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currently Vice-President of Roads Australia and has
had an extensive past involvement with Engineers
Australia. Mr Mathers has also been a member of
the Regional Rail Link Authority Advisory Board.
In 2012, Mr Mathers was awarded Roads
Australia's John Shaw Medal for his contribution to
road planning and development in Australia.
John McEvoy, Project Director,
Bus and Train (BaT) Project,
John McEvoy has 35 years' experience in the
mobilisation and delivery of mega projects within
Australia and internationally. During the past
15 years, he has focused on the transactional
and implementation phases of a range of major
economic, social and environmental infrastructure
projects, ranging from $300 million up to $5 billion.
Mr McEvoy has established an industry
reputation as an innovative problem-solver with
signi cant experience in capital investment
optimisation, and in utilising PPP, EPC and
Alliance contract models to deliver successful
project outcomes within challenging and complex
social and political environments. Mr McEvoy has
recently been appointed by Projects Queensland
as its Project Director for the $5-billion Brisbane
Bus and Train (BaT) Project.
Michael Zorbas, Head of
External Affairs, Lend Lease
Michael Zorbas is Head of External Affairs
at Lend Lease. In this role, he is responsible
for engagement with governments and the
media on behalf of one of Australia's most
iconic companies. Lend Lease employs 14,000
Australians who have created international
icons, from our own Sydney Opera House,
through to the S11 National Memorial and
Museum in New York, Petronas Towers in Kuala
Lumpur, the Tate Modern in London and back
to Sydney's Barangaroo and Headland Park;
a nancial centre and waterfront asset for the
people of Sydney to rival Canary Wharf in
London and Marina Bay in Singapore.
Mr Zorbas's previous roles have included Head
of Strategy and Communications for Grocon,
General Manager of Government Relations for
Stockland, Deputy Head of Media for the Liberal
Democrats in the United Kingdom, and Chief
Advocate for the Property Council of Australia.
He is currently a Board member of the Sydney
Institute and the Committee for Sydney.
He is a past director of the Canadian
Government's Forum of Federations, and also
served two terms on the Special Broadcasting
Service (SBS) Community Advisory Committee.
Delivery of major projects in Australia -- panel discussion
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