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The Fulton Hogan Executive Management team comprises of leaders who work together to make best for business strategic decisions so we continue to be an enduring civil infrastructure business throughout Australasia and to provide a safe workplace for our employees.

Meet the team

Nick Miller, Managing Director

Nick M WEBNick was appointed Managing Director of Fulton Hogan Ltd and Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd, Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd in January 2010. He is the director of a number of Fulton Hogan subsidiaries and joint ventures, including Blackhead Quarries Ltd, Allied FH Ltd, WFH Properties Ltd and Pokeno Village Holdings Ltd. He is also a Board member of the Australian Contractors Association (ACA). Nick was formerly the Chief Executive of Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd and he has over 20 years’ experience in various civil engineering and management roles, including as Chief Executive of Isaac Construction. Nick’s qualifications include a BE (Hon) in Civil Engineering from Canterbury University and a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering.

 

 


Rob Woodgate, Group Chief Financial Officer

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Rob was appointed to the role of Fulton Hogan’s Group Chief Financial Officer in September 2016.

As Group Chief Financial Officer, Rob is responsible for the company’s fiscal strategy and risk governance frameworks, along with the delivery of shared services and IT across the entire operations.  He has previously held senior executive positions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and across a range of sectors, including Chief Financial Officer of PGG Wrightson Limited, and more recently Chief Financial Officer of Silver Fern Farms Limited.

Rob’s qualifications include a BCom, and he is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

 


Bob Fulton, Director Investments & Associates

Bob was appointed as Director of Investments and Associates in July 2015, and is responsible for the management of our associate businesses including Land and Fulton Hogan’s Fijian investments. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Fulton Hogan’s New Zealand operations. He is also a Director of Fulton Hogan Ltd, Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd, Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd, Horokiwi Quarries Ltd, Allied FH Ltd, WFH Properties Ltd and Rangititikei Aggregates Ltd.

Bob has held various roles in Fulton Hogan Ltd from 1991 to the present day, with previous engineering positions in Britain and with a Local Authority. Bob’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering.

 

 


Nick Marinelli, Chief Executive Officer – Australia

Nick Marinelli 2As 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.

 


Duncan Gibb, Chief Executive Officer – Australia Construction

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.

 


Graeme Johnson, Chief Executive Office – New Zealand Regional Business

Graeme is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the management of large civil construction projects, and the design delivery of civil, public and commercial structures.

Graeme has been with Fulton Hogan since 2004 and has held several senior management roles within Fulton Hogan, most recently as General Manager – South Island. In this role, Graeme supported the six South Island regional businesses and a staff of over 1600. His journey with Fulton Hogan first started in 2003 as a Contract Engineer in the Wellington region. Since then Graeme has worked across many parts of our business in both Construction and Regional streams in New Zealand and Fiji, giving him a solid understanding of our diverse operations, people and culture. Graeme is well known for his ability to develop collaborative teams which have strong relationships with our customers and the community.

 


Domenic Defazio, Chief Executive Office – New Zealand Construction

Domenic was most recently the General Manager – Southern Construction (Victoria and Tasmania) where he led the diversification of this region into rail, water and airports. Under Domenic’s leadership the region has secured many significant projects, including over A$1 billion of rail work.

Domenic also led Fulton Hogan’s first major project in Queensland, when we expanded the company’s construction footprint outside of Victoria, and was one of our first Australian alliance leaders. During his 16 years with Fulton Hogan, Domenic has worked in both streams of the Australian business, giving him a keen understanding of the value of working together as one collaborative team.

 

 


 

Jules Fulton, Group Executive Manager Stakeholder Relations

Jules was appointed to the role of Group Executive Manager – Stakeholder Relations in November 2016. Jules leads the communications team and is responsible for stakeholder and community relations as well as leading corporate improvement initiatives.

Prior to that, Jules was Fulton Hogan’s Group Executive Manager People from October 2015 to November 2016. Jules has also served as Executive Manager HQSE, Executive Manager Corporate Services and has held operational roles, including project management, regional, state-based and general management positions in Australia and New Zealand.

Jules has a BE in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a Business Management Diploma from Mt Eliza Business School. He is a Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

 


Di Walsh, Group Executive Manager People

 

Appointed to the role in November 2016, Di leads organisational design and culture across the Fulton Hogan Group.

Di’s career started from a diverse operational background and over the last 15 years her career has been in senior culture, people and change management roles. Most recently from Lion, one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies that is Japanese owned, her experience included: Change Director for Group Business Transformation (Sydney based), People and Culture Director NZ, (Auckland based), and Lion Dairy and Drinks (Melbourne based). With strong commercial leadership experience, Di prides herself on engaging teams to build a highly constructive achievement culture, driving accountability with meaning and motivation and improving business growth.

 


Graeme Causer, Chief Executive Officer Land

Graeme was appointed Chief Executive Officer Land responsible for all aspects of Fulton Hogan’s land development operation in July 2015. This includes the identification and assessment of feasibility of all land purchases, through to section development to the point of marketing and sale. Graeme’s purchase and development portfolio includes both residential and industrial land, and sees an increasing volume of trans-Tasman surplus land holding sales. With over 20 years’ experience in development, planning, consenting, and environmental management, Graeme holds a strategic role ensuring a strong position for Fulton Hogan land development in the future. Graeme is credited for the acquisition of the Millwater and Halswell developments in Auckland and Christchurch. His qualifications include BSc (Chemistry/Biology) and MSc in Resource Management. Graeme is also a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.

 

 


Graeme Tapp, Company Secretary

Graeme was appointed as Company Secretary of Fulton Hogan Ltd in December 2016, Horokiwi Quarries Ltd in June 2016 and is also a Director of Fulton Hogan Land Development. In his role as Company Secretary, Graeme oversees the Group governance, statutory compliance and investor relations functions. He also has responsibilities providing commercial support to the Group Investments and Associates streams including Fiji operations.

Graeme has held a number of senior finance roles within the New Zealand business over the past 15 years and has over 30 years of finance experience with previous roles including Unilever Group, Mitsubishi Electric and Fuelquip Services Ltd. Graeme has a BCom(Hons) in Accounting and Finance, is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries Inc (ACIS).