SNC-Lavalin, a global professional services and project management company, has appointed Tom Hasker to the newly created role of Australia CEO, as part of a wider strategy to broaden the company’s footprint in Asia Pacific.
SNC-Lavalin has had a presence in Australia for over 20 years and is currently involved in a number of major projects including the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport Line; Inland Rail, the largest freight rail infrastructure program in Australia; and the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane.
In June, SNC-Lavalin and consulting company, HKA and Infrastructure Nation, were jointly selected as integration and delivery partners for the the $11 billion Western Sydney Airport project. Under the terms of a six-year contract, the partners will support Sydney Metro’s in-house resources to undertake project integration and delivery of multiple mandates for the driverless metro.
Hasker has over 24 years’ consultancy experience spanning master planning, design, project and program management and advisory services. He re-joins SNC-Lavalin from UAE-based I.T. firm Keross LLC where he was CEO. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in SNC-Lavalin’s Asia Pacific region and has also held a number of senior management roles in the Middle East.
“With high levels of committed government spend we’re seeing a healthy pipeline of infrastructure work across numerous sectors. I now look forward to working with my team and getting closer to our clients to understand exactly what they need and how we can help them,” Hasker said.
Steve Morriss, SNC-Lavalin President for Asia Pacific and Middle East, said the Asia Pacific region is strategically important to SNC-Lavalin.
“The Asia Pacific region is strategically important to SNC-Lavalin as we focus on strong growth through the provision of sustainable and digitally driven engineering and program management services.
“Tom’s appointment builds on the great momentum we have in Australia where local and global talent will benefit from his leadership as we continue to deliver critical infrastructure projects that will help drive the post-pandemic economic recovery,” Morriss said.
Hasker starts his new role with immediate effect based in Brisbane.