With over seven years invested in the business, and 30 plus years in the industry, Tim Gosbell has received a much-deserved promotion to Director of Transport Clients.
In this role, he’s responsible for client relationships and the pursuing, bidding and winning of work for our Transport clients.
Tim says, “I want to bring the best of our national business to our regional clients. We want to get clear on what our key pursuits and opportunities are, as there is more work than we can sensibly pursue, bid, win and deliver. If there is one thing that I’d like achieve it is a consistent view of the strength of our market going forward and opportunity for growth.”
State and Federal Governments are investing record amounts in infrastructure. Last year, the Australian Federal budget alone increased their infrastructure investment by 26%, and most states are growing their infrastructure programs.
Tim says, “Our three biggest markets are the east coast of NSW, Victoria then Queensland and we’ve got great technical foundations in those regions on which we can build and grow. I don’t think this is an ‘infrastructure boom’, but rather ‘the new normal’, so we need to think long term around the ability to grow, our scale and our place in the market.
“In this role, I’m very excited to strengthen the conversations with our clients. It’s just such a critical part of our business, and we work hard to understand our clients’ needs and their direction to develop future ready solutions.”
Understanding the trends and changes on the horizon
Our priorities are shifting rapidly to trends around net zero and the use of technology. To help guide them into the future, Diane Riley has been appointed to the position of Client Director Victoria, Transport.
Diane’s priority is to make sure that the latter half of 2021 capitalises on all the great work WSP has done over the past few months in pursuing strategically significant and major opportunities.
In parallel, she’ll be undertaking market assessments to gauge the strategic alignment of the business to start forward planning for 2022 and positioning the firm for a strong performance in 2022 and beyond.
Diane says, “It’s such a great time to be at the forefront of the Transport industry in Victoria, with amazing projects supporting connectivity and helping communities thrive across the state. I’m keen to maintain and grow our relationships with our clients and delivery partners, primarily through showcasing the capabilities of our people exhibited via our projects in delivery.
“Our thought leadership is also a huge catalyst for stimulating debate and identifying opportunities. I will continue to be a champion for the creation and dissemination of this information to help our clients better understand the trends and changes they should be capitalising on.
“The Victorian Government’s recently published Climate Change Strategy, for example, sets a solid foundation for WSP to further build on the pillars of our Future Ready initiatives realising significant benefits for communities.”
Helping our clients achieve their goals
At WSP, we are future-focused and challenge the status quo, in order to propose innovative ideas for our clients to meet their business objectives.
An embodiment of our Guiding Principles, WSP is delighted to welcome back Liz McGregor as Key Account Manager for Department of Transport, Victoria, after 10 years away.
Tim Gosbell, Director of Transport Clients, says, “Liz is such a well-respected leader in the Transport sector, especially with the Department of Transport (DoT). She will help us evolve our existing relationships and drive our collaborative partnership further. It’s great to see her back in the business.”
With more than 25 years’ experience in the Transport sector, Liz will work closely with the DoT to manage projects in a collaborative environment, refine the delivery of our —client-centric services while looking for opportunities to jointly develop transport initiatives designed to enhance the communities in which we live, work and play.
“Infrastructure spending by our governments to stimulate the economy through-and-after the pandemic opens many opportunities for projects that will ultimately help in building a resilient, sustainable and prosperous Victoria,” says Liz. “I am very excited to do my part in helping WSP and DoT realise this future ready tomorrow.”
Expressing his excitement of these new appointments Charlie Jewkes, Director of Transport, says, “I’m absolutely delighted to see Tim and Diane receive promotions and Liz re-join the Transport team in Victoria. All three are highly respected transport professionals and their ability to unlock opportunities, connect with clients and deliver outstanding services will be invaluable for our business.”