Our valuable relationships give us the capacity to deliver comprehensive solutions for the most sophisticated business needs across all asset classes.

While our focus is steadfastly on achieving excellent results, we also conduct ourselves in a personable, relatable manner. We strongly believe that cordial collaboration creates an optimal dynamic, which harnesses team strengths and capacity for high performance.

We have experience working on all types of construction projects, with an established reputation of excellence.

Our effectiveness largely depends on our ability to actively listen and interpret your needs, then relay solutions back to you in simple terms. It’s extremely important to us that everybody understands what the project status is at any given time.

We are adept in communicating and connecting with people at all levels—driving the information needed down into project teams and simultaneously upstream to executive level. Similarly, it’s why our ambitious, passionate and supportive internal culture is so strong.

Above all, we always envisage that the end result is successful, that projects run smoothly, and our clients are delighted enough to return.

Meet our experts

Phil McKeiver
Phil McKeiverNon-Executive Chairman
Phil is an experienced corporate and projects lawyer. He has extensive experience implementing deals and projects, and managing stakeholders and risk, across many sectors including energy, resources, power, water, transport, social infrastructure, real estate, telco, defence and agriculture. He has also served on many company boards and executive committees and has more than 10 years of in-house experience in senior legal, managerial and company secretarial roles.
John Brells
John BrellsManaging Partner
John is a Managing Partner with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He a Planning Engineer and an experienced testifying expert in delay and disruption with over 35 years of practical experience. He has worked on projects in a variety of countries including the USA, UK, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. His project experience covers work in the sectors of Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, LNG, Renewable Energy, Power and Petrochemicals, Infrastructure and Commercial Developments.
Tony Hughes
Tony HughesManaging Partner
Tony is a Managing Partner with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, which includes 15 years specializing in delay and disruption, contracts and claims management. His project experience includes building schemes, defence, rail, civil engineering, major mining, power and oil & gas mega projects. He has worked in the USA, Ireland, UK, Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia.
Ziyad Khuri
Ziyad KhuriPartner
Ziyad is a Partner with CDI Experts based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managing our operations and business development in the Gulf region. He has more than 35 years of Project Management experience managing projects and for ten years led the Dubai and Saudi Arabia operations in the capacity of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a major international PM and Main Contractor.
Chris Hodges
Chris HodgesAssociate Partner
Chris is an Associate Partner with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience on land and marine infrastructure, building construction, industrial, mining and oil & gas projects across Southern Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, and the Middle East. Chris specialises in providing delay analysis and expert opinion which is founded on 18 years in planning and project control, and nine years engineering survey interspersed with site management.
Stanley Southwood
Stanley SouthwoodAssociate Partner
Stanley is an Associate Partner with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He is a Quantity Surveyor with more than 13 years’ experience as a professional Quantity Surveyor, specialising in cost planning, contract documentation, procurement strategies, bill of quantity measurement, contract administration, post completion analysis, and quantum expert reporting leading into adjudication or to be used as an expert witness report during litigation.
Adrian Wilks
Adrian WilksSenior Associate
Adrian is a Senior Associate with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He is an accomplished and highly capable contracts and commercial professional with over 20 years’ executive management experience with blue chip companies, specialising in large construction projects and complex business environments. Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in contract management covering all phases of construction projects, now specialising in claims assessment and settlement.
Janice Stimson
Janice StimsonSenior Associate
Janice is a Senior Associate with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. She is a specialist contract claims and commercial advisor with over 30 years’ experience. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors including LNG, power stations, wind farms, mining and metals, rail, commercial developments and government buildings.
Simon Brown
Simon BrownSenior Associate
Simon is a Senior Associate and Quantum Expert with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of International experience in mechanical and electrical services as well as railway infrastructure. Simon has provided expert witness testimony and prepared numerous expert witness quantum reports to support litigation, arbitration and adjudications. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt and Australia.
Richard Everitt
Richard EverittSenior Associate
Richard is a Senior Associate with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He is a chartered quantity surveyor with 20 years’ experience spanning the construction, transport and resources sectors in Australia and the UK. Across his career he has worked in various roles from contract and commercial management, claims management, supply chain management, cost consulting and acting as expert witness (quantum).
Steve Burrows
Steve BurrowsSenior Associate
Steve is a Senior Associate with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia and has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, which includes 18 years specializing in project controls, delay and disruption claims, contracts and claim management. His experience has embraced several complex projects, including building schemes, rail projects, civil engineering schemes, refineries and major mining projects.
Gagan Hegde
Gagan HegdeSenior Consultant
Gagan is a Senior Consultant with CDI Experts based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Construction Engineer holding a Masters in Advanced Construction Management. He has over 10 years’ experience in the field of Project Management, specializing in the area of Project Planning and Controls. His live project experience include major Windfarms, Metro Rail & Tram, High Rise mixed-use developments, Hospitals, Hotel and Leisure projects.
Bryan Scott
Bryan ScottSenior Consultant
Bryan is a Senior Consultant with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He is a Quantity Surveyor and has more than 20 years’ experience working as a consultant and tradesman on live projects ranging from residential to multi-billion LNG projects. Bryan’s geographic experience coves the USA, Canada, Singapore, and Australia.
Alicia Sheu
Alicia SheuSenior Consultant
Alicia is a Senior Consultant with CDI Experts based in Abu Dhabi. She is tri-lingual, holds a degree in law, an LLM in Construction Law
and has over 7 years’ experience working in the engineering and
construction industries on projects in the Middle East, Asia and United
Graham Stimson
Graham StimsonConsultant-BMS
Graham is a Technical Consultant with CDI Experts based in Perth, WA. Graham has more than 30 years experience specialising in data and operational management working within Estate Management, Legal Practice management and IT departments. His experience spans live project work, back of house management and administrative management of the CDIE team.
James Mettam
James MettamConsultant - Quantity Surveyor
James is a Quantity Surveyor with CDI Experts and has more than 12 years’ experience in the construction industry, which includes 10 years specializing in Land, Cadastral, and Engineering Surveying. He is experienced in several sectors, providing surveying services for Civil, Commercial, and Residential projects. James is experienced in the use of Navisworks, Revit, iConstruct, BlueBeam Revu, Microsoft Excel, Autosketch, AutoCad and Transit Software.
Chin Wei
Chin WeiConsultant-Data Analyst
Chin Wei is a Graduate Data Analyst with CDI Experts based in Perth, Western Australia. He has completed his studies in Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science at Curtin as of 2020, a discipline that applies mathematical, financial and statistical methods for risk analysis and models of uncertainty. Through his studies, Chin Wei has become proficient in data analysis software such as R, Python and Power Pivot.
Kate Simmons
Kate SimmonsOperations Manager
Kate is our operations manager and one of our key personnel in upper-level management that make sure the company is performing to its best potential. She keep her eyes on multiple areas within the company, assuring productivity and efficiency.
Byron Mavrick
Byron MavrickFinancial Advisor
Byron has 15 years of accounting industry experience. He has been providing financial advisory services to the group from its inception in 2014. He specializes in delivering a complete range of accounting, taxation services and is a key member of the senior leadership team.