The QMCA is governed by a Board comprising a President, Deputy President, Secretary, Treasurer and Board Members.
Please click on the links below to view the Board Member profiles.
Peter is BMD’s General Manager for their Northern Region (QLD/NT and WA) Construction Business, a role he has held since joining BMD in early 2013. Prior to this Peter was Abigroup QLD Infrastructure Manager and Operations Manager for over 7 years. Accordingly, Peter has been involved in the delivery of some of the largest projects in Queensland over the last 12 years in transportation, resources, water, wastewater and airports. He is recognised for his strong safety ethic and is currently participating in WHSQ CEO Leadership Challenge. He is also the Chairman for Queensland based the NFP Constructionarium.
Gerry van der Wal
Gerry van der Wal is the General Manager of Lendlease’s Engineering business in Queensland. Gerry brings more than 30 years of international and local experience in the design and construction of large and complex infrastructure projects. Gerry has led the delivery of a number of major Queensland projects including the Gateway Upgrade Project, Gateway Bridge, Gateway Upgrade North and Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade. Gerry currently leads a team of over 400 employees in Queensland and is responsible for managing and developing Lendlease’s Engineering operations in Queensland, across operations and functional areas.
Christophe Kowalczyk is the Engineering Director for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia of Acciona. Throughout his 23 years of experience, Christophe has acquired outstanding expertise in delivering complex major projects in the engineering and construction industry across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In the region, his involvement on major projects includes Sydney Light Rail, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and Puhoi to Warkworth PPPs; Legacy Way DCMO; and Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Alliance (Wacol to Darra).
Vince is the General Manager for CPB Contractors in Queensland and PNG and brings 20 years’ broad experience spanning the transport, rail, water and resources construction sectors. Vince leads a diverse construction business delivering major civil infrastructure, building projects, and structural, mechanical and piping solutions and services to valued government and private clients.
Bruce was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at VicRoads where he spent more than 40 years and pioneered the use of alliances in Victoria with the delivery of the Tullamarine Calder Freeway Interchange. Bruce has also held senior positions at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure and Laing O’Rourke and he has extensive knowledge of government processes and commercial drivers in the private sector.
Harry Hartman is the Queensland Manager for McConnell Dowell. He moved to Australia in 2005 and worked since as a GM for various Tier 1 Construction Companies in Brisbane. Before that he had a senior role with BAM for 16 years working overseas on various projects these includes jetties, power plants, airports and infrastructure. Most recent experience was the completion of the $1.2bn Gold Coast Light Rail project as the Project Director.
Daniel is the Pre-Contracts Manager for John Holland in Queensland and the Northern Territory. He has more than 16 years of broad experience in numerous markets in QLD and the Northern Territory.
Ivor Peries is a past-President of the Queensland Major Contractor’s Association. Ivor is Technical Director for Infrastructure at Clough and has over 32 years industry experience from a strong multidiscipline background, in both Government and private sectors for Tier 1 contractors. He has areas of expertise in the oil and gas and resource sectors including process plants, pipelines and heavy civil infrastructure.Internationally, Ivor has held Operations and Country Manager roles for Clough in Thailand and Papua New Guinea primarily involved in petrochemical, LNG and mining infrastructure.
Tony Perkovic, National Business Development and Bid Manager at Seymour Whyte has more than 25 years of major project infrastructure experience. He has a background leading large-scale greenfield and brownfield projects across Australia and internationally and has significant experience at senior management level driving strategic planning.
James Schirmer has previously served as a long term member of the QMCA Executive Committee also holding the position of Treasurer during that period. He initiated and then managed the production of the annual QMCA Major Projects Report for a number of years. James is Manager of Business Development (East) and National Defence Lead for BGC Contracting. He has 40 years industry experience in the Building, Civil and Mining Infrastructure sectors in Australia.
Brett Smiley is the General Manager Construction for Fulton Hogan in Queensland and the Northern Territory. With over 28 years’ experience in the transport, building and resource construction and maintenance sectors, he has worked on the side of the client, consultant and contractor. Brett has extensive senior management experience in the delivery of major infrastructure and has fulfilled leadership roles on a number of iconic Queensland projects such as the Curtis Island APLNG project, Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Alliance (Dinmore to Goodna) and the Bruce Highway Upgrade (Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway).
Chief Executive Officer
Jon is Principal of Brackenway Consulting and Managing Partner of the Lean Construction Advisory Group. He is a recognised commercial leader with extensive local and international commercial management experience at both project and corporate levels. He is passionate about improving productivity and reducing waste in the construction industry and is a council member of the Lean Construction Institute Australasia (Queensland Branch).
Lorelei Broadbent is a specialist provider of Association Management services and has spent her entire career working with over 100 Associations to improve all aspects of their administration, management and events. She has an Associate Diploma of Business (Management) and a Certificate in Association Management. She is the co-founder and Director of Agenda Management.
Minter Ellison - Probity Lawyer
Michael is a partner with Minter Ellison Lawyers with over 24 years experience in the engineering and construction industry, including 8 years as a practicing civil engineer both in Australia and the UK. He specialises in major construction, engineering and infrastructure projects across a broad range of industry sectors, and is involved in various industry organisations.