Our People

Board & Executive

  • Miles Fuller - Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman

    Miles Fuller

    Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman

    Miles is the global CEO and Executive Chairman of NEPEAN. Miles has provided outstanding leadership over two decades; he joined NEPEAN in 1993, and has served as CEO since 2007. Miles personally founded a number of NEPEAN's businesses, and led the acquisition and subsequent turn-around of over half the present operating business.

    Miles is passionate about leadership and manufacturing. He has attended Harvard Business School on campus annually since 2013, and actively participates in numerous professional and industry groups.

    You can learn more about Miles' professional achievements on LinkedIn

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  • Brad Whatson - Chief Financial Officer

    Brad Whatson

    Chief Financial Officer

    Brad joined Nepean in January 2015. Brad has over 25 years’ senior leadership experience in start-up organisations through to global market leaders, focussed on pre-empting business risks and identifying solutions that protect organisations long term growth and profitability.

    Brad's leadership and extensive change experience covers managing multiple departments while engaged in business acquisitions and divestments, regional restructures, diligent financial analysis, implementing new business systems, complex financing structures, starting up new businesses and implementing governance strategies.

    You can learn more about Brad's professional achievements on LinkedIn.

  • Andrew Honnibal - Chief Information Officer

    Andrew Honnibal

    Chief Information Officer

    Andrew leads NEPEAN's global IT and HR shared service functions. Andrew's focus is on: Driving improved performance of people and greater profitability through smart tools, systems and processes; Connecting and integrating newly acquired businesses to NEPEAN's systems, processes, and NDNA; and, Leading an efficient, modern, secure and cost-effective IT environment.

    Andrew joined NEPEAN in 2011 as IT Support & Operations Manager, was promoted to Head of IT in 2012, and appointed CIO in 2018.

    You can learn more about Andrew's professional achievements on Linkedin.

  • Paul Byrne - Managing Director | PROK

    Paul Byrne

    Managing Director | PROK

    Paul is a customer-focussed and entrepreneurial leader, responsible for NEPEAN's global conveyor components businesses. Paul is passionate about mining and conveyors, and is a technical expert on conveyor components.

    Paul's career is an example of the opportunity available to talented graduates through NEPEAN's graduate and Leadership Development programmes. Paul joined NEPEAN Conveyors as a graduate engineer in 2006, and worked in a variety of operations roles in the NEPEAN Conveyors idler business across design, drawings, quality and supply chain. Paul was then promoted to lead operations, before being promoted to General Manager of NEPEAN Conveyors' idler business.

    Paul was appointed Managing Director of PROK in 2018 following sustained career performance.

    You can learn more about Paul's professional achievements on LinkedIn.

  • Suellen Osborne - Non-Executive Director

    Suellen Osborne

    Non-Executive Director

    Suellen is a Non-Executive Director serving on NEPEAN's Board. Suellen is also responsible for NEPEAN's property portfolio, and is the Founder and Managing Director of Timor Resources, NEPEAN’s demerged energy business. 

    Suellen is an experienced executive, company director and entrepreneur with a demonstrated track record of success in oil resources and property development.  

  • Tony Combe - Managing Director | NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure

    Tony Combe

    Managing Director | NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure

    Tony joined the NEPEAN Group in 2019 as MD of NEPEAN Building and Infrastructure after a 20+ year career running industrial businesses around the world. 

    Prior to joining NEPEAN Tony had led an international engineering company as CEO for 8 years, focused on designing, fabricating, and installing building maintenance crane systems for super tall buildings in major cities throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. During this time, he restructured and grew the company substantially for its private equity owners. Before that Tony spent 4 years with OneSteel Australia leading their $2 billion downstream distribution businesses. Tony’s earlier career was spent in Europe, Asia and ANZ running regional FMCG packaging companies.

  • Rolf Van Rooyen - Managing Director | NEPEAN, GURTEC, ROXON

    Rolf Van Rooyen

    Managing Director | NEPEAN, GURTEC, ROXON

    Rolf Van Rooyen is Managing Director of a broad portfolio of NEPEAN’s businesses, including NEPEAN Conveyors, NEPEAN Longwall, NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation, and European businesses ROXON and GURTEC.

