Councils National Board
Lean Construction Australia and New Zealand is structured around a National Board, supporting 6 regional councils in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand.
All LCANZ Council members are bound by the Lean Construction ANZ Constitution, and LCANZ State and Country Committees Roles and Responsibilities
Michael is a consultant who has specialised in assisting project teams achieve high performance outcomes. Building on more than thirty years of engineering and construction experience he has developed and applied an approach based on an agile business optimisation, built on the right organisation structure, trusting relationships and efficient work flow methods. Prior to joining Evans & Peck Michael was a relationship contract specialist with John Holland where he provided strategic advice to the organisation and its alliance teams in relation to the securing and delivering major infrastructure projects
Ken is a Mechanical Engineer, and has been working in Construction for the past 19 years. His current position is Principal Methods, Lean and Innovation at EIC Activities, the CIMIC groups Engineering and Innovation company. Ken has been involved in supporting the lean community in Australia for the past 5 years.
Christina is a Managing Partner of the Lean Construction Advisory, a Brisbane based consultancy which bring efficiency, productivity and LEAN methodology to the construction industry.
Christina has over twelve years’ experience as a consultant in the field of Organisational Development as a successful coach, facilitator, trainer, and change agent.
LCANZ Ltd Director, Regional Committee Chairperson
Abra is the Executive Director of Sales for Jacobs Engineering. With more than 20 years experience in engineering previously with Aurecon and AECOM.
Dr Vicente González
LCANZ Ltd Director, NZ Regional Committee Chairperson
Vicente is an academic at The University of Auckland and a passionate advocate for Lean Construction and Digital Technologies. He has been a member of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) since 2004 and a prolific author in Lean Construction. He has also played different roles in the IGLC annual series conferences such as editor and scientific chair.
LCANZ Ltd Director, NZ REGIONAL COUNCIL
Stephanie is a consultant focussed on helping the construction industry to develop a culture of continuous improvement (CI). Leveraging her background in management consulting with Deloitte, and lean industry experience across manufacturing and construction, she supports organisations to grow their CI capability in areas including leadership, accountability, visible performance, and ‘better practice’ processes/systems. Working in operational consultancy for several years she has experience creating sustainable change and led a large multi-site transformation programme. Stephanie is a consultant with Intent Group and is a trained Toyota Kata practitioner. She hopes to support LCANZ to achieve its goal of advancing the application of lean.
Dr Gao Shang is an academic at the University of Melbourne where he teaches subject of Lean construction. He is also the author of the book titled Lean Construction Management – the Toyota Way, which is the first book ever published to address the Toyota Way practices in the construction industry to achieve lean construction management. Dr Gao had experience in developing special Diploma in Lean construction for senior building professionals in Singapore. He has also served as consultant to large construction firms in China and Singapore.
NSW REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
David started his career in project based heavy manufacturing of steam turbines across Europe, the US and China. This gave David his grounding in what was then the Continuous Improvement movement. Since moving into the engineering services and construction sector David has been a passionate advocate of finding a better way of delivering projects through their entire life cycle. David has applied this approach in several senior leadership construction roles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
LCANZ LTD DIRECTOR, VIC REGIONAL COMMITTEE
Phil is an authentic transformation leader with a focus on team collaboration, continual improvement and innovation. Phil currently works for McConnell Dowell as the Innovation & Continuous Improvement Manager.
His experience is founded on 20 years of experience working in Project and Engineering Management role with tier 1 contractors in the civil engineering industry. In project and engineering management roles he has led teams on a variety of successful projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, including in the rail, roads, marine and telco sectors. He is a qualified Civil Engineer and has a Masters in Project Management.