Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

Director and CEO
  • Bachelor of Engineering, MIE Aust, NPER
  • Robert is the founder of Benchmark Estimating along with his wife Lynda MacDonald
  • Over 30 years experience in estimating, project management and construction programming
  • Also a Director of MIEngineers, a highly successful consulting engineering company
  • Is an Independent Expert for Transit New Zealand’s major projects
  • Has assisted Highways England with the development of estimating processes and parametric costing models
Lynda MacDonald

Lynda MacDonald

Director

  • Founded Benchmark Estimating with Robert MacDonald
  • Over 25 years experience operating successful businesses
  • Financial Director for Benchmark Estimating
  • Also a Director of MIEngineers, a highly successful consulting engineering company

Nigel Watts

Nigel Watts

Product Manager
  • Masters of Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma Engineering Control Systems
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Started at Benchmark Estimating in 2001
  • 20 years experience incorporating software development, systems engineering, systems documentation, and IT marketing, sales and customer support
  • Passionate about aligning the software development to customer’s needs, market trends and the ever changing technological market
Bevis Pyle

Bevis Pyle

Client and Corporate Services Manager
  • Holds a Cert 4 in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Associated with Benchmark Estimating for over 12 years
  • 25 year career specialising in Training, Business consulting, Project management, Strategic planning and Change management
  • Implemented Benchmark Estimating Software in over 125 companies and trained over 2000 users
  • Lectured in Project Management at University of Technology, Sydney
David Power

David Power

Business Distribution and Parametric Models Manager
  • Accomplished business manager with over 12 years in information technology channel
  • Helping Benchmark Estimating Software to build a channel structure of distribution partners
  • Has worked with some of the largest information technology distributors in Australia
Claudia Hartl

Claudia Hartl

Marketing Manager
  • Newest member of the Benchmark Estimating team
  • Masters in international business and business administration, with majors in marketing and brand management
  • More than 8 years’ experience in Marketing, Communications and Business Development, with a strong focus on the IT sector
  • Passionate about marketing cutting edge products (such as our software!) with a track record of finding unique growth opportunities
Mark Rowe

Mark Rowe

Manager of Benchmark Estimating United Kingdom
  • Holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Joined the Benchmark Estimating team in 2009 as Manager of the UK branch
  • Spent 13 years with WS Atkins consultants and worked for the project management divisions for the Burj-al-Arab resort development
  • Has assisted many UK clients like Highways England and Transport Scotland to improve their estimating and to develop parametric costing models