Deane is the Managing Director of Ricardo Energy Environment and Planning and as such holds the point of accountability for all Energy, Environment and Planning projects undertaken by Ricardo in Australia. Deane joined Ricardo in 2019 through the purchase of PLC Consulting which he jointly founded in 2016 as a company specialising in Planning, environment and infrastructure advisory across the full project lifecycle.
Deane has an Engineering, project and business management background spanning 30 years. Deane has worked throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India and the Middle East, holding Regional / Managing Director roles in three international engineering and environmental consultancies and chairing international infrastructure and environmental operations overseeing more than 1000 staff. He has successfully grown a number of Infrastructure and Environment consulting businesses throughout Australia.
Deane holds dual qualifications in Engineering and Commerce which has led to commercially focused solutions in wide ranging multi-disciplinary projects across the infrastructure and environment sector.
Deane has held key commercial roles on major infrastructure projects in Australia and has broad project delivery experience across the transport, mining, property, energy and water sectors. He holds a strong passion for environmental infrastructure and has been actively engaged on waste infrastructure projects for more than 30 years. He is a recognised expert in waste management, having undertaken a leadership role on many of Australia’s most significant waste infrastructure projects.
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