James Mangold

He completed his BSc (Construction Management) in 1998. He followed that up by having the University of Witwatersrand conferrer on him an MBA degree  in 2004

He is now with Queensland University of Technology  currently conducting PhD research to identify when the forecast cost at completion amount for construction projects becomes a credible number.

Between 1995 and 2001, he spent 6 ½ years working in Knysna, building upper income residential houses, undertaking all the estimating tomanaging multiple sites and expediting progress claims. He moved to Johannesburg in 2002 and completed a MBA at the Wits Business School, after which he worked at Cell C as the Contracts Manager responsible for the commercial side of all their construction work ,which involved the construction of office buildings, call centres, data centres, network switches, and franchise stores.

In 2006, he accepted an offer to work in Australia for Thiess (A leading construction, mining and services contractor with diverse operations throughout Australia and selected international markets) and over the last 4 years has found himself in various commercial and project control roles on remote projects which involved the construction of coal, iron ore, lead, zinc and ammonia nitrate processing plants mostly between $300M and $1.2B. In December 2008 he was appointed the project commercial manager for the $4.8 billionAirport Link, NorthernBusway (Windsor to Kedron) and Airport Roundabout Upgrade projects (Australia's largest road infrastructure project) which will be completed in July 2012.

He has been based in Brisbane for the last 4 years besides the odd extended stay in some strange outback mining towns.