Bruce is qualified in Engineering Surveying and Geographic and Land Information Systems and has over 29 years’ experience working in Local Governments in Western Australia and is currently Managing Director of Core Business Australia.
Bruce has held various senior management / engineering roles including Director of Business Units (Shire Engineer) for the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Director Community Infrastructure for the Shire of Busselton and more recently, Chief Executive Officer for the Bunbury-Harvey Regional Council. His career has focussed heavily on project, operational, organisational and strategic management of public infrastructure.
Bruce was the Project Superintendent on behalf of the Shire of Busselton on the construction of the Busselton Underwater Observatory. Bruce has also provided Contract Management Training on behalf of EEI (the education and training arm of Engineers Australia).
Bruce has acted in the role of expert witness on behalf of clients in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Bruce's consulting career has involved rolling out the Western Australian Asset Management Improvement (WAAMI) Program on behalf of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA). The WAAMI Program assists local governments with asset management including writing asset management plans, policy and strategy, undertaking asset condition reviews, undertaking organisational reviews, undertaking service reviews including delivery of waste management services, undertaking community consultation and strategic plan preparation.
Bruce is a qualified Internal Quality Auditor.
Bruce is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) and has served on the State Executive on two occasions including 2010 – 2015. Bruce is formerly the Chair of IPWEA’s WA Asset Management Committee WA proxy representative on IPWEA’s National Asset Management Strategy Committee (NAMS.AU). Bruce is also a member of the IPWEA's South West Executive.
Chris has been involved in leading transformational change for over 25 years in Local Government. He counts over 31 English Local Governments as successful transformation programs he has led, he delivered the re-design of the Local Government Sector across Scotland and led the re-design of 34 Local Governments, their services and the reorganisation.
Chris was the Director for the Scottish Local Governments transformation program and as carried out organisational reviews in remote and resource intensive parts of the country.
Chris (in his previous role as Director of KPMG) was heavily involved in the initial support to multiple Local Governments on the Integrated Planning & Reporting having worked across all the Pilbara Local Governments including the Shire. He instinctively understands the program and brings a wealth of knowledge on leading practice to the project.
Executive Director Business Advisory