Who We Are

We’re passionate about delivering quality service and creating innovative solutions

Our story

tusp is a UK-based consultancy with a global footprint, advising transport and infrastructure clients across three continents.

We’ve been in the business of creating solutions for more than 20 years and with a diverse and expansive range of capabilities, we work collaboratively with our clients to improve their project performance and deliver work to an exceptional standard. 

Our people are at the core of our operations, and tusp is fuelled by their wealth of experience and commitment to delivering unbridled results.

In 2023, tusp was acquired by Australia’s largest privately owned civil contractor BMD, marking a strategic leap in our history that is set to power continued growth across local and global industries. 

Our leadership

Through the amalgamation of tusp and BMD, our leadership capabilities sit among the leading consultancy firms globally. Our leaders are committed to doing business with honesty and integrity, ensuring we put our people and clients first along the way. 

Leading the way

As a tusp founding partner, Richard is widely renowned and respected as one of the key modernisers of the United Kingdom transport system.

Richard has helped drive tusp’s dramatic and increasing presence within the international transport infrastructure market.

With more than 20 years of hands-on experience working with world-leading companies, Richard can rapidly assemble leading industry specialists to tackle unique business and project challenges. His extensive involvement within the rail and power generation industry, underpins Richard’s comprehensive knowledge in programme, project management and controls. He has been responsible for the highly successful delivery, safety and control aspects of numerous high-profile programmes and projects.

Richard has been instrumental in developing tusp’s gated process for project management delivery, and this has been implemented on multiple work programmes, with resounding success.

A leader and expert in his field with exceptional programme management skills, Richard brings a wealth of experience in delivering both large and small programmes of work in challenging and diverse environments.

Steve has more than 30 years of consulting experience and is one of the founding partners of tusp.

A proven leader with exceptional communication and change management skills, Steve has delivered both large and small programmes of work in wide and varied environments.

Steve began his career with the Post Office, where he moved rapidly up the professional ladder. He continued this upward trajectory when he took on roles at subsequent employers, The AA and Balfour Beatty, where he held the role of Performance Director to the Rail Business. Steve has led various assignments from interim senior management roles, from smaller projects to major change initiatives.

With his wealth of insight and experience, Steve has the expertise to develop and deliver business strategies, interim management, health check reviews, audits and complex transformational programmes.

As Company Director, he is highly motivated and recognises the importance of “taking people with you” on the change journey.

Steve is a charismatic leader with a proven ability to motivate and develop those that work for him, achieving unparalleled loyalty and delivery focus whilst ensuring that solutions are strong and sustainable.

Peter has been in the civil engineering industry for over 33 years and is experienced in the delivery of large scale, complex infrastructure projects across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

For the last 16 years, Peter has held Director level responsibility for managing regional businesses with annual turnovers exceeding $800 million across transportation, energy, resource and industrial process plant sectors.

Peter is a passionate about the organisational and individual benefits of industry leading safety culture and is known amongst his peers for his leadership in being able to manage programmes of positive change.

An advocate for collaborative contracting, Peter has an affinity for the Alliance form of delivery and how it can produce superior project outcomes as well as enhancing individual careers and organisational relationships.

Peter is known for supporting projects and programmes through a hands-on approach and being prepared to directly support project teams when in need.

Finally, Peter is passionate about training the next generation of engineers and has invested a huge amount of his career recently in the development of practical skills in project management. He was the Founding Chair of Constructionarium Australia, an industry wide initiative that provides new industry entrants with practical skills in the execution of civil engineering projects.

His industry volunteer experience includes his tenure as the President of the Queensland Major Contractor’s Association where he led a programme of organisational reform and the supporting of two major charity events in 2018 and 2020 attended by over 1200 industry delegates.

Scott commenced his career with BMD as a Site Engineer after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with first class honours. In his first year joining the family business, BMD’s turnover was $50 million, with offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Townsville. Over the subsequent two decades Scott worked across every facet of the business, progressing to Project Manager and Regional Manager. Along the way, he has undertaken executive programs at Harvard Business School and completed the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.

