Welcome to Siecap
Formed in 2007, Siecap is a specialist project management and advisory firm with proven experience on prominent projects and organisations, both in Australia and internationally. 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.
We listen first and serve our clients through the implementation of relevant, value-adding and actionable solutions which increase organisational effectiveness.
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 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 Siecap CEO and has over 20 years technical experience as a business improvement & 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 and full implementation. Clients David has worked with include Qantas, Super Retail Group, Downer, BHP, Rio Tinto, Caltex, Thiess, Wesfarmers, Energex, Origin Energy and AGL.
Paul Mulder - Group Director
Paul Mulder is a Siecap director. Prior to joining Siecap Paul was the CEO and Group Managing Director of Hancock Coal and Infrastructure. In this role, Paul was responsible for all elements of development of a portfolio of more than $20 billion projects, including mine, rail, port, project financing and overall corporate strategy. Paul has had vast experience in project development, infrastructure optimisation of CAPEX & OPEX and mining operations. Paul also has detailed commercial experience in procurement where he was responsible for multi-billion dollar categories at BHP Billiton.
Tim Crossley - Advisory Board
Tim is the former President and Chief Operating Officer with 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 5Mtpa 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.
Rob Neale - Advisory Board
Rob was recently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of New Hope Corporation (NHC) where he led corporate growth through business improvement, asset management, and successfully implemented new business ventures. Rob is considered a leading authority in coal mining operations and has deep knowledge in business improvement and global benchmarking. Rob was the former President of the Queensland Resources Council and is currently Chairman of Australian Coal Association Research Program.
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.
Shaun Nugent - Advisory Board
Shaun is a former Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff. During his time at Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was instrumental in the growth of the Australia Pacific business from approximately 30 people to over 2400 in the region with revenues in excess of A$400M. Shaun has been involved in some of the most notable and prestigious engineering projects in Australia and New Zealand as a member of alliance leadership teams and project boards. Major projects include: Airport Link Tunnel, Airport Roundabout, Northern Busway, Jilalan Rail Yard, Clem 7 Tunnel, Parramatta Rail Link, Wyaralong Dam, Pacific Motorway, Tugun Bypass and East Link Melbourne.
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 / procedures and 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 - Programme & 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. Experience has included working as a consultant, owner’s representative and also in principal / client side positions all involving close interaction at various organisational levels plus exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders.
Kerry Huston - General Manager- Projects
Kerry has over 15 years of project experience obtained in Australia, the UAE and PNG in the education, health, energy and infrastructure markets. Kerry has most recently provided project management advisory services to Queensland Health and Aurizon and is highly regarded for his involvement in capital construction projects, program management, strategic planning and project delivery.
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.
Daren Ng - Associate Director Strategy & Evaluation
Daren has 10 years working experience as a financial analyst and economist with strong quantitative and modelling skills. Daren has worked alongside senior management and finance teams in various organisations across industries such as mining and resources, oil and gas, rail, ports, property development, retail and local government, utilising his skills to assist in business decision making processes. Prior to joining Siecap, Daren was an Associate Director in the Deloitte Corporate Finance team. He has also previously held roles with Queensland Magnesia, Queensland Rail Network Access and SGS Economics.
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 & supply roles in organisations such as Kleenmaid, Hancock Coal Mitchell Drilling and Vale. As the previous head of Global Procurement for Vale, Gary has deep knowledge of procurement, supply chain, logistics and experience in developing supply chain strategies and execution plans.