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Who we are

Global Rail Australia Pty Ltd is part of the Global Infrastructure Group and is a leading Australian provider of design, construct and commission services for clients across a wide range of engineering and infrastructure industries

Our team

Global Rail Australia’s operation is led by a group of dedicated construction industry professionals who bring together a wide range of skills and experience that provide clients with the best possible solution.


Ivan Holloway

Chief Executive Officer

Ivan is the Chief Executive of Global Rail Australia and also the CEO and co-owner of the Global Infrastructure Group of Companies.

Ivan has held senior level roles within his previous appointments and has over twenty five years’ experience within the railway, telecom, construction and engineering industries, fifteen of which have been dedicated to the strategic development, successful implementation and long-term sustainability of the business.

A dedicated professional with extensive experience within strategic planning, project delivery, engineering, construction and professional development with specific experience delivering multi-disciplinary projects in the rail, telecoms, construction and engineering sectors.


Marco Lombardelli MIRSE, MA


Marco is Managing Director of Global Rail Construction and co-owner of the Global Infrastructure Group.

He has held senior level roles within his previous appointments and has over thirty five years’ experience within the railway industry, over twenty of which have been dedicated to the strategic development, successful implementation and long-term sustainability of the business.

He is also a railway signalling professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, project delivery, engineering, professional development and testing and commissioning specifically within mainline, metro and London Underground’s railway infrastructures.


Richard Needham

Rail Manager

Richard is Rail Manager for Global Rail Australia having joined in 2019.

He leads the track construction and welding division and is the main point of contact for clients in respect of all projects in this division. He is a dedicated manager that sets a clear vision and purpose in order to motivate and lead high performing teams.

His considerable experience in building and driving strong customer relationships comes from his previous role where he managed a leading track welding company. He possesses sound knowledge and extensive expertise for effective maintenance and new track construction within a variety of different railway infrastructure networks.


Poorti Sachdeva

Finance Manager

Poorti joined Global Rail Australia in 2019 as Finance Manager and has 15 years of Management and Financial Accounting practice in diverse industries such as Heavy Steel Fabrication, Automotive, Hospitality and Sports Products.

Areas of expertise include New Systems Transitioning, Implementation and Development and building robust financial frameworks coupled with Management Reporting. Poorti also has some experience with Statutory Legal and Compliance requirements in her previous roles.

She is a Qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a Tertiary in Commerce.


Damien Galligan

Senior Commercial Manager

Damien is an experienced Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ construction industry experience working for both public and private sector clients. He has been involved across a range of projects covering rail, telecommunications, education, residential, health, conservation and new build.

Damien has extensive knowledge of pre and post contract duties covering cost estimating, benchmarking, value engineering, allocation of risk, project tendering, tender reports, contract administration, claims assessment, dispute resolution, negotiations and final account settlements, having carried out these roles on wide variety of projects.


Gerard Hartigan

Infrastructure Manager

Gerard is a highly regarded Infrastructure Manager with an excellent track record in successfully leading and delivering projects both in Australia and Overseas.

Over the last 15 years, Gerard has a developed a exceptional skill set that supports the entire project lifecycle from tendering and contract management, to detailed planning, logistics and stakeholder management, alongside a proven, problem solving mindset that delivers the necessary strategic and analytical support to enhance each project and delight every client.

Global Infastructure Group
Global Rail Australia
5 Plane Tree Avenue
Dingley Village
Vic 3172, Australia
+61 (0) 3 9551 0465
Registered in Australia ABN 82 158 944 015
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