New Managing Director for South Australia


14 February 2018

Donald Cant Watts Corke today announced the appointment of Mr Richard Guerra as the new Managing Director for their South Australia office, effective immediately.

Mr Guerra has over 15 years of quantity surveying and cost management experience, working with clients across both the public and private sector.

“Richard is a highly skilled outcome focused professional,” said Mr Glenn Corke, Group Managing Director and Group Board Member.

“Richard’s focus will be to continue the service excellence we provide to our existing valued clients while developing and expanding our service offering and client base in the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.”

Born in Adelaide, Richard is extremely familiar with the South Australian landscape. He has extensive experience in all sectors of the construction industry, and has been responsible for the delivery of several large scale and complex programs and projects.

“I have strong experience in the Transport and Infrastructure sectors, including roads and rail, as well as Mining and Natural Resources,” said Mr Guerra. “These are all areas where I know Donald Cant Watts Corke is keen to expand their operations.”

“Additionally, following the completion of our role as Independent Certifier on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2017, there is a huge opportunity for us to continue our position as leaders in our field in South Australia.”

“Our success in Health and Education across Australia, amongst other sectors, is what we are known for. This is how Donald Cant Watts Corke has the reputation of being Australia’s largest, private, 100% Australian owned cost and project management services provider. It is now up to us to diversify our services and sectors in South Australia to keep up with market needs and economic trends,” said Mr Guerra.

Opened in 2010, the Adelaide office has had a stronghold in securing many quantity surveying opportunities in the Aviation, Commercial, Civic, Defence, Education, Health, Infrastructure, Retail, Arts, Culture and Entertainment, and Sports and Recreation sectors. More recently, our Donald Cant Watts Corke Advisory team completed a project for the City of Onkaparinga.

"Richard was appointed to Managing Director, South Australia, following a nationwide search to find the right candidate for this role,” said Mr Corke.

“He joins Donald Cant Watts Corke having worked as an Associate Director at another leading consultancy firm for over a decade. We have no doubt his skills, experience, leadership and insight will be of significant value to our business and the team in Adelaide.”

Overseeing all projects locally, Mr Guerra has extensive knowledge of what it takes to set-up and actively be involved in high performance cost management teams on major programs of work. By anticipating the client’s long term needs, he is known for being able to streamline estimating solutions and delivery methods to improve people, processes and systems.

Some of Mr Guerra’s most notable projects include:

* Adelaide Rail Electrification Project
* BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Phase 1 (ODP1)
* Building the Education Revolution Schools Program
* City West Bypass Project
* Coles’ New Store & Refurbishment Program
* Colonnades Shopping Centre Redevelopment
* Dukes Highway Overtaking Lanes, Wide Centreline Treatment & Rehabilitation
* Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School Strathalbyn Campus Redevelopment
* EPIC Residential Apartment Complex
* Hardened and Networked Army Projects
* Osbourne Naval Shipyard Precinct (ONSP) – Surface Ships
* Port Bonython Jetty Refurbishment
* Santos Cooper Infrastructure Expansion Program (CIEP)
* Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Schools Program
* South Road / Anzac Highway Underpass
* West Lakes Shopping Centre Redevelopment
* Woolworths’ New Store & Refurbishment Program

Donald Cant Watts Corke prides itself in its national strength, local knowledge, relationships with stakeholders, and being appointed as trusted advisors based on the people we contribute to a project.

“I thrive on having strong relationships with clients, combined with a genuine understanding of ensuring their needs are met; providing valuable solutions in answer to their problems,” commented Mr Guerra.

“I looking forward to continuing to support the South Australian property and construction industries, and am delighted to be taking on this senior leadership role in the Adelaide office.”




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