Our People

Board & Executive

  • David Fuller - Chairman

    David Fuller

    Chairman

    Founder and owner, David established Nepean Engineering in Narellan in 1974. From his beginnings as a tool-maker, David has grown NEPEAN into an internationally successful company employing over 1100 people, through the acquisition and successful management of businesses complimentary to the core engineering capabilities.

  • Miles Fuller - Chief Executive Officer & Director

    Miles Fuller

    Chief Executive Officer & Director

    Miles Fuller GAICD, joined NEPEAN in 1994 launching start-up venture Vehicle Inspection Systems. Following early success in Australia, Miles took VIS to the USA and Canada, where as President, VIS Inc. became the market leader in brake, suspension and steering testing equipment for the heavy vehicle market in North America. Established VIS-Polish®, a fully robotic patented wheel polish solution for the heavy vehicle industry. VIS-Polish is now the market leader in North America and Australia/NZ.

    In 2007 appointed CEO NEPEAN, returning to Australia to lead the acquisition and integration of leading national metal products manufacturer Graham Group as Managing Director as well as holding key management positions as MD of VIS, VIS Inc., Bliss Fox and Acting MD of Nepean Conveyors.

    In 2011 led the re-branding and restructuring of all 25 Nepean Group entities into 4 Divisions under the NEPEAN brand.

    An active member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), a global network of chief executives with approximately 20,000 members in more than 100 countries and a graduate of UWS School of Commerce, Stanford Executive Education & Harvard Business School Executive Programme (In conjunction with World Presidents Programme).

    Miles is a Director and Board member of all NEPEAN® companies.

  • Mark Fitzgerald - Chief Financial Officer

    Mark Fitzgerald

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mark joined NEPEAN in 2013. A graduate accountant and CPA (Fellow), Mark’s previous roles include 9 years as Finance Director of ASX listed company Crane Group Limited and 7 years with Brambles Industries Limited as CFO of their Australasian business.

  • Rolf Van Rooyen - Managing Director | NEPEAN Mining

    Rolf Van Rooyen

    Managing Director | NEPEAN Mining

    Appointed General Manager of NEPEAN Conveyors in April 2011, Rolf is a Mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Pretoria, with an honours degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the University of South Africa. Previous roles included Managing Director of IST Dynamics (RSA), General Manager & Director of BAE Systems (RSA), and Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Rolf is a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa, and the Australian Institute of Project Management.

  • Dushyant Sangar - General Manager | NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation

    Dushyant Sangar

    General Manager | NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation

    Dushyant joined Nepean Engineering in 1996 following a sixteen year career in multinational engineering and manufacturing company. Dushyant has achieved honours in Mechanical Engineering (BSc Engineering -Mechanical) and is MIEAust with the Institution of Engineers Australia. Dushyant has extensive experience in design, engineering, estimation, manufacturing and management and has successfully delivered projects for Dana Spicer Axle, Tri-Star Steering & Suspension, SC Johnson, Nepean Meco Conveyors, Australian Aerospace, GL&V-Goro Nickel, Rheem Australia and Saimo Technologies.

  • Jason Watson - General Manager | NEPEAN Transport

    Jason Watson

    General Manager | NEPEAN Transport

    Jason joined Nepean in 2013. Jason has many years’ experience in the capital equipment industry working throughout Australia, China and North America. Jason holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and began his career in product development. He has experienced a career across many aspects of business and operations, both locally and internationally, with key expertise in R&D, procurement, manufacturing and product management. Jason established his career working for JLG Industries and OshKosh Corporation, before relocating with his family back to Australia. Jason is involved in masters programs at the Australian School of Business, and is a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Mining

  • Richard Eveleigh - Non-Executive Director | NEPEAN Mining

    Richard Eveleigh

    Non-Executive Director | NEPEAN Mining

    Richard is a graduate Mining Engineer who has been involved in the underground coal industry since 1973. Richard’s early career was in the operational side of longwall mining. In 1980 he joined the Dowty organisation and focussed on the development and supply of new longwall mining systems. In 1988 Richard was appointed Managing Director of Meco Australia Pty Ltd, later part of Joy Mining (Australia). In 1997, Richard together with two partners founded Inbye Mining Services Pty Ltd, an Australian based supplier of longwall mining equipment and related services. NEPEAN became the largest and controlling shareholder of Inbye in February 2011.

