Meet the team.

EXPERTISE

Claims Strategy & Commercial Management Team.

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John Lewis

Managing Director

With over 20 years experience with leading contracting companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, John has expertise in planning, project controls, claim management and dispute resolution in the oil & gas, power and infra-structure sectors.
Specialising  in commercial resolution, John has acted as Global Contracts Manager for GE Oil & Gas and Group Commercial Manager for Origin Energy and has successfully  managed and negotiated disputes in excess of $1 Billion (USD) and has pioneered the adoption of statistical analysis to inform commercial strategy.
John started his career as a setting out engineer and construction manager in the United Kingdom managing onsite construction activities on large civil engineering and utility projects, including Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project.

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Dan Woolcott 

Executive Director

Dan is a highly skilled senior executive providing industry leadership and governance with exceptional commercial acumen. He has over 28 years’ experience across road and rail transportation, heavy civils, infrastructure, oil & gas, and mining sectors in Australia, Asia and Europe. Dan’s specialised skill set is based on an ethos of securing best for project outcomes through pragmatic, collaborative frameworks and an affinity to drive results, swiftly. Dan has significant experience in dispute avoidance and resolution, in negotiating contract awards, operational & business unit management, and has most recently sat on three boards for combined project values over $3.5B.

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James Ferry 

Executive Director

James has over 40 years experience in legal, technical, management, advisory and commercial roles, mainly in the oil & gas, power generation, mining and resources, water, transport (road, rail and aviation), defence, infrastructure, building and manufacturing industries. He is qualified as a Chartered Engineer, solicitor and barrister and has gained a wealth of technical, legal and commercial knowledge and expertise from projects he has worked on primarily in South East Asia (Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines), the UK and USA. James has specialised in senior management, advice and dispute resolution roles, primarily involving the analysis and successful resolution of detailed contractual, technical and commercial aspects of claims ranging in value to $2+ billion. Some of his notable projects include the Ichthys LNG Project, QCLNG Pipelines Project, Adelaide Desalination Plant, Express Rail Link Kowloon Station, Singapore MRT, Melbourne CityLink, Westgate Bridge and Crown Casino.

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Stewart Campbell

Director Claims &
Adjudication

Stewart has over 30 years of significant and diverse construction industry experience, working in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Performing various roles, including contract management, claims management, superintendent and project management roles, Stewart has delivered and managed contracts in different sectors for consultants and contractors. Stewart is a leading industry professional in the art of administering contracts and has a working knowledge of a range of contract mechanisms from traditional construct only to design and construct, incentivised reimbursable contracts and PPP/PFI amongst others.

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Rebecca McKenna

Senior Consultant Claims & Forensic Research

With over 15 years major project experience, Rebecca has worked with leading oil & gas companies in exploration and appraisal, drilling and offshore platforms and pipelines both in Australia and internationally. Rebecca is recognised as an accomplished supply chain specialist with considerable achievements in developing and executing strategies which meet business objectives, accountability and controls.

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Mark Kehoe

Senior Consultant Claims
& Risk

13 years of working in the construction, infrastructure and utility sectors, Mark has held a number of key site-based positions, including commercial, contracts and project management roles and has a wide breadth of practical industry and estimating experience, which led to him becoming General Manager of a Civil Engineering Company, leading a diverse range of complex projects and teams. With a very strong commercial background and solid project experience, Mark has a pragmatic approach to commercial management. Mark is currently undertaken a MSc in Construction Law, which has granted him an ability to handle the wide range of commercial matters that arise on construction projects.

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George Mackintosh Keiller

Associate Director Claims & Forensic Research

George has provided senior commercial management and project controls services to the construction, resources, oil & gas and infrastructure industries for over 35 years. He has a broad range of industry experience, gained from working in many countries, including, Scotland, South Africa, Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and Australia. 
With a  broad skill base, which spans the full range of quantity surveying services, George has a significant track record of contract, commercial management, project controls and Alliance management.

Risk & Technology Team.

