Webinar: Rethinking Infrastructure Risk

With an ever-growing infrastructure pipeline, has project risk allocation become a risk all of its own?

Australian State and Federal governments have committed a record $120 billion to fast-track infrastructure projects over the next decade. To meet delivery demand and attract new players to the market, we need to rethink how risk is allocated, managed and shared between owners and contractors.

In the first event of our new Infrastructure Insights webinar series, our panel of infrastructure specialists will explore the risk allocation issues they are seeing in today's market, and share their insights on how proponents and principals can buck the claims culture trend.

Tuesday 27 April 2021
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Webinar panellists

Karen Wenham
National Lead - Expert Services, RPS

Nick Turton
Executive General Manager - Commercial and Delivery Advisory, RPS

Owen Hayford
Founding Principal, Infralegal

What we'll discuss


  • Tendered price trajectory and contingency
  • Market consolidation and competition
  • Claims complexity and culture
  • Complex and protracted claims processes


  • Contract structuring, collaboration, and due diligence
  • Communication and contractual mechanisms
  • Disentangling entitlement from quantum.

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When: Tuesday 27 April 2021
Time: 12pm AEST
Duration: 45 minutes

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Webinar presenters

Karen Wenham
National Lead - Expert Services, RPS

Karen has 25 years' experience in the construction and engineering industry, working as a project director, project manager and expert witness for infrastructure claims and disputes. As the National Lead for Expert Services at RPS in Australia, Karen works with clients in Australia and all over the world to unpack project delivery problems and secure positive outcomes, with a specific focus on programming and delay/productivity claims.

Karen Wenham, RPS Expert Services Lead

Nick Turton
Executive General Manager - Commercial and Delivery Advisory, RPS

As Director and Executive General Manager for Commercial and Delivery Advisory in Australia, Nick supports governments to efficiently prioritise, transact and deliver infrastructure assets, and institutional investors to realise value in their infrastructure businesses through specialist due diligence services. Guiding RPS' team of commercial and delivery specialists in Australia, Nick shapes positive outcomes for clients in transport, social services, energy, water and more.

Nick Turton, General Manager - NSW/ACT

Owen Hayford
Founding Principal, Infralegal

Owen Hayford is the Founding Principal of Infralegal, a boutique law firm that provides strategic legal and commercial advice for infrastructure projects. Owen has over 25 years' experience advising infrastructure participants on some of Australia's most significant projects, including the Sydney Metro Northwest PPP contract, Waratah Train PPP contract, Northern Gas Pipeline and various toll road deals in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Owen is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches a course on public private partnerships as part of the Master of Laws Program.

Owen Hayford, Infralegal

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