The Inside Infrastructure operating model is built on selecting the right people from our network of specialists to match business needs managed by a core internal team.

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Chris Hewitson


Chris has a robust background in the development, growth and management of engineering teams.  He led the design process in a wide range of infrastructure projects including major water treatment facilities, flood alleviation schemes and transfer projects.


Craig Headon



Craig is a pragmatic and client-focused Engineering Manager with a high technical capability that has seen him at the forefront of resolving engineering issues on large infrastructure projects in Australia.


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Michele Akeroyd


Michele is an expert in water resources and the environment. Michele joins the team following her role as Director of the Goyder Institute – South Australia's peak research body responding to managing water resources and the environment in relation to climate change. Michele leads on building a greater resilience of the natural environment and in the infrastructure we use to enable sustained liveability and productivity.


Owen Phillis


Owen brings senior management experience from the Victorian metropolitan and regional water utility sector. He has worked across CEO, planning, technical services, strategy and customer portfolios. Owen possesses strong industry links and has proven project management and stake-holder management capabilities. Owen assists clients in capturing and best utilising information on their infrastructure and services to aid future strategic decision making.

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Mike Harold


Mike has over 30 years’ private and government sector experience in policy development and brings a proven track record of negotiating and influencing policy and regulatory reform particularly concerning water resources.

In 2015 Mike was awarded the WA’s Water Industry - Professional of the year.


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Matthew Baines


Matt has over 15 years of engineering experience within the water industry and his technical capability has ensured involvement in the most important water projects in South Australia. He has worked on a range of mining and water sector projects and has managed teams that have developed projects from options identification through the design phase, developed business cases for financial approval and delivery,through the execution phase.

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Chris Hughes



Chris is a certifi ed and experienced project management professional and engineer. He has over 20 years’experience in consulting. He has led large multidisciplinary teams to study and deliver major infrastructure and environmental programs and projects. These have been in client-side roles for mining and government clients in both Australia and Europe. In the last five years he has delivered program management and PMO advisory to DEW, study and engineering management to BHP at Olympic Dam and water strategy and planning to BHP in the Pilbara

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Steve Milner



Steve has a diverse career and solid foundation in project management, leadership, strategy and governance. He has a proven track record in the delivery of both complex and complicated large projects and in supporting clients to develop and review their internal processes and teams for delivery.

Steve is an AIPM-certified Project Director.

South Australia & Western Australia