  • Geoff Sweeney - Managing Director | NEPEAN Power

    Geoff Sweeney

    Managing Director | NEPEAN Power

    As the founding Managing Director, Geoff established M.I. Power in 1994. A qualified Electrical Engineer and licensed Electrical Contractor, Geoff has over 26 years’ experience in the mining and manufacturing industries. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers, MEMMES and is a Class A Certified Hazardous Area Designer.

  • Quintin Roberts - General Manager Operations | NEPEAN Conveyors

    Quintin Roberts

    General Manager Operations | NEPEAN Conveyors

    Quintin is responsible for Operations and Product sales of NEPEAN Conveyors Australia and was appointed to his role of General Manager in February 2013. Previous roles include General Manager DOWNER EDI ASX:DOW, Manufacturing Director Boartlongyear ASX:BLY as well as other senior positions in BMW South Africa. Quintin received a BSc H from the University of Hertfordshire and a MBA for the University of Potchefstroom.

  • Craig Macdonald - General Manager | Conveyors West

    Craig Macdonald

    General Manager | Conveyors West

    Craig Macdonald was appointed Managing Director of Nepean Conveyors South Africa in 2011 and into his current role in 2014. Craig is a metallurgical engineering degree graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand and has a BCom degree from UNISA in South Africa. He has worked in the mining industry for his entire career and has spent the last 20 years working in organisations supplying equipment and technology to the mining sector. He has previously held director and general management roles for FLSmidth, Linatex and Weir Minerals in Africa before joining Nepean.

  • Adam Gledhill - Managing Director | NEPEAN Longwall

    Adam Gledhill

    Managing Director | NEPEAN Longwall

    Upon joining Inbye Mining Services in October 2007, Adam’s previous tenures included General Manager, Managing Director and Owner for human capital firms within the construction, health and financial sectors. Drawing upon his tertiary education of Bachelors in Law, Communications, Philosophy and Psychology, Adam has also provided consultancy services to SMEs in the construction and healthcare sectors. Adam is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Sally Smith - Human Resources Business Partner

    Sally Smith

    Human Resources Business Partner

    Sally joined Nepean in 2014, bringing over 8 years HR Generalist and 4 years recruitment experience having worked in commercial, government and not for profit organisations. Sally also has experience working within other industrial companies such as Asciano, Roads and Maritime Services, and MTU Detroit Diesel which gives her a broad HR knowledge base in all areas of Human Resources. Sally has completed a Diploma in HR Management.

Engineering & Innovation

  • Nick Endress - Chief Financial Officer | NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation

    Nick Endress

    Chief Financial Officer | NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation

    Nick joined NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation in 2012. Nick has worked in a wide range of industries in businesses across the globe including Financial Controller at Outukumpu in the UK and CFO for Poyry in Manheim Germany.  Nick has extensive knowledge of the mining industry and brings a wealth of experience to NEPEAN's financial team.

  • Stephen Wenban - Quality Assurance & WHS Manager

    Stephen Wenban

    Quality Assurance & WHS Manager

    Stephen joined NEPEAN in 2007 after an extensive career with Hawker de Havilland and Boeing in the Aerospace industry, having contributed to the development of quality systems and processes for the manufacture of large jet aircraft, Stephen has an outstanding record of success in managing multiple facets of Business operations. He is a quality focused, outcome-driven professional with a hands-on customer satisfaction and leadership style.

  • Enes Brkic - Engineering Manager

    Enes Brkic

    Engineering Manager

    Mechanical Engineer Enes joined NEPEAN in 2006 as a Quality Engineer working on a multi-million dollar project for a leading mining company. Since being promoted to Engineering manager, Enes has successfully worked on various projects for Australia's largest Defence, Aerospace, FMCG, Mining, Industrial, Building, Scientific & Technology companies & organisations.

