Richard is a chartered quantity surveyor with twenty years’ experience that has encompassed a range of sectors that includes natural resources, infrastructure and construction, both in Australia and the UK.

Throughout his career Richard has undertaken a variety of roles ranging from acting as expert witness (quantum) to commercial manager, supply chain management, cost consulting and auditing. He has worked within major oil and gas operations, international consultancies, government bodies, contractors and subcontractors through to small private quantity surveying practices.

This wealth of experience is backed by a first-class BSc (Hons) in civil engineering quantity surveying, an MSc in construction project management, together with being a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a certified quantity surveyor with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS, CQS) as well as being an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

This blend of both academic qualifications and breadth of industry experience means that Richard is able to offer clients his unique perspective and understanding of their needs, being able to employ cross-sector experience to the benefit of each client.

Richard provides claims consulting, quantum expert and contract and commercial management services, together with delivering bespoke training and performing audit roles.



Mary is a chartered quantity surveyor with fifteen years of industry experience spanning the construction, resources and energy sectors in both Australia and the UK. She has extensive experience providing consulting and contract management services from within EPCM organisations, main contractors, and consulting practices.

Having worked in both office and site-based roles has furnished Mary with a good all-round understanding of the contracts management process from the stage of feasibility studies, through to project delivery, completion and close-out.

Sector experience includes mining, oil & gas, pipelines, education, retail, commercial, regeneration, residential and refurbishment projects. She holds a diploma and honors degree in quantity surveying and was admitted as a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2007.

Mary provides claims consulting, contract review, procurement, contract management and administration services.

Our Mission

The purpose and mission for creating Oakwood Consulting was simple, provide a client focused service that places the clients’ needs and aspirations at the forefront of what we do, and in order to support this, provide a peer leading service that is underpinned by experience, industry accreditation and independence.

At Oakwood Consulting a lasting client relationship is of greatest importance to us, one in which the value we add, and level of repeat business are the measures of success and not revenue targets or public recognition. We provide a bespoke service specific to each engagement that reflects our clients’ needs, objectives and risks specific to the circumstances.

Our service offerings are supported by the principle of offering independent advice that guides and supports our clients empowering them to make informed and deliberate decisions. We provide clients with a fair and balanced perspective, one that is founded in integrity and fosters trust, where we are recognised by our clients as a trusted advisor.

Our Values

  • INTEGRITY: To operate in an open and transparent way, respecting client confidentiality, doing what we say we will do and to provide truly independent advice.
  • SERVICE: To always provide a high standard of professional service and deliver according to the requirements of each engagement.
  • TRUST: To always act in a manner that garners trust, promoting our values and fulling our obligations.
  • RESPECT: To always treat others in a professional manner with courtesy and respect.
  • RESPONSIBILITY: To operate in sustainable manner that has due regard for our people, clients and the communities in which we operate.

Sector Experience

We offer an end-to-end service that provides clients with advice and support at all stages along the project lifecycle.

aerospace, infrastructure facilities

residential, commercial, industrial, retail, healthcare

remediation, earthworks, civils works

roads, bridges, rail, tunnels, marine

power, pipelines

Natural Resources:
mining, oil & gas, mine site rehabilitation

schools, colleges, universities

places of worship, accommodation & community facilities