July 2022

Neil Kerridge to head up Rendel Ingerop’s Sydney office

Neil Kerridge

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Kerridge as the new head of Rendel Ingerop’s growing Sydney office.  Neil has worked for Rendel for 15 years, based in the company’s London office as well undertaking a series of overseas postings including Indonesia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.  Most recently, he project managed the High Speed 2 (HS2) Contract C1 as part of Rendel’s team on the design of the iconic Colne Valley Viaduct, the UK’s longest rail bridge.

An experienced engineering and construction profession, specialising in project management, Neil has experience of working across a full range of project types, and alongside all types of stakeholders, on works as diverse as major highway infrastructure in the UK, a nickel mine in the Philippines, a tunnel project in Greece and residential schemes in Abu Dhabi.

Rendel Ingerop’s Sydney office opened in 2018 to build on Rendel’s established experience across Australia.  The office has since secured roles on Australia’s largest infrastructure projects such as Melbourne Metro and Sydney Western Harbour Tunnel, as well as WestConnex and North East Link, growing from just two full time Sydney-based employees to eight local employees and supplemented by specialists from the London office for major projects.

Rendel’s long history in Australia includes Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland – where the company’s current assignment extends an involvement that started in 1970 – plus the Sydney Metro Northwest skytrain project, Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities in Darwin, Gorgon LNG Pioneer Materials Offloading Facility at Barrow Island and the RG Tanna Coal Terminal.

Neil’s move to Sydney coincides with Rendel’s goal of securing assignments on some of the large and complex infrastructure projects currently coming to the market. We will also be strengthening our links to some of our internationally operating key contractor clients and establish relationships major contractors operating in the Australian market.  To accommodate the planned growth, the company is actively seeking new office space in North Sydney as well as monitoring locations where a subsidiary office might support project teams.

In addressing his new role and the opportunities ahead for Rendel Ingerop in Australia, Neil said “This is an exciting time for the company in Australia, with a hugely active infrastructure sector leading the way.  The work done by Virginie Lanfrey, the previous head of the Sydney office, to lay the foundations for the company deserves huge praise, and I wish her well as she joins the company’s operations in Europe.  In Australia, we look forward to a growing footprint in our current market area as well as growing geographically within Australia and within the industrial and energy sectors.”