  • Peter Munday - Fabrication Manager

    Peter Munday

    Fabrication Manager

    Peter has extensive knowledge of heavy and light complex steel fabrication and of NEPEAN's operations. Active in the Engineering industry for 32 years, Peter was appointed his first leadership role in 1987 and has sucessfully managed hundreds of projects in various roles and industries both inside and outside NEPEAN. As a Senior Project Manager at NEPEAN Conveyors, Peter successfully delivered several projects to Australia's largest coal miners ranging from $2 Million to $30 Million in value. 

  • Predrag Petrovic - Senior Project Engineer

    Predrag Petrovic

    Senior Project Engineer

    With over 37 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Predrag has been with NEPEAN since 1993, first as a Design Engineer, then as a Project Manager, successfully delivering projects for the worlds largest Defence, Aerospace, FMCG, Mining, Industrial, Building, Scientific & Technology companies & organisations.  Predrag has been a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia since 1991 as a Chartered Professional Engineer. 

  • Terry Connery - Machine Shop Manager

    Terry Connery

    Machine Shop Manager

    Terry has been with NEPEAN since 1978. Starting as a toolmaker, Terry's key experience & strength is die making, tooling jigs and fixtures & special purpose machines.  Terry has sucessfully delivered projects for the worlds largest Defence, Aerospace, FMCG, Mining, Industrial, Building, Scientific & Technology companies & organisations.

  • Mohammad Amjal Uppal - Senior Project Engineer

    Mohammad Amjal Uppal

    Senior Project Engineer

    Having joined Nepean Engineering in 1994, Mohammad has extensive experience in project management, specialising in projects relating to heavy industry process, oil and gas, petrochemicals, steel, power, air pollution management, pressure vessel standards, material handling industries and water treatment. Mohammad continues to deliver projects to a long list of repeat clients.

  • Ivica Sofkovski - Mechanical Engineer - Profile Cutting Manager

    Ivica Sofkovski

    Mechanical Engineer - Profile Cutting Manager

    Ivica joined NEPEAN in August 2008 as a Project Manager. With a background as a draftsman, Ivica has successfully worked on various projects for large Defence, Industrial, and Technology companies and organisations. With extensive experience in programming, estimating and sales, Ivica also manages NEPEAN’S Profile Cutting Department.

Building & Infrastructure

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

    Jason Darr

    Chief Financial Officer | NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure

    Appointed CFO of NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure in December 2011 and prior to this worked for NEPEAN in a Business Improvement Capacity. Previously Jason has worked for a number of large companies including Caltex and Deloitte. Roles performed include Project Management / Implementation of large ERP Systems, Financial Controller, Internal Audit Manager and External Audit Manager.

  • Tony Kippen - General Manager | NEPEAN Asia

    Tony Kippen

    General Manager | NEPEAN Asia

    Tony has 20 years’ experience within engineering and heavy fabrication industries. Previously General Manager of NEPEAN owned Zillmere Engineering, where he was responsible for the execution of design, delivery and manufacturing of many high profile projects, Tony relocated to Zhongshan permanently in 2012 to direct NEPEAN Asia. Tony has numerous years’ experience working in Asia and China in particular.

  • Grant Tenni - General Manager | Weldlok East

    Grant Tenni

    General Manager | Weldlok East

    Grant joined NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure in May 2010 as State Manager for Queensland. In his current role as GM Weldlok East Grant has responsibility for all external and internal sales, including estimating and detailing, for two Brands in NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS. Grant is also responsible for the Melbourne and Brisbane branches. 

    Grant has a broad Sales & Marketing background in the Building Materials sector and brings an exceptional track record of sustainable growth underpinned by a strong customer focus and commitment to building long-term customer relationships. Over the last 20 years Grant has lead business units for industry leading manufacturers and distributors including the Laminex Group & Fletcher Insulation (Fletcher Building), Comalco and Caroma Industries (GWA).

  • 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.

  • Mark Vincer - General Manager | Galserv & Manufacturing

    Mark Vincer

    General Manager | Galserv & Manufacturing

    Mark joined NEPEAN in 2010 and brings business management experience from a broad range of businesses including Atlas Specialty Metals, NSW State Government Railways and BHP Steel.

