The NSW President
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Qualified Building Supervisor – NSW, QLD, ACT
Qualified Demolition Supervisor
Executive Chairman of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure (Construction, Mining and Civil Infrastructure in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada)
Managing Director of Abergeldie Harker (Tunnelling and Civil Infrastructure in New Zealand)
Managing Director of Killeavy Castle, Hotel, Spa and Wellness Centre (Hospitality in Ireland)
Managing Director of Jaramas Investments (Property)
Managing Director of the Jaramas Foundation (Philanthropy)
President, NSW Civil Contractors Federation since 2015
Vice-President, NSW Civil Contractors Federation 2009-2015
Board member, National Civil Contractors Federation of Australia since 2013
Chairman of Council for Civil Engineering Sydney University since 2016
Foundation Governor of Sydney University Civil Engineering Foundation 2013-2015
Civil engineering career from 1982, initially with major contractors Dillighams, White Industries, Thiess and Costain, working on mining, marine and large infrastructure projects in Australia and, for several years, in England and Scotland. His roles included field engineer, site engineer, project engineer, and project manager.
Founder and Managing Director until 2015 of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Pty Ltd, which he established in 1994. Abergeldie, including Abergeldie Harker, employs nearly 450 people across four countries and has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne (Australia), Auckland, Christchurch (New Zealand), Newry (Northern Ireland) and Regina (Canada). Abergeldie carries out complex engineering and construction projects. In addition to completing many complex infrastructure projects such as dams, tunnels and bridges, the company has developed world leading technology in blind bore shaft drilling for the mining industry. It also has in-house design and construct capabilities for process engineering projects and has particular expertise in water processing plants and pipe relining. Abergeldie also carries out heritage restoration work including stone bridges, buildings and a castle. Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure in Australia has been recognised by its peers in the Industry with sixteen CCF Earth Awards, three Engineering Excellence awards, two Australian Water Industry Awards and two Mining Prospect Awards in recent years.
Outstanding skills in financial management, innovative engineering design and construction, team recruiting and team building. Sets clear goals and strategies for his team, then ensures that they have the tools needed to meet those goals.
Member of the advisory committee, 2007-2013, for the annual St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout event that raises money for, and awareness of, the homeless in our society. On the board of the Jaramas Charitable Foundation, since 2008, which is focused on education, environmental sustainability and assisting refugees, displaced and homeless people.
Father of four (two boys and two girls) aged between 14 years old and 24 years old. Other interests include bushwalking, body surfing, playing over 45s soccer and tag football.