Alan Burns

Managing Director, Principal
BE Mech. , FIE.

Alan has held a number of Senior and Executive Management roles, led large tenders and delivered complex long term projects in various industry sectors. His experience span technical, manufacturing, contracts and project and construction management roles in construction, advanced manufacturing and heavy engineering (rail and steel), infrastructure construction (commercial and industrial), steel making and aircraft industries in Australia and abroad.

Alan is a past Chair and board member of the Australian Railway Industry Corporation (ARIC) and a past founding trustee of the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation.

Raphael Cadars

Director, Principal
Masters Engineering/ Metallurgy, Bachelor Mathematics and Physics, MBA

Raphael is a Senior Consultant with Strategic Connections Group, and Principal in Project Management and Project Engineering with experience in process control in manufacturing and light rail rolling stock, tenders and planning. Raphael is leading our increasing involvement in asset monitoring.

Raphael has experience on light and heavy rail project delivery and with assignments in Europe and South Asia.

Quentin Mercier

Senior Consultant Supply Chain
Bachelor in Transport Logistics, Bachelor in Business and Administration (Management)

Quentin has recently joined Strategic Connections Group as Supply Chain Senior Consultant. Quentin brings extensive hands-on experience in international transport & logistics, warehousing and project logistics management.

Quentin supports Strategic Connections Group to support Clients with their Supply Chain systems, in order to maintain and improve their market share, develop their competitive edge while limiting expenses.

He combines exceptional customer service and negotiation skills, solid project logistics management experience, with strong operational and service performance strategy knowledge.


Alex Best

Grad. Cert. Project Management, Victoria University
Cert IV Frontline Management, AIG
Engineering – Aircraft Maintenance, RMIT

Alex has an 18 year background in Aircraft, from frontline maintenance to heavy overhauls and damage repairs. Alex has worked with large aircraft production companies in Europe. Alex also has 9 years experience with light rail, regional rail and metropolitan rail projects and maintenance programs.

Raymond Amos

Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor in Eng. Mech | Grad. Cert in Project Management

Raymond is a graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. With one year of experience in Building Services engineering, Raymond has experience working on medium to large scale projects throughout the planning, tendering, mechanical design and commissioning stages.