Our People

Board & Executive

  • Miles Fuller - Chief Executive Officer & Director

    Miles Fuller

    Chief Executive Officer & Director

    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 20 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. His leadership and extensive change experience covers managing multiple departments including Finance, IT, Legal, Human Resources, Safety and Quality 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. 

  • 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.

    More information is available about Andrew's professional achievements are available 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.  

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 QLD | NEPEAN Conveyors

    Quintin Roberts

    General Manager QLD | 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.

  • Paul Byrne - General Manager WA & Idlers | NEPEAN Conveyors

    Paul Byrne

    General Manager WA & Idlers | NEPEAN Conveyors

  • Bill Munday - General Manager NSW | NEPEAN Conveyors

    Bill Munday

    General Manager NSW | NEPEAN Conveyors

Engineering & Innovation

  • Peter Buckley - General Manager

    Peter Buckley

    General Manager

    Peter Buckley, GAICD, commenced with NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation as an apprentice Fitter/Machinist in 1998. After serving his apprenticeship and gaining exposure and experience in mechanical, structural and civil engineering as a Project Manager, Peter represented NEPEAN Engineering and Australia at the International WorldSkills competition in St. Gallen Switzerland in 2003.

    Since then Peter's career continued to become an experienced executive leader and compant director who has operated across a wide range of sectors including Industrial and Engineering Services, private Health Insurance, Education, Aged Care and Manufacturing. His leadership roles have included General Manager of a large ASX listed eingineering and services company, and Head of Strategy and Innovation for a leading Not for Profit health insurer.

    Peter returned to NEPEAN Engineering and Innovation as General Manager in January 2020, thrilled to serve our customers and lead our skilled team of employees. 

    Peter holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from Sydney Business School, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, GAICD and Mechanical Engineering Trade qualifications. 

  • Predrag Petrovic - Senior Project Engineer

    Predrag Petrovic

    Senior Project Engineer

    With over 46 years experience as a MEchanical Engineer, Predrag has been with NEPEAN since 1993, forst as a Design Engineer, then as a Project Manager, successfully delivering projects for the worlds largest Defence, Aerospace, FMCG, Minig, Industrial, Building Scientific & Technology companies & organisations.

    Spending 5 years in university, Predrag graduated in 1980 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Croatia.

    He then went on to gain experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, gaining valuable knowledge with special purpose machines.

    Predrag has been a memeber of the Insistution of Engineers Australia since 1991 as a Charter Professional Engineer. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • Joshua Nolan - General Manager | Galserv

    Joshua Nolan

    General Manager | Galserv

  • Tony Combe - Managing Director

    Tony Combe

    Managing Director

    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.

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.