New face in Australia with a taste for big-data, quality and efficiency


Last month saw John Brells take the helm of the Driver Group operations across the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Perth Australia, John is a highly regarded delay and disruption expert with an impressive CV and an eye on the future.  John shared his thoughts whilst talking about the biggest challenge facing the construction dispute industry over the next decade:

“From my perspective, I think it is staying on the cutting edge of technology in all aspects.  We are now working in a world of “big data” and shorter delivery periods.  In order to maintain quality deliverables for our clients, we need to do it better, faster and more cost efficiently.”

John joins Driver Group and its global Expert Witness team, Diales, from Turner and Townsend where he led the contract services team in the delivery of commercial, contractual, and Expert Witness advisory services.  His move to Driver was influenced by various elements including the calibre of the Asia Pacific team, many of whom he worked with previously, and the ethos and operational approach of the management team.  John added:

“Driver and Diales have a strong reputation as a premier Expert Witness service provider.  The management approach and vision for the future is refreshing and it sits well with my own viewpoint and approaches of always adding value and delivering solutions for clients.”

He continues:

“The people at Driver are world class and I’m enjoying getting involved in the business, renewing old relationships and discovering the new treasures that the Asia Pacific team yields.”


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