NEC Users' Group Online Conference 2020 - All Sessions
Richard Patterson, NEC4 Drafter and Procurement and NEC Specialist, Mott MacDonald
Richard is a chartered civil engineer and procurement and NEC specialist with global development, engineering and management consultant, Mott MacDonald.
Richard advised on possibly Mott’s first use of the NEC when he moved to their contracts/procurement team in 1996 and has worked with the NEC ever since. He supports Motts teams and their clients in all sectors including the Halley VI research station on the Antarctic, Transnet in South Africa and the Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai. In Hong Kong, he has supported the Mott MacDonald’s Hong Kong team on its commissions advising various departments of the Government of Hong Kong first on their trial projects using NEC and is happy now to see NEC as ‘business as usual’ in Hong Kong. Through Mott MacDonald, Richard delivers in-house and client training and training for NEC Training, including the 4 day ECC Project Manager accreditation course. He was also a member of the NEC4 drafting team. Richard has contributed to two NEC books, had 7 NEC papers published in ICE’s Proceedings and sat on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the ICE’s journal, Management, Procurement and Law. He is a also a frequent contributor to the NEC Newsletter.
Ross Hayes , NEC4 FM Contract Drafter, Independent Consultant and Tutor for NEC Contracts, NEC
Ross is an independent consultant and tutor specialising in the NEC contracts, particularly for Thomas Telford. He is part of their NEC drafting team and was one of the drafters for the NEC4 suite. He has recently been involved in the development of the new NEC Alliance Contract and regularly provides public and in-house training on NEC contracts.
Ross has extensive experience of the Term Service Contract, having put together one of the first TSC contracts using the early consultative version. He has subsequently advised on its strategy, development and use throughout the housing, energy, facilities management and highways sectors; particularly for the public sector with his previous employers, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP. Ross is a Chartered Civil Engineer.
Shy Jackson, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Shy's practice covers project advice and dispute resolution and he has advised on UK and international infrastructure projects under various standard forms of construction contracts, including the NEC suite of contracts, and acting in court proceedings, adjudication and arbitration as well as ADR. He is recognised for his expertise in Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020 where he is listed as a Thought Leader, as well as in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners 2019 where he is referred to as "very knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands when it comes to construction litigation" and "very able and approachable, with particularly sharp commercial acumen."
Shy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and an elected member of the Society of Construction Law Council. He writes regularly for industry publications, including the NEC Newsletter, contributes to construction law text books and is a visiting lecturer at the Construction Law MSc course at King's College London and the Masters in Business and Engineering at the University of Stuttgart.
Katrien Van Rompay, Contract Manager, Lantis
Katrien Van Rompay is Lantis’ contract manager for the Oosterweel Program. Katrien is a civil engineer with a background in infrastructure project management and international development.
Katrien started working at Lantis beginning of 2018 as the contract manager for the Right Bank project as part of the Oosterweel program. She has been introducing NEC in the Belgian Infrastructure market since September 2018, where she coordinates stakeholders from the sector on both Client and Contractors’ side to develop a standardised Flemish contract based on the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract.
Katrien is involving parties on all sides to introduce the key concepts of mutual trust and collaboration in the Flemish construction sector, where a culture of claims and conflict is still standing strong. These changes within the sector are highly needed in order to realize a program with such high complexity as Oosterweel.
Prior to Lantis she worked for one of Belgian’s largest engineering offices as a project manager for infrastructure projects. She has been working for the Belgian development agency in infrastructure projects worldwide, mainly in Africa, where collaboration with governments, contractors and clients is a must to make projects work.
Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP
Nicholas Gould is a partner in the specialist construction, engineering and energy lawyers Fenwick Elliott LLP, where he conducts a mix of international dispute resolution and non-contentious work. He is a solicitor-advocate, chartered surveyor, accredited adjudicator and CEDR lead mediator. He sits as arbitrator and on dispute boards. He acts for contractors, employers and governments in the building, construction, engineering, infrastructure, transport, energy, oil and gas, and process engineering sectors. Nicholas is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Vice President of the ICC’s Arbitration Commission. He is President Elect of the DRBF and past Chairman of the Society of Construction Law.
Patrick Waterhouse, NEC Consultant, Director of Bowdon Consulting, NEC, Bowdon Consulting
Patrick is an adjudicator and consultant specialising in all forms of construction and service contracts. He advises clients on disputes and contract issues in construction and engineering. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, an Accredited Mediator and an Adjudicator for disputes under construction contracts. Patrick is on the panels of adjudicators of ACE, CIArb, CIC, IChemE, ICE and TeCSA. He is also on the ICE's Register of Mediators/Conciliators. He delivers a range of training courses in the areas of standard form contracts (NEC, ACE, JCT), PFI contracts, contract law and commercial practice. He is a tutor for the NEC4 and NEC3 Project Manager Accreditation Programmes.
