PRESS RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 2021
TBH – Australia’s largest privately owned and independent specialist planning and management consultancy – today announced they have appointed Jonathan Jacobs to the role of Group Managing Director. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for developing strategies that will drive the business’ long-term growth, including helping navigate how our Australian, Asian and Middle Eastern businesses can best support the public and private sector during their post-COVID economic recoveries.
With over 20 years’ experience as a planner, PMO and project controls specialist, Jonathan has worked on major infrastructure and utilities projects in both the United Kingdom and Australia. A Director at TBH since 2011, Jonathan was instrumental in establishing our Perth office and led the growth of TBH’s Integrated Project Controls service. Recent career highlights include Western Sydney Airport, Sydney Metro, WestConnex, the 3 Dams projects and the East Coast Grid Interconnectors.
Jonathan said, “With all of the spend driving the world’s post-pandemic economic recovery, projects have become more and more complex, are under greater scrutiny and are higher risk. And that’s where TBH’s 56 years’ international experience comes into play.”
As Australia finds its way towards the new normal – largely funded by over $200 billion of government spending in infrastructure – Jonathan continued, “TBH’s critical support functions of time, cost and risk management will remain invaluable to the successful delivery of these projects, programs, and portfolios.”
In response to growing geopolitical uncertainty in the region, Government is funneling another $270 billion into the Defence Sector. Jonathan adds, “Earned Value Management (EVM) is one of the key methods Defence uses to manage projects. EVM is at the heart of our controls service – our staff are security cleared, understand how Defence works and can bring learnings from other industries to compliment and improve outcomes. Our very first project in 1965 was a Defence project, and since then we have continued to be engaged by Defence, primes and sub-contractors to support the delivery of this capability for Australia.”
Some of the greatest growth opportunities for TBH currently lie in Asia and the Middle East – regions in which TBH has had a presence in since 2008 and 2010, respectively. Jonathan said, “COVID has accelerated the movement towards a global digital economy and some simple enablers of that are data and distribution centers. We have also seen massive investment in pharmaceutical R&D as countries strive to develop sovereign vaccine capability. In Asia, we’re seeing increased demand for our services across the manufacturing, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. “
“As the Middle East continues to invest in alternative industries, the building industry will need the support of skilled and experienced building professionals and TBH has the capability and capacity to support those ambitions”
Jonathan concluded with, “Faced with supply chain uncertainty, skill shortages, changing geopolitical landscapes and the ever-increasing complexity of projects, programs and portfolios; TBH has the skills and experience to mitigate the risks faced by our clients, giving them the visibility and insight required to inform decision making, providing that confidence in delivery.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
TBH is Australia’s largest privately owned and independent specialist planning and management consultancy, with offices across Australia, Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Established in 1965, TBH’s founders introduced professional Project Planning and Management advisory services into Australia; since then, our team have continued to break new ground, co-founding AIPM, co-authoring Australia’s Project Management Competency Standards and contributing to the universally acknowledged handbook on Project Management, PMBOK.
TBH’s deep skill base, experience and well of project data gathered over the past five decades in infrastructure, defence, utilities, construction, technology, resources, health, ports and education – combined with our ability to work across the entire project lifecycle – has enabled us to provide strategic commercial advice, backed up by practical delivery know-how, on such iconic projects as Sydney Metro (NSW), WestConnex (NSW), Sydney Olympics (NSW), Melbourne Metro (VIC), Fiona Stanley Hospital (WA) and Singapore Grand Prix (SNG).
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