Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team are specialists with diverse experience in Rail, Road, Power, Defence, Health and Information & Communication Technology (ITC) projects. Under the leadership of our executive, we have carefully grown our team of high-quality people and with each project we strive to keep on improving.

Our Directors

Our directors are all recognised leaders in the NSW industry and as a policy all our Directors continue to be actively involved in project delivery.

John Armstrong

Managing Director
(+61) 452 544 149

John has over 25 years' experience in developing and delivering road and rail infrastructure projects across Australia and internationally. John's experience as a client, contractor and consultant gives him an excellent insight into what each organisation needs and how best ARCH Artifex can help them.

Rob Smerdon

Executive Director
(+61) 488 488 324

Rob has over 25 years' experience in successful project development and delivery of brownfield and greenfield rail and road projects. Rob's enthusiasm and determination sees him consistently drive successful outcomes for our clients and their projects.

Steve Naumovski

Director — Project Services Group
(+61) 400 300 246

Steve has 25 years' experience in developing and delivering rail, road and power infrastructure projects. Steve brings a broad technical capability to complex multidisciplinary projects with a particular expertise in constructability and interface management.

Francis Aubert

Director — Safety & Systems Assurance Division
(+61) 481 913 592

Francis has over 23 years' experience and is a specialist in Safety Assurance, Systems Assurance and RAM. Having held strategic roles for Lloyds Register, UGL and Alstom, Francis has a focus on rail infrastructure and rolling stock.

David Jones

Director — Engineering
(+61) 417 314 537

David has 19 years’ experience in engineering management and was the NSW Engineering Manager for the Downer Group. David’s expertise in engineering and assurance within a contracting organisation gives him excellent insight into what our clients need to deliver successful projects.

Our Approach

We see things from all sides of the equation

We understand the different perspectives because we’ve been on the inside

We understand the different perspectives because we’ve been on the inside

We listen, we understand and we deliver outcomes that get results

If it doesn’t add value, we don’t do it

If it doesn’t add value, we don’t do it

People choose to partner with us because we make it easy

Our Purpose

ARCH ARTIFEX combined leadership, knowledge and experience provides industry leading insights and best-in-class practices across the full suite of services. 

What our clients say...

"I've had the pleasure of dealing with ARCH Artifex on a number of occasions. They supported Lendlease Building in obtaining their AEO Certification and have also supported our design JV on the Sydney Metro Victoria Cross project. I've always found the team to be easy to work with and get the job done. Happy client!"

Jeremy Cole — Head of Rail Assurance

Lendlease Australia


"ZHACOX selected ARCH Artifex due to their deep experience and competence in a range of assurance activities. The team blended seamlessly with our design team, carefully integrating the design thinking to achieve brief compliance."

Satvir Mand — Director

COX Architecture


"The team are exceptionally skilled at providing support across the project lifecycle, including Systems Engineering and Safety Assurance. ARCH Artifex people are of the highest standard who consistently demonstrate a high performing attitude and a commitment to best project outcomes."

Rob Wallace — Project Director

Georgiou Group


"ARCH Artifex are the consummate professionals, always meeting timelines and providing effective client engagement. The team are a highly engaged workforce and the business displays an impressive organisational culture."

Tony Lennon — National Rail Technical Lead

Australia Pacific — Arcadis


"We have utilised the ARCH Artifex team on our TfNSW infrastructure projects and have found their skills in Safety Assurance and Requirements Management, Design Management and P6 Programming to be exemplary."

Colin Woods — Managing Director

Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd


"ARCH ARTIFEX have provided us expert services across HV power Infrastructure Projects. The knowledge and experience have been exceptional and made a big difference in the overall management of our projects."

David Underwood — Project Director

Global Switch