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Chris Dixon

Director Risk & Quantum

Chris has over 20 years of international experience working with major contractors and owner/operator organisations in the oil & gas, resources, construction and engineering sectors. With extensive experience identifying opportunity and risk to provide statistical range analysis, Chris also provides advice in quantification of prolongation cost claims and disruption analysis; contract management; earned value management; project delivery services, capital cost estimating, operating cost estimating; and scheduling. Having commenced his career in mining in Central Queensland with G&S Engineering, and moving into various roles with KBR, AECOM, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, Chris has gained extensive experience in mega-projects. Notable achievements in this space include the successful delivery of a bauxite mine, refinery and smelter at Ras Al’Khair in Saudi Arabia with Ma’aden Aluminium; and a 500MW GE combined cycle power plant at Ichthys Onshore LNG.

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Sambhav Jain 

Consultant Delay, Quantum & Risk

With a focus on planning, estimating and project  management, Sambhav is a strong member of the Risk Team with  core strengths defined in management, communication, coordination, design and organisation. 
Having completed  a master’s degree in Construction Management and Project Management Sambhav has an excellent academic record and achieved various awards. Sambhav also holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture, where he has worked professionally for several years giving him detailed insight into how the industry works. Sambhav also assists Bond University, educating future students in the field of project management.

Delay Team.

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Matt Kitchin

Director Delay

With over 20 years international experience Matt is a recognised project planning and programming expert throughout the mining, oil & gas industries. Highly regarded in the Building and Commercial Development industry due to the successful delivery of many complex projects, Matt specialises in forensic schedule analysis to support the project claim prevention/ protection and determination process focused mainly of Building and Commercial developments.

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Jesse Mitchell

Associate Director Delay

Jesse is an up and coming delay analyst with a civil engineering degree. He has a highly sought after range of skills including significant expertise in all types of planning software which he combines with his strong commercial acumen. With 8 years’ experience on major building, infrastructure and resource projects Jesse now specialises in forensic planning and dispute resolution. Jesse is a Member of the Australia Institute of Project Management.

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Brendan Crisp

Associate Delay

Brendan has over 20 years of experience working in the construction industry, on projects ranging from small scale construction projects to mega oil & gas, refinery and smelting projects. Having been involved in planning for the past 16 years Brendan has an excellent technical and applied understanding of project controls. Working with large multi-national companies around the world on various  projects, Brendan has gained  a thorough understanding of Engineering, Procurement, Contract Administration, Construction and Commissioning/Start-up processes. 

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Andrew Collins

Associate Director Delay

With over 15 years international experience, Andrew has worked for major Contractors and Operators across Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. He has specific expertise in forensic delay analysis, project planning, and cost engineering. 
With  real world experience of all project life-cycle phases within oil & gas and mining, rail, infrastructure and building, Andrew has worked on a variety of projects, including Queens Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, Eglington Cross Rail project - Toronto, Arrow Energy Shell / Petrochina Joint Venture LNG Project & APLNG Project. 

Quantum Team.

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Thomas Lee

Head of Quantum

Thomas is a highly skilled and experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 15 years of  international experience in cost planning, commercial management and claims preparation for clients and top tier contractors in residential, mining, major infrastructure and civil projects. Highly experienced in analytical QS, Thomas has  a depth of construction knowledge gained on-site and a diverse portfolio of engagements including secondments with clients, PQS, contractors and claims, accounting and consulting firms.
Thomas’ most recent projects have been across all sectors including, oil & gas, mining and infrastructure, he has also worked on a number of significant international projects.

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Joel Glover

Senior Associate Quantum

Joel is uniquely placed to provide dispute resolution and quantum services to both the United Kingdom and Australian markets and has over 14 years international experience working within the construction industry providing cost consulting and dispute resolution services. 
Appointed quantum expert on multiple occasions, Joel has considerable experience working within and managing larger quantum teams supporting appointed experts.

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Nic Chia

Consultant Quantum

Nic has recently made the career transition to the construction industry, and is acquiring invaluable commercial experience and developing into an excellent Quantity Surveyor.Nic has recently completed a Masters degree of Construction Practice and Post-Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery with Bond University. Nic has had great exposure to the industry throughout his study, including working along-side industry leaders before commencing his time with iResolve.