Made Of


MADE was born in 2013 to build real and practical solutions for risk mitigation on critical procurement and projects, sourcing from key competitive supplier markets around the world.

And, for more than 20 years, our key executives have managed the procurement of engineered assets from mainland China for international private and public sector clients in the rail, resources, and industrial sectors.

These days, we are regarded as a premium and preferred provider of infrastructure services to leading listed and private companies in rail, mining, manufacturing, aviation, transport and defence sectors.

Our client portfolio includes large Australian and international public and private sector organisations. We have also completed assignments for clients based in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Mongolia.

Recent expansion has seen MADE move into Asia-wide and New Zealand territories, where we are forging strong relationships with local providers, clients, and industry.

A Ready
Made Team.

John McLuckie

Chairman, MADEPARTNERS Limited

University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)

University of Newcastle, Master of Engineering (Civil)

John is widely acknowledged as a global industry leader and respected expert advisor on complex infrastructure projects.

With more than 40 years’ experience, mostly in key leadership roles, John has vast expertise in private sector organisations and on large and complex infrastructure and building projects.

His experience covers the infrastructure spectrum from design to procurement, delivery, maintenance and operation of roads and toll ways, rail infrastructure, passenger and freight rolling stock, factories, workshops and high rise commercial buildings.

John’s experience demonstrates his thorough knowledge of markets and highly relevant PPP experience, enabling him to engage meaningfully with relevant stakeholders and provide high quality advice.

He has proven leadership and communication skills, combined with commercial acumen, particularly in the areas of defining commercial principles, risk allocation and mitigation, negotiation strategies, contract finalisation and contract management.

John’s previous roles include:
• Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive United Gonian
• McKinsey & Co, London and the UK. Strategy and performance advisory services to major manufacturers, processors, miners, smelters and banks.

John has been a valuable strategic advisor to MADE on a range of projects over the past decade.

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Executive Team

Paul Belcher

CEO, Project Engagement Manager

Andrew Sommerville

General Manager MADE in Australasia
Senior Engagement Manager

David Watson

Non-Executive Director

University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Newcastle, Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations

Paul leads a global team of quality experts and is directly involved in hands-on client engagement that mitigates procurement risks, verifies technical compliance and improves each aspect of performance.

Since co-founding MADEPARTNERS in 2013, Paul has overseen a wide range of projects during a period of unprecedented change and disruption to the offshore procurement landscape.

He attributes MADE’s success to the ability of its people, their clear technical focus, a strong desire to achieve great outcomes, powerful teamwork within diverse cultures, mutual trust and respect, and the skills required to understand and deliver each client’s unique requirements.

Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the procurement, manufacture and maintenance of heavy engineered assets for the rail, resources and infrastructure sectors.

Born and bred in Newcastle NSW, Paul has lived and work in all major cities within Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

Paul is a six sigma green belt and a member of the Australian Institute of Engineers.

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University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Australian College of Project Management, Advanced Diploma, Project Management

Andrew is an experienced project, operations and engineering manager with more than 25 years spent in diverse roles across the aviation and rail industries.

He has held senior roles in Project Directorship, Project and Program Management, and Operational Management.

Each of these have provided him with a unique blend of skills and experience that ideally position him to bring value to complex project/service delivery and people leadership environments.

Most recently, Andrew was Program Integration Manager of the Wedgetail Sustainment Program at Boeing Defense Australia. Previously, he was Project Director for the new Intercity Fleet project for UGL, Head of Rail for UGL in Asia (General Manager) based in Hong Kong, and before that was Operations Manager for UGL Hunter Valley Maintenance Centre.

Andrew excels at client engagement, professional project delivery and is regarded as a dedicated and energetic team leader.

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University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

David has extensive background and experience in steel casting, forging and fabrication in the rail, mining, defence and oil and gas industries.

His professional roles include:
1. Mining and Export Manager of Australia’s largest steel and iron casting group, Bradken Consolidated
2. Divisional Manager, James Hardie, a leading automotive and rail brake brand, manufacturing, servicing and distribution
3. Managing Director, Futuris Industrial Products Ltd, manufacturer of brakes, air conditioning and mining equipment.

In the mid 1990’s, David moved to Asia to become Vice President of Standard Car Truck Ltd (now Wabtec Corporation), a high profile USA-based world leader in the design of rolling stock components such as bogies, brakes and coupling systems for rail freight cars and locomotives. In this role, he was responsible for all vendors and customers outside North America including Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, West Africa, Europe, Russia and Brazil. David established an international group that covered sales, marketing, licensing and supply agreements, manufacturing standards, quality, inspection and transportation.

David lives in Kuala Lumpur where he works in a management advisory capacity and as a Director of several private Asian companies.

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Grahame White

Strategic Advisor

Trevor Li

General Manager, MADE in Asia

Marcelo Akstein

Manager MADE in the Americas

University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Grahame is an experienced General Manager with an extensive background in the construction and resources sectors in Australia and Asia.

