RLB names six technical directors in Queensland

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The directors of Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in Queensland are pleased to announce the promotion of six technical directors

The six technical directors have delivered award-winning landmark projects and world-class health and education facilities, shaped Brisbane’s skyline, transformed the way Australians commute and created places where community can thrive.

RLB in Queensland Managing Director Matt Long congratulated the technical directors.

We are extremely proud of our new technical directors and their successes. They’ve shown great leadership and depth of knowledge and they’ve brought imagination to life by engaging with stakeholders, understanding client aspirations, and challenging themselves and others to improve the built environment during their tenure at RLB,

said Mr Long.

Jodie Ablett

With a career spanning 25 years, Jodie’s experience includes commercial skyscrapers – like the spectacular skyline shaping 480 Queen Street – and award-winning social infrastructure at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining RLB, Jodie worked for major construction companies in New Zealand and the UK. 

Claude Assing

A mechanical and electrical lead, Claude has supported the development of the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area, a regionally significant mixed-use precinct. His other significant projects include Brisbane metro, a planned high frequency bus rapid transit system, the Queensland Government’s Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program and the Queen’s Wharf integrated resort development.

Colin Brien

Colin has acted as key client liaison on projects that reinvent retail for future generations to those that offer the ultimate luxury living experience. Recent projects include the Ipswich Plaza Redevelopment, which transforms local and regional perceptions of the city’s heart, Howard Smith Wharves, which creates a sense of place under the heritage-listed Story Bridge and West Village, a sustainable community comprising luxury apartments and commercial towers.

Michael Gilligan

A litigation support lead, Michael has worked in the property and construction industry since 1985. Major projects include the award-winning Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, which set a new benchmark for public spaces within super regional shopping centres in Australia. He has also supported major shopping centre owners in land valuation objections which led to the re-writing of the Queensland Land Valuation Act in 2010.

Peter Given

With an impressive CV and expertise gained over a 40-year career, Peter has been involved in iconic Queensland projects. These include Jewel, Australia’s largest beachfront mixed-use development, Brisbane’s world-class shopping at Queens Plaza and Pacific Fair and the Queens Wharf integrated resort development.

Nav Nadarajah

Nav has gained specialist expertise with large construction projects including the Brisbane Metro all electric high-capacity public transport system, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing – which enables the largest government single road project in Queensland – as well as the Coomera Interchange and Sunshine Coast Light Rail.

“RLB is committed to fostering our people as they shape the future of the built environment. I am confident that our newly appointed technical directors will continue to deliver successful and sustainable outcomes for our clients while cementing their reputations as leading quantity surveyors,” Mr Long concluded.

Photos: Claude Assing, Peter Given, Colin Brien, Michael Gilligan, Jodie Ablett, Nav Nadarajah