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Managing Director | Project Leaders
Jon Barnes has extensive experience in all stages of development of major capital social infrastructure projects, with a focus on significant health projects. His experience across contracting, consulting and financing environments has acquired a unique set of skills and attributes that enable him to understand major projects from varied perspectives. He has delivered projects under a wide range of procurement methods including Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Managing Contractor, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) Design and Construction and Construct only. Jon has held Client Management roles at Director level within major Government delivery agencies within NSW and Victoria responsible for the procurement, design, delivery, and facilities management of the agency’s multiple capital projects.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2021, Jon was a Senior Project Director within School Infrastructure NSW, responsible for the management of the design and delivery of major school projects within NSW. He has also acted within similar roles for NSW Health Infrastructure and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health Directorate where he was responsible for the planning and delivery of major tertiary hospitals. His considerable construction management experience was gained when employed as a construction Project Director within Tier One construction companies and Thiess, where he was responsible for the delivery of two major hospital projects. Jon also has significant industry experience in the formation and delivery of PPP projects and gained this when he was employed by the former infrastructure development company Babcock and Brown.
National Director | Project Leaders
Colliers International’s Project Leaders work collaboratively with clients to provide strategic oversight and insight throughout the lifecycle of a project, from concept to completion, and form the crucial link between stakeholders and the project team. Project Leaders provide comprehensive services throughout the lifecycle of a project, including project advisory, development management, project management, superintendency, and technology solutions.
“Clients are increasingly looking beyond traditional project managers and searching for strategic partners who can deliver holistic, end-to-end solutions to maximise the potential of their project and accelerate their success” said Scott Anderson, Managing Director | [Project Leaders], Colliers International.
“At Colliers International, we don’t just manage projects, we lead them. By positioning our offering as Project Leaders, we are better aligning our experience and services with the needs of our clients.”
“What sets us apart is not only what we do but how we do it. Our global reach, combined years of experience and holistic approach is what enables Colliers International to be Project Leaders and drive exceptional results for our clients,” said Derek Nix, Executive Director | [Project Leaders], Colliers International.
National Director | Project Leaders
With over 40 years of construction industry experience in the Sydney Metropolitan area and across Australia & New Zealand, John has extensive experience in all disciplines attributed to this Industry. John’s experience is based on a broad range of projects for both major corporate and institutional clients across the private and public sectors up to the value of $200 million.
Over the years John has been responsible for the overall performance and management of profitability and delivery in all matters of Construction Contracts including Lump Sum, Design & Construction, Construction Management and negotiated projects.
John has played leadership roles for various reputable construction companies including Triden Constructions, Reed Group, KB Hutcherson, Beach Constructions and Leighton Contractors, as the Senior Project Manager, Construction and/or Commercial Manager. Now representative of the Principal in the project managemnt process of construction, John has undertaken the PM role since 2004 in leadership roles for Nix Managemnt, NixAnderson and with the acquisition of NixAnderson in 2017 by Colliers, has worked with the Colliers team of over 60 professionals across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra Adelaide & Perth.
John’s experience with Key Stakeholder engagement on projects has involved all manner of design & authority disciplines, end users and property owners to provide an accomplished overview for strategic management of the projects now undertaken for our clients. He has particular experience working in live environments on various educational retail and infrastructure projects of a complex and staged nature that require a continuity of operations of existing environments whilst engaging with the project team to execute a successful construction delivery.
As National Director, John also has knowledge and experience in managing in accordance with NSW Govt Codes and procurement guidelines, GC21 contract format and NSW Govt Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.. Contract monitoring, construction review and the continued implementation of the contractor’s developed WHSMP is to focus a large project team’s effort to deliver a successful project in a safe manner.
National Director | Project Leaders
Chris has more than 29 years’ experience in delivering significant projects on behalf of the State Government and Private institutions nationally. With Chris’ reputation for diligence in planning, quality, cost and program management, he has successfully delivered projects valuing from $1million to over $600million across his career.
