ACG Team

At ACG Australia we enjoy the work we do, and that passion shows through with the quality of work we deliver. Our team of specialist engineers, project managers and advisors allow us to deliver a unique combination of in-house engineering design and construction expertise across Australia.

Phillip has over 20 years extensive experience in civil engineering projects including the civil design and coordination of aviation facilities, management of airport projects, aircraft pavement design and civil design of roads and traffic infrastructure.

Phillip has been responsible for the USD$47.7 million rehabilitation and upgrade of Vanuatu Bauerfield International Airport, on behalf of Airports Vanuatu Ltd and The Vanuatu Project Management Unit in partnership with the World Bank’s Pacific Aviation Investment Program, Airport Consultancy Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

He was also design consultant and construction quality auditor for the $100 million construction of the Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba.

He has undertaken the airfield pavement design and overall design management of the RAAF Amberley airfield redevelopment project ($40m) for the MRTT project. During the construction of the project Phil was also responsible for the construction supervision of the contractor ensuring that construction quality met or exceeded design philosophy.

Phil has also undertaken airfield engineering for the Sydney Airport taxiway enhancement programme ($100m) to enable A380. He has recently completed the design management for the RAAF Williamtown Ordnance Loading Aprons ($20m).

Phil led airport design and construction methodology activities for Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia.

Phillip Bell - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Post Grad Cert of Pavement engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) No. 16096

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Craig has significant Airfield Civil Construction experience specialising in Rigid and Flexible pavements having been involved with Defence and Civilian Airport projects and many other civil projects for more than 20 years. His areas of experience lie in the preparation of Quality and Construction Methodology documentation, airport pavement construction, design management and advisory roles.

His focus is on airfield pavement construction and all operational aspects of airfield pavements as well as the design and construction project management.

Whilst working for Sydney Airport Corporation Craig oversaw airfield pavement projects that delivered long term whole of life benefits to the airport owners as well as ensuring the project outcomes achieved the client requirements.

Craig was the project manager and construction supervisor of the RAAF Base Williamtown Ordnance Loading Aprons ($20m) project. He has extensive experience in undertaking constructibility reviews and reviewing design documentation against locally available construction plant and materials.

For Oyu Tolgoi Craig assessed and provided advice about the construction impacts from using marginal quality materials to achieve high quality pavement construction.

He has recently performed a site engineering role for Fulton Hogan at Prominent Hill aerodrome in South Australia. Craig was engaged to solve design and construction problems.

He provided direction over project activities and incorporated the use of local materials supplied by the client which represented significant savings for the project.

Craig Halliday - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Marine Engineering (RAN)

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Vashte provides a critical front line service role and significant operations support for all business units of ACG. With a high level of attention to detail,  business support knowledge and asset management Vashte is a vital member of the ACG Team.

Her role is extremely diverse, with a strong focus on (but not limited to) finance, office and staff management, HR,  policy and  procedure creation and management. Recently COVID support, compliance, and risk mitigation for staff.

Vashte provides vital support allowing seamless continuity for all key business of ACG to function.

Vashte Halliday - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts - Double Major Psychology and Media Studies
  • Advanced Cert - Xero Payroll and Accounting

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Peter is an experienced Civil Project/Design Manager. He has over 30 years’ professional experience in the delivery of civil engineering projects including airport improvements, land development and infrastructure upgrades.

He has extensive knowledge in many aspects of civil engineering including, project management, detail design, drafting, contract administration and construction supervision.

He has significant experience in managing the multiple disciplines and work packages required on an airport development projects.

Peter Owen - Qualifications
  • Associate Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
  • Diploma in Project Management

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Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience as an engineer in technology and product development, systems design, and the execution and management of professional engineering and business solutions.

Kevin is a highly technical Electrical Engineer specialising in Electrical and Illumination theory.

He has completed apron lighting design for large and small aircraft, new and replacement PAPI works, runway lighting systems as well as airfield lighting control.

Kevin Fricker - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) No. 18535

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Gary has an extensive CV with over 25 years engineering experience in airfield and road pavements covering design, construction, asset management and research & Development.

