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 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
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.
Robert Jones, Chief Executive Officer – New Zealand
Robert was appointed to the role of Fulton Hogan’s Chief Executive Officer New Zealand in July 2015, and is responsible for the leadership of the combined Regional and Infrastructure businesses across the country. He joined Fulton Hogan in January 2012 as Chief Operating Officer – Infrastructure, responsible for leading the company’s infrastructure expansion in the New Zealand market.
He came to New Zealand as the Project Director for the Northern Gateway Alliance and was subsequently appointed as the Country Manager for Leighton Contractors.
Robert has over 40 years’ experience in the construction sector. His career includes extensive experience in managing major engineering projects around the world.
Robert is a Board member of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (UK), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Camp Bentzon Trust which runs a children’s and community camp on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
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 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.
Peter Kessler, Chief Executive Officer Construction – Australia
Peter was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Fulton Hogan’s Construction business across Australia in July 2015. He joined Fulton Hogan in 2010 to lead the procurement and delivery of large scale infrastructure projects within Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to Fulton Hogan, he was the General Manager of John Holland’s international Tunnelling and Underground Mining Division, as well as a Director of John Holland Pty Ltd, a Director of John Holland NZ Ltd, the General Manager of JH Southern Region (incorporating South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand) and the Strategic Development Director for the John Holland Group. Peter’s qualifications include a BE in Civil Engineering and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers, a Chartered Professional Engineer, and a past Chairman of the Australasian Tunnelling Society.
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.
Mark Malpass, Group Executive Manager Strategy and Corporate Development
Mark was appointed Group Executive Manager Strategy & Corporate Development in August 2016. In this role he is responsible for group strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, strategic relationships and procurement. Previously Mark was Chief Executive of Fletcher Building’s largest division, Infrastructure Products, a portfolio of heavy construction materials businesses across Australia & NZ. He also had a 19 year career with ExxonMobil Corporation in various roles including Managing Director of Mobil Oil NZ, Downstream Global Planning in USA, and senior Asia Pacific regional responsibilities based in Singapore. Directorships have included NZ Refining Company and various private and public companies. Mark’s qualifications include an MBA, BE (Hons) and NZCE in Mechanical Engineering.
Duncan Gibb, Group Executive Manager HQSE and Business Systems
Duncan joined Fulton Hogan in 2004 and is currently the Group Executive Manager HQSE and Business Systems. His role focuses on future growth opportunities across new markets, building strategic capability within the business, accountable for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and providing resource for tender review across the business.
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 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.
Kevin Soper, Company Secretary
Kevin has been the Company Secretary of Fulton Hogan since 1980 and is also a Director of Fulton Hogan Land Development Ltd, Fulton Hogan Investment Ltd & Blackhead Quarries Ltd. In his role as Company Secretary, Kevin oversees the Group’s governance, statutory compliance and finance functions.
He has previously held senior finance roles with Donaghys Industries Ltd. Kevin’s qualifications include a BCom and he is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, New Zealand.