Jeremy Glover, Partner at Fenwick Elliott, Fenwick Elliott
Jeremy is a partner at Fenwick Elliott LLP , the UK’s largest construction law firm and is listed as a leader in his field in Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020. He has specialised in construction energy and engineering law and related matters for most of his career. An accredited adjudicator, he advises on all aspects of projects from initial procurement and strategic project advice to dispute avoidance and resolution. Jeremy is the co-author of Understanding the FIDIC Red and Yellow Book: A Clause by Clause Commentary, the third edition of which was published in 2018, and lead editor of Building Contract Disputes: Practice and Precedents. He also edits Fenwick Elliott’s monthly legal bulletin, Dispatch and their International Quarterly. Jeremy is a member of the Board of Examiners on the Construction Law MSc programme at King’s College, and also teaches on the MSc Building Information Modelling Management Programme at Middlesex University. He is the President-Elect of the Executive Board of Region 2 of the DRBF and also sits on the CIArb Adjudication Sub-Committee.
Barry Trebes, NEC4 drafter, Director, Trebes Consultancy Limited
Barry Trebes is an NEC Tutor and Director of his own consultancy Trebes Consultancy Ltd. Since 1985, his experience has ranged across a wide variety of projects including airport, rail, water, power and commercial developments and includes, most notably, the Stansted Airport development, the Heathrow Express Rail Link, CTRL, East London Line and a number of PFI/PPP contracts including the LUL PPP Contract. His first encounter with the NEC was in 1992 as senior commercial manager on the Heathrow Express Rail Link project working as a consultant for BAA plc (the earliest major user of NEC). Barry ’s imm ense experienc e of NEC projec ts has led to him providing training and mentoring to clients, contractors and professional organisations throughout the industry. As Managing Director of Needlemans he initiated in 1998 the first ever web system named Contract Change Management (CCM) for the management of NEC contracts with MPS Limited. Barry has facilitated NEC training since 1996 and is a tutor fo r Thomas Telford Limited, the owners and publishers of the NEC family of contracts. Barry delivers training and workshops including bespoke workshops to a broad range of clients in the UK and overseas Barry is co-author of a number of books on the NEC:-Managing Reality a five book set on the use of NEC ECC contracts- NEC3 and NEC4 ECC Role of the Project Manager- NEC3 and NEC4 ECC Role of the Supervisor
Jeff Davis, Associate Director, WYG
Jeff is a highly experienced Project Manager and engineer who joined WYG in 1997. He has in-depth experience of the construction industry gained from over 35 years working for consultants, contractors and Clients. He has specific Project Management experience relating to the management of Infrastructure projects, consortium-led urban expansion projects and Defence projects.
Jeff is a Registered NEC3 Practitioner and has successfully used the contract during design, procurement and delivery project stages.
Jon McRae, Commercial Director, A14 Integrated Delivery Team, A14 Integrated Delivery Team
Currently the IDT Commercial Director for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, promoted to the position in October 2019, having joined both the scheme and current employer Balfour Beatty in September 2017. This follows twenty-two years with my previous employer BAM Nuttall where Jon had been involved in a variety of projects across the Nuclear, Environment and Highway sectors. Passionate about developing the professional status of fellow employees and promoting the benefits of membership for both the Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors along with the mentoring of graduates. Supporter of collaborative working relationships and the benefits that it can contribute in working towards a ‘win-win’ situation for all parties, as experienced on A14
Graham Cole, Commercial Director , Highways England
Graham is privileged to have been Highways England’s Commercial Lead delivering the circa £1.5b A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme since October 2017. This project consistently promoted collaborative contractual working, together with successful delivery, under an amended NEC 3 Option C contract.
Graham has over 40 years’ knowledge and experience in the delivery of commercial and contract management including estimating, procurement, cost management and dispute avoidance / resolution solutions, providing best value for money propositions and solutions to both private and public sector clients under many different forms of contract.
Graham has a a proven track record as a commercial leader covering complex major projects in many industry sectors including rail infrastructure, highways and property development working at project, programme and corporate levels.
Noel Shearer, Head of Construction Category , Crown Commercial Service
Noel is the Head of Construction Category for Crown Commercial Service and leads the team delivering the £30Bn / 7 year Construction Works and Associated Services Framework. This is the largest Construction Framework ever procured in the UK and has been designed from the ground up to support the collaborative delivery of government construction policy and an alliancing approach to construction procurement.
Noel is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years experience delivering construction projects across multiple sectors, a Fellow of the RICS and an ICE Accredited NEC Project Manager.
Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Projects Authority
Nick Smallwood is the Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Head of Government’s Project Delivery Function.
Nick is the former Vice President for Projects Engineering and Chief Projects Engineer at Shell. He joins the IPA with 37 years’ experience of managing complex project portfolios and having developed Shell’s Global Project Academy. At Shell, Nick was accountable for managing how projects were delivered and a variety of significant improvement programmes.
Nick is also a trustee of the board of the Association for Project Management (APM) until November 2019, where he contributes to the overall development of the UK’s project management profession.