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    Jon Varndell

    Group Director, Civil Infrastructure, New Zealand

    Jon Varndell is the Group Director, Civil Infrastructure, New Zealand at AECOM

    With a career spanning over three decades, Jon specialises in the strategic leadership and management of multidisciplinary transportation projects and is “passionate about working collaboratively with clients and project teams to build a high performing culture that everyone values and enjoys being part of”.

    Jon has managed the design and construction phases for major road, railway and infrastructure projects in New Zealand, the UK, Hong Kong (HK) and Dubai. The projects include Waka Kotahi’s first PPP, Transmission Gully, the Memorial Park Alliance, replacement of the Newmarket Viaduct, Eastern Busway and City Rail Link.  Jon’s international projects include one of the UK’s first Design Build Finance and Operate (DBFO) road projects, upgrading of the light rail system in HK, a major reclamation and associated transport infrastructure project in the central business district on Hong Kong Island, and Dubai Metro – the first urban rail system in the Middle East.

    Jon was the Design Director in the Link Alliance delivering the detailed design and construction of City Rail Link, and is currently the Group Director, Civil Infrastructure, New Zealand, leading the New Zealand Civil Infrastructure Team.