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Our Leaders

At Fulton Hogan, our leaders work together to deliver the best strategic outcomes for our business, so we achieve our purpose of ‘Creating, connecting with, and caring for communities.’ 

Dean Hamilton

Chairman

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An independent director of Fulton Hogan since 2018, Dean was appointed Chairman in January 2020.

Dean has over 10 years' of experience as a CEO, most recently leading Silver Fern Farms Limited and prior to this, 12 year in senior roles with global investment bank Deutsche Bank, in New Zealand and Australia.

Dean also has significant governance experience through directorships with other companies, including Auckland International Airport and The Warehouse Group.

Cos Bruyn

Managing Director

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Cos re-joined Fulton Hogan in 2017 as Group CEO and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 2018. He has over 35 years’ experience in the construction sector across New Zealand and Australia. Cos first joined Fulton Hogan early in his career and spent the next 15 years in a wide variety of management roles and contracting disciplines across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. His experience also includes a decade with Downer in senior management roles including as CEO New Zealand. Cos is passionate about safety, building a clear, inspiring strategy and empowering teams to take ownership to deliver.

Peter Brecht

Independent Director

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Peter was appointed to the Fulton Hogan Board in November 2013 as an independent director based in Australia.

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the civil engineering sector, with more than 15 years’ experience leading some of Australia’s largest construction companies including Lend Lease Infrastructure, Bilfinger Berger Australia and Abigroup.

Other directorships include SRG Ltd and he was the former Chair of Sydney Motorway Corporation.

Bob Fulton

Director

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Bob is the grandson of one of the company founders, Jules Fulton and has over 30 years’ involvement in the engineering and construction industries, including more than 20 years of senior executive roles at Fulton Hogan. He was appointed to the Board in 2008 as representative of the Fulton cornerstone shareholders.

Bob is also a director of a number of Fulton Hogan associates including Fulton Hogan Hiways Fiji, Horokiwi Quarries, Blackhead Quarries Ltd and Port Otago Ltd.

Hamish Johnstone

Director

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Hamish joined Fulton Hogan in 2014, and has worked in both Australia and New Zealand across treasury, construction, quarries and joint ventures. Prior to joining the company, he worked in corporate finance for PwC and Deloitte, in both New Zealand and Canada. Hamish is a great grandson of one of Fulton Hogan’s founders, Bob Hogan, and also sits on the boards of a number of the company’s joint ventures.

Richard Olliver

Independent Director

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Richard was appointed to the Fulton Hogan Board in February 2017 as an independent director. Richard has extensive experience in taxation, business development and investment banking having worked for Coopers & Lybrand, Carter Holt Harvey Limited and Macquarie Bank prior to returning to New Zealand in 2005.

Richard is also a director of Marlborough Airport Ltd, MDC Holdings Ltd and St Andrews Property Group Ltd.

Steve Boulton

Independent Director

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Steve has held a range of CEO/Managing Director roles in both Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years. His experience spans infrastructure asset management and investments in the toll-road, rail, airport, seaport, electricity, water and gas sectors.

Steve is also Chairman and independent director of Newcastle Agri Terminals Pty Ltd and Sea Swift Pty Ltd in Australia.

Michelle Henderson

Independent Director

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Michelle was appointed to the Fulton Hogan Board in June 2021, and is a full time independent director based in Invercargill. She has spent the majority of her career with Rio Tinto/New Zealand Smelters Ltd, working in both New Zealand and Australia across a variety of roles, including asset management and infrastructure management – including remote sites, airfields, and ports. More recently, Michelle was chief operating officer of PowerNet, leading the operations across Southland and Otago. She is also a director of Meridian Energy Ltd.

Graeme Tapp

Company Secretary

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Graeme was appointed as Company Secretary in 2017, having joined Fulton Hogan in 2001. Graeme has over 30 years' of finance experience at companies such as Unilever Group, Mitsubishi Electric and Fuelquip Services.

