Andrew Curthoys

Andrew Curthoys

Digital Network Approach - Advisor at Cross River Rail

Andrew Curthoys is an Urban and Regional Planner with over 30 years’ experience in planning for urban communities, infrastructure projects and public policy delivery. 

He studied a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New England in Armidale, has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Andrew is a Registered Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. 

Andrew Curthoys has worked for the Queensland Government since the early 1990’s in policy, project and program management roles.  He has also worked in the private sector and for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.  He recently completed a role in the Queensland Government leading Government agencies and the private sector to identify infrastructure priorities and the necessary policies to improve asset delivery and asset management. 

He led the delivery of Queensland’s BIM implementation program including the delivery of the policy and principles, Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation which were released by the Queensland Government in November 2018 and became operational from 1 July 2019. 

In June 2019 Andrew was appointed Chair of the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) which includes leaders from government, industry and academia providing leadership on the adoption of BIM and Project Team Integration.  He has recently been appointed as the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council representative to ABAB and has just joined the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to establish the governance framework for the digital elements of the project. 

Andrew is passionate about asset management and better utilisation of public infrastructure and the opportunities that digitisation and digital enablement will bring. 

He believes that if projects are delivered with a higher degree of certainty and a corresponding reduction in risk, more projects will be able to be delivered for the same funding envelope.