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Jamye Harrison joins the smart cities team at Arcadis. K&L Gates welcomes Kane Barnett and Damiano Castelli to the team and Wayne Bretherton takes the top job at Omnii.

Arcadis welcome Jamye Harrison to its smart cities team as global solutions lead. Harrison’s 25-year career spans strategy, public policy, design and delivery in transport, infrastructure and smart cities. He joins Arcadis from WSP, where he led the smart infrastructure practice. He was also national lead partner for transport at Deloitte and chief architect for Sydney’s rail operator.

K&L Gates recently welcomed Kane Barnett as a partner in the firm's Sydney office. As a funds lawyer in K&L Gates' financial services team, Barnett's practice includes extensive experience advising on fund formation and fund investments in listed and unlisted real estate and real estate debt funds. Damiano Castelli recently joined K&L Gates' Brisbane office as a special counsel in the real estate group. Castelli is experienced with managing the acquisition, development, leasing and disposal of commercial, industrial, retail and residential property.

Fire engineering and protection services firm Omnii has appointed Wayne Bretherton to the newly-created role of chief executive officer. The ex-WSP executive has led fire engineering teams and developed divisions in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the UK. Bretherton will oversee Omnii’s growth, innovation, marketing and human resources activities, and steps into the shoes of former managing director, co-founder and executive chairman Peter Glodic.

Lendlease has a new national sustainability manager for property. Andrew Scerri has been with the developer for nearly a decade in a variety of roles, including national sustainability manager for urban regeneration and commercial. Scerri is now responsible for strategy development and execution for Lendlease retirement living, commercial, retail, apartments and communities.

Logistics property specialist LOGOS Group has hired Jamie Ayers as its new group sustainability manager. Most recently the built environment sector lead at climate change and clean energy consultancy Energetics, Ayers has also held roles with EY and Net Balance. Ayers is also a guest lecturer in sustainability at Western Sydney University.

Architectus has promoted seven new senior associates and welcomed nine new associates to its national management team. Nick Bucktin, Craig Earley, Emrana Sikder, Gary Henighen, Jennifer Husman, Liz Seuseu and Diana Rosenthal have been elevated to senior associate status. Jemma Basso, Brindha Kugan, Hannah Fulcher, Terrence Chau, Francisco Espinosa, Joel Lee, Kate McKenzie-Harg, Rob Armstrong and Len Parker have transitioned to management as new associates.

Knight Frank’s Brisbane office leasing team is expanding in a vote of confidence in the city’s commercial market. Three agents have joined the team: Matt O’Brien, Sebastian Fahey and Daniel Byrne. O’Brien, formerly with Elders Commercial, joins Knight Frank as a senior leasing executive, while leasing executive Fahey moves across from Knight Frank’s Gold Coast office. Together they will cover office leasing in Brisbane’s fringe. Leasing executive Byrne, previously with Savills, will cover Brisbane’s CBD market.