Neil Turner

Neil Turner assists CCS Legal as Special Counsel. Neil is not a legal practitioner, but holds a masters degree in construction law to complement his engineering qualifications. Neil has more than 35 years’ experience in the development, delivery and operation of major construction and infrastructure programs, both public and private. Neil’s public service career saw him become the Director (Water Services) for Sydney Water and the Chief Engineer for NSW Public Works. Thereafter he held General Manager and CEO positions with Tubemakers/Tyco Water and EWT Pty Limited. He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons 1) (University of Sydney)
  • Master of Engineering Science (University of Sydney)
  • Master of Construction Law (Melbourne University)
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration (University of Adelaide)

Professional memberships

  • Senior Vice President, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Accredited adjudicator (NSW and VIC), expert determiner, mediator and arbitrator

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