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The Reeves' Directors have many years experience between them and are supported by experienced project management staff. All staff are tertiary educated and have extensive international experience. Having all worked in developing countries and in post disaster / conflict settings, working with UN agencies, Private Sector, Government Overseas Aid Departments, Local Government Agencies and Non Government Organisations.

 
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Director – Peter Cusack

PeterWith broad ranging experience across all three companies, Peter has a considerable depth of experience in putting together project teams, analysing difficult projects including access solutions and in analysing local conditions, establishing contacts with local and off-shore suppliers and specialist subcontractors when projects demand skills not readily available. Peter also specialises in Bills of Quantities, Cost Plans and other essential project foundation documentation for Infrastructure Projects that evaluate risk. This includes currency fluctuation, commercial bid preparation, critical path programming, methodologies and tender submissions.

Peter is experienced in the establishment of in-country, satellite offices and project-based facilities where he assists in the development of construction methodology, sequencing schedules (programmes) and the implementation of project administrative and reporting software. Peter has sound experience in project budgeting, cost control and other important requirements that are the cornerstones for the management of a construction and development project so that time and budget expectations meet with client expectations.

As well as being a Director of Reeves International, Peter is also a Director of Contract Management Systems, a Melbourne-based Commercial builder specialising in restoration work and CCB Envico, also Melbourne-based, focusing on water and sanitation projects in Victoria and New South Wales

 
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Project Director – Simon Gorman

Simon-GormanSimon is a construction professional, specialising in water and sanitation with significant experience in project managing multi disciplined teams in developing countries. Simon is a Project Director of Reeves and provides strong strategic oversight and technical direction to our projects. Simon holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design, a Bachelor of Building and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Melbourne.

Simon's has significant international experience having spent time in Project Director & Country Director Roles of International Aid and recovery programs in Indonesia, Rwanda, Somalia and Vanuatu. He has managed construction projects in Hong Kong, Pakistan, and New York and lead the construction of numerous commercial, industrial and environmental projects within Australia. He holds special skills in leading multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams to achieve a common goal with a keen understanding of the special skill sets, and emphasis on gender, and inclusion of all stakeholders required in these types of projects. He is experienced in putting together and leading post conflict and disaster response teams thorough his career.

Recent international projects with Reeves include the role of Project Director on an earthquake reconstruction project in Yogyakarta, which involved construction management of schools and other infrastructure, and included the management of livelihood grants to support small business and other community. He also acted as Project Director of the Vanuatu Schools Project where he enabled extensive involvement of communities in the planning and implementation of the project with a special focus on women's involvement.

Simon is also Managing Director of CCB Envico a mid-sized Australian based construction company specialising in the design and construction of water facilities and environmental infrastructure within Australia and internationally. Recent and current projects carried out by CCB include a Municipal Sewerage Treatment Plant in the Federated State of Micronesia (for ADB), a Sewerage treatment Plant in Shoalhaven (NSW), Wastewater Recycling plants in Cowes and Bendigo (Vic) and numerous large scale pumping stations on the Goldfields Super pipe project.

 
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Operations Manager - David Fair

David-FairDavid brings to the business more than 15 years in managing international development projects. David has extensive experience in commercial and NGO sector. Managing the tendering and delivery of projects in Cambodia, China (Guangxi & Tibet AR), Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Pacific (Regional), PNG, Palestinian AT, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Infrastructure projects including; reconstruction housing, schools, hospital refurbishment and water and sanitation. Covering key development areas of education, primary health care, HIV/AIDS, safer blood, organisational development, capacity development and disaster risk reduction.

David started at Reeves in 2008 as a Senior Project Manager and A/g Project Director for the Nauru Secondary School Redevelopment. Prior to joining Reeves, David was Operations Manager at International Development Support Services (IDSS now under Aurecon), and has undertaken consulting inputs for program evaluations, project management training and disaster risk reduction reviews. Previously working with the Australian Red Cross as a Regional Coordinator for NE and SE Asia, and Country Manager in Sri Lanka to lead the recovery and reconstruction following the 2004 Tsunami. He is contracted as a Community Development Specialist under the AusAID 'Aid Advisory Standing Offer'.

David has been a guest lecturer for Monash University Master Degree in International Development and Environmental (lecturing in capacity building and logical frameworks). David has a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (University of Melbourne) and Post Graduate in Isl. Stud (University New England). Holder of Distinguished Service Medal (Red Cross) and Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Australian Government).

 
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Senior Project Manager - Andrew McEvoy

Andrew-McEvoyAndrew has over 16 years construction and business management experience in Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. He is a Graduate of Construction Management at RMIT Melbourne. Andrew was first engaged by Reeves as a Construction Manager for the Yogyakarta Central Java Community Assistance Program which replaced school, health, housing and other community infrastructure destroyed in the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake (Indonesia). His responsibilities included design, construction, procurement, training and working closely with local communities. Andrew also recently completed quality inspections and an independent reviewer of schools built under the AusAID funded School Reconstruction Program in West Java and Sumatra.

Currently Andrew is the Team Leader of RSIIP in Honiara. Previously (2010 -12), Andrew was based in Solomon Islands as Project Manager for the NZ MFAT and AFP funded RSIPF Housing Project which included the procurement and construction of over 160 houses for the Royal Solomon Police Force. In 2008 / 2009 Andrew was an Australian based Project Manager for the AusAID funded Nauru Secondary School project and NZAID/NZ MFAT funded Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources office project in Solomon Islands. Both projects involved design, construction and procurement services, which included the importation of over of AU$4 million worth of tools, materials and equipment from Australia and NZ.

 
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Senior Site Manager – Brian Oman

Brian-OmanBrian joined Reeves as the Site Manager on the Nauru Secondary School project. Prior to that he was Site Manager for the construction of the Processing Centre on Nauru and was responsible for the maintenance of the Centre after its completion.

Brian knows how to work closely with the community and sub contractors to deliver high quality infrastructure. Recently he was the Site Manager for the security upgrade of AusAID apartments in Port Moresby and Site Manager overseeing the building of houses for the Royal Solomon Island Police Force in remote Provinces. Brian is currently overseeing the building of the Gizo Correctional Centre in remote Western Province.