Advisory business expansion to create winning future for clients


06 February 2020

As part of WSP’s increasing focus on providing our clients with a unique combination of infrastructure expertise and management consulting leadership to help them determine how to best develop assets and deliver services, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Newbrook to the position of General Manager (GM) for Advisory in Australia.

Alana is an engaging, client-focused professional with more than 18 years of industry experience and demonstrated leadership, delivering major projects through her effective, consultative style.

With extensive depth of knowledge in investment strategy, governance risk, procurement and asset management advising public and private sector clients, Alana is a unique asset to our expanding Advisory business which will continue to sharpen its offering for clients across the markets of Property and Buildings, Transport and Infrastructure, Environment, Water Resources, Industry and Energy, Digital.

Having commenced in the role on 13 January 2020, Alana now leads a team of 220 professionals delivering strategic advice for clients across the whole project lifecycle, providing local understanding of each market, while offering international benchmarks and solutions through our extensive global network.

Charlie Jewkes, WSP’s Director of Transport, says, “Clients turn to us at all stages of the development lifecycle of their projects: strategic, planning, design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance. Our united group of Advisory professionals create value for both private and public organisations by providing a fully integrated package of services that combines technical and multidisciplinary expertise, strategic consulting, financial and management advice, and local knowledge of the communities in which we work. This includes incorporating Indigenous knowledge and culture in the design of infrastructure and built environment projects.

“Alana has been an integral part of WSP in Australia and her appointment to General Manager is an exciting move. Her leadership style is centered on building trust with people, and her success is a testament to her hard work that will continue to help drive the industry forward.”

WSP works with clients by delivering future ready solutions that will shape the communities of tomorrow and help societies thrive.

Alana says, “I am excited to be leading WSP’s Advisory business and look forward to providing clients with our expanded service offering. We have an incredible depth to our talent pool, both here and abroad, which will allow us to coordinate diverse teams and deliver rewarding client solutions.

“As our clients face increasing complexities in their businesses, we will be ready to support them through the journey of transforming and adapting to each new season and its challenging demands.

“Our people are here to listen, advise, and work collaboratively with clients to build resilience, strengthen communities and improve the living standards of our growing population.”

Examples of recent work include technical and transport advisory services for Transport for NSW’s Sydney to Newcastle Strategic Business Case and the Newcastle to Port Macquarie Pre-Feasibility Study which supports Fast Rail in exploring options for the Northern Corridor. WSP is also advising on signature projects across Australia including the Special Activation Precincts (SAPs) identified by the NSW Government which aim to fuel economic development in regional NSW and boost competitive advantage for growing communities.




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