Scott’s involvement as a critical leader of BMD has seen the business become a truly national contractor and launch operations offshore, as well as the bolstering of capabilities beyond transport infrastructure and land development, into non-traditional sectors – primarily ports, airports, rail, defence and resources. In 2009 he was appointed as the Group Executive Director – Operations and in 2020 he succeeded his father as CEO.

With a rich experience in delivery, Scott has a strong foundation of industry knowledge which has furthered his belief that being a people-centric business is key to long-term sustainability and success. Scott is one of the most passionate advocates in the industry for the adoption of new technology to enhance safety performance, increase site productivity, and manage the challenges of complexity in major projects often in extremely remote locations. He has been at the forefront of BMD’s DigiLead strategy which has invested in a combination of technologies from 3D/4D rehearsals, electronic goods receipting, electronic workflows and devices for BMD’s workforce, and the use of machine learning to assist project outcome predictability.

Instilling the family culture BMD is renowned for, Scott spearheads the business through a stage of significant growth with year-on-year record turnover and an unprecedented pipeline of secured work. Under Scott’s direction, BMD has grown to become Australia’s largest privately-owned civil contractor. Scott puts his years of engineering and management experience and hard work towards taking the business to the next level, with a predicted turnover of $2 billion for the current financial year and an expansion of operations into South East Asia and the United Kingdom.

Consistent with the BMD values that have been at the centre of the company’s 43 year success, Scott has encouraged an investment in a number of societal and philanthropic interests ranging from sports affiliations, the PowerArts production and investment organisation, as well as work with disadvantaged communities across Australia. For the last two years BMD has invested over $1 million annually in initiatives which support the communities across Australia.

Scott has been an increasingly passionate advocate for industry sustainability, local participation, training and diversity through his active involvement in the Australian infrastructure sector, and through his commitment to supporting the development of local businesses to self-perform their offering. He is on the board of the Australian Owned Contractors and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, and is regularly asked to comment on government procurement policy and commercial models which enhance collaboration, productivity and benefit the long-term sustainability of the industry.

From visiting job sites as a young boy with his father to running Australia’s leading civil contractor, Scott has come a long way and was featured in the CEO Magazine.

With a career spanning over three decades across the mining, resources, civil infrastructure and property development sectors, Craig brings his strategic, financial and management expertise to BMD as the Chief Financial Officer. Craig has been pivotal to BMD’s geographic expansion as a result of his business experience in Australian and international markets, including the United Kingdom. He is well versed with multi-national procurement, accounting and commercial practices.

Craig is responsible for leading and managing the Group’s financial strategic objectives, broadening its funding and banking relationships, overseeing audit activities, and ensuring compliance to all statutory and governance requirements. With working knowledge of the Australian alliance model, Craig is a supporter of collaborative contracting and the benefits this provides the industry through BMD’s expansion into the UK.

An advocate for focused investment, Craig has supported the growth and diversification of all the businesses within the BMD Group, including property development and design business units (Urbex and Empower), as well as the strategic acquisitions in technology and complimentary businesses that support BMD’s vertical integration model. He recognises the importance of risk mitigation, overcoming the skills shortages by looking beyond traditional role types in the business, improving productivity and delivering certainty for clients.

His knowledge has been invaluable in supporting BMD through sustained growth periods, as well as unforeseen challenges including the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership, BMD has maintained strong profitable growth, year-on-year increased revenue to the current record level of $2 billion worth of work in hand.

Craig holds a degree in Accounting and Commerce, is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Working in the Australian construction industry for more than 25 years, Graeme has extensive leadership experience in delivering major civil projects in the transport, resources, defence and aviation sectors.

Most recently Graeme’s career has focussed on leveraging from his experience and relationships in the airfield sector to improve BMD’s capabilities. His track record extends to work at Brisbane Airport, Sydney Airport, various Australian Defence Force facilities and most recently the new Western Sydney Airport.

Graeme has specialist expertise in cost forecasting and control, as well as client liaison and subcontractor management. He is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and his extended team to execute projects with seamless delivery. Graeme’s success is driven by his unique ability to empower his staff to step up to challenges by working on different elements which may be considered beyond their current level of capability. By always believing in an individual’s ability, he holds his teams accountable and encourages growth of both engineering and field staff.