OUR PEOPLE

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TARAS CHERKASOV

TC Infrastructure Director Taras Cherkasov is a results driven construction professional with a demonstrated track record and over a decade of international experience in general civil, FRP, utilities, earthworks, roading, drainage – sewer and stormwater, air side airport works and more. Taras has held roles with Costain Skanska, Bam Nuttall in the UK and recently with John Holland and CPB Dragados Samsung JV in Sydney. Taras has been involved with Crossrail (UK), Heathrow Airport (London), Sydney Harbour Bridge Southern Precinct upgrade, Sydney Harbour Bridge Step Free Accees and WestConnex New M5 projects. Strong communicator and a problem solver, Taras manages a highly experienced and skilled team.
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ROSS PARTRIDGE

Ross is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in infrastructure project management across the power, telecommunication, gas, water and building services sectors. He has held senior management and COO roles working for Downer EDi, Tenix, Chubb and Honeywell, and on Intelligent Transport Systems projects in NSW. With strong commercial, operational, risk identification and mitigation skills, Ross has been involved with the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, the Tasmanian NBN and NSW Tallawarra Power Station projects, the Kupe Gas Processing Facility (NZ), refurbishment projects for Macquarie and Delta Power (NSW), and more.
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MARGARET THOMSON

Margaret is a Brisbane-based senior infrastructure project manager with 20+ years of experience across the electrical, telecommunications, power generation and building services sectors. Since leaving the army, she has held operational, technical and general management roles for a number of Australia’s leading construction and service companies including Leightons Visionstream, Downer Edi and State Government Utilities. Projects involving Margaret have included electrical and lighting design and installation, telecommunications infrastructure build in wireless, wireline and radio. She recently worked for the Local Government Association Tasmania, on the Westconnex link tunnel and Aurora/TasNetworks projects, and delivered other complex public infrastructure and smart city projects.
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JOSE EMILIO FERNANDES

Jose has over 25 years experience in civil infrastructure works. He has constructed over 50 bridges and associated infrastructure for RMS, local governments and major head contractors. In addition to his bridgeworks experience Jose has also worked as a supervisor on major infrastructure projects such as the Airport Link Rail, Kurnell Desalination Project, Opera House VAPS. Strong leader of site construction teams, quick thinker with excellent organisational skills, capable of resolving complex construction problems, Jose can be relied upon to get the job done safely and efficiently.