Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Speaker information

Sarah Sinclair


Chair of the MinterEllisonRuddWatts partnership, Sarah is a highly-regarded construction and infrastructure lawyer. She has extensive experience acting for both Government and private sector clients in large-scale, complex infrastructure projects. She is known for providing commercially pragmatic, strategic advice on infrastructure funding models, procurement strategies and contracting structures. Sarah has experience in combining the commercial components of a project with a deep understanding of procurement processes, particularly in pathfinder projects. Sarah leads MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ roles on the Three Waters Reform Programme, City Rail Link project (CRL) and the anchor projects in Christchurch, and is adept at conceptualising strategy and navigating challenges inherent in projects carried out in the public eye. She also has particular expertise in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), having acted for sponsors, banks or sub-contractors on all PPPs closed or brought to market in New Zealand to date. Sarah sat on the Board of Infrastructure New Zealand from 2012-2019 and is an officer of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association. She sits on the inaugural board for New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga – an entity responsible for planning and prioritising the country’s infrastructure initiatives.


Australasia's mega projects: the curate's egg

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C4.11, Convention Centre, Level 4