Project and Contract Consulting

Adel Khreich - Executive Director

Adel Khreich

Adel founded blueVisions more than 14 years ago and founded the Australian based Institute of Management more than 8 years ago with a vision to work with a trusted, senior team to deliver exceptional results for every client. Today that vision underpins the company's exceptional performance for an elite client list.
Adel is a recognised expert Facilitator, Trainer, Management Consultant and in Contracts & Project Management including Dispute Resolution. Adel has worked extensively with both the public and private sectors since 1985 (30 years ago) on investments worth up to $3 billion individually.

Ron Turner - Project Director and Project Manager

Ron TurnerRon is a highly experienced Project Director and Project Manager with a proven track record within the commercial and facility construction sectors, including major hospital and transport projects in recent years. He also has in depth experience in property development, building and contracts management working for major contractors and client representatives on private and government projects. He has won recognition for his work as the Design Manager for City of Sydney - Council Capital Works Projects and as the Senior Project Manager on the Heritage listed Sydney Town Hall Refurbishment Project, which won a Heritage Council of Australia award. More recently Ron has been working with TfNSW to manage the complex NSW Heritage approvals process for its major Transport programs. These include Major Station Upgrades including, Museum and Wynyard Stations, Power Supply Upgrade Program involving multiple State Heritage listed sites such as Central Station and Milsons Point, decommissioning of Newcastle Line and Station and complex Compliance and Accessibility upgrades to many of TfNSW’s heritage listed facilities.

Greg Westwood - Project Director

Greg Westwood

Greg is an experienced trainer in the discipline of project management having delivered the Dip of Project Management to clients from both the government and private sectors. He is a highly experienced project manager for both project and construction management. He has a strong track record across all phases of the project life cycle from design development to procurement management, to delivery and handover of the project. Greg has significant experience on building and infrastructure projects for the government and private sectors, particularly with sensitive stakeholder management issues.

Alan O'Brien - Project Director

Alan O'Brien

Alan O'Brien has over 34 years of experience in the planning and management of capital works projects in the NSW, ACT and QLD construction sectors, and has managed or contributed to successful outcomes for an extensive array of government and related sector clients, in areas including Education; The Arts; Commercial; Industrial; Sporting; Correctional / Institutional / Justice; Health, Medical & Research; Housing; Public Infrastructure; and Maritime. He has extensive experience in managing all phases of the project life cycle, including Concept Development; Project Planning; Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation; Consultant Engagement and Management; Design Development; Procurement; Time and Financial Management; Reporting; Project Delivery; and Post Completion Management. Alan's has significant experience in the engagement and management of consultants and contractors, and has strong competencies in the interpretation and administration of construction contracts, and management of associated project risk.

Greg Cleveland - Regional Manager Hunter New England

Greg Cleveland

Greg is a project Manager/Contract Manager with over 30 years experience in the construction of major civil infrastructure covering roads, rail, ports and airports working both client side and for contractors. He is experienced in using various types of contracts including GC21, AS2124 and purpose designed contracts. This experience covers the production of contract and tender documents, procurement, risk management, contract administration and construction supervision. Greg also has extensive experience in the development of integrated business management systems and is a certified quality management system auditor who has audited numerous infrastructure projects on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services. Greg's construction background also includes management roles in the manufacture and supply of concrete, quarry products and asphalt.

Mariam Moubarak - Senior Project Manager

Mariam MoubarakMariam is a highly skilled Project Manager who over the past ten years has significant experience in a wide range of sectors and project roles. These range from a mid-sized family owned building services company to Project Managing significant projects on behalf of Local, State, Territory and Federal Government Agencies as a Project Management consultant. Mariam's experience in residential, commercial and government projects has allowed her to identify, record and understand the Project Management requirements of stakeholders within the Government, Property and Construction sectors. Mariam has an excellent working knowledge with varying forms of Contracts, with a unique ability to manage Projects and Contracts pro-actively and thoroughly and with an enviable record for dispute avoidance and minimisation. Mariam's volunteer roles, participating in overseas Community Development tours in Mainland Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, have enhanced her ability to embrace and implement alternative project management and construction techniques, due to climatic, economic and cultural constraints.

