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Program Advisory Committee

Leading the development of our executive education programs

We draw on the expertise and professional networks of our Program Advisory Committee to guide and support the development of our executive education programs.

The committee actively contributes to program content and ideas, drawing from their extensive experience working on major projects, ensuring relevance for organisations.

Steve Rogers Senior Vice-President, Woodside Energy
Bronwyn Clere Head of Growth New Platforms, Telstra Health
Jessica Hall Executive Director, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Ashley Mason Head of Operational Risk, Lendlease
Shaun Kenny Senior Vice President, Bechtel Group Inc.; President, Bechtel Mining & Metals Global Business Unit; Managing Director, Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd
Geoff Knox Former Chief Executive, GE Mining, GE Australia and NZ
Yvonne le Bas Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, GM Enterprise Investments Westpac Group
David Pitchford Former Chief Executive, UrbanGrowth NSW
Tom Quinn Chief Executive, Resources, Broadspectrum
Jeanette Roberts Former Vice-President, Kvaerner Oil and Gas Australia
Rob Sharp Group Executive, Virgin Australia
David Standfield Senior Project Manager, ExxonMobil
Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers

Mr Rogers is Senior Vice President (SVP) at Woodside (2012), Sunrise Business Unit and was appointed the SVP Browse in May 2013. After Browse development entering FEED end June 2015, Mr Rogers has recently been appointed SVP Projects.

Prior to joining Woodside, Mr Rogers was the President and CEO of the Nautilus Minerals Group, a position he was promoted to in June 2008. His primary focus was on delivering, permitting and financing the Company’s first project, Solwara 1, in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea. This was the first step in taking Nautilus from its position as a junior explorer in the minerals sector to being the world’s first deepwater minerals resource production company.

Bronwyn Clere

Bronwyn Clere

Bronwyn is Head of Growth New Platforms for Telstra Health.

Bronwyn previously held the roles of Executive Director, Finance and Strategy, Telstra and Executive Director for the Corporate Units "Fitter and Faster" programme – a significant change programme designed to transform the way in which our central corporate services are managed and delivered.  

Bronwyn joined Telstra in December 2012 where she held responsibility for the overall management of Telstra’s extensive portfolio of capital expenditure investments and project delivery strategy and approaches. Her career has been focused in the Financial Services industry where she has held transformation, operations management, finance and change roles with organisations such as JP Morgan in Australia and New Zealand, AIA in Hong Kong and AXA in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall

Jessica is Executive Director for the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. Previously working in the role of Acting General Manager, Infrastructure Policy for the department.

Prior to this, Jessica was worked as General Manager, Infrastructure Policy and as Director of the Sydney Aviation Capacity Taskforce. She has worked on infrastructure and social policy issues in the Australian Public Service since 2000, and she has master’s degrees in international law and Asian studies.

Ashley Mason

Ashley Mason

As Head of Operational Risk, Lendlease, Ashley leads a business which provides specialist maintenance and asset management services to the roads, water, power, industrial and resources sectors in Australia and New Zealand employing over 3,500 people.  

He joined Lendlease as Executive General Manager, Construction and Infrastructure, Australia in June 2013.  

Prior to this role he was Executive General Manager, Strategy and Development at Macmahon Holdings, where he was responsible for Group strategy, mergers and acquisitions and international construction.

Before this Ashley was employed by Leighton Holdings for 13 years in a number of capacities culminating in the position of Executive General Manager, Operations. In this role he worked on many large transport and telecommunications projects including the Eastern Distributor and WestLink M7 tollroads in NSW, the EastLink road project and the Southern Cross Station redevelopment in Melbourne and the Nextgen Networks fibre optic telecommunications project. He also contributed to the development of the Leighton Group’s international operations, particularly in the Middle East, India and Mongolia.

Shaun Kenny

Shaun Kenny

Shaun Kenny is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Group Inc., the President for Bechtel’s Mining & Metals Global Business Unit, and the Managing Director of Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd.

Shaun joined Bechtel in 1997 as a Senior Construction Engineer for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in the United Kingdom. Over the past 16 years, he has held positions in project management, six sigma, marketing and business development, and operations.

His experience as a project manager includes projects within the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America. Most recently, he was Project Manager for the $3 billion Hay Point Expansion Project in Queensland before his most recent role as General Manager of the M&M Asia Pacific Region.

Before Shaun joined Bechtel, he worked as an engineer for the Balfour Beatty Group of Companies in the United Kingdom, including on the Heathrow Express Rail Link in the late ‘90s.

