Senior Vice President, General Manager, Bechtel Infrastructure Asia Pacific
Ailie MacAdam is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Corporation and General Manager of Bechtel Infrastructure Asia Pacific, based in Sydney.
Being responsible for profit and loss, Ailie will lead the Asia Pacific business with deployed leadership in various Asia Pacific markets and is committed to the growth of Bechtel’s Australian business development and project delivery in the transport infrastructure market, strategically focused on the rail, aviation, power, roads and tunneling sectors.
During the 30 years she has worked for Bechtel, Ailie has led major UK, US and Australian infrastructure projects, in addition to oil, gas and chemicals projects in Europe and Africa. She brings an extensive background in rail mega-project delivery, having been previously assigned as Bechtel’s Global Rail Sector Lead.
Ailie is Bechtel’s client relationship manager and the executive sponsor for Bechtel’s Delivery Partner role on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest and Western Sydney Airport projects – both being infrastructure projects of global scale.
Prior to her current appointment, Ailie served in various leadership roles. Aside from previously being Bechtel’s Global Rail Sector Lead, Ailie has been Managing Director for Australia and Managing Director for Europe and Africa, with profit and loss accountability for rail, airport and heavy civil projects, including London City and Gatwick airports.
Previous project roles have included Project Director for Crossrail - the largest civil infrastructure project in Europe - and Project Director for High Speed 1 (HS1, originally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link), the UK’s first high-speed rail line. Ailie also held key leadership roles on the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project - the most complex urban transportation project in US history.
Ailie holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers. She is a STEM ambassador and champions Bechtel’s approach to diversity and inclusivity.
In June 2016, Ailie was listed in the inaugural list of the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering, compiled by the Daily Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society. In September 2017, she was also recognized with an Outstanding Personal Contribution (Senior Management) Award at the Rail Industry Association National Rail Awards in the United Kingdom.