, finance, project controls, risk, business improvement and project management services (including establishment of project controls and project reporting). During his time in private and government organisations in Australia, Middle East, India and USA, including holding executive roles in Tier 1 Contractors, Andrew has worked in civil construction, engineering, road and rail transport infrastructure, ITS, structures, minerals, utilities, marine, operations and maintenance, industrials, waste and asset management. Andrew has extensive experience and detailed understanding of complex agreements. This includes Design and Construct, Construct Only, Alliancing Agreements with TOC, Partner Interface Deeds, JV, PPP, KPI’s, O&M, TfNSW suite including GC21).
Ashley Douglas, Executive Consultant
Ashley is a senior executive who has held several executive roles in Tier 1 Contractors during his career. During his time at John Holland, Ashley has held key roles including General Manager – Pre-Contracts Group, Group Manager - Project Reviews and NSW/ACT Operations Manager. Ashley has provided DPE (formerly DPIE) expert review services on major projects, such as Dungowan Dam and Wyangala Dam Wall Raising projects, including provision of recommendations on how to improve proponent submissions. His experience also includes supporting iNSW with expert reviews as part of the Gateway review process.