Mark Eid - Senior Project Manager

Mark Eid

Mark is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 30 years experience gained both in Australia and overseas (United Arab Emirates) in management, project management and consulting roles, including organisational capability improvement initiatives, P3M3 assessments, civil and structural design and training services. He has a strong track record across all phases of the project life cycle from design development to procurement management, to delivery and handover of the project. Mark has significant experience on projects ranging in size from; multi-million dollar hospital, maritime facilities, schools, car parks, residential, commercial & retails buildings, high rise hotels, road, rail and telecommunications infrastructures, and building refurbishments. He has strong technical skills in contract management, contract administration, time and budget control, risk management, Value Engineering, safety and quality control. He has also acted as an Expert Witness in construction disputes. In addition, Mark uses his extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical on-the-job experience of high profile projects to train and asses accredited and non-accredited Project Management courses. As Regional Manager, Mark headed the start-up of the Company's Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices.

Christian Wesse - Project Manager

Christian Wesse

Christian is a Project Manager with over 13 years of experience in major capital projects and has significant experience in all aspects of the project lifecycle including project management, development of processes, reporting and stakeholder management. He worked as a project manager in the Resources (Mining, Oil and Gas), Commercial, Manufacturing, Construction and Health sectors on a number of major capital development projects in Europe, China, South Africa and Australia. In Australia he created and led the Project Controls and Project Management Offices (PMO) for Mining and LNG project clients with PMO / Project Control teams up to 15 people.

Maroon Jumaa - Project Manager

Maroon Jumaa

Maroon is a qualified civil engineer with over 23 years of civil engineering experience. Maroon has worked in different countries in the Middle East, Africa, PNG and Australia. Maroon has owned his own consultancy firm since 1996 and provided services to department of public works, city councils and top tier contractors. The services provided included; Project management, quality control, quality assurance, project planning, procurement, design management, estimation, D&C tenders, road pavement maintenance design, pavement structure design, site investigation for bulk earthwork and pavement materials availability.

Mabel Chew - Project Manager

Mabel Chew

Having worked on a wide range of projects in change management and capital infrastructure, Mabel has a diverse project, stakeholder and change management skillset. She has a proven track record in delivering project outcomes across the private and public sector, and thrives on developing bespoke solutions to complex challenges. Mabel is a highly motivated and adaptable individual who enjoys working in a team environment to deliver the best possible result for clients and projects.

Helmi Tarazi - Project Manager

Helmi Tarazi

Helmi Tarazi is a professionally qualified and multi-skilled Project Manager who brings with him a broad and diversified experience in a variety of engineering and construction disciplines within the Mining, Oil & Gas, Commercial and Residential sectors. He has had a progressive career to date which has provided a well-developed working knowledge of civil/structural construction and consultancy working on major projects ranging from $5 Million to $300 Million. Helmi has worked on a wide variety of projects most importantly Civil and Roads construction on the iconic Gorgon Project (Barrow Island) and most recently played the leading role on the Building Contract Review Program (NSW) as a service provider managing all contractual and technical aspects of the BCR Program including administering Contracts and assessing Contract documents and commercial risks for each project, ensuring the reasonability of each project timeline schedule, budget breakdown and builder's profit margin, determining and undertaking builder's performance reviews by conducting site inspections and issuing the relevant progress reports as well as assessing any delays or contract variations.

Diem Long - Project Manager

Diem Leong

Diem has significant experience in the development & project management of residential properties especially in the social housing sector. Diem is experienced in the valuation of property across multiple sectors and has a track record of successful delivery and management of capital works programs that are funded by government.


