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
Nick was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Fulton Hogan’s Industries business across Australia in July 2015. He first joined Fulton Hogan as General Manager for Planning & Development at the start of 2009, where he 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.
Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and prior to Fulton Hogan he held senior management positions in operations, sales and marketing with Cemex Australia, Pioneer Construction Materials and Pioneer International. Nick’s qualifications include a BBus in Accounting.
Tarmo Saar, Executive GM Industries
Tarmo was appointed Executive GM Industries overseeing Fulton Hogan’s infrastructure services and transport operations across Australia.
Tarmo brings to this role expertise and experience in developing strategic relationships, identifying business opportunities and managing quarrying and production activities across the business. Previous to this role, he was the General Manager for Fulton Hogan’s Central Operations in Australia, which involved him in a number of strategic acquisitions and projects for the business.
Prior to Fulton Hogan, he held a number of senior general management roles with Hanson PLC in its various businesses across Australia, Asia and the USA. Tarmo’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering.
Pat Tinnelly, GM 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).
Paul DeBritt, GM Industries – Eastern (NSW)
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.
Peter Curl, GM 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 Fulton, GM Planning, Development & Airports
Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the industry having worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. In his current role, Richard is responsible for the company’s airport, business improvement and technical businesses, as well as diversifications opportunities for the industries business.
With a strong background in material manufacturing, project delivery, asset management and the airport sector, Richard possesses strong technical and leadership skills. He also holds the position of director on two Fulton Hogan joint venture boards and is committed to forming lasting relationships with customers and stakeholders.
Richard is passionate believer that ‘our people are our future’ and invests significant energy in developing and mentoring his teams and promoting a strong safety culture. His background in materials manufacture has also reinforced his belief that Fulton Hogan’s pavement technical solutions must harness sustainability.
Richard Pearson, GM 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.
Caroline Zywulko, GM Industries – Strategy
Caroline was recently appointed General Manager Strategy for Industries where she provides leadership and direction of strategic initiatives across the Industries business in Australia.
She formerly held the position of National Manager for Marketing and Sales at Fulton Hogan. Caroline has 20 years’ experience in the construction materials industry, mainly with Holcim in an internal consulting role in market and sales strategies in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Caroline has a BASc in Geological and Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto.