Formed in 2007, Siecap is a specialist project management consulting and advisory firm with proven experience on prominent projects and organisations, both in Australia and internationally. We specialise in customised solutions across the resources, infrastructure, agribusiness, supply chain, logistics and procurement industries that balance leading edge strategy with pragmatism. We offer a full range of corporate, capital project and operational services aimed at assisting clients to optimise cost, increase performance and manage risk. Our priority is ensuring our services are tailored to the size, nature and culture of our clients; aligning activities with the overall strategic imperatives of their organisation.
Our consulting and advisory deliverables include an actionable set of recommendations which complement our implementation and project management delivery capabilities.
Some of the Businesses and Projects we have worked with
Our Senior Team
David Irvine - Chief Executive Officer
David is the CEO at Siecap and has over 20 years technical experience as a business improvement and supply chain expert. David has undertaken a number of strategic design projects focusing on optimisation and integration. David’s technical qualifications include engineering and design solutions for large complex projects, from detailed design, board level approval through to full implementation. Clients David has worked with include Qantas, Super Retail Group, Downer, BHP, Rio Tinto, Caltex, Thiess, Wesfarmers, Energex, Origin Energy and AGL.
Tim Crossley - Advisory Board
Tim is the former President and Chief Operating Officer at BHP Billiton’s West Australian Iron Ore business and previously held senior positions in BHP Billiton’s manganese and metallurgical coal divisions. He was COO of Gloucester Coal, an ASX listed diversified coal company producing around 5Mt pa of coal. Tim's most recent position was as Executive Chairman of Trans Tasman Resources; a development seabed mining and exploration company headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.
Malcolm Northey - Senior Advisor
Malcolm is one of the world’s leading project management authorities. He has more than 45 years’ experience directing large and complex capital projects and organisations across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South and North America, Asia and Australia. Throughout his career, Malcolm has been Managing Director of Bateman Engineering in Israel, Managing Director of Kaiser International in Hong Kong, founder of engineering firm Signet Engineering (which he then sold to Fluor Australia), Senior Executive and Global Mining Risk Manager for Fluor, Project Director for CITIC Pacific in WA, and Executive Project Director for GVK Hancock's $15Bn Alpha Coal Project (Mine, Port & Rail).
William Darbishire - Senior Advisor - Health
William is widely regarded as one of the most experienced corporate services professionals in Australia’s healthcare sector. He has a significant record of achievement in leading and managing large, complex and geographically spread healthcare organisations in both the NFP/NGO and private sectors. William has 12 years’ experience as a CEO and many more as an executive director, operating across the Australian health system.
Richard Mulder - Executive General Manager – Projects
Richard has over 15 years' professional experience and more than 10 years' consulting experience in the Utilities, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Mining and Natural Resources sectors. His areas of expertise include project management, capital procurement, development of corporate policies and procedures, as well as compliance practices, risk management and project controls. Richard has successfully led and delivered major projects in Australia and North Africa and has worked with clients including Singtel Optus, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Caltex and Celamin Resources.
Jonathan Rees - Program and Integration Delivery Lead
Jonathan is a qualified professional Chartered Surveyor with a broad cost, commercial and project management background. In his career to date, he has gained experience from project development, project delivery, project management advisory and business operational roles across a number of industries including construction, property, infrastructure and natural resources. Jonathan has worked in various international locations including the UK and Asia Pacific. His experience includes working as a consultant, owner’s representative and also in principal or client side positions, all involving close interaction at various organisational levels, plus exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders.
John Henderson - Advisory Board
John has over thirty-five years’ experience in major and mega project development that includes executive roles with oil and mining multi-nationals, to mid-tier and start-up energy companies. John has been certified as a Practicing Project Manager (CPPM) and has a thorough understanding of the theory and application of the entire project management life cycle. John has spent many years in energy and mining developments across Africa, South East Asia and Australasia, holding a range of director, project manager and general manager positions.
Geoffrey Knowles - Director Consulting
Geoffrey brings more than 20 years of experience in the project management and business process improvement fields, covering a broad range of experience across industry sectors and verticals. Geoffrey has completed the prioritisation of capital allocations, gateway review processes and overall re-engineering analyses for organisations such as NAB, Qantas, Toyota, Mitre Ten, Toys R Us, CSR, Daimler Chrysler and Land Rover. Geoffrey held a number of senior industrial hub management roles with Myer Grace Bros that included the handling of material deliveries.
Matt Cooper - Executive Director - Energy
With nearly 20 years experience in the energy space, Matt has an impressive track record of successfully developing and operating large multidisciplinary energy infrastructure assets and resource tenements ranging from offshore wet hydrocarbons to coal seam gas. A certified practicing project director (CPPD), Matt has held project and operations management,general management and project director’s roles for clients and contractors alike. His point of specialization is that he spans both the full lifecycle of sub-surface and surface aspects of resource and associated infrastructure development and operation.
Gary Belford - Senior Advisor - Logistics and Procurement
Gary brings more than 30 years of experience in the supply chain and logistics fields covering a broad range of experience in senior logistics and supply roles, in organisations such as Kleenmaid, Hancock Coal Mitchell Drilling and Vale. As the previous head of Global Procurement for Vale, Gary has a deep knowledge of procurement, supply chain and logistics, as well as experience in developing supply chain strategies and execution plans.