Consult Australia Board of Directors

Kiri ParrKiri Parr 
Regional Legal Counsel 
Consult Australia President

Kiri Parr is a Principal and Regional Legal Counsel with Arup – a global engineering design consultancy who seeks ever better ways to imagine, reimagine and reshape the built environment. Globally, Arup has more than 12,000 staff operating out of 92 offices in 40 countries and with an annual turnover exceeding AUS$1bn. With over 20 years practice, predominantly practicing as a construction lawyer, Kiri heads legal services for Arup’s Australasia region, which encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia. She has been with Arup for over ten years and her role includes advising on governance, risk and compliance issues, contract advice and negotiation, training, managing claims and general legal advice. Kiri is an officer to Arup’s regional board and the region’s ethics champion. In December 2013 Kiri was elected to the board of Consult Australia and was appointed as President in September 2017. Since 2015 Kiri has been named in Doyle’s list of leading Australian In-House Construction Lawyers. Kiri has also been included in the 2014 and 2015 Most Powerful Part-Timers List published by and Women’s Agenda.

gerry-doyleGerry Doyle
Chief Executive Officer 
Tonkin Consulting

Gerry Doyle is the Chief Executive Officer for Tonkin Consulting, a South Australian firm with 60 years’ experience providing engineering solutions for local government, state government and private clients.  Under Gerry’s leadership, Tonkin Consulting has expanded its geographic reach from four offices to six around Australia.  Gerry is a Civil Engineer with broad and practical experience in the design and project management of water supply and wastewater projects in South Australia.  A number of these involved the planning, consultation and development of negotiated solutions to successfully meet key stakeholder and business needs in complex and challenging environments.

Max BombenMax Bomben
Managing Director
BM2 Pty Limited

Max Bomben recently established a boutique professional services firm, BM2 Pty Limited, that will provide specialist advice to the Built Environment and Construction Sectors. Areas of expertise includes business management, strategic planning, leadership and succession planning, project and construction management including risk management and dispute resolution. Max’s strength is to provide personalised services which enables clients, private and public sector, to reap the rewards of his broad knowledge base and his industry networks. 

Max started as a graduate engineer with a national consulting practice of 60-persons and during his tenure he became the Managing Director which saw the business grow to a 650-person practice with offices nationally & internationally. 

During his working career, as a senior executive, Max has implemented several key initiatives. They include; Organic Growth & Business Development Programs, Client Service Programs, Innovation & Collaboration Programs, Professional Development Programs and Gender Diversity Programs. Max understands the challenges and rewards associated with growth, whether it be organic or inorganic growth, having been through this journey recently.  

Max is also an advocate of supporting the advancement of women and has a strong belief that all people, regardless whether you are female or male, should be given the same opportunities in their career path. 

James MacneilJames Macneil
Operations and Delivery

James Macneil is Director, Operations and Delivery for KBR, a leading global professional services and engineering company with 34,000 staff and operations in 40 countries. In this role, James is accountable for the leadership, management and development of over 500 employees in the operations business unit of KBR’s Australian engineering and construction business. Born and educated in Melbourne, he spent 10 years in London working as a journalist and five in Auckland as a project manager working on both civil and commercial projects. In 2005, he returned to Melbourne, working in various project and business leadership positions prior to joining KBR earlier this year. James is an Alumnus of Leadership Victoria's Williamson Community Leadership programme, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and deputy chairman of the Melbourne Forum. He was chairman of the Victorian Committee of Consult Australia from 2011 to 2016.

Rowenna WalkerRowenna Walker
Client Director, Transport – QLD/NSW

Rowenna Walker is the Director for Transport Clients covering NSW and Qld at Aurecon. As a member of the global infrastructure leadership team she is responsible for maintaining strong client relationships, and securing and growing of annual revenue from that client portfolio.

With a background as a Chartered Civil Engineer, Rowenna’s career has spanned two decades and three continents, bringing a range of international corporate experience in leading teams, managing P&L, development of market growth strategies, negotiating contracts and understanding clients.

Rowenna is passionate about the diversity and inclusion and in 2017 received a Highly Commended award for Champions of Change, Female Leadership by Consult Australia. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Rowenna is also a Non Executive Director for Bendigo Bank, Lindfield & Turramurra branch.

Brett DaviesBrett Davis
Perth Office Manager, Director
Wood & Grieve Engineers

Brett Davis is an Executive Director and the Perth Office Manager for Wood & Grieve Engineers.  In his role as the Perth Office Manager, Brett is responsible for 160 engineering staff covering nine different engineering disciplines servicing the built environment, land development and infrastructure sectors.

Brett’s role as an Executive Director of Wood & Grieve Engineers, a position he has held for 9 years, see him involved in the setting of the firm’s overall strategy and implementation of the strategic plan for the firm, which employs over 550 people across Australia.

Brett has worked at Wood & Grieve Engineers for over 20 years and is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Western Australia with Honours. Brett is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and is a Chartered Professional Engineer in the college of Leadership and Management.

Brett is passionate about the built environment and is particularly focussed on continuously pushing for fair terms and conditions for the engagement of consultants. Brett has also been involved for the past three years as a mentor for the WA division of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) in order to assist young females progress their careers in the built environment industry.

Eva WoodEva Wood
Director of Operations, Transport – QLD

Eva Wood is the Director of Operations (Transport) for Jacobs Asia-Pacific buildings and infrastructure business in Queensland. She is responsible for the leadership, business performance and well-being of the Transport team. Her team consists of engineers, technical experts, planners, designers and project managers across the technical areas of;  Roads and Highways, Rail, Civil Infrastructure and Aviation, Marine Infrastructure, Bridges, and Transport Planning. Eva is a warm and engaging leader who has accountability for delivery of engineering feasibility, planning, investigation, design and construction services for some of Queensland’s largest transport infrastructure and development projects for state, local and federal government, construction contractors and the private sector. Eva is a Civil Engineer who has lead and delivered large and small multidisciplinary Infrastructure Projects for government and private transport entities, both locally and internationally. Throughout her career, Eva has demonstrated a strong commitment to mentoring young engineers and championing workplace initiatives targeted at integrating and retaining women within the engineering workplace at all levels. Eva is passionate about being able to influence the engineering profession to become a sustainable and diverse industry that supports the growth of STEM based businesses in Australia.