Purpose of role

  • Corporate oversight of pavement engineering practices and undertaking of pavement engineering projects
  • Promotion of Corporate leadership within industry through production of journal articles and conference presentations

Core objectives include:

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Structural design of aircraft, highway and heavy-duty pavements
  • Onsite assessment of pavement conditions and provision of maintenance requirements to achieve maximum pavement life
  • Produce pavement management plans based on local and international practices
  • Provision of technical notes, articles and presentations for internal and external presentations
  • Review of pavement structural designs and mentoring of junior staff
  • Expert Witness for pavement engineering

Dr Gary Chai - Qualifications
  • BSc Civil Engineering (1984) - University of Louisiana, USA
  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering (1991) - Kansas State University, USA
  • PhD Pavement Engineering (2001) - University of Malaya, Malaysia Professional Associations

Professional Associations
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) No. 2223494
  • NER
  • RPEQ
  • MIEAust
  • APEC
  • Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA)

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Aaron worked client side in airport operations and is experienced in apron management and layouts. Aaron is responsible for reviewing airport design compliance standards for ACG Australia.

Aaron Coghill - Qualifications
  • Advanced Diploma Architectural Technology, Architecture

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Paulo is a qualified Civil Engineer with experience as a Project Manager delivering Airfield, Tower and Terminal projects within all Australian states and inclusive of overseas projects. Paulo is directly responsible for the upkeep of project design documentation and the co-ordination of project construction documentation, quality administration and ensuring adherence to Airport Safety and Environmental requirements.

Paulo has been involved in engineering design projects from initial client liaison, project tendering, kick-off and through to project completion, handover and long-term maintenance support.

Paulo Magistrado - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) – University of Melbourne (2014)
  • Master of Engineering (Civil) and Business – University of Melbourne (current)

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Bikash is currently writing an article on “ Comparative Study of Dam Risk Management across asset lifecycle ( A comparative study of Queensland and Nepal) under the supervision of Dr. Steve Pudney and Dr. David Mills. Bikash undertakes project coordinator, Estimator and Valuator, Disaster Risk Management Engineer, Civil Engineer roles for the preparation of Municipal Transport Master Plans, surveying, design, quantity measurement of a transportation-related projects like road works, Airport Works, Bridge structures, Building-Related Projects and as Valuer. Bikash also underakes carrying out site supervision of construction works.

Bikash has experience in coordination for humanitarian or recovery efforts in Nepal. He has more than five years’ experience in Nepal for non – governmental as well as government agencies.

Bikash Shah - Qualifications
  • Master in Engineering Management
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering

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Shaun provides engineering technical inputs into Civil Engineering projects. These include Project Surveying, ISO and AS Systems compliance, reports, collation of site testing results, site attendance and reporting.

Shaun has been involved in the Aviation industry for the past 8 years and has held varied roles across Australia and Remote Island Territories. He has an in-depth understanding of the regulator framework which governs airport operations and has a high level of experience in auditing and procedure development.

Core objectives include:

  • ISO 9001 / AS 4801:2001 Systems Engineer
  • Project Surveyor
  • WSO/ARO
  • Report preparation
  • Record keeping for projects
  • Project management tasks and administration

Shaun Carberry – Qualifications
  • Associate Degree in Surveying
  • Diploma of Management
  • Airports Council International — CERT Airport Business Operations
  • Airport Reporting Officer and Works Safety Officer (2012 – Present)

Jason specialises in non-technical due diligence, community, political and country risk assessments to assist with capital raising and investment decisions as well as the design and implementation of strategies to neutralise threats to projects in complex environments to secure a social and political licence to operate. The focus is on enabling clients to achieve objectives.

Jason has conducted field assignments and developed solution focused strategies for a range of organisations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Peru, Philippines, Jordan, Iraq, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, PNG, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, southern Mali, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Colombia, DRC, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.

He completed the only successful field-based risk assessment of almost the entire TAPI route for the four consortium countries in 2014 on behalf of the Asian Development Bank. He is experienced at working with Boards, CEOs, government ministers, NGOs, foreign military commanders, tribal and village leaders, police, the UN and multi-lateral entities across a variety of jurisdictions.

Jason is the program manager and lecturer for an MBA Unit – Delivering Innovation & Other High-Risk Strategies at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Jason is interested in the practical application lessons from non-human biological systems for designing security frameworks and community stability with a focus on risk adaptation.

