Experience, Expertise and Skills
Peter recently managed a Transition Project for a multi-national Light Rail Transport operator in transitioning from a private sector BOOT contract to NSW Government contract. He has provided bid strategy and implementation services to a number of organisations seeking to secure new opportunities in unfamiliar territory. He has also worked with multiple clients in the construction and technical services industries in analysing all aspects of each company – from business model to market position to talent pool – and working with the owners in making necessary changes to bring about sustainable growth.
Peter Wilkinson was formerly Manager of GHD’s Sydney Management Consulting Group, practicing in Transport Project Advisory, Asset Solutions, Business Performance and Risk & Safety. Peter has supplemented his specialist rail rolling stock expertise through experience in a wide range of rail and road infrastructure and operational disciplines. He has provided due diligence services for a number of transport infrastructure transactions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New Zealand, The Philippines, UAE, Japan and Bangladesh. He has also managed and contributed to a number of significant feasibility studies. He possesses mechanical engineering qualifications in the areas of maintenance and asset management.
Peter was formerly Executive Manager, Commercial for Transfield Services ANZ and earlier Executive Manager Strategy & Development for Transfield Services’ Rail Infrastructure Group. In 2009 he held the role of Acting General Manager for Rail in NSW and Queensland with responsibility for 100 staff. He led and oversaw a number of significant projects and tenders including a $1Bn+, 7+5 Year Partnership Based Contract submission to Railcorp (now Sydney Trains) NSW for L3C Fleet Maintenance Services (in JV with Bombardier), a $1.5Bn, 10 Year Network Stewardship contract submission to NSW Country Rail Infrastructure Authority for operations and management of the NSW Country Regional Network and a $26M Design & Construct upgrade of viaduct section of the Outer Harbour line on the SA Transadelaide network in Joint Venture with Baulderstone SA.
Peter has extensive experience in both private sector and public sector funded infrastructure projects involving procurement and financing using a wide range of methodologies. He has applied his asset and systems development and management expertise in the transportation, defence, utilities and infrastructure industries both locally and overseas. His outsourcing commercial acumen was developed in particular through his work with Transfield Services and Serco Asia Pacific.