HKA adds Lisa Martello to infrastructure advisory team

06 September 2023 2 min. read
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HKA has strengthened its Infrastructure Advisory team in Australia with Lisa Martello, who will also play a key role in advancing the firm’s diversity & inclusion efforts.

Lisa Martello is a project leader with over 15 years of experience leading high-profile rail, engineering, demolition, and construction projects in the United Kingdom and Australia.

She joins HKA from Metro Trains Melbourne, where she led the Airport Station and Viaduct sections of the Melbourne Airport Rail project on behalf of the railway operator.

HKA adds Lisa Martello to infrastructure advisory team

Martello previously lived and worked in the UK, having relocated to Australia at the start of 2021. In the UK, Martello held roles at engineering and consulting firms, delivery partners to the rail construction sector, and worked in industry for London Underground and Transport for London.

Her track record includes leading large transformations, enabling works programmes, organisational change initiatives, bridge upgrades, tunnel ventilation projects, stations, and structures.

“I love working in construction, and I feel proud every day to work with amazing people, and to get to contribute to exciting and iconic railway projects around the world,” she said.

Continuing her passion at HKA, Martello now is a director in the infrastructure advisory team in Victoria. “HKA is a professional services company with fabulous people all over Australia and the world, providing advisory services at enterprise, portfolio, program and project level,” she said.

Headquartered in London, HKA has over 1,000 professionals worldwide. The consultancy specialises in risk mitigation and dispute avoidance services, with a focus on the infrastructure and capital markets segments.

“We’re thrilled to welcome a results-driven project manager like Lisa to the team. Her creativity, analytical thinking, emotional intelligence, and industry knowledge will be invaluable in delivering exceptional services to our clients,” said Mike Pitt, partner at HKA.

A passionate advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion, Martello is a Board Director and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Portfolio for the National Association of Women in Construction in Australia. She’s also a Professional Mentor for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the co-founder of an anti-racism podcast.

“I also look forward to continuing to play an active role in driving change and promoting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. I am committed to working with HKA to implement programs that increase access to training and development opportunities for underrepresented groups and I am excited for what the future holds,” said Martello.