Marc Allen is the Programme Commercial Manager at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) working on the Inland Rail Programme, the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia. Marc is a member of the Senior Management Team and is accountable for the Programme’s commercial, procurement and delivery strategy, as well as all procurement activities, contract management activities, legal services, probity services and insurance services across the Programme.
Marc has more than 35 years’ practical experience of project and commercial management, quantity surveying and consultancy services within the public and private sectors working on major economic infrastructure projects, including schemes for railways, roads, airports and tunnels as well as social infrastructure projects for hospitals, schools and other accommodation facilities.
Marc is also experienced in the procurement, development, negotiation and delivery of a range of large social and economic infrastructure PPP/PFI projects, both in the UK and Australia, having negotiated many of these contracts to commercial and financial close for both the public and private sectors, working alongside legal and financial advisors.
Marc has operated in several senior commercial roles acting for the client on major railway infrastructure projects including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) project and Heathrow Express Rail Link in the UK, and the Sydney Light Rail PPP and the Wiggins Island Rail Programme in Queensland, Australia.