Francois Dudouit, Project Director, Vinci Construction Grands Projets

Francois has over 37 years’ construction experience, gained on major railway underground infrastructure projects in France, Denmark, Hong Kong, Nederland, Sweden and New Zealand. His experience includes TBM excavation in challenging soft ground and hard rock, with pressure up to 13 bars. 

Between 2003 and 2018, Francois was responsible first for the construction on the Hallandsås Tunnel Project in Sweden and then for the SCL 1103 & SCL 1122 projects (part of Shatin to Central Line, a new MTR line in Hong Kong). Since 2019, he has been the Link Alliance Project Director for the City Rail Link in Auckland.

David Hake, General Manager for Tunnelling, John Holland

David is a civil engineer with over 30 years of experience in underground construction in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He has a long history with metro, road, water and wastewater tunnel projects (from small to mega projects) and was recently involved in the development of a pumped storage hydro scheme in Australia.

John Holland is the platinum sponsor of ATC 2023.

Dr Donald Lamont, Hyperbaric and Tunnel Safety Ltd 

Donald established Hyperbaric and Tunnel Safety Ltd in 2010 following over 20 years as head of tunnel engineering in the UK Health and Safety Executive. 

He is a chartered civil engineer with over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, the last 10 of which have included advising clients in New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, the UK and Canada. 

Donald’s recent work also includes health and safety training on an international basis and expert witness work in UK and abroad. 

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Challenges and key success factors of striving to achieve industry-leading outcomes on New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project.

Rob Mair, GM Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability CRL Ltd

Rob has 25 years’ experience managing safety, health, security and environmental issues in project delivery, railway operations and infrastructure management teams in the UK, and for the last 5 years, in New Zealand.

As GM Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability at CRL Ltd, he initially set the overarching H&S strategy for the project. For the last 2 years, Rob has worked as Health & Safety Director for the Link Alliance, which is delivering the main CRL construction, fit-out and testing & commissioning works for the tunnels and stations. 

Rob Muley, Tunnelling Director, Acciona

Rob is a career tunneller with more than 30 years’ of experience in major project construction. In addition to working on some of Australia’s most iconic projects, he has worked across six countries. This has included establishing tunnelling businesses in both Hong Kong and Singapore. 

A leader in his field, Rob is known for his commitment to safety and innovation. More recently he lead the Western Harbour Tunnel project from tender into delivery.

Acciona is a gold sponsor of ATC 2023.

Tommy Parker, Chief Executive for the Auckland Light Rail Group

Tommy leads New Zealand’s transformational, urban and transport project. He has held senior management and governance roles with Arup as Australasian Consulting Lead, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction and Auckland Transport.

Tommy’s leadership has seen the delivery of challenging infrastructure projects that respond to complex problems both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. 

His commitment to industry wide innovation and excellence is seen in his leadership of the Construction Industry Zero Harm Group and North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (Kaikōura) and as initiator of the national Roading Efficiency Group.

Francesco Saibene, Managing Director of Ghella Limited, the New Zealand subsidiary of Rome-based Ghella SpA

Francesco has a Masters in Structural Civil Engineer and more than 15 years’ experience delivering significant infrastructure projects on four continents. 

He is currently Programme Director for the $1.2 billion Watercare’s Central Interceptor Project. 

Francesco has an extensive experience in innovative and successful infrastructure procurement and delivery.