Project Planning and Control

Tasia Hutama - Senior Associate Director

Tasia Hutama

Tasia has nearly 20 years experience in the construction industry as a specialist in project planning and controls for water treatment, building and infrastructure projects. She is highly skilled in time management, development of high-level strategies for project implementation, detailed development and analysis of project schedules and development of master schedules with close monitoring and reporting of progress to all levels of management.

Naveed Shakoor - Senior Associate Director

Naveed Shakoor

Naveed has over 30 years of local and overseas planning and project controls experience across the rail fleet projects, housing schemes with complete infrastructure, multi-storey commercial and residential buildings, airport extension, roads, bridges, power plant, sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, substation, data centres, tourist resort, business transformation (IT) and telecommunication projects, with projects worth billions of dollars. Naveed is well versed in computer based project management techniques and experienced in Programming, Scheduling, Cost Control, Cash-flow forecasting, Risk Analysis, Earned Value Analysis, Critical Path Analysis, Resource Scheduling, Project progress monitoring and reporting and Extension of Time Claims. He has the ability to handle tight deadlines and work well under high pressure situations. Naveed possesses excellent oral and written communication skills and can work independently as well as a team player, leading teams of schedulers and cost controllers.

Vlad Petrescu - Planning and Cost Control Engineer

Vlad Petrescu

Vlad is a Planning and Cost Control Engineer with experience across a wide variety of sectors including energy, oil & gas, rail, development and construction. With over 8 years experience, he is also an Oracle P6 Primavera expert and has successfully managed change methodologies for companies in order to prepare them for Primavera and other project management tool implementation and use. This allowed him to become highly skilled in preparing comprehensive project, program or portfolio P6 reports, dashboards and graphs for different audiences: from site construction teams to program managers and portfolio managers.

Khaled Mohammed - Senior Planning Engineer

Khaled Mohammed

Khaled has over 12 years' experience as Project Planning and Control Engineer and has worked on rail & mechanical systems, civil & structural projects inclusive of mine rail system and mine site infrastructure. Experience combined with postgraduate knowledge gives him the ability to be efficient in time management, cost management, resource scheduling and EOT. Developed, analysed and monitored project schedules & master schedules using various techniques such as CPA, EVM and KPI. He has gained recognition for his work as lead planning & controls on rail projects - RAFA (Rio Tinto-Ansaldo frame work agreement) and as senior planning engineer for Mines upgrade - BHP Billiton with a proven track record of successfully delivering all phases of project life cycle.

Qasim Alvi - Senior Planning Engineer

Qasim Alvi

Qasim is a highly skilled and experienced Senior Planning Engineer with a proven track record of success on projects in Australia and overseas (Middle East and South Asia). As a result of his capacity to combine his outstanding engineering and project planning and control skills with extremely well developed interpersonal and people management skills, Qasim has had exposure to several large and complex engineering and construction projects. Qasim’s success in his work is his commitment to continuously maintain and expand his technical skill set.  He is fully trained in and an expert user of Oracle Primavera and Microsoft Project, as well as being adept in other Microsoft software.

Jon Kim - Senior Planning Engineer

Jon Kim

Jon Kim has over 15 years of experience in project management and project control and is adept with project planning and control process including Time/ Cost/ Resource management, and Delay analysis/EOT claims. He has a broad range of project experience in building, infrastructure, and industrial plant projects in various delivery methods including EPC, D&C and Alliance. He also has sound experience in setting up long-term/mid-term/short-term schedules, estimating resource requirements, tracking project progress, and reporting.

Stefan Cionca - Senior Planning Engineer

Stefan Cionca

A civil engineer with over 7 years experience within the civil construction industry. In the past years Stefan have been involved in New Perth Stadium Project Programming and Planning services and Rio Tinto's Rail Capacity Enhancement projects in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia as part of Ansaldo STS railway construction and site planning team. As a Civil Engineer, he bring with him extensive experience in highway construction and planning obtained while working for Bechtel in Europe. This includes bridges design and construction, roadwork's expansion, earth drainage techniques, road sewers and signalling works. Stefan have also been involved in Change Management, providing support to the project teams in integrating change management activities into project plans to drive faster adoption, greater utilization and higher proficiency within the projects.

