Jim Frith, the Managing Director of McConnell Dowell Constructors, has successfully led numerous large-scale construction projects, including critical infrastructure developments worth over $1 billion. He has first-hand experience of the return on investment that comes from supporting positive workforce wellbeing and mental health. According to PwC research, the return on investment for wellbeing and mental health programs in the construction sector is estimated at $2.50 for every dollar spent.
McConnell Dowell is known as the Creative Construction Company for its innovative solutions to complex problems. From remote resource projects to city-shaping infrastructure, McConnell Dowell has built thousands of quality assets and facilities that span building, civil, electrical, fabrication, marine, mechanical, pipelines, rail, tunnel and underground construction. To achieve these outcomes, its employees need strong mental and emotional agility.
Jim leads over 1000 employees and professional engineering and construction teams throughout Australia to create a culture founded on expertise, creativity and progressive thinking. This attitude is supported with The Oranges Toolkit’s workplace wellbeing programs.
This is a rare opportunity to hear about the key challenges, insights and tips Jim Frith has experienced across his impressive 25-year career, and how he creates a culture of innovative, progressive thinking at McConnell Dowell.
This event is part of a series of free Friday Firesides for Mental Health with several business leaders. If you’d like to attend other events in this series, head to the Friday Firesides page here.
Managing Director, McConnell Dowell Constructors
Jim Frith has more than 25 years’ experience leading the delivery of large-scale, multi-disciplinary design and construction projects throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, and the Middle East. He has also held key corporate positions within McConnell Dowell’s wider business. These include Executive General Manager – Pipelines, Manager – Industrial, and Managing Director Built Environs. Jim is currently Managing Director Australia, holding responsibility for McConnell Dowell business across the country.
Jim is experienced with delivering high performance outcomes for major projects. As Executive General Manager – Pipelines, he led the delivery of the $1.2 billion Australia Pacific LNG Pipeline and $1.3 billion QCLNG Export Pipeline and Narrows Crossing projects in Queensland from 2013 to 2014. He was also Project Director for AdelaideAqua’s delivery of the $1.4 billion Adelaide Desalination Plant in South Australia from 2008 to 2009 and later a Project Control Group (PCG) representative for the Consortium from 2012 to 2014.
General Manager, The Oranges Toolkit
Tegan Davies is the passionate General Manager of The Oranges Toolkit. She is an experienced designer, presenter and facilitator of wellbeing, leadership and coaching programs. Prior to joining The Oranges Toolkit, Tegan held a variety of leadership roles at childhood cancer charity, Camp Quality, including leading the Learning & Development & Culture function nationally. You can find Tegan on LinkedIn.