ARCHITECTURE and design firm, Architectus has appointed Richard Burley to the newly created role of national strategic leader – public private partnerships (PPP) and major projects.
Burley has 25 years of international industry experience with a focus on the strategic aspects of project delivery and privately financed government projects, spanning the transport, infrastructure, health, education, commercial, residential, justice and defence sectors, across Australia, Canada, the US and Hong Kong.
He recently worked as an independent consultant and prior to that was project director, social infrastructure at John Holland, focusing on social and economic infrastructure PPPs including the $1.4 billion Footscray Hospital and North-East Link.
Burnley was also vice president, project delivery (North America) at Plenary’s Vancouver office which included a return to Melbourne to manage the Plenary, Acciona and Ferovial bid for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel works.
“Richard’s appointment to this new role will enhance our delivery of PPPs and major projects, which is especially important as major infrastructure development booms across Australia as part of economic recovery post-pandemic,” Architectus principal and CEO, Ray Brown said.
Burley said, “Architectus has a wonderful culture and talented team that I’m looking forward to working with on a range of city-shaping projects, leveraging my industry experience and relationships in the PPP and infrastructure space to bolster their market position”.
He is based in Architectus’ Melbourne studio.