Key hire bolsters Deloitte’s infrastructure team
9 August 2018: Deloitte Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of former Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Philip Davies as a Financial Advisory partner in the firm’s infrastructure team.
Philip, who will be based in Sydney, will join on 3 September 2018 following the end of his three-year term at Infrastructure Australia, where he was responsible for shaping the future of Australia's infrastructure policy. He provided independent expert advice to all levels of government on infrastructure, including advocating for reforms on key issues such as funding, financing, delivering and operating infrastructure, and better planning and utilisation of infrastructure networks.
Luke Houghton, Deloitte Asia Pacific Leader for Infrastructure and Capital Projects said: “We are thrilled to have Philip join our firm and our team. As a highly qualified engineer and infrastructure expert with over 25 years’ experience, he brings a unique set of skills coupled with broad technical understanding in planning and economics, underpinned by his global experience in engineering, construction, and the operation of infrastructure assets.
“Given his exceptional understanding of the policies, strategies and challenges in implementing whole of asset life-cycle reform, which applies across all infrastructure-related services, Philip will play a critical role with our clients, especially in the cities and transport reform space.”
Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Philip established and led AECOM's Infrastructure Advisory Asia Pacific business, providing government and private sector clients with infrastructure policy, strategy, business, program, planning and operations advice. Prior to this, he spent a decade in the UK and Japan, including six years at Deloitte’s UK member firm, where he worked with Transport for London to introduce the congestion-charging scheme into central London.
He subsequently joined Transport for London as a Director and developed a long-term vision for real time traffic management in London, including establishing the city’s transport control centres. He was a leader in the development of intelligent transport systems solutions and the use of real-time data to inform proactive operational decisions as well as long-term investment choices.
Philip has also held various board positions in commercial and public life over more than three decades, including Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney, and a board member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.
Philip Davies said: “I’m excited to return to Deloitte, especially at a time when the firm is taking a more holistic approach to the Asia Pacific region. The firm is well respected for its client-centric approach and I’m looking forward to working as part of the infrastructure team in assisting our clients navigate their challenges at a time of rapid change and uncertainty.
“This is particularly important as our major cities respond to population growth and our infrastructure services transform to maintain the quality of life and the liveability of our cities, which are expected by our communities.”
David McCarthy, Managing Partner, Financial Advisory said: “Philip is highly respected for the instrumental role he has played in shaping the future direction of infrastructure in Australia. Infrastructure advisory is one of Deloitte’s key priorities, and his extensive leadership, networks and credentials will be major assets to our clients as we help them navigate this rapidly changing environment.
“He has deep insight and understanding of the future challenges Australia faces such as the increasing cost of delivering infrastructure services, and the investments and policy reforms required to meet those challenges in order to maintain the quality of life Australian's expect."
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