The Fulton Hogan Industries business is led by Nick Marinelli, Chief Executive Officer – Industries, supported by General Managers operating in all states and territories and national managers for airports, quarrying, transport and asset maintenance businesses.
Meet the team
Nick Marinelli, Chief Executive Officer Industries – Australia
As Chief Executive Officer for Fulton Hogan Australia, Nick is accountable for the strategic and operational performance of the Industries and Construction business streams. Collectively the Australian businesses have over 2500 employees delivering customer solutions for the infrastructure, transport, energy, and resources sectors, as well as asset management solutions for public and private asset owners.
Nick first joined Fulton Hogan as General Manager for Planning & Development at the start of 2009, and was responsible for Fulton Hogan’s strategic business development and growth in Australia. He also managed commercial acquisition activities, new venture start-ups, marketing, business development and technology transfer across Fulton Hogan. Prior to accepting his current role, Nick was Chief Executive Officer for Fulton Hogan’s Australian Industries business for two years.
Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and prior to Fulton Hogan held senior executive positions with Rinker, Cemex Australia, Pioneer Construction Materials and Pioneer International in Australia and overseas. Nick’s qualifications include a BBus (Accounting) and a GAICD.
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
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 Industries and Construction businesses, including the role of General Manager Industries & 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 Industries – Western (WA)
As General Manager Industries in Western Australia, Pat is responsible for ensuring that Fulton Hogan consistently delivers quality products and services to our clients whilst expanding the business in Western Australia.
With over 25 years’ industry experience in New Zealand, 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 a Certificate in Engineering and land surveying. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
Peter Curl, General Manager Industries – Southern (Vic & Tas)
Peter is responsible for the safe operation of Fulton Hogan’s Southern Industries 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 Industries – Queensland
Richard oversees the industries business in throughout Queensland. Prior to this he was National Operational Improvement Manager, a newly created role, whereby he managed all operational improvement and procurement activities for Fulton Hogan in Australia.
Since joining Fulton Hogan in 2003, Richard has held a number of roles in the IT department which culminated with his promotion to the National IT Manager in 2008. Richard has been involved in every acquisition made by Fulton Hogan over his time with the company, and as a result brings a detailed knowledge of each business’ activities and operating potentials to his current role.
Richard’s qualifications include a BComp in Information Systems from Monash University.
Ben Hayward, General Manager Industries – Eastern (NSW & ACT)
Ben leads our industries 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.