Mark Simister is Head of Delivery Management (Enterprise Infrastructure PMO) at Sydney Water. Sydney Water is Australia’s largest water and wastewater service provider, supplying water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to more than five million people in Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains – both supplying and reviving water.
Mark is the architect of, and leader in establishing, Sydney Water’s ground-breaking new infrastructure delivery framework: Partnering for Success (P4S). As a Directive Enterprise PMO, P4S is fully aligned to the ICE Project 13 Principals; making Sydney Water the first international early adopter of Project 13. As a major shift of “how Sydney Water does business”, P4S makes the transition from transactional business model to collaborative operating model. Three Regional Delivery Consortia have been appointed as integrators to manage and deliver design, construction, maintenance and facilities management in each of Sydney Water’s regions for the next 10 years.
Further innovation sees Sydney Water as a first mover in adopting the full NEC4 suite of contracts to support the rollout of P4S. It is the first company in Australia to use the NEC4 contract approach to deliver new works and manage maintenance activities. This firmly aligns the business with the New South Wales Government’s ten-point plan for improving infrastructure delivery.
Mark’s Australian, UK and wider international management roles have encompassed a range of regulated and non-regulated industries, including public infrastructure assets, information technology and telecommunications.
Mark has previously led successful PMO establishment and program operations such as: London Victorian Water Mains for Thames Water, Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Program for Vero Insurance, and Fitzroy Region Transport Network Recovery Program for Transport and Main Roads Queensland.