     

    In each of these businesses Mark has implemented change and improvement of the business based on system metrics, relationships with customers & stakeholders, and unlocking the latent potential of the workforce. The current role sees Mark as responsible for all manufacturing at our Yagoona site as well as sales for the Galserv business. Mark also oversees all safety, quality, environment and lean manufacturing aspects for the NB&I Division.

  • Robert Watters - General Manager | Galintel

    Robert Watters

    General Manager | Galintel

    Robert joined NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure in July 2014 as the General Manager for Galintel Australia. In this role Robert has responsibility for Manufacturing, Operations and all Sales/Marketing functions within the business.

    Robert has a broad background from industries such as Building and Construction, Power, Infrastructure Projects and a high level of Retail and Reseller Distribution. Experience has been derived across Sales/Marketing, Profit Centre Management also encompassing Manufacturing and Operations. Previous positions include roles in Blue Chip Companies such as Email (Kitchen and Bathroom), James Hardie (Energy), Bayer (Laserlite/Alsynite) GWA (Caroma/Dorf), Legend Corp (CABAC Electrical) and Valmont Industries (Locker Group).

  • Peter Tipper - National Key Account Manager

    Peter Tipper

    National Key Account Manager

    Peter joined NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure in March 2011 as NSW State Manager. In his current role as National Key Account Manager Peter has overall responsibility for large, complex, long-run projects and specific market sectors for all of Building & Infrastructure across Australia. As National Key Account Manager, Peter is also responsible for growing and maintaining preferred supplier status with high potential major organizations. Peter is also responsible for the NSW sales team and overall sales effectiveness and development for Nepean B & I. 

    With over 20 years’ sales experience, the last 12 years in the metal industry, Peter has successfully implemented staff development and sales strategies in businesses such as Webforge, Capral and Bluescope Lysaght. Peter has also recently completed a business degree with University of Ballarat.

Transport

  • Dan Cleary - GM Sales & Service | NEPEAN Transport Equipment (Australia)

    Dan Cleary

    GM Sales & Service | NEPEAN Transport Equipment (Australia)

    Dan joined NEPEAN in 2001 and has held roles in equipment sales and customer support, being a critical member of both the Australian and North American business. He has successfully delivered projects to the Florida Department of Transportation, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orange County Transit Authority, Alberta Transportation and Infrastructure, Indiana State Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Kenworth and Peterbilt truck dealer networks.

  • Mark Keegans - VP Sales & Service | VIS Inc (North America)

    Mark Keegans

    VP Sales & Service | VIS Inc (North America)

    Mark joined NEPEAN Transport (formerly Vehicle Inspection Systems) in 2008. A graduate of the University of Toronto and a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association, Mark has received the designation of Certified Sales Professional (CSP). Mark held several sales management positions in various automotive companies before starting with NEPEAN Transport as the Canadian Regional Sales Manager for VIS-CHECK and VIS POLISH. Mark quickly excelled and now heads up the North American operations.

Shared Services

  • Andrew Honnibal - Head of Information Technology

    Andrew Honnibal

    Head of Information Technology

    Andrew joined NEPEAN in 2011 as IT Support and Operations Manager, and was appointed Head of Information Technology in 2012 after successfully delivering a transformation of NEPEAN’s IT infrastructure, operations, and support services. Prior to joining NEPEAN, Andrew held various IT roles in the VFX/media, engineering, and IT professional services verticals. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Management), supported by a number of IT vendor certifications. He is currently completing a Master of Business in Accounting Information Systems.

  • Daniel Davis - Commercial Manager

    Daniel Davis

    Commercial Manager

    Daniel joined Nepean in 2011 following a 10 year career as a solicitor and in a commercial role in the Mining and Engineering sectors. As a solicitor Daniel has worked both in Australia and the USA specialising in commercial, contract, construction and insurance law. Throughout his career Daniel has provided practical legal advice and assisted clients to achieve successful commercial outcomes. Daniel has achieved tertiary qualifications in Law (LLB) and Arts (BA).