The QMCA is governed by an Executive Committee comprising a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members.
Please click on the links below to view the Executive profiles.
Iain Ward, Operations Manager at CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors) has more than 20 years industry experience developing and delivering projects across a range of sectors including oil and gas, infrastructure and rail. His knowledge and experience has been gained through leading teams in diverse operating environments throughout Australia.
Vice President & Treasurer
Based in Australia since 2010 Fernando is the Regional Director of ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia (incl. Construction, Agua & Services). A professional with over 17 years experience in all stages of large construction projects, Fernando has a proven capacity of managing major infrastructure projects, including tunnel projects, high speed rail and road works in Europe and more recently the $1.4b Legacy Way Tunnel project in Brisbane.
Fernando worked as Project Director for Transcity (a joint venture comprised of ACCIONA, Italian tunnelling company Ghella and Brisbane based BMD Constructions) since 2011 to May 2014 and continues to serve as Chairman on its Executive Committee. He has extensive technical and leadership skills, developing innovative solutions to deliver projects successfully. Fernando has the ability to collaborate with project partners, having been a part of leadership teams on many international joint ventures and consortiums, with successful outcomes recently experienced on major projects in Australia.
Tim is the National Engineering Manager for Fulton Hogan Construction. He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia. He has more than thirty years of industry experience in the delivery of a wide range of civil engineering infrastructure in Queensland and NSW.
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.
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.
Dan heads up the Commercial and Risk function for Lendlease Engineering’s operations across Queensland and NT. He holds more than 25 years’ experience across business unit leadership and major project conversion & delivery in the Transportation, Mining, Oil & Gas, Water, Power Generation, and heavy civil engineering sector across Australia, Asia, and Europe.
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.