Jason is the Vice-President of the Australian Pacific Island Business Council and is a member Australia PNG Business Council, the Australia Fiji Business Council, the TE Lawrence Society and the Royal United Services Institute (UK). He also advises Australian Industry Group members.

Jason completed his PhD (Curtin University) in 2016 and uses the OODA Loop to analyse Salafi-Jihadi inspired home-grown terrorism as a tactic of asymmetric warfare. He has an M.A (Distinction) from Otago University, NZ. Jason is a Paul Harris Fellow and was nominated Citizen of the Year in 2005 for his work in Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Dr. Jason Thomas - Qualifications
  • PhD Curtin University
  • M.A (Distinction) from Otago University
  • Lloyd’s Maritime Certificate in Shipping

Jasmine is the Executive assistant to the Company Director Phillip Bell. She has 20 years experience in Vanuatu and provides invaluable support for running the office and maintain the ACG brand within the Vanuatu community.

Ericson is a Ni-Vanuatu civil technical officer with over 10 years experience in Civil Infrastructure projects. Ericson studied the Advanced Diploma of Engineering at Canberra Institute of Technology and he has undertaken a variety of technical roles within Vanuatu. His experiences span many disciplines including, residential, Ports and Maritime as well as Airport infrastructure and he has undertaken construction supervision, civil design and detail drafting roles. Currently Ericson provides Construction Quality Assurance assessments and civil design of airport and road infrastructure.

Ericson Mathias - Qualifications
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering

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Junior is a Ni Vanuatu resident who will complete his studies in the Associate Diploma of Engineering this year. ACG was proud to sponsor Junior in his final semester of schooling at South Brisbane TAFE. Junior is a civil design draftsman with a focus on three dimensional modelling of civil infrastructure.

Junior Willie Karlosaruru - Qualifications
  • Associate Diploma of Engineering

Albert is a Ni-Vanuatu resident that has recently commenced his career in Infrastructure Engineering. He supports the team with construction reporting and is focusing his time on perfecting his drafting skills. Albert will begin formal studies in Building Engineering shortly and will continue to be an ACG employee through out his future studies.

Albert Toukoune - Qualifications
  • Building Engineering

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Craig has significant Airfield Civil Construction experience specialising in Rigid and Flexible pavements having been involved with Defence and Civilian Airport projects and many other civil projects for more than 20 years. His areas of experience lie in the preparation of Quality and Construction Methodology documentation, airport pavement construction, design management and advisory roles.

His focus is on airfield pavement construction and all operational aspects of airfield pavements as well as the design and construction project management.

Whilst working for Sydney Airport Corporation Craig oversaw airfield pavement projects that delivered long term whole of life benefits to the airport owners as well as ensuring the project outcomes achieved the client requirements.

Craig was the project manager and construction supervisor of the RAAF Base Williamtown Ordnance Loading Aprons ($20m) project. He has extensive experience in undertaking constructibility reviews and reviewing design documentation against locally available construction plant and materials.

For Oyu Tolgoi Craig assessed and provided advice about the construction impacts from using marginal quality materials to achieve high quality pavement construction.

He has recently performed a site engineering role for Fulton Hogan at Prominent Hill aerodrome in South Australia. Craig was engaged to solve design and construction problems.

He provided direction over project activities and incorporated the use of local materials supplied by the client which represented significant savings for the project.

Craig Halliday - Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Marine Engineering (RAN)

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Shaun is currently Reporting and Work Safety Officer for the Dubai International Airport SRR Project. Shaun has worked in a number of airports around Australia, undertaking varied roles with the airport operations team environment. He has undertaken the airside reporting officer and airside Works Safety Officer on significant airport construction and expansion projects as well as general airside safety auditing and compliance inspections.

Shaun is experienced in reviewing construction scheduling of works and assessing potential compliance breaches and operational constraints. He has a working appreciation of airport operational requirements and has a focus on managing a compliance for airside operations

Shaun Carberry - Qualifications
  • Associate Degree in Surveying
  • Diploma of Management
  • Airports Council International — CERT Airport Business Operations
  • Airport Reporting Officer and Works Safety Officer (2012 – Present)

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