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Chris Shilvock


Chris is a dual qualified lawyer and chartered QS with over 15 years’ experience working on major infrastructure and commercial projects in the UK, Middle East and UK. Chris is a Senior Commercial Manager with extensive client and contractor side experience working across both the private and public sectors.

Chris has a strong technical and commercial background and specialises in assisting client’s which commercial strategies, contract negotiations and contract claims & disputes. Chris has managed both front and back end commercial work for major clients including, Ventia, RCR Tomlinson, McConnell Dowell, Acciona and Bechtel as well as working for national and international law firms in both the UK and Australia.


  • Interim Commercial Manager, Ventia

  • Sydney Light Rail, Acciona

  • Mulgoa Road upgrade (Penrith), RMS

  • Multiple Solar Farm Projects, RCR Tomlinson

  • New Doha International Airport – Bechtel



  • Procurement/Bid Strategies

  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations

  • Contract Claims and Disputes

  • Commercial & Risk Management

  • Project Governance

  • Quantity Surveying

In the Spotlight

Chris is currently acting as interim Commercial Manager for Ventia’s Infrastructure Maintenance Business.