Our Team

Our Team

Our diverse team are qualified professionals who have delivered complex infrastructure projects as engineers, advisors, contractors, lawyers and commercial managers. This combination of technical knowledge and commercial expertise enables our Advisors to provide best practice advisory services and reliable commercial advice, which is founded on practical experience gained through our work directly delivering projects.

Our team brings a dynamic approach to the delivery of our services - which comes through an optimal balance of experienced senior leaders, combined with smart, driven younger team members. 

This balance allows us to drive efficient outcomes and deliver high quality services.

Andrew Harfield

Andrew Harfield

Senior Advisor

Andrew is a Commercial and Cost Advisory specialist with over 15 years’ experience in major building, infrastructure and utilities projects in both the UK and Australia...

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Andrew Nguyen

Andrew Nguyen

Senior Advisor

Andrew is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 8 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries working on major infrastructure projects for both priv...

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Barbara Filipowski

Barbara Filipowski

Director

Barbara is a skilled general counsel bringing 30 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors. She has provided legal advice, strategic thinking a...

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Brian Connell

Brian Connell

Managing Director

Brian is a Director and co-founder of ConnellGriffin. He has over 20 years’ experience in the construction and transport infrastructure industry. During his career, Bri...

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Catherine Almond

Catherine Almond

Senior Advisor

Having worked in the construction industry for over 16 years, mostly in the rail sector, Catherine has had the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of contractual...

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Chris Cuthill

Chris Cuthill

Senior Consultant

Chris is a Civil Engineer with experience in design management, programme controls, contract administration, stakeholder management, and risk management. He has worked ...

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Daniel Chakra

Daniel Chakra

Advisor

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Project Management and has over 11 years’ experience in procurement and contract management working for a blend of public sector and Tier 1 c...

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Denys Schwartz

Denys Schwartz

Consultant

Denys is a Civil Engineer with 7 years' experience on major infrastructure projects, having worked in Brazil and Australia. He also has Project Management qualification...

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Duncan Read

Duncan Read

Senior Advisor

Duncan is a strategic advisor on cities, precinct development and property management. His insights into the social infrastructure sector are broad having held senior ...

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Duncan Stirling

Duncan Stirling

Director

Duncan has over 20 years’ experience in the transaction management and delivery of major projects across the road, rail, ports and water treatment sectors, both contrac...

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Edward Lai

Edward Lai

Consultant

Edward will complete his studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is working towards completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerc...

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Elliot Blears

Elliot Blears

Senior Consultant

Elliot has over 5 years experience working for Tier 1 contractors in the UK where he delivered a number of high profile public and private sector projects under a numbe...

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Erin Griffin

Erin Griffin

Office Manager

Erin is the backbone of our company. She is instrumental in making sure everything in our office runs smoothly on a daily basis and is our go-to person for many issues....

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Florence Kun

Florence Kun

Advisor

Florence is a Civil Engineer and experienced Contract and Transaction Management Advisor with over 10 years’ experience working with government and private sector clien...

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Gavin Shardlow

Gavin Shardlow

Advisor

Gavin holds a Bachelor of Building Construction Management and has over 13 years’ international experience working as a contract administrator and commercial manager wi...

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Jacqui Dwyer

Jacqui Dwyer

Advisor

Jacqui has over 14 years’ experience managing complex commercial matters to deliver major infrastructure projects across Australia and in the United Kingdom....

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Jane Dalton

Jane Dalton

Advisor

With over 10 years' experience working on the procurement and implementation of major transport and infrastructure projects, Jane has developed and perfected her transa...

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Jason Hendricks

Jason Hendricks

Advisor

Jason is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience in the construction and infrastructure industry. Jason focuses on commercial m...

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Jennifer Colder

Jennifer Colder

Senior Consultant

Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Law with a Graduate Certificate in Practical Legal Training from the University of Technology Sydney. She was admitted as a Legal Prac...

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Jeremy Brasington

Jeremy Brasington

Director

Jeremy has over 30 years of local and international experience in economic and social infrastructure and the resources sector. He has a unique background having worked ...

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Joseph Griffin

Joseph Griffin

Managing Director

Joseph is a Director and co-founder of ConnellGriffin. He brings over 25 years’ of professional experience as a senior Commercial and Contracts Manager in the building ...