Sadaf Sharikian - Planning Engineer

Sadaf Sharikian

Sadaf is a planner with a very solid background in structural design. She started as a structural design engineer mainly in building and high-rise design and drafting. She performed detailed analysis and prepared detailed structural design and drafting in conjunction and coordinating with different teams (Architect, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical); forensic structural engineering and authoring structural damage assessment reports; organized and attended meetings with clients to discuss design methods, opportunities and risks; prepared bill of quantities, bar bending schedules and supervised preparation of shop drawings.


Capability Development and Training

Michael Chachaty - Director

Michael Chachaty

Michael has provided project management consulting and training services for over 15 years across a range of sectors including Transport, Energy, Water, ICT, Business and FMCG. He is a registered consultant and qualified facilitator who has assisted clients in developing tailored solutions to meet strategic and organisational needs at a portfolio, program and project level. Michael's expertise includes facilitating maturity assessments, establishing project offices, defining project frameworks and up-skilling project and program managers through training and coaching.

Lou Marks - Head of School of Project Management

Lou Marks

Lou has over 26 years senior program and project management execution experience across various sectors. He is a qualified trainer and assessor who has designed training courses and delivered formal and non-formal qualification courses and workshops. His experience in training includes Boeing as a senior program manager in the Project Management Function (PMO) delivering project management courses related to internal project management best practices, risk management, and earned value.

Jine Philibossian - Head of School of Human Resources Management

Jine Philibossian

Jine is a passionate trainer who thoroughly enjoys interacting with clients and the thrill of building relationships and designing learning solutions. She is strongly committed to her own personal development and her enthusiasm for knowledge and continuous improvement infuses the delivery of each individual training experience with clients. Jine specialises in soft skills training, management and leadership, human resource management, supervisory and office administration skills

Chris Blunt - RTO and Quality Manager

Chris Blunt

Chris has experience and skills in human resource management, quality management and process reengineering; this has included system design and development, auditing (internally and externally) and administration functions that ensure continuity of the established systems. He has over 10 years experience primarily working with the NGO and government sectors to improve their business capabilities. His experience has included a key advisor role for a major departmental restructure of an international transportation company as well as similar functions for smaller localised organisations.

Elliot Rossbach - Senior Consultant - Indonesia

Elliot Rossbach

Elliot has worked in Asia and the Middle East since 2008, bringing with him his expertise and formal education in management, cross-cultural communication, training, and linguistics. He has taken on leadership positions in the development of multi-million dollar partnerships between the US government and private sector in Indonesia, consulted on FMCG marketing strategies in Asia, created professional training programs in the renewable energy sector as well as language training courses for the government of Saudi Arabia.

Afifa Loutfie - Senior Consultant - Indonesia

Afifa Loutfie

Afifa has over 9 years of experience as an English language trainer and English for Business Communications lecturer with versatile capabilities. Other than teaching a wide range of levels of English courses, she has also taught subjects that require students to sit an international English for Business examination held by the City & Guilds examination board based in the UK. She is a highly cooperative and dynamic person who enjoys working as part of a team.

Eric Pike - Regional Director - MENA

Eric Pike

Eric has over 25 years' experience in a variety of management roles in the UK and France, working within the automotive, legal, insurance and customer service sectors. Sales and project management are his particular strengths as he is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and has won awards in the UK for sales achievement and new business development. Eric has a strong customer-centric focus and enjoys building solid relationships with clients in order to assist them to achieve their business goals.