Prior to establishing his consultancy, Grahame White Management Services in 2013, his appointments included senior management positions in private sector construction, power and coal businesses.

As QCoal’s General Manager (2010-2013), Grahame was responsible for the company’s operations and development of a number of diverse coal mining projects in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Prior to that position, he was the General Manager Strategy for Leighton Asia where he was accountable for the development of the company’s strategy and business planning processes.

Grahame’s wide-ranging expertise includes engineering and resource business management, strategic and business planning, technical and commercial project analysis, project development and implementation, and operations management.

He is particularly experienced in work across Asian markets and is professionally connected in major Asian centres.

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China University of Mining and Technology, Bachelor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (Mining)

China University of Mining and Technology, Masters of Vehicle Engineering

Trevor is also a Qualified Auditor and has an International Welding Engineer’s Certificate.

Trevor leads a team of China-based procurement and quality technical experts. He is a seasoned project management procurement and quality management expert.

Trevor’s experience covers sourcing, factory pre-qualification, quality management, quality assurance and quality control, auditing, managing non-conformances and resolving corrective actions with Chinese manufactures.

He has led a wide range of projects for compliant critical assets that operate in highly regulatory industries across a global client base including Rail Passenger Vehicles, Rail Wagons, Specialised Containers, Coal Clearance Systems (CCS), Powered Roof Supports (PRS), Flotation Cells, Conveyors Systems, Ball Mills, Grease Tanks, Mannheim Furnaces, Grain Silos, Radio Towers, Concrete Sleepers, and Rapid Construction Housing.

Trevor is a Chinese national who is fluent in both written and spoken English, and is based in China.

Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bachelor of Computer Engineering

Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil, Master of Business Administration in Project Management

From 2011 to 2017 he worked as a Procurement Specialist at Vale – a Brazilian multinational engaged in metals, mining and logistics, and the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world. There, Marcelo developed a range of new and innovative technical products and systems solutions to Vale’s mining, rail and processing business units designed to reduce costs and improve productivity. He dealt with suppliers on a global scale, including those in Australia, China, Japan, India, Brazil, USA, Canada, Germany and France. His flexible and collegiate approach and wide-ranging experience has provided him with the ability to navigate with different cultures, building and maintaining strong, mutually respectful relationships. Previously, Marcelo held in an industry engagement role with Sotreq, the world’s fourth largest Caterpillar distributor, based in Brazil. He has also worked and with Komatsu and Cummins, giving him vast knowledge of mining and construction equipment. He has also developed significant ESG projects and led exciting technology initiatives related to data analysis, dashboards, and onboard IoT/big data solutions. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcelo speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish. As MADE Partners’ new Engagement Manager, responsible for stakeholder relationships across industrial, mining and rail sectors, Marcelo now calls Sydney home.

Local Team

A vital feature of MADE’s success is the calibre of our project inspection teams – they are local onsite specialists who work closely with local supply partners. Teams are dedicated and focussed, headed by qualified leaders who span cultures and communications by expertly interpreting and collaboratively managing project requirements.

Our project teams’ ethos inspires engagement, synergy and innovation, supported and managed from our Hong Kong headquarters.

Hong Kong is the logistics and commercial access point to Asia. Our head office houses all of our management, systems development, finance, quality control, sales and marketing teams that support our international client base and growing supplier markets.


At MADE, we believe that no company can be successful without an ecosystem of supportive world-class partners.

Valorem Advisory

Drawing on a range of industry experience, Valorem provides insight driven recommendations through hands-on delivery to clients.

Valorem provides not only a foundation of knowledge, but a trusted partnership that assists in the delivery of complex and critical infrastructure projects.

Recent projects include the Western Harbour Tunnel in Sydney, the Bridgewater Bridge in Tasmania, the Metro Western Sydney Airport Line and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Valorem works closely with MADE, advising on highly technical rail projects with a clear focus on innovative quality solutions across the asset’s whole of life.

United Trans

Based in Dubai, United Trans works with global clients to provide innovative technology solutions in rail, mobility, and aviation.

The company maximises private sector involvement in a sustainable manner, fosters knowledge transfer from international partners, develops regional human capital growth and establishes successful Public Private Partnerships.

As MADE’s Middle Eastern partner, United Trans is able to provide a strong local connection with manufacturers and suppliers in the region.

GBS Railroad and Mining

Based in Perth, GBS Railroad and Mining Services supplies spare parts and component overhaul to the Australian railroad and mining industries. They have longstanding relationships with many of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of OEM and quality aftermarket spare parts for locomotives and freight cars and their principal has over 40 years’ experience in locomotive and freight car servicing and maintenance.

As MADE’s Western Australian Partner, GBS is able to provide a strong local connection with our clients in the region.