Some of our people

BEng MBA FIEAust FAICD CPEng RPEQ

With more than 30 years’ experience in project and contract management, BDR Projects Founder and Managing Director Rob Braunack is a leading industry consultant. His drive for business growth and retaining loyal clients has positioned BDR as a leading Queensland consultancy. His experience spans the mining, construction, building, utilities, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors in Australia and overseas. Rob’s expertise lies in delivering high-level outcomes for project owners through proactive input and expert level skills in contract management, project control, project recovery and project delivery.

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Heading up the Sunshine Coast office, Project Delivery Manager Michael Balestra offers BDR clients the benefit of nearly 30 years of experience in successfully delivering diverse projects across mining, civil, infrastructure, waste, water, transport and building sectors. Michael is a civil engineer and specialist project manager with an impressive track record and reputation for providing professional project, design, contract and construction management services at the highest level.

BEnvSc MBA MAICD

BDR’s Business Manager Johanna Stedman drives internal business operations for the BDR Group. With 10 years’ experience in the professional services industry, Johanna expertly assists BDR and its clients in all facets of business processes and project support services. She provides strategy, systems implementation, financial management and project administration to BDR, as well as quality management and control.

BSc CEnvP

Michelle is an environmental project delivery professional, offering over 12 years of experience working in major transport, water, energy and tourism-related infrastructure projects within the client team, technical teams, contractors, government agencies, and with other stakeholders. Michelle’s expertise includes project management, environmental and approvals management, environmental management systems and stakeholder engagement.

BEng

Emalie is a highly competent project engineer with a decade of experience in the private and public sectors and experience spanning subcontractor and client management, cost mitigation and controls and asset management. Emalie specialises in client liaison and management and works to secure best for project outcomes for clients.

BSc

Sam is a project controls professional with over ten years’ experience working in site engineering, site management and project planning roles across industries including construction, transport and water infrastructure. Sam provides project lifecycle planning, project control, detailed project scheduling, methodology statements, cost control, contract administration, construction management, site engineering and Earned Value Management services and is focussed on value adding and finding practical and efficient solutions to project challenges for clients.

With a successful project delivery track record, Dale Josephson is a senior project consultant for BDR with more than 20 years’ experience in project engineering, construction and project management within the mining, infrastructure and utilities sectors. Dale’s seamless integration into BDR’s client project teams ensures quality output and long-term client relationships. Dale’s commitment to project success saw him engaged as part of the BDR team by the world’s first subsea mining company to be a part of its project team to develop the first subsea mining project of its kind.

BSc BA (Env Planning)

Khory provides project management and solutions in various industries including resources (mining and gas), infrastructure and transport, construction, carbon farming and offsetting and climate change (adaption / mitigation strategies and solutions). A Queensland Young Achiever of the year nominee (Environment and Sustainability category), Khory brings a passion for sustainable project practices to his work.