Vivian King - Director of Strategic Business Capability - MENA

Vivian King

Vivian has over 15 years experience in the airline industry, from On-Board Management, Business Promotions and Corporate Communications to Coaching and Training.  She has held leadership roles in Real Estate, Event Management and within the Training field.  She is a customer centric, attention to detail driven professional with extensive experience in people development, customer relations and media related promotional roles.

Nivine El Beainy - Academic Director - MENA

Nivine El Beainy

Nivine has diverse experience ranging from managing marketing departments, procurement and managing company administration. She is an expert in company rebranding and dealing with clients. Her design, development, and implementation work has been featured in Timeout magazine. She is passionate about her work and has a proven track record in large scale sales and marketing as well as organisation.

Professor Adrienne Isakovic - Senior Consultant

Adrienne Isakovic

Professor Adrienne has comprehensive experience in practitioner managerial & leadership roles in Human Resource Management in both the private and government sectors, including as Acting Director and Vice President, Office of Human Resources United Arab Emirates. She has held teaching and consulting positions in colleges and universities in the U.S.A., Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, MENA, India and the United Arab Emirates. Consistently rated as an excellent and effective trainer by participants and winner of awards for Research, Global HR Leadership, Teaching Excellence, and University Service.

Katherine Brenton - Senior Consultant

Katherine Brenton

Katherine has delivered training and teaching courses for the past 6 years and is an expert in delivering professional training to teachers and professionals. She has a DELTA course qualification and has worked in the USA, Russia, UK and UAE. Katherine has a BA from the University of Lincoln, in Politics and International Relations. She takes pride on being approachable especially when it comes to delivering training to professionals and is well organized, motivated, cheerful and helpful.

Amelia Hewson - Senior Consultant

Amanda Hewson

Amelia is a learning and development consultant with a depth of global experience in organisational improvement, coaching, facilitating and training. She specializes in identifying improvement opportunities in organisations, and in developing, delivering and supporting business development and soft skills training programmes. Amelia has expert skills in designing and implementing customized courses to meet specific client requirements, ensuring expectations and objectives are met. Amelia is passionate about her role and injects energy into the training room through her open and dynamic delivery style, with a focus on innovative activity and action-based learning.

Dominic Siow - Senior Consultant

Dominic Siow is an exceptional change agent - a facilitator, keynote speaker Dominic Siowand coach dedicated to delivering meaningful outcomes for his clients. He has devoted the last 9 years to helping organisations develop their most important and often most-overlooked resource - their emotional capital - the energy, enthusiasm, pride and confidence of its staff, leaders and customers. What makes him stand out is his intimate understanding of human behaviour and his ability to inspire and facilitate lasting change in people. His previous experience in the IT industry (19 years including senior roles at IBM and grapeVINE Technologies) and working across 9 different countries enables him to bridge the cultural divide and to connect with staff at all levels of an organisation. Dom’s expertise includes emotional intelligence, leadership, building high performance teams, change management, organisational culture, customer service excellence and project management.

Stephen Dantier - Senior Consultant

Stephen Dantier

Stephen has over 20 years experience in project management, change management, business analysis / improvement and training / facilitation. Conversant with many methodologies, best practice principles and models, complimented by strong management and leadership experience, this unique blend of expertise has enabled the facilitating of successful change initiatives and building of capability for many organizations. Stephen is an experienced trainer and assessor, having trained many organisations such as Optus, Woolworths, Sydney City Council, Waverley Council, Parramatta Council, Fuji Xerox, APRA, ASIC, Australia Post, Telstra, Defence Maritime Services, Air Services Australia, ANZ Bank, Silcar, Lend Lease and many others. Training has covered the major specialist areas of project management, change management and business analysis, as well as the broader management and leadership. Stephen's training expertise covers many specific 'soft skill' areas such as emotional intelligence, behavioural styles, coaching and facilitation.

