Turning Theory Into Practice

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Board

Our board is comprised of leaders in the construction and infrastructure sector, who give their time to help imptove outcomes for our industry.

Nicky Vaisey

Chair

Passionate about innovation, developing meaningful collaborative partnerships and supporting early career professionals, Nicky has demonstrated expertise of building lasting successful partnerships needed to develop and deliver projects and take products to market.
She has over twenty years’ experience in working with research organizations, universities, industry and government, and has been Director and Secretary at Constructionarium Australia since its establishment in 2016. This not for profit seeks to develop hands on skills in early career engineers by exposing them to a realistic construction project.

Nicky has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, a Dip Ed (Pass with Distinction) in Educational Stats and Psychology, an MBA and is an MAICD.

Kerrin Anderson

Board Member

Kerrin is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. She was a partner in a boutique corporate law firm but left to pursue her passion of working with small to medium not-for-profit, research and start-up technology organisations as a consultant lawyer and governance advisor.
As a lawyer, Kerrin works in the intellectual property, innovation and technology development space, where she has developed a reputation for her work constructing large-scale multi-party collaborative joint ventures in the research and IP commercialisation fields.

Kerrin also has over 15 years of experience working with not-for-profits, particularly community controlled indigenous organisations. Kerrin’s work in this area has been primarily in governance, assisting these organisations with drafting and reviewing their constitutions, reviewing their board and other governance structures, conducting governance training and facilitating with strategic planning and risk management.

As well as being a founding director of Constructionarium Australia Ltd, Kerrin is currently also a Director of the Institute for First Nations Governance Professionals Ltd and a Global Partner and Director of the Haines Centre for Strategic Management Ltd.

Amandine Daniel

Board Member

Amandine is Design Manager at Seymour Whyte Group, with over 8 years of global and Australian engineering experience.
I have been part of large infrastructure projects and tenders across rail, motorway works, piling, precast elements, soil nails, bridges (precast, composite and incrementally launched), demolition works, RSS walls, drainage, and pavement works.

Originally from France, I have worked in projects in Equatorial Guinea in Africa, New South Wales, central Queensland and Brisbane.

Mark Fairweather

Board Member

Mark has over 25 years of experience in leadership and management of infrastructure planning, design and construction.
His speciality is transforming communities through the planning, design and delivery of major transport projects. Mark is Managing Director of HDR’s engineering practice in Australia.

Harry Hartman

Executive Director

An experienced Infrastructure executive, Harry has developed Business Units and accelerated growth and improved performance for large scale Construction companies providing design, project management, manufacturing, construction and maintenance services.
Harry has held senior leadership positions within International Top Tier Construction Companies.

An entrepreneurial leader, Harry is able to maintain focus on both client objectives and company bottom lines. This approach has enabled significant achievements in highly competitive markets, delivering solutions for clients and partners involving a wide spectrum of commercial structures and contract forms across the full project/product life-cycle. All this has been achieved whilst driving a safety culture that is focussed on “Zero Harm” to his teams and our environment. Harry enjoys the challenge and rewards of mentoring and developing talented people towards their full capability, helping them attain their career aspirations.

Harry has a strong technical background and significant international experience; having working in Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America

Alex Ibarra

Board Member

Alex has 10 years construction industry experience and has spent another 8 years working as a teacher in schools and other government educational sectors.

With Bidjara and Guarani heritage influences, the focus of his work is in building capacity towards realisation of Indigenous self-determination through community, economic and social engagement. He is a Specialist in Indigenous perspectives, technologies and community outreach, looking to help further foster positive contributions to construction industry practice in Australia. Alex is the founder and Director of the multi-industry-based company The Selva Vita Company based in Brisbane.

Debra Lancelot

Board Member

Debra is a passionate advocate for gender equality in the infrastructure sector and has previously worked with the UQ Women in Engineering Program and was the Sponsorship Chairperson for the National Association of Women in Construction (Queensland). Debra is currently a Board Member for the Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ).

Lavinia Proctor

Board Member

Lavinia is an experienced professional, offering more than 20 years’ experience in research, strategy and planning, governance, business case development, and industry analyses, both as a consultant, and for technology commercialisation businesses.
Her background spans technical product development as well as broader organisational strategy, leadership and management.

Lavinia is adept at identifying the value proposition for new technologies and ventures. From advising on the development of business cases and information memoranda to support funding for research, development and commercialisation projects, to handling due diligence processes (e.g. for equity investment, IPO and trade sale), Lavinia leverages a combination of technical, legal and business skills. During her consulting career, she has developed numerous successful research and research infrastructure funding proposals that have delivered millions of dollars in non-dilutive funding to researchers and developers.