Slattery’s new Project Strategy group will assist clients in making valuable project and investment decisions. Focusing on the front-end of the project lifecycle, the group will provide feasibility assessments and business cases, cost informed options assessments, and navigate projects through stakeholder and statutory interests.
The group will be headed by Ashley Admiraal as Director Project Strategy. Ashley joins Slattery from the government development agency Major Projects Victoria, and will be responsible for building the group and driving project investment advice.
He has planned and delivered major public capital projects in Australia and abroad, developed policy for the Department of Treasury and Finance and provided project advisory services to Transurban.
Ashley was Chair of Music Victoria, peak body for Victoria’s music industry, and has served on the Arts Industry Council of Victoria. He has also worked as Commercial Manager at the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority in response to the Black Saturday bushfires.
As Ashley explained it has been an exciting time to join a leading project advisory firm like Slattery.
“In recent years there has been a shift in the nature of client conversations. Many want to engage in a wider scope of investment advice and focus more at the front end of the project lifecycle where the key investment decisions are made,” he said. “A distinguishing feature of the Slattery approach is that it is grounded in the discipline of cost planning, ensuring our project advice is both strategic and precise.”
Slattery’s Managing Director Josh Slattery said Ashley’s appointment played a key role in the company’s evolving business model which reflected a focus on advisory.
“Slattery has always provided the strongest project cost management advice, and with its project strategy practice, it can now extend its services to broadly assist clients in making better investment decisions for their development projects,” he said.