PwC bolsters Integrated Infrastructure practice with senior trio

13 July 2021 2 min. read
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PwC’s Integrated Infrastructure practice has welcomed three heavyweights to its team, with Adrian Box, David Ballantyne and Luke Palmerlee all recruited externally.

The 44-year old Adrian Box will join PwC per September 1 as National Infrastructure Markets Leader, based in Melbourne. He transfers from KPMG, where he spent fourteen years, latterly as a partner and the Victorian lead of its Infrastructure & Projects Group, as well as the Chief Data Officer for its Global Infrastructure practice. 

Box has extensive experience in commercial advisory and the management and delivery of large complex infrastructure, service delivery and real estate projects. His experience includes strategic analysis, project implementation and leadership, procurement analysis, business case development, project structuring, tender documentation design and development, bid evaluation, contract development, transaction structuring & management and negotiation. 

Adrian Box, David Ballantyne and Luke Palmerlee - PwC

David Ballantyne joins from Monash Health, Victoria’s largest Public Health Service, where he was Executive Director of Capital and Infrastructure, and previously worked with Health Infrastructure in NSW. He brings diverse infrastructure capability to PwC with extensive experience across the health, aviation and rail sectors. 

Ballantyne, who will be based in Melbourne and Sydney and commences his role next week, has extensive experience across the asset life cycle including business case development, project delivery and asset management. 

The 50-year-old Luke Palmerlee previously was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he led the government group in Australia/New Zealand and the Pacific. He has extensive experience providing strategic advice to governments, their private sector contractors, and other stakeholders in scoping and delivering government infrastructure initiatives. 

Palmerlee also joins the Big Four firm next week and will be based out of its Sydney and Canberra offices. 

PwC’s Integrated Infrastructure practice (400 staff including 50+ partners) brings together capabilities from across the firm’s three core businesses – Assurance, Consulting and Financial Advisory – under the one umbrella to provide an end-to-end support capability to clients in the infrastructure landscape.