Christopher Cason - Senior Consultant

Christopher CasonAs a Senior Consultant, Chris constantly builds upon his legal, managerial, and educational experience to develop and deliver client-centered programs for both training and management. Chris began his career as a commercial litigator and has leveraged his experience representing clients in multi-million dollar lawsuits to assist firms in all aspects of their training and operations. He has lectured at universities both in the United States and across Asia in business law and English composition, as well as managing the roll-out of a new division for the world's largest online retailer. Chris' enjoyment of cycling and photography infuse his professional dedication to education and client service.

Samah Odeh - Senior Consultant

Samah Odeh

Samah has 15 years of highly diversified experience. This includes Strategic Management, Performance Management, Projects Management, International Accreditation, Excellence & Institutional Effectiveness. Samah's experience is extended to different industry sectors including Education, Health, Tourism, and Construction & Infrastructure. She has previously worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a Regional Engineering Coordinator with main responsibility for governmental institutions capacity building, people development and employment generation. On the academic side, Ms. Odeh was part of Faculty of Management in University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) where she is also pursuing her PhD studies. Her research focus is on the role of business incubators in entrepreneurship development and building a sustainable economy. Ms. Odeh is an active member of the Jordanian Engineering Association and she is a member of Dubai Quality Group. She is World Bank Certified Trainer in Business Incubators' Management, CISCO certified trainer in "How to start your Business". In addition, she is a certified International EFQM Excellence Assessor with experience in writing and evaluating documents for Excellence Awards.

Dr Lesley Hunter - Senior Consultant

Lesley Hunter

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Jan Taylor - Government Liaison Officer

Jan Taylor

Jan identifies and secures government funded training opportunities across Australia, thereby adding value to corporate and public clients. She is responsible for funding compliance to ensure ongoing eligibility to meet government requirements. Jan is also involved with sales and marketing support and quality control of written communications.

Brad Kwik - RTO Administrator

Brad Kwik

Brad is the backbone of the RTO Administration and Coordination. His role is to ensure that everything to do with training is recorded, managed and stored in the appropriate systems for overall RTO compliance, as well as student support responding to questions relating to logging onto the student portal, uploading assessments and course details. All student material is confidentially stored and managed in accordance with RTO management systems.

Testimonials

"..your quiet determination and purposeful approach added significantly to our end result. Please accept my sincere thanks for your contribution."

Austin R Bryan Director 3G Products & Services Hutchison Telecommunications

"blueVisions' leadership inspired confidence across the team and their approach to 2nd round tenders saved Qantas one month on the project and significant cost."

Joy Fuller Qantas

"blueVisions provided consistent leadership and direction. Their attention to detail was most noticeable. All activities were well thought out and well executed; they were always two steps ahead"

Robert Long Qantas Development Manager

"blueVisions consultant's vast knowledge of project management, variations, EOT`s and extras have been a big help especially to me. Her role between Cercol Construction and the Education Training Department is also very impressive, by actively chasing information and require explanations for all Variations. This makes my role easy!"

Mark Bennett ETD/SCW

"Management has been easy to get along with and has always had the interest of the client at heart."

Aldo Cantori Project Director of Leighton Contractors

"I had the pleasure of listening to Dominic Siow's presentation on the topic of Emotional Intelligence at the recent Risk Leadership in Complex Project Management Convention in Sydney. This presentation, delivered at the end of the conference was, I felt, the 'icing on the cake'. Dominic's dynamic and engaging style held the audience captive; his message of Emotional Intelligence being key to one's success is a powerful one which all should heed."

Ed Blow Managing Director of Nielsen - Wurster Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

"Across the services I have been extremely pleased with the performance of blueVisions. Their professionalism and dedication has been above and beyond the expectations of Hutchison. Through organisational, project specific reviews and specific project management training provided by blueVisions, improvement to overall project management practices has been achieved and follow on project improvements have been realised."

Malcolm McKenzie Manager of Project Delivery Hutchison Telecoms

"blueVisions has provided excellent service in a cooperative manner."

Kevin Hays Senior Project Manager RTA