EXECUTIVE TEAM

 
JULIAN PEMBERTON

JULIAN PEMBERTON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jules Pemberton was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NRW Holdings in July 2010.

Jules joined NRW in 1997 and held senior management and executive roles as Operations Manager, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer prior to his current appointment.

Jules has 25 years’ extensive experience in business, sales and senior management in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

ANDREW WALSH

ANDREW WALSH

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Andrew Walsh joined NRW in January 2014, bringing 25 years of experience in the international financial arena.

Andrew has held senior finance and executive roles in project based companies including defence, manufacturing, oil and gas and resources. He has considerable experience in corporate finance, major project accounting, M &A transactions and strategy development.

Andrew holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is a qualified Accountant.

GEOFF CATON

GEOFF CATON

EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER - GOLDING

As Golding’s Executive General Manager, Geoff is responsible for all aspects of the business and implementing the company short and long term
strategic plans.

Geoff’s background is in operations and project management. Before commencing with Golding as the Civil General Manager in 2006, he held various operational leadership roles in the Bowen Basin in Queensland. These included project management roles, with both a leading Australian mining contractor and one of the largest global mining companies.

Geoff holds an undergraduate qualification in Civil Engineering and Economics and post-graduate qualifications in Management.

RIC BURATTO

RIC BURATTO

EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER - NRW CIVIL & MINING

Ric Buratto commenced his role with NRW in October 2017 after more than 40 years’ experience in the civil and mining industries.

He has held numerous senior executive positions for leading Australian construction and mining companies including the National EGM for Construction with Thiess and the COO of Macmahon.

Prior to his employment at NRW, Ric was for 2 years the CEO of Decmil’s Civil & Engineering business.

Ric holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

MIKE GLOYNE

MIKE GLOYNE

GENERAL MANAGER - MINING, NRW CIVIL & MINING

Mike Gloyne commenced his role with NRW in 2014 with more than 35 years’ experience in the resources industry both in Australia and internationally. His previous positions have included senior corporate, operational, development and project management roles working in a range of commodities including; iron ore, gold, coal, base metal and mineral sands.

Prior to his employment at NRW, Mike was the Chief Operating Officer for PMI Gold Corporation and was responsible for the studies and development of the Obotan Gold Project in West Africa.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) from the University of Newcastle, England.

DENNIS DONJERKOVICH

DENNIS DONJERKOVICH

GENERAL MANAGER - CIVIL, NRW CIVIL & MINING

Dennis Donjerkovich joined NRW in 2010, and performed a number of senior management roles including Operations Management and Business Development before being appointed General Manager – Civil in 2015.

Dennis has had an extensive career spanning 30 years in the civil construction and resources industry and has held key senior management positions throughout Australia.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Engineering, (Civil) from the University of Western Australia.

KEITH BASSETT

KEITH BASSETT

GROUP MANAGER - HUMAN RESOURCES

Keith Bassett joined NRW in 2004 and performed senior leadership roles in the human resource group including General Manager HR, before being appointed Group Manager Human Resources in 2014.

Keith has 30 years’ industry experience, with over 20 years in senior human resources roles. Keith has worked with large scale contractors and principals in civil construction, minerals processing, and underground and surface mining.

DAVID MCCAUGHEY

DAVID MCCAUGHEY

GENERAL MANAGER - HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND TRAINING

David McCaughey joined NRW in 2014.

David has over 16 years’ experience in HSE and QA in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally across multiple sectors. His previous positions have included senior corporate, operational and project management roles working in a range of industries including; construction, defence, utilities, transport infrastructure, oil and gas and mining.

David holds a Bachelor Degree in Management & Information Systems from Curtin University

JEFF WHITEMAN

JEFF WHITEMAN

GENERAL MANAGER - ACTION DRILL & BLAST

Jeff has extensive direct experience in setting and implementing business strategy, driving controlled growth and delivering tangible business improvement across a range of industry sectors. Jeff’s focus is very much forward looking, albeit underpinned by detailed analysis of the business’ actual performance and key drivers.

Jeff has been actively involved in the Australian mining services sector for over a decade. Following an international career in mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment, Jeff transitioned across to senior operational roles in 2009, including CFO of an ASX200 agribusiness and CFO of Golding until its acquisition by NRW in 2017.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and is a Chartered Accountant, a Corporate Financier and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

ALEX COOPER

ALEX COOPER

GENERAL MANAGER - AES EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

Alex Cooper joined AES Equipment Solutions in 2013.

Alex has 35 years’ experience within the mining industry. Commencing his career as a heavy duty mechanic, he has gained valuable hands-on and supervisory experience in various management roles with large scale contractors and principals within the resource industry.