The Fulton Hogan Industries business is led by Nick Marinelli, Chief Executive Officer – Australia, supported by General Managers operating in all states and territories and national managers for airports, quarrying, transport and asset maintenance businesses.
Meet the team
Matthew MacMahon, Chief Operating Officer – Infrastructure Services
Matthew is currently responsible for Fulton Hogan’s Infrastructure Services in Australia. With over 20 years’ experience in the road maintenance industry, Matthew’s management skills and safety achievements see him recognized as a leader in the field.
Matthew previously held the role of General Manager, Industries (South Australia and Northern Territory) and more recently Regional Manager Auckland with over 900 permanent staff. Prior to joining Fulton Hogan in 2008, Matthew was a director at PMP Bitumen. During this time he was instrumental to the development of the company and its eventual turnover of over AU$33M. This small business allowed Matthew to hone the skills he needs to succeed in his current position.
Paul DeBritt, Executive General Manager Operations
Paul has over 35 years’ experience with extensive skill and knowledge in the development, management and implementation of large detailed contracts.
Previous to this role, Paul was a General Manager responsible for Fulton Hogan / Astec in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Prior to Fulton Hogan, Paul held senior positions at Readymix Group.
His extensive knowledge of the Australian surfacing industry and commitment to excellence are second to none.
Aaron Croasdale, Executive General Manager – Finance
With over 15 years of experience in various operational, finance and accounting roles within Fulton Hogan, including Company Secretary roles as part of Joint Venture Boards, Aaron was appointed Executive General Manager Finance in early 2016.
With an emphasis on upholding business integrity, Aaron combines his commercial acumen with an adept ability to lead and motivate his teams. Aaron is a skilled finance professional with a deep understanding of the business, who is passionate about looking beyond the numbers and forming the business for future success.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management) and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Tarmo Saar, Executive General Manager Infrastructure Services – Australia
Tarmo is the Executive General Manager for Infrastructure Services for Australia. He has a wealth of expertise and experience in developing strategic relationships, identifying new business opportunities, as well as a track record in successful business acquisitions and integrating them into the wider organisation.
Tarmo has over 10 years’ experience with Fulton Hogan, and during this time he has held Executive Management positions in both our Infrastructure Services and Construction businesses, including the role of General Manager Infrastructure Services & Construction – Eastern.
Prior to working for Fulton Hogan, Tarmo held a number of Senior Executive Positions with Hanson PLC in various businesses in Australia, Europe and Asia. Tarmo’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering.
Pat Tinnelly, General Manager Infrastructure Services – Western (WA)
As General Manager Infrastructure Services in Western Australia, Pat is responsible for ensuring that Fulton Hogan consistently delivers quality products and services Safely to our clients whilst expanding the business in Western Australia.
With over 25 years’ industry experience in New Zealand and Australia, Pat brings his extensive knowledge and skill set, particularly in infrastructure services, project management, and construction to the Australian sector of the business.
Pat has NZ Certificates in Engineering and Land Surveying. He is a Chartered Member of Engineers New Zealand and a Graduate for Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter Curl, General Manager Infrastructure Services – Southern (Vic & Tas)
Peter is responsible for the safe operation of Fulton Hogan’s Southern Infrastructure Services business including infrastructure maintenance, quarries, asphalt, emulsion and spray seal operations, and civil works. He has over 17 years’ experience with Fulton Hogan, and formerly Pioneer Road Services, and manages a workforce of over 350 employees.
Peter is a member of the Integrated Leadership Group on Melbourne Water’s Maintenance and Low-risk Capital program, and has recently taken over the lead role for the Fulton Hogan joint venture partner on this program, working closely with Melbourne Water to deliver best-for-program outcomes.
Peter’s ability to work collaboratively, drawing on his extensive industry knowledge, has seen a number of new innovative products and services developed for customers.
Richard Pearson, General Manager Infrastructure Services – Northern and Central (Qld, SA & NT)
Richard oversees Fulton Hogan’s Infrastructure Services business throughout Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory, with a workforce of over 550 direct employees.
In his 15 years with the company Richard’s has held both senior corporate and operational roles which focused on innovative practices, organisational planning, culture development and strategic planning. Prior to accepting the role as a General Manager in 2015, Richard was the National Operational Improvement Manager and managed all operational improvement and procurement activities for Fulton Hogan’s Australian operations. In his time with the company he has been involved with all major company acquisitions, including the transformational acquisition of Pioneer Road Services.
Richard is committed to delivering outstanding business results that engage both our customers and our people.
Ben Hayward, General Manager Infrastructure Services – Eastern (NSW & ACT)
Ben leads our Infrastructure Services business throughout NSW and ACT. Ben is responsible for the continued development of our Eastern Australian business, whilst maintaining excellent services to our customers and quality outcomes.
He has been with Fulton Hogan since 2004 working across many parts of the business in both Australia in New Zealand. He has held roles on four major motorway build projects, most recently as Project Director. He has worked as Operations Manager within the SCIRT Alliance rebuild of Christchurch and he has also led Fulton Hogan’s large surfacing division in Canterbury. Ben is passionate about forming teams that work collaboratively with our clients to achieve best for project outcomes.
Ben is a Chartered Professional Engineer. His qualifications include a BE (Hons) in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering Transportation and an MBA.