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Aviation Team Bolstered By Senior Appointments

Meinhardt has recently made two senior aviation appointments that bring fresh thinking, knowledge and passion complemented by years of experience working within airport and airline environments.

Dave Race joins as Sector Leader – Aviation (Aus) and Anthony Donald as Director – Aviation.

Dave is a career aviation professional with more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, with particular expertise in airport and aircraft facilities planning, operations and infrastructure. He is highly experienced in negotiating with all levels of management in airlines, airports, regulatory authorities and government agencies.

Dave is well known for his hands on approach and strategic thinking in achieving outcomes that drive both commercial and technical solutions and deliver exceptional results for his clients. He is also a qualified commercial pilot.


Anthony has over 20 years of experience in the Infrastructure Asset Management and Project Delivery environment, including 10 years of Asset management experience within local government, 6 years in senior Project Delivery roles at Melbourne Airport, and 5 years in a Senior Executive Management role at the Port of Melbourne where he led the delivery of infrastructure for the $1.6 billion Webb Dock expansion.

Anthony was the Client Project Director for Melbourne Airports International Terminal Expansion (T2E) and Airfield Pavement and Lighting Upgrade (circa $400m) and has successfully delivered over 100 projects at Melbourne Airport. Anthony and Dave worked together to deliver numerous airfield pavement and apron upgrade projects and Melbourne Airports Cat III capability which incorporated a substantial upgrade to lighting infrastructure and a new Airfield lighting control system for Air Services Australia.

Dave and Anthony join Roy Ng who is the Director – Aviation in the Sydney office. Roy has over 40 years’ experience in engineering consultancy and has led critical aviation infrastructure projects. Together the team has a detailed working knowledge of ICAO, CASA MOS and other relevant Australian standards.

Meinhardt has a strong capability and long history of successful delivery of key upgrades at major airports both within Australia and abroad. Our capability extends to all aspects of airport infrastructure, operations and business development, including airfields, terminals, landside infrastructure and business park developments.

Our services cover all stages of project delivery including:-

  • Planning – infrastructure and airspace planning, feasibility studies, concept design options and analysis including value management processes, business case development, stakeholder consultation, risk assessments, due diligence, peer reviews and procurement strategy development and implementation, investment analysis and development advice,
  • Design – detailed engineering design with 3D and 4D capability, BIM, construction simulations with clash detections, ESD, integration management with existing infrastructure, construction and operational staging advice and Method of Works Plans (MOWP) development and implementation,
  • Construction – construction surveillance, change management, quality assurance, NOTAM preparation, asset management plan preparation, practical completion planning and operational readiness activation and transition (ORAT)
  • Finalization – defect management and non-conformance resolutions, project reviews including lessons learnt assessments and benefits management reporting.

We have proven capability to provide clients with Strategic Advisory Services, including leadership and governance functions around key infrastructure and technology projects, Airport Master Plans, Asset Management Plans and Capital Program reviews having successfully conducted hundreds of similar assignments over 5 decades.

We have assembled a team with unprecedented capability to provide a highly efficient and effective service offering for our clients. Our contemporary approach draws upon a depth of knowledge, expertise, strong networks and an appreciation of history with a methodology which enables collaboration and innovation, and sets us apart to deliver exceptional value for money outcomes.

You can contact the Aviation team using the details below:

Dave Race: dave.race(@) / +613 8676 1289

Anthony Donald: anthony.donald(@) / +613 8676 1429

Roy Ng: / +612 8252 0436