Industry sectors where Chris has delivered include Education, Health, Law, Defence, Hospitality, Retail, Aviation, Arts, Sport & recreation, and Commercial premises.
Having delivered a number of significant State, Federal Private, and Private projects from inception to completion, Chris has had extensive involvement at managing all elements associated with social infrastructure, stakeholder management and related components.
Chris is cognizant in contract management and administration of Service Provider contracts, having managed hundreds of projects under varying contractual nature over his 29 years’ experience, including Consultant Services, GC21, AS4000 for Traditional and Design, Novate, Design & Construct. Chris, as a National Director of Colliers International Project Management is committed to the outcomes of projects to ensure the clients and key stakeholder needs are fully understood and delivered
National Director | Project Leaders
With a career spanning over 18 years within the Construction Industry, Phillipa has been involved in the leadership and management of commercial developments from concept to completion. Since joining NixAnderson (now Colliers International Project Leaders) in 2015, Phillipa has proven to be a dedicated and diligent Project Leader who understands the sensitivities of what a client needs to make their project successful.
Phillipa has project experience within a number of industry disciplines, including commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and education.
With experience working for Construction companies such as Multiplex Constructions and Reed Constructions, Phillipa’s experience with Commercial and Social Infrastructure projects provides valuable insight and support to the team.
By working directly with clients, consultants and contractors, Phillipa has developed a strong understanding of internal and external stakeholder management and how to effectively manage communication on a proactive basis. Phillipa believes the key to successfully managing projects is understanding the client, the appropriate selection and effective management of the specialist team involved and by creating an environment that promotes collaboration and engagement to enable projects to exceed client expectations.
National Director | Project Leaders & Strategic Government Leasing
Iain is a National Director within Colliers International Project Leaders and Government Property Services located in Canberra ACT.
Iain is an expert advisor in relation to the Commonwealth Government and provides expert leasing, transaction and project leadership services to key clients and Commonwealth Government entities. With this multi-disciplinary experience, Iain is excellently placed to provide the services required to successfully deliver any project.
Iain has delivered more than 133,000sqm worth of Commonwealth property projects and lease transactions in the past 5 years on both the Tenant side and the Landlord side.
Iain possesses strong skills in:
- Strategic Planning, Project Management, Project Delivery & Project Leadership.
- Commonwealth Property Management Framework.
- Programming and Financial Analysis.
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
- Commonwealth Government Approvals (PWC, Budget Approvals).
- Negotiation and management of the Agreement for Leases and Commonwealth National Leases.
- Contract Administration and Management of Key Stakeholders (Government Client, Consultants and Landlord’s).
Iain has received recognition for his project management skills from the Australian Institute of Project Management and been identified by the Property Council of Australia for both project and individual awards.
National Director, Victoria | Project Leaders
Tim Edwards is an accomplished property professional with over 30 years’ experience in industrial, logistics and commercial property across the Australian and ASEAN markets and sectors.
Tim brings a strategic yet personable approach to all aspects of the commercial, industrial and logistics property development process and is firmly committed to the philosophy “experience matters, inspire confidence”. He has proven capability and expertise across all facets of property development from strategy, acquisitions, JV, ownership and funding structures, business development, project delivery, and customer relationship management.
With a background in construction and design, and a passion for property, sustainability, building communities and helping businesses achieve relevance and difference within the dynamic competitive landscape, Tim has a keen ability to listen, understand and respond to customers’ needs and changing situations.
During a secondment with TCC Group in Thailand working on transforming and rationalising DC networks and supply chain strategies, Tim sharpened his eye for seeing the potential of a holistic approach and finding creative and innovative business space solutions to suit customers’ needs, emerging trends and technologies, and market drivers.
As a National Director in Colliers' Project Leaders team, Tim is committed to taking an active role in providing a total value proposition. Tim works closely with customers and key stakeholders to identify and provide innovative property solutions that maximise operational and commercial efficiencies and deliver project certainty.