Cos Bruyn

Managing Director

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Cos re-joined Fulton Hogan in 2017 as Group CEO and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 2018. He has over 35 years’ experience in the construction sector across New Zealand and Australia. Cos first joined Fulton Hogan early in his career and spent the next 15 years in a wide variety of management roles and contracting disciplines across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. His experience also includes a decade with Downer in senior management roles including as CEO New Zealand. Cos is passionate about safety, building a clear, inspiring strategy and empowering teams to take ownership to deliver.

Rob Woodgate

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Rob joined Fulton Hogan as Group Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. His extensive experience spans New Zealand and the United Kingdom having held range of finance positions over his career. Prior to joining Fulton Hogan, Rob was CFO at Silver Fern Farms and PGG Wrightson and has a record of developing high performing finance, IT and corporate teams. Rob brings a disciplined approach to managing change and driving performance through strategy.

Ben Hayward

Chief Executive Officer - New Zealand

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Ben was appointed Chief Executive, New Zealand in January 2022, after returning from leading Fulton Hogan’s NSW Infrastructure Services business in Australia. Ben joined Fulton Hogan in 2006, and has worked across the infrastructure sector, including materials supply, major project construction, and management of asset maintenance businesses, in both New Zealand and Australia. Ben is a highly qualified professional engineer, with a proven track record of effective leadership and achievement through collaborating with clients and a solutions-focused approach. Ben holds a number of directorships in both New Zealand and Australia.

Graeme Causer

Chief Executive Officer - Land

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Graeme has led Fulton Hogan’s land development operations since 2000. He has been pivotal in building the company’s land portfolio and creating new communities for residents and commercial operators in both Christchurch and Auckland. Graeme first joined Fulton Hogan in 1993 in an operation management role, and quickly transitioned into building the company’s land portfolio. Graeme brings a deep understanding of property and the economic environment to his work.

Graeme Johnson

Chief Executive Officer - Australia

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Graeme was appointed Chief Executive, Australia in January 2022, having led the New Zealand business as CEO for the five years prior. He has extensive experience within the civil contracting industry. Graeme joined the company in 2003, and since this time has held senior operational and management roles that have spanned design, construction, materials supply, operations and maintenance undertakings across New Zealand and the Pacific. Graeme holds several directorships and brings fresh thinking and a strong focus on building enduring relationships

Peter Curl

Chief Executive Officer - Australia Infrastructure Services

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In April 2022 Peter was appointed as CEO of the Australian Infrastructure Services business, having spent the previous 25 years of his career with Fulton Hogan gaining experience in various operational and managerial roles. Most recently, Peter was General Manager of the company’s Victorian and Tasmanian Infrastructure Services operations, with the business significantly growing under his leadership and ability to build strong external collaborative relationships.

Brett Smiley

Chief Executive Officer - Australia Construction

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Brett was appointed CEO of Australia Construction in July 2022, having previously been Fulton Hogan’s General Manager of Construction for Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. Brett’s 30 plus years’ experience in the building and construction industry has seen him deliver complex projects in all facets of construction, spanning the transport, water, defence and energy sectors across Australia and Indonesia.

Lee Revell

Chief Executive Officer - Australia Utilities

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Lee has been with Fulton Hogan since the middle of 2012 and in that time has overseen the safe and profitable growth of Fulton Hogan’s Central region construction business where he made significant inroads into the utilities sector, particularly in the areas of communications and water. Since January 2018, Lee has spearheaded our newly formed Australian Utilities business encompassing communications, water, power and gas. Following 18 months in the role of Chief Operating Officer, Utilities, Lee was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in July 2019.

Di Walsh

Group Executive Manager - People

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Di joined Fulton Hogan in 2016 and leads the Group People and Culture strategy that is customer centric focused enabled by operational excellence. Her diverse operational and organisational change capabilities bring strong commercial experience to Fulton Hogan. Di is committed to delivering results through building an agile culture that engages hearts and minds across all stakeholders.

Jules Fulton

Group Executive Manager - Culture

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Jules started his career as a consultant in New Zealand and the United Kingdom before joining Fulton Hogan as a project engineer in Auckland. Having spent 25 years immersed within the business, working his way up from frontline engineering roles to executive leadership, today Jules leads our culture initiatives that embed our REAL values and behaviours into our operations.