Changes at the top

NATIONAL infrastructure service provider Zinfra Group has appointed Cameron Evans as the new general manager of its strategy and market development group.
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Zinfra Group's Cameron Evans.

Staff Reporter

Evans has experience across the infrastructure services industry in the utilities, transport and water sectors through several senior roles with Transfield Services including Australia and New Zealand general manager roads and water infrastructure.

He has also worked with organisations including Veolia and MWH in roles covering large scale project development and delivery throughout Australia and the UK.

“I’m thrilled to join Zinfra Group to fully establish and manage the new strategy and market development group,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to cementing our position in the market and building on our existing client base, developing new client relationships and leveraging our strong capability and vast knowledge and experience in the market place.”

Zinfra MD Steven MacDonald described Evans as “a critical addition to our team” who would play a key role in achieving the company’s business growth objectives.

“Over the next 2-3 years we will be focused on expanding into new regions and markets and pursuing bigger and more complex opportunities in the market place. Cameron and his team will be essential to driving this strategy,” MacDonald said.

Zinfra Group was launched in 2012 and delivers engineering, maintenance and construction services to the utility infrastructure sectors.

The Australian Constructors Association has elected Lend Lease chief executive construction and infrastructure David Saxelby as its new president.

Saxelby outlined key components of ACA’s 2015 agenda with a concentration on safety, workforce development, skills and greater communication between clients and industry on project development, financing and project delivery.

“Safety is always at the top of our list and we are taking significant steps in working with industry stakeholders and participants to assist them to improve the safety culture at worksites across the whole sector,” he said.

“We also see expanding the industry’s workforce and boosting its skills as critical issues as we take on the massive infrastructure agenda set by Australian governments.

“We need to be seen as a dynamic and exciting industry for prospective employees by identifying skills shortages and opening up opportunities in those fields.

“The infrastructure pipeline will provide significant lift to our industry, but we must ensure we work with clients to identify viable and sustainable projects, better ways of financing, allocating risk and effectively managing delivery.”

Brookfield Multiplex chief executive John Flecker was also elected as one of two vice presidents along with Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller.

Enerpac has appointed Rob Silveri as its new Australia/New Zealand integrated solutions manager to provide solutions for heavy and complex lifting, shifting and positioning projects.

Silveri will focus on applications involving hydraulic gantries for lifting and positioning onshore and offshore plant, SyncHoist crane technology and Enerpac’s heavy load skidding systems, as well as sophisticated synchronous lifting technology that can safely lift, balance, weigh and launch massive structures up to 68,000 tonnes.

Enerpac ANZ regional manager Denis Matulin said Silveri brings “wide experience and knowledge” in engineering, service and sales to support technologies offering high safety and efficiency advantages to customers requiring safe, precise control of movement and positioning.

He said that Silveri will present customers with new perspectives on lifting that have been globally proven to offer significant advantages over conventional methods.

After beginning his career as an engineer working for a range of companies specialising in steel manufacturing, automotive and exporting, Silveri spent over five years working for a global crane manufacturer where he gained skills in standards and safety compliance, application development, maintenance, servicing and the lifting industry.

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