Important Dates

Author notification:
between 30th May and 12th June

Author registration:
12th June 2015




Lindsay Albonico

John Holland Project Director and Contractor’s Representative, Perth Children's Hospital

Lindsay AlbonicoLindsay commenced his career as a Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Apprentice studying a Certificate of Trade Studies at Perth Technical College whilst working at the Department of Public Works (later known as the Building Management Authority).

Following the completion of his apprenticeship, Lindsay embarked on a journey of what was considered relatively new technologies associated with building automation. As his career progressed Lindsay complemented his trade qualification with business studies including the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Throughout his 25 year career in the building industry, Lindsay has been heavily involved in complex building services installations and commissioning for numerous hospital projects including Peel Health Campus, Mercy Hospital, Rockingham Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fremantle Hospital and Bethesda Hospital.

Lindsay joined John Holland in 2011 in a senior, strategic operational role of Manager – General Building. In 2013 Lindsay took on the role of Project Director for the $1.2billion Perth Children's Hospital project and is John Holland's main representative with the Office of Strategic Projects. Lindsay sits on the Project Advisory Group and reports on project progress, financial analysis, challenges and milestones. He chairs the Project Leadership Team, consisting of the project's senior management team, and oversees the John Holland project team of 150 people, plus a site work force of 1000 people. Working closely with the State, Lindsay is responsible for the delivery of this highly complex project, driving the performance of multiple work streams including design, program, construction, commercial, safety, quality, HR/IR, environment and community relations.

Lindsay is a highly respected leader and team member at John Holland. He is a positive role model for younger employees and drives accountability and integrity as his highest priorities to deliver projects, and develop strong relationships with his clients and industry peers.


Ric Charlesworth

High Performance Consultant
RC Sports (WA) P/L

Ric CharlesworthRichard Charlesworth is one of the best-known hockey players and coaches in the Australian hockey history. A former captain in the Australian Hockey Team, he played hockey for Australia for a record 16 years. As coach of the Australian Women’s hockey team, his unique coaching formula contributed to their success at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics Games. For 8 consecutive years the team was ranked number one in the world.

In 2009, after Ric was appointed coach of the Australian men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, the team went on to win the Hockey World Cup in New Delhi in 2010, again in The Hague in 2014 and gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014. In 2011, the Kookaburras won the Champion Trophy for the 4th consecutive year...the first team to do so in the 32 year history of the event. In 2012 the Kookaburras won a Bronze medal at the Olympics in London. Ric was elevated to Legend status in 2013 through the Western Australia Institute of Sport.

He has worked with the Australian Institute of Sport as a mentor coach to 5 national team coaches. He was Australian Coach of the Year in 1994, from 1996 to 2000, and again in 2010. Ric has been technical advisor to Indian hockey teams and High Performance Manager of New Zealand cricket.

Ric is also a doctor of medicine and the author of 3 books on coaching. Described as one of the world’s best coaches, 2001 he was appointed Master Coach by the International Hockey Federation.

In 2003 he received an honorary Doctorate of Science at the University of Western Australia and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in philosophy and history at the University of Western Australia.