Mace appoints transit mandarin Robert Fields as regional director for Australia and New Zealand

UK-headquartered international construction company Mace has appointed Robert Fields to the post of regional director for Australia and New Zealand.

Robert Fields takes up the role on 18 January (Supplied by Mace)

Previously an executive general manager for Australian infrastructure consultant RPS, Fields had been seconded to be commercial director for the Sydney Metro Programme, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project, in which role he was responsible for advising the programme executive.

Mace wants to expand in Australia and New Zealand, building on work already won in healthcare, education and transportation projects in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Fields succeeds Jeremy Oakes, who spent nearly 13 years with Mace and will stay with the company in the capacity of a consultant.

With a background in civil engineering, business and commercial law, Fields has two decades of international experience in major infrastructure programme advisory and management consulting services.

Prior to RPS, Fields held various senior appointments as a leader within HKA’s Advisory business.

"Mace has an excellent international reputation and an inclusive culture, which appeal to me both professionally and personally," he said.

"There is a massive pipeline of infrastructure work across the Australasian region, and I think Mace’s global best practice around project delivery, the focus on sustainability and appetite to innovate, create a solid foundation for a successful future. I’m excited to be part of the journey."

Jason Millett, CEO for Consultancy at Mace, said Fields’ "delivery background and experience make him a perfect fit as we continue to expand the business in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region".

Fields’ appointment takes effect on 18 January 2021.

Top image: The Pitt Street Station cavern being dug for Sydney Metro, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project (Sydney Metro)

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