Robert Fields leads Mace in Australia and New Zealand

28 December 2020 Consultancy.com.au
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Global engineering consultancy Mace has named Robert Fields as its regional director for Australia and New Zealand.

The UK-headquartered firm has been active in Australia since 2008 when it launched itsSydney office, and since then Mace has expanded its track record in the built environment sector. Down under, the firm specialises in project and programme management, advisory services and facilities management consultancy, delivering projects across a number of key sectors, such as education, health, commercial, hotels and leisure, retail and infrastructure.

Now operating with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, Mace’s portfolio of projects includes the redevelopment of Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground, the renewal programme for Sydney Opera House and the roll-out of luxury stores for Tiffany & Co. in Australia and New Zealand.

Robert Fields, Regional Director ANZ, Mace

Robert Fields will lead Mace’s Australia and New Zealand division per 18 January 2021, succeeding Jeremy Oakes, who spent nearly thirteen years with Mace and will stay with the company. “I’m excited to be part of the journey,” said Fields, who brings over two decades of experience in engineering consultancy to the firm. 

He currently is an executive general manager for Australian infrastructure consultant RPS, which most recently seconded Fields to serve as commercial director for the Sydney Metro Programme, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project. Before RPS, he held various senior roles within HKA’s Advisory business. 

Jason Millett, the CEO for Consultancy at Mace, said: “Our consultancy business is going from strength to strength and we are part of some of the world’s most complex and high-profile projects and programmes. We are delighted to welcome Robert. His delivery background and experience make him a perfect fit as we continue to expand the business in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.”

According to a recent McKinsey & Company study, Australia’s infrastructure sector is gearing up for major change across all phases of its lifecycle – innovation, planning, financing, delivery and maintenance. The industry currently contributes more than 10% of the gross value added to the Australian economy. 

Fields: “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.”