    Starting at NEPEAN as General Manager of NEPEAN Conveyors Idlers, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director for NEPEAN Conveyors in 2012. From 2013 Rolf led the management team of the Longwall, Conveyors and Power businesses as Managing Director of NEPEAN Mining. Rolf was appointed to his current position in 2018.

    Prior to joining NEPEAN, Rolf held senior executive positions with BAE Systems, IST Group, and Booz•Allen & Hamilton Inc.

    You can learn more about Rolf’s professional achievements on LinkedIn.

  • Katie Palmer - Chief FInancial Officer | NEPEAN Mining, NEPEAN Transport, PROK, GURTEC, ROXON

    Katie Palmer

    Chief FInancial Officer | NEPEAN Mining, NEPEAN Transport, PROK, GURTEC, ROXON

    Katie joined NEPEAN in 2011 as Financial Controller of NEPEAN Conveyors and was promoted to CFO NEPEAN Mining in 2012, she holds a Bachelor of Business, Chartered Accountant (CA) & Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

    Katie leads the global finance function for NEPEAN Mining, NEPEAN Transport, GURTEC, ROXON & PROK. Katie promotes continuous improvement while having a balance between driving cost reductions and running an efficient team with over 20 years’ experience in the Mining and project management sector.

    You can learn more about Katie's professional achievements on LinkedIn.

Building & Infrastructure

  • Jason Darr - Chief Financial Officer | NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure

    Jason Darr

    Chief Financial Officer | NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure

    Appointed CFO of NEPEAN Building and Infrastructure in 2011 and prior to this worked for NEPEAN in a Business Process Improvement Capacity.  Jason is a CA and has a BCom (UNSW). Prior to working for NEPEAN, Jason worked for a number of large organisations including Caltex and Deloitte. Roles performed included Divisional CFO, Head of Internal Audit and External Audit Manager. 

  • Rob Amor - General Manager | Weldlok East

    Rob Amor

    General Manager | Weldlok East

  • Steve Nugent - General Manager | Weldlok West

    Steve Nugent

    General Manager | Weldlok West

    Appointed as WA Manager of the then Graham Group in October 1997, Steve has been involved in the Steel industry all his working life. Steve started his career with Tubemakers of Australia (now Onesteel) and managed branches in both the Pilbara and the South West regions of Western Australia. During this time he also coordinated the Metaland franchises for the state.

    In 1995 Steve headed to NSW where he became Manager of the Unanderra branch. Since joining the Company Steve has lead a very motivated and passionate team that has transformed as an integral part of NEPEAN.

  • Tony Kippen - General Manager | Business Systems

    Tony Kippen

    General Manager | Business Systems

     

    Tony has 20 years’ experience within engineering and heavy fabrication industries. Tony was previously the General Manager of NEPEAN's owned Zillmere Engineering, where he was responsible for the execution of design, delivery and manufacturing of many high profile projects. Tony relocated to Zhongshan in 2012 to direct NEPEAN Asia. In 2015, and after a successful assignment in Asia, Tony returned to Australia to lead a new initiative of managing the optimization of the business systems within the NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure division

     

  • Tyrone Scott - General Manager | Galintel

    Tyrone Scott

    General Manager | Galintel

    Tyrone joined the NEPEAN group in early 2020 as the GM of our Galintel business unit after a 10+ year career in the construction division of ITW and holds a BBus (Mktg).

    Prior to joining NEPEAN Tyrone led Sales and Operations teams within ITW across ANZ and multiple business segments that serviced the Commercial, Residential and Retail markets of the construction industry. Before his time with ITW Tyrone spent 3 years in operational roles in support of customers such as Linfox, Proctor & Gamble, BAE Systems and the Department of Defence.

    In a life before entering the corporate world Tyrone spent 7+ years in the Australian Army where he honed and developed his leadership style and people management skills leading teams on operational deployments across the globe.

  • Joshua Nolan - General Manager | Galserv

    Joshua Nolan

    General Manager | Galserv