Our Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Alonso

Jamie Alonso is Protest Engineering’s Chief Executive Officer. Jamie has a wealth of experience in the engineering and consulting space. Prior to joining Protest, Jamie held the APAC CEO position of global consulting firm, Cardno for 4 years. Jamie spent over 20 years at Cardno during multiple stints, starting out as structural engineer, working in strategy and BD roles before taking on the CEO role. Taking up the role in 2023, Jamie joins Protest to lead the strategic direction of the company. Jamie’s leadership style is very open and consultative and will always support, empower and enable people and teams to be successful. Previously a Consult Australia Male Champion for Change, Jamie is a true believer in an inclusive and diverse workforce and one of his top priorities is ensure Protest offers this for their employees.

Chief Operating Officer

Nick Ward

Nick has over 30 years of varied experience working at a senior level in multi-disciplinary consulting engineering practices in the United Kingdom and Australia, before joining the team at Protest Engineering. Whilst\ remaining hands on and client focused, Nick is competent in project delivery, project management, civil and structural engineering and building surveying. Nick has a extensive range of experience in many fields, these include but are not limited to; infrastructure, civil and structural projects within the commercial residential, industrial, retail, leisure, health and education sectors. Nick has experience in all structural materials, he is a specialist in reinforced concrete, steelwork, masonry, and timber design, both in new and refurbishment projects many of which have had heritage input.

Nick’s dynamic and enthusiastic approach to clients and projects makes him well respected and recognised across the construction industry. He is highly regarded as a leader and mentor.


Liam Kelly

Liam’s deep strategic approach as Founder has enabled Protest Engineering to continue to grow, transform and blossom into one of the most innovative Consulting Engineering Firms in Australia. Liam understands what it takes to run a multi-faceted and dynamic engineering firm, driving continual growth across all engineering services and construction materials testing (CMT) services.

Prior to forming the business in 2015 Liam was a soil technician for Douglas Partners and Cardno Bowler and has learned the ins and outs of the Industry gaining a depth of technical knowledge from the group.

From the young age of 20, Liam was managing a soil testing site lab on a 17 billion dollar project. Thrown in the deep end, Liam learnt at a young age what it takes to lead from the front encompassing the qualities of a successful manager, ensuring he has a vision and knowing how to communicate and execute.

What started as one man in a garage in Robina on the Gold Coast in 2015 has now formed to be one of the leading innovative Quality Assurance and Consulting Engineering firms in Australia.

Our People

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