James Funge – Executive Director
James is a professionally qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor and RICS accredited Adjudicator (NSW and QLD), with considerable experience gained in a wide variety of heavy civil engineering, mass transportation, infrastructure and building projects with Tier 1 Contractors, both in the United Kingdom, South East Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and Australia (Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and various Regional Areas).
James is an expert across all commercial and contractual disciplines, specialising in functional commercial strategy and management, risk and opportunity management, claims management (time and cost quantum), insurances, expert determination, acting as expert witness, adjudication, mediation, arbitration support and dispute avoidance and resolution.
James has a total of over 22 years’ experience, with 15 years of ‘on-site’ major project experience, which includes senior commercial leadership positions on both the Singapore and Dubai Metro Systems and over 7 years of senior corporate experience including functional and regional commercial leadership positions with a number of Australian based Tier 1 contractors (Laing O’Rourke and Lendlease).
James combines his international major project experience with his corporate experience to provide best practice commercial advisory services from project inception to final account. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, James regularly participates in professional assessment panels and has recently been acknowledged by the RICS for his work associated with the publication of the RICS Professional Guidance Note, ‘Commercial Management of Construction’, 1st Edition 2016, which he is currently revising for the Australian Market.
Originating from Bridgnorth in Shropshire, England, James has a passion for travelling, however, now with four children, his current priorities are travelling to and from school activities! In his spare time, James plays football for Coogee United FC and always enjoys the latest Irvine Welsh novel, time permitting.