Our People
Patrick Taylor: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Melbourne (1973)
Position: Principal / Director
Pat has over 35 years experience in the mining, engineering and building industries involving project development, project management, contract management, construction management and design management in Australia, England, America, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Pat has worked in client, contractor, developer and subcontractor roles as project manager, contracts manager and consultant.

Douglas Taylor : Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Melbourne, Master Eng. Science, Master of Business Administration
Position: Associate
Douglas has over 35 years experience in project management, contract management and general management experience in the defence industry, major corporations and government departments. He has been extensively involved in outsourcing and management of all aspects of the tender process as well as high level management consultancy on business processes.

Keith Caporn: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Swinbourne (1976)
Position: Associate
Keith has over 30 years of project management, contract management and general management experience in the civil engineering industry. Management roles have included General Manager of CSR Humes in Fiji and Tasmania. He has been involved extensively in contract negotiations and management.

Ian Mackinnon: Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tasmania (1969)
Position: Principal Consultant
Ian has over 37 years experience in project management and contract management. He has managed all aspects of a number of large-scale projects in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering and defence sector projects. He has managed the preparation, negotiation and administration of large scale commercial and construction contracts.

Derek Butler: Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tasmania (1969)
Position: Principal Consultant—Estimating
Derek has over 39 years experience in project management and specialises in detailed cost estimates for mining, infrastructure and construction projects. He has extensive experience in Australia, S.E. Asia, S.W. Pacific and Papua New Guinea. Derek operates autonomously for other clients as principal of Aust-Wide Estimating and joins Mintract for specific projects when required.

Tony Hall: Bachelor of Science (1972)
Position: Senior Consultant
Tony has over 25 years experience in cutting edge software development for such clients as Westpac, IBM Australia, Microsoft Australia, Suncorp, Bank of New Zealand, Hanimax Australia and Ericsson Australia. He has been responsible for design, project management and software coding on numerous platforms.