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Katherine Nguyen

Katherine Nguyen

Senior Consultant

Katherine is an Electrical Engineer with over 5 years’ experience in project, contract and commercial management in both the public and private sector....

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Kevin Tran

Kevin Tran

Consultant

Kevin is a diligent and enthusiastic Consultant with Honours qualifications in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales. Since joining ConnellGriffin an...

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Lauren Whelan

Lauren Whelan

Senior Advisor

Lauren is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 9 years’ experience working in Sydney and London as an Advisor and Commercial Manager specialising in large-scale infr...

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Luke Diolùin

Luke Diolùin

Advisor

Luke Diolùin is a Quantity Surveyor with over four years’ experience in Australia working on rail infrastructure projects in the private and public sectors. Luke h...

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Lyndsey McGachie

Lyndsey McGachie

Senior Consultant

Lyndsey is a Structural Engineer with a Masters of Engineering who has over 5 years’ of experience working with/for several large contractors on residential, education ...

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Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Advisor

Mark holds qualifications in construction management and civil engineering and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry with his main focus on major transport infr...

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Martin Carter

Martin Carter

Advisor

Martin is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and has 14 years’ experience in the development and ...

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Martin Newham

Martin Newham

Director

Martin has 24 years’ commercial management experience in the construction industry both in the private and public sector. Martin’s recent experience has included leadin...

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Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer

Senior Advisor

Matt is a Civil Engineer with over fourteen years’ experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects in Australia and the United Kingdom.  His experience inclu...

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Omkar Sane

Omkar Sane

Consultant

Omkar has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with first class honours from the University of New South Wales. Omkar has over 2 years of experience in the construction...

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Paul Haylen

Paul Haylen

Senior Advisor

Paul Haylen is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries, and has worked on a range of high profile infrastruc...

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Phoebe Theodore

Phoebe Theodore

Advisor

Phoebe is a Commercial Manager with over 8 years’ experience working on large infrastructure projects in Australia. Phoebe has a professional background ...

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Raj Agnihotri

Raj Agnihotri

Senior Advisor

Raj is a qualified Civil Engineering and MBA graduate with 16 years of experience in infrastructure advisory and engineering for government and private sector clients, ...

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Richard Butlin

Richard Butlin

Director

Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic consulting, commercial, procurement, design and construction services for tr...

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Richard Clement

Richard Clement

Director

Richard is a charted engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the procurement, design and delivery of engineering projects. His core skill set is in Project Managemen...

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Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Senior Advisor

Richard is a Mechanical Engineer with 17 years’ experience in planning and constructability analysis, procurement, project management and contract administration on mul...

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Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Director

Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 17 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector. He brings significant project delivery leadership experience through ...

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Rohini Prasad

Rohini Prasad

Consultant

Rohini graduated with Honours from The University of Sydney in 2017 with a combined Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) degree.  ...

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Rory Gaughan

Rory Gaughan

Consultant

Rory is a Chartered Surveyor with over 4 years of valuable experience working on a diverse range of successful construction projects in Ireland and abroad. Clients incl...

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Roy Srivastava

Roy Srivastava

Advisor

Roy is a Mechanical Engineer with experience working on large road, rail and infrastructure projects for private and government clients. His experience includes project...

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Sep Zarrin

Sep Zarrin

Consultant

Sep will graduate with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from UNSW in 2018. He is recognised for his strong academic ...

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Shane Sutherland

Shane Sutherland

Senior Advisor

Shane has 14 years’ industry experience, specialising in the transport and infrastructure sectors. He has worked across New Zealand and Australia on a number of major r...

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Simon Chan

Simon Chan

Consultant

Simon graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2018 with a combined Bachelor of Civil Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree....

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Simon Elder

Simon Elder

Senior Consultant

Simon has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Whilst at UNSW, Simon received ...

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Steve Faulkner

Steve Faulkner

Director

Steve is an internationally experienced Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in senior project and corporate delivery and operational roles. He has worked...

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Stuart Overton

Stuart Overton

Advisor

Stuart is a Quantity Surveyor with over 11 years’ international experience in commercial and contract management in the public and private sector....

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Wesley Rhode

Wesley Rhode

Senior Advisor

Wesley is a Civil Engineer with 20 years’ experience in the delivery and management of large engineering and construction projects in Australia and overseas....

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