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Michael James

Associate Director

Michael is a versatile achievement-driven and seasoned professional with over 34 years of experience in the construction industry, that includes 12 years in the Middle East. Michael is responsible for business development and oversight of a portfolio of projects involving client management and related deployed teams across North’s project advisory services delivery. Michael is focused on conducting business in a compliant and ethical way considering our impacts − economically, socially, environmentally and with respect to traditional landowners and human rights.

  • Establishment of program management office – governance and controls
  • Program and project management of large teams of program-wide technical specialists- masterplanning, design, engineering, cost, value engineering and sustainability – all disciplines and deliverables
  • Obtaining best value and program certainty through all procurement routes and processes for consultants and contractors– ECI, D&B, Traditional
  • Manage all stakeholders and stages of a project – master planning, design and permitting, works execution and handover
  • Social infrastructure and cultural sector
  • UTAS Southern Future Plan | $600-900m | 2020 – ongoing | University of Tasmania
  • Diriyah Gate, KSA | $17 Bn | 2018-2019 | Diriyah Gate Development Authority | PMO Director
  • Expo 2020 Village, Dubai, UAE | USD $600m Stage 1 | 2017-20 | Dubai World Trade Central | Project Director
  • Intercontinental Hotel and Anantara Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE | $240m | 2016-18 | RAK Properties | PM Director
  • Al Wakrah FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium, Qatar | USD$1 Bn | 2016-17 | Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy | Project Director
  • Queensland Government | $110m | 1998-2002 | Programme of museum projects for the Queensland Heritage Trails Network | Managing Director
  • Living Ocean International | $55m | 2002-03 | Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, People’s Republic of China | Managing Director

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