Shaun is a chartered Civil Engineer in the United Kingdom and Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Liverpool Polytechnic.

Geoff Knox

Geoff Knox

Geoff Knox was formerly Chief Executive, GE Mining, GE Australia and NZ. He joined GE in August 2012 as chief executive of GE Global Mining and chief executive of GE Transportation Australia and New Zealand.

Geoff has more than 35 years’ strategic and executive leadership experience in the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors, with the last 16 years at the president or chief executive level. From 2008 to 2010 he served as chief executive and managing director of energy sector services firm Downer EDI.

Before Downer EDI, he was executive chairman of Hatch Associates, president of BHP Engineering, and vice-president BHP project management.

Yvonne le Bas

Yvonne le Bas

Yvonne le Bas is the Chief Financial Officer, Group Services and GM Enterprise, Projects and Investment Delivery of Westpac Banking Corporation.

Yvonne is responsible for Westpac’s enterprise investment portfolio, including the project execution framework; she is also responsible for delivery of enterprise projects. In her role as chief financial officer, Yvonne supports the group services division through specialist financial services and core corporate functions including finance, risk, human resources and corporate affairs.

Prior to Westpac, Yvonne spent 12 years with National Australia Bank. She was NAB’s general manager for decision support (Australia) and held several senior roles in MLC, NAB’s wealth-management division. Prior to working in financial services she held a number of positions with Lendlease and Shell (UK).

David Pitchford

David Pitchford

David Pitchford was Chief Executive of UrbanGrowth NSW from 2013 to 2016.

David previously held the role of executive director and head of profession, project management, for the UK’s Major Projects Authority. The Major Projects Authority controls a vast portfolio of projects for the UK Government and reports directly to the Prime Minister.

David has more than 35 years’ experience at the helm of public and private organisations. He began his career in the Office of the Tasmanian Governor, then moved into chief executive roles with the Australian Centenary of Federation, the City of Melbourne as chief operating officer of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2007, he took on one of the world’s most ambitious development projects as general manager of Palm Jumeirah City in Dubai.


Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn is Chief Executive, Resources, Broadspectrum.

Tom is responsible for building Broadspectrum’s business in the oil and gas, mining, industrial, well servicing and agricultural industries across Australia and New Zealand. He is also responsible for the company’s new Centre of Excellence – Resources.

With almost 30 years of global experience, Tom has a track record for delivering strong financial results and strategic growth. He was most recently the Group Vice President of Jacob’s North American Upstream and Midstream business in Canada, managing 7,000 employees.

Previosly he held the role of Jacobs’ Group Vice President, Asia Pacific. He transitioned into that role with Jacobs’ acquisition of the Process and Construction Business of Aker Solutions in 2011.

Engineers Australia recognised Tom as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia from 2010 to 2013.

Jeanette Roberts

Jeanette Roberts

Jeanette Roberts was previously Vice-President, Kvaerner Oil and Gas Australia.

Jeanette has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked in Australia, South Africa and the UK. She is responsible for delivery of technology and expertise to the company’s major developments in Australia, including engineering the first floating production platforms in Australian waters.

Jeanette is chair of the Resource Industry Training Council, a joint-venture between Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy advising the West Australian Government on skills development. She is also a member of the resources sector advisory forum for the Australian Government’s ‘Buy Australian’ initiative, and a board member of the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training.

Rob Sharp

Rob Sharp

Rob Sharp was appointed to the role of Group Executive at  Virgin Australia Airlines in June 2017. He is responsible for Virgin Australia Airlines including Inflight Experience, Ground Experience, Network Operations and Operations Services, Flight Operations, Engineering & Maintenance, Safety, Pricing, Network, Scheduling & Yield, Sales & Distribution, Alliances, Marketing & Product and Business Transformation. 

Previously Rob was the Chief Executive of Tiger Airways Australia. 

Rob has a wealth of specialist experience in operating in a multi-brand environment, backed by strong operational credentials and a track record of innovation. He has served in various commercial roles at Qantas over the past eight years, including strategy and innovation, and global airport infrastructure and services.

David Stanfield

David Standfield

David Standfield is a Senior Project Manager and Gippsland Projects Manager with Esso Australia Pty Ltd, an affiliate of ExxonMobil.

David’s early career was spent in engineering and project management consulting with roles in industrial, commercial and communication projects. Since joining ExxonMobil in 1994 he has held a number of engineering, strategic planning and project management roles in Australia, Asia and the USA. David returned to Australia in his current role in 2013.