Our Leadership Team

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scott cummins
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SCOTT CUMMINS - CEO

Over his 30 year career Scott has held project and functional management and leadership roles in marine, oil & gas production, construction engineering, fabrication, business development and regional operations. His international experience is extensive having held both regional and corporate leadership roles in major locations across the world, including Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai and London

Prior to joining McConnell Dowell as Chief Executive Officer he held the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial at McDermott International, a major International provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for offshore and subsea field developments worldwide. His previous roles have included Executive Vice President Offshore and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific also with McDermott International.

Scott is an Australian national with a Bachelor of Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and an MBA from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.

 

 

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JIM FRITH - MD - AUSTRALIA

Jim joined McConnell Dowell as a Project Manager over 25 years ago, during this time he has developed an impressive track record across several operational business unit, and in numerous locations throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Over the last 6 years Jim has led 3 separate businesses and in each case achieved a turnaround in culture, performance and customer trust. Throughout his career with McConnell Dowell, he has proven his ability to collaborate with customers to understand and achieve business solutions to the satisfaction of all parties.

He has a strong commitment to the continuous improvement of quality, safety and environmental management throughout the company and is highly regarded for his leadership in these areas.

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ROGER MCRAE - MD - NEW ZEALAND & PACIFIC ISLANDS

Roger McRae is the Managing Director of McConnell Dowell’s New Zealand and Pacific business. With 40 years’ experience in the construction industry in New Zealand and overseas, including 35 years working for McConnell Dowell, he has broad experience in infrastructure construction and the governance of partnerships, major projects and joint ventures.

Roger has been a member of a number of contractor joint venture committees and boards locally and internationally, and is currently a member of the Well-Connected Alliance and SCIRT Project Alliance Boards. He champions safety best practice in construction and is a member of the Construction Safety Council,

 

 

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MURRAY DUNDAS - MD - SOUTH EAST ASIA

Murray has worked in Asia for over 20 years and has multi-disciplined experience in civil, marine, mechanical and pipeline projects.

He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia Riau Islands including regional Fabrication / Plant yard in Batam. This includes marketing, tendering, human resources and ensuring the profitable execution of all projects.

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DARYL YOUNG - MD - BUILT ENVIRONS

Daryl has over 30 years’ experience in both national and international construction business, Daryl’s expertise ranges from infrastructure through to power and water treatment plants. Charged with developing a Power and Water Sector Business for Baulderstone, Daryl has led successful tender teams, built positive relationships and successfully resourced projects in excess of $1.5 Billion in the past five years.

Daryl is a positive and engaging leader who enjoys building business that enables him to create teams that deliver on an inspiring vision. Personally gregarious and socially outgoing, he enjoys roles that allow him to understand and interpret the needs of customers and stakeholders, and to build the organisational capabilities to fulfil these. A natural public speaker and spokesperson, Daryl is a skilled communicator who can become very passionate about his message.

 

 

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SAMANTHA JOHNSON - EGM HSEQ

Samantha has over 25 years’ experience in risk management, insurance and workplace risk of which 16 years has been in the global engineering and construction industry.

Samantha has been involved with the risk assessment and transfer of risk for the MCD group since starting with the company in April 2000 in the risk/insurance area, including workplace injury management and workers compensation. In 2010 Samantha managed the successful integration of the McConnell Dowell and Aveng insurance regimes resulting in a globalised insurance program for the Aveng group. Following this Samantha was appointed as the Aveng Group Insurance Manager and is now the Executive General Manager – Health, Safety, Environment and Quality.

Samantha is dedicated to achieving sustainable business results whilst ensuring that our people go home without harm every day.

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JOHN HEARST - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL & OPERATIONS

John has been part of the McConnell Dowell group for over 25 years and has held various project based and senior management roles throughout the company’s Australian and international operations.

John is a Director of McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited and assumed his current position of Executive Director – Technical and Operations General Manager Overseas Operations in September 2009.

In this role, John is accountable for the Group’s operations throughout New Zealand, the Pacific Rim, South East Asia and the Middle East. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers in Australia and the UK, and holds a Civil Engineering degree and Master of Science (Maritime Civil Engineering) from Manchester University.

 

 

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ROSS YOUNG - EGM NEW BUSINESS

Ross brings 35 years’ experience in shaping businesses for growth and success. His experience includes the mining, water, power, and transport sectors, working for both public and private organisations.

Leading the New Business and Strategy function in McConnell Dowell, Ross is accountable for customers, winning work, brand and strategy. He will work with the Business Units across Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to win work through competitive tendering processes, maintaining a strong customer focus, and leveraging
capability across the Group.

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ASHLEY WIKMAN - EGM COMMERCIAL

Prior to joining McConnell Dowell, Ashley held senior leadership positions with multi-national businesses over the past 8 years. His last position was with Lend Lease Engineering as Executive General Manager – Commercial & Risk.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Melbourne University. He brings to the role a wealth of commercial expertise that include contract conversion and negotiation; project evaluation and reporting; risk analysis and management; joint venture and consortium arrangements; change management; investigation, analysis and resolution of problem projects; financial/cost management performance and reporting; upstream and downstream procurement; and resolution of claims and disputes.

 

 

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DALE MORRISON - CFO

Dale Morrison has been CFO of McConnell Dowell since 2002. Over the last 20 years Dale has progressed through a number of accounting positions in various locations in McConnell Dowell. He relocated to the Melbourne head office in 1998 originally as Finance Manager – South East Asia.

Dale is a Director of McConnell Dowell Corporation Ltd and 25 group subsidiary companies in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East. Dale is also a member of the Audit Committee and manages the day-to-day finance function for the group and is responsible to maintain relationships with key external stakeholders eg bankers, insurers and other parties. Part of the role is to ensure management and shareholders have accurate and timely financial information and to co-ordinate the external annual audit. Dale also manages IT and systems development and manages our tax and corporate compliance.

Dale’s background is as a qualified accountant (CA) with a BCom out of Auckland University. His work experience started at BTR’s Head office in London where he worked for three years before returning to New Zealand in early 1988 to start work at McConnell Dowell in Auckland, New Zealand.

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steve collett
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STEVE COLLETT - EGM HUMAN RESOURCES

Steve is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience in a range of sectors and geographic locations, including Australia, South East Asia and Latin America.

Steve joined the McConnell Dowell group in April 2016, prior to this he was Vice President Human Resources, Australia Pacific Indonesia for Orica Ltd, an organisation he worked with for over 10 years. Throughout his career Steve has held senior executive roles in general HR management, training and organisational development, organisational restructuring, and industrial relations management. He has a Honours degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia.

  

 

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JOHN MEGGITT - GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

John is a senior commercial and legal executive with over 20 years’ management experience across multiple disciplines in public sector and large private sector organisations, including ASX listed companies.

He is a specialist at providing independent strategic advice to Boards, CEOs, leadership teams and business units on commercial and corporate matters, corporate governance, risk management, structuring deals, dispute resolution and business planning.

John has played key roles in corporate restructures and business transformation initiatives including integration of teams and corporate functions under different reporting structures and accountability models.

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