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Fulton Hogan’s Australian Construction business is lead by Peter Kessler, Chief Executive Officer for Construction, supported by General Managers operating in all states and territories and national managers for business development.

Meet the team

Duncan Gibb,  Chief Executive Officer Construction – Australia

Duncan Gibb joined Fulton Hogan in 2004 after 20 years in the Australian construction industry and has since spent significant time within both the Australian and New Zealand Fulton Hogan businesses. He led the transition of Belmadar Construction in NSW into the Fulton Hogan family, was General Manager of the Queensland business, and led the $2 billion rebuild of Christchurch infrastructure between 2011 and 2015. Duncan has held roles senior executive roles in Fulton Hogan including strategic development, HSQE & Sustainability, and more recently, headed up the start-up of the Kaikoura Earthquake rebuild in North Canterbury.

With over 29 years’ experience in the industry, Duncan has spent his career leading large scale infrastructure projects with multi-disciplined teams. He is highly experienced leading multi-discipline teams in the delivery of controversial and challenging infrastructure projects that extend over several years.

Duncan has a BE in Civil Engineering. His alliance experience dates back more than ten years. Safelink Alliance is just one example of a project that exceeded customer expectations and which has won numerous industry awards.

 


Lee Revell, Executive General Manager Construction – Central Australia and Specialist Businesses

Lee has been with Fulton Hogan since the middle of 2012 and in that time has overseen the profitable growth of Fulton’s Central Region Construction business and its emerging Telecommunications & Services business. Lee has made a significant contribution to Fulton Hogan’s diversification strategy with the pursuit and profitable delivery of a substantial program of works within the Telecommunications and Utilities space. From a start up, the Telecommunications & Services business now boasts over 300 direct employees with significant investments in specialized plant including directional drills, fibre splicing and testing equipment, cable hauling equipment, vac trucks, service locating equipment and real time in the field reporting tools.

Prior to his time at Fulton Hogan Lee spent 5 years with Leighton Contractors in various Operational and Commercial roles predominantly in Leighton’s Industrial & Energy and later Construction businesses and before that with BAE Systems and Tenix Defence in various Operational, Commercial and Project management positions.

Lee’s qualifications include a Masters of Commercial Law from Macquarie University and a Bachelor in Business – Labour Relations from the University of South Australia.

 


Brett Smiley, GM Construction – Northern (Qld)

Brett brings over 20 years’ knowledge and skill to his position as General Manager of Construction in Queensland. Brett is a construction and industry professional with extensive experience spanning both the private and public sectors.

Brett has significant experience outside of Fulton Hogan, previously working as the Civil Construction Manager with Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (Northern Region). During his time there he worked on large scale projects such as the flood damage restoration works in the Mackay region and the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Brett has also spent some time with Leighton Contractors Indonesia as the Civil and Infrastructure Manager.

 

 


Andrew McRae, GM Construction – Eastern (NSW & ACT)

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the civil construction sector having worked on major projects in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. He joined Fulton Hogan’s New Zealand operations in 2000 and held positions such as Project Director on the SH1 Northern Gateway Toll Road Alliance and the Tauranga Eastern Link.  In 2013, Andrew moved to Australia to oversee the completion of the Pacific Highway – Sapphire to Woolgoolga Upgrade in New South Wales and more recently the Princes Highway Foxground & Berry Bypass project.

In his current role, Andrew is responsible for all facets of the Eastern Construction business including its 300 people that are helping keep New South Wales connected.

 

 


David Fisher, GM Construction – Southern (VIC & TAS)

David joined Fulton Hogan in 2010 to support the regional businesses in the pursuit and delivery of infrastructure projects in both Australia and New Zealand.

He brings with him over 20 years industry experience in various commercial and operational roles on major petrochemical, mining and civil infrastructure projects in Australia, PNG and the USA, with companies that include Abigroup Contractors, Transfield Tunnelling and Chicago Bridge & Iron.

In his current role, he leads a capable and enthusiastic team of over 350 people that deliver a diverse range of infrastructure projects in the road, rail, water, port, and airport sectors for communities in Victoria and Tasmania.

David’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Engineers and a member of the Australian Constructors Association Commercial & Contractual Working Party.

 


Chris Taipari, Executive General Manager – Finance

Chris is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years’ experience in international construction, telecommunication and fund management sectors. Particular strengths in project review, contract management, decision support analysis, change management, financial management and reporting.

Chris is focused on continually improving the company’s systems, processes and people within a structure that supports controlled scalable growth.

 

 

 

 


Robert Ioffrida, General Manager Construction Support Services – Australia
ioffridar-copyRobert joined Fulton Hogan in 2016 as General Manager Construction Support Services to support the company’s rapid growth in the successful procurement and delivery of large scale infrastructure projects in Australia and New Zealand.

He brings to Fulton Hogan 22 years’ industry experience in various commercial and operational roles in the civil infrastructure industry in Australia.

Robert leads a mobile and experienced team that provides governance functions and complementary support services to the regional construction businesses across Australia.

Robert’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales.