Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is delighted to announce the appointment of four new directors in New South Wales.
Announcing the appointments, RLB Managing Director Stephen Mee noted that the four directors “bring a wealth of knowledge in cost management, deep industry networks, and specialist solutions to address the challenges and opportunities facing our clients”.
“Their expertise and passion for industry innovation will further RLB’s ambition to create a better tomorrow through flawless execution today,” Mr Mee said.
Syidah Arnold joined RLB in 2013 having worked previously in real estate and architectural practices in Newcastle. She has a rare combination of technical quantity surveying experience and a design background with degrees in both architectural design and construction management. Among her major projects are The Store Newcastle, the UNE IAEP project, various Honeysuckle projects for Doma Group and aged care projects for Anglicare. Passionate about the role of digital technology in quantity surveying, Syidah is a member of RLB’s Global Digital Advancement Committee and a champion of 5D BIM and all things digital. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with colleagues to deliver successful project outcomes and to champion the digital agenda to drive innovation and capability,” Syidah said.
Since joining RLB’s cadetship scheme in 2007, Mark Brasher has delivered major projects including the $200 million upgrade of 388 George Street, the $865 million T2 and T3 Barangaroo Towers and significant distribution centres for Woolworths. Mark leads RLB’s team providing end-to-end services across the NSW Police Major Capital Works Program. Mark is also responsible for coordinating technical training for RLB in NSW. Mark noted: “I’m looking forward to working more closely with our excellent team in cost management and quantity surveying and helping foster an inclusive and supportive culture within RLB.”
With accounting and finance qualifications, Ryan Jones is RLB’s Financial Controller. Commencing in the RLB NSW business in 2017, Ryan has 22 years’ experience and a strong track record providing accounting and systems management in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has held senior positions with Brookfield Multiplex, Macquarie Bank, and Platinum Asset Management. “I am very much looking forward to working with all my colleagues to support fiscal management, implement new systems and look for new efficiency gains,” Ryan said.
With a masters in property development and bachelor’s in construction management and property, Michael Mihailou has led major redevelopments including a $1.6 billion Martin Place project for Macquarie Bank and Aqualand’s $2 billion development at Central Barangaroo. Michael is passionate about building RLB’s sustainability consultancy service, research capacity and capability. He recently contributed to RLB’s carbon neutral accreditation, moving the firm one step closer to its target of net zero by 2030. “I am thrilled to be working as part of a team that has contributed so much to the NSW construction industry. I look forward to continuing this tradition, and to providing considered and timely cost advice to our clients from concept through to the final built form,” Michael said.
Photos: Syidah Arnold, Mark Brasher, Ryan Jones, Michael Mihailou