Engineering

Engineering

Verbrec Engineering services provide innovative engineering and project delivery solutions to clients – through our technical specialties, including digital industry, Power, Process plant, Pipelines and Asset management.

Infrastructure

Verbrec Infrastructure

Verbrec Infrastructure provides clients a full lifecycle service for pipelines and delivers projects from inception through route selection, approvals design, procurement, construction and/or construction management, commissioning, integrity assessment, asset management and operations.

Industry Training

Verbrec Industry Training under the trade names, Competency Training and Site Skills Training deliver a range of hazardous area, high voltage and high-risk training courses, and qualifications to help you or your employees advance in the mining, resources, oil, gas, construction and engineering industries.

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Our Leadership Team

Linton Burns

Managing Director

Linton has over 25 years of commercial, financial and business management experience in various roles including as Managing Director of OSD and has held CFO and COO positions with ASX and Nasdaq listed companies. He has held executive positions across a range of industries including credit referencing, bio-pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and engineering. Linton has significant corporate transaction experience including M&A and capital raising. He has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Michael Casey

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael is an Australian Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ senior finance experience. Prior to joining Verbrec, Michael held senior finance and commercial positions in companies including FLSmidth, Ausenco and Cardno, and he has significant listed entity experience.   Michael is responsible for all of Verbrec’s finance functions and other Corporate Services including Legal, Contracts & Procurement  and ICT. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matt Cooper

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Matt is a trusted energy and resource industry professional with a reputation for integrity and performance. Matt holds a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA, is a Certified Project Director (RegPM CPPD) and an Industry-Accredited Risk and OHS practitioner. Matt has a solid track record of successfully developing, delivering and operating energy infrastructure projects and resource tenements with budget accountability up to $320M together with capital investment processes focussed on assets valued up to $20bn. In a corporate sense, his experience has included the strategic planning, development, restructure, and rollout of 3 new business units for mid-cap contracting companies, the development of a capital project investment process for Arrow Energy and the development and rollout of a new operational business unit for BHP. Matt has taken accountability for a complex array of State and National statutory safety regimes. This has instilled in him a passion for safety leadership and a highly-evolved view on the effective deployment of systems, culture and leadership to attain the elusive goal of combined safety, productivity and schedule performance. Matt brings a unique blend of practicality, enthusiasm, technical aptitude and commercial acumen to Verbrec; attributes which are collectively focussed on delivering value to Verbrec’s clients and stakeholders alike.

Melissa Morrison

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in management of People and Culture within multinationals, not for profits and ASX listed corporations. As Chief People Officer she is responsible for leading the Verbrec People & Culture team, systems, and processes to ensure the strength and development of the company’s human capital as a key positive differentiator. She is passionate about delivering innovative people and culture strategies that enable the delivery of the overall business strategic plan. With strong commercial focus, Mel drives strategies that has a direct link to business results. She has a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws through the University of Southern Queensland

Craig Sheather

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Craig has 20 years’ experience in multidiscipline engineering design and project delivery across upstream and downstream oil and gas, chemical processing and industrial markets and has held a number of senior technical leadership roles.  He manages the technical capability, systems and processes across the Verbrec businesses, and is functionally responsible for managing our Service Line capabilities and ancillary services. Craig has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma in Management.

Brendan Newell

GENERAL MANAGER,
TRAINING SERVICES

Brendan has over 15 years’ leadership and training experience including in the education and defence (Australian Army and Boeing) sectors.  As General Manager of Competency Training (Verbrec’s specialist training service line) Brendan is responsible for leading the highly regarded Competency Training team which develops and delivers internationally recognised technical training and compliance services to clients across Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the Asia-Pacific.  He is passionate about learning and development he is a leader in using technology to deliver effective training.  Brendan holds a Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Iain Denholm

GENERAL MANAGER, EAST

Iain has over 25 years international experience in engineering and project delivery governance an growth for the likes of AMEC and WoleyParson and Falck. Iain is responsible for Verbrec’s wholly owned subsidiary Logicamms’ business in Eastern and Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and parts of the Pacific. A Chartered Engineer, Iain commenced his career at the British Gas Engineering Research Station (ERS) before enjoying resounding success in the global contracting and engineering services sectors. Iain holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Glasgow, a Masters in Reliability Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Tony Petruzzelli

GENERAL MANAGER, SOUTH

Tony is responsible for the leadership and growth of the Verbrec wholly owned subsidiary LogiCamms’ business in southern Australia which includes our Adelaide, Whyalla and Melbourne offices. He has worked across the infrastructure, oil & gas, mining and minerals, water and food & beverage sectors for over 30 years, and has gained extensive business development, project management and engineering management experience in roles with Amec, Goodman Fielder and LogiCamms. Tony’s qualifications and technical background are in electrical engineering, control systems and automation.

Riaan Carstens

GENERAL MANAGER, WEST

Riaan is an experienced leader with over 25 years’ experience across multiple sectors. His career started in engineering and project management and developed into management of large multidisciplinary projects/programmes, departments and business units. He has strong track record in project delivery, especially in Western Australia,  having worked as senior project / program manager, experienced project director and principal engineer in the provision of professional technical and project management services to clients in the Power, Energy, Mining and Industrial sectors. Throughout this time, he has been involved in, and been responsible for developing and leading multidisciplinary project teams through all stages of concept and definitive engineering studies, design, construction and operation. In more recent years Riaan has focussed on operational leadership where he held roles as Group Manager and Director of Operations with responsibilities including driving business strategy and growth, financial performance, recruitment, staff development and career planning, sales management and client relations.

Glenn Howlett

GENERAL MANAGER, NEW ZEALAND

Glenn has over thirty years of industry experience gained from engineering and project delivery for Oil and Gas exploration and production facilities in offshore United Kingdom and onshore New Zealand.  Glenn manages Verbrec’s wholly owned subsidiary LogiCamms’ New Zealand business, which is centred in New Plymouth.

Dominic Wood

GENERAL MANAGER,
ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dom heads up our Asset Management business unit, leading a team of specialists focussed on delivering asset management solutions for clients across Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the Pacific. He has over 15 years’ asset management and maintenance experience, specialising in maintenance management, operational readiness assurance, and maintenance optimisation. Dom has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland and holds qualifications in Lean Six Sigma.

Jarrod Woolnough

GENERAL MANAGER,
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Jarrod has over 13 years’ experience working across the oil and gas, mining, and minerals processing industries, with his expertise including brownfield design and construction management, pipeline and process facilities design and operations and maintenance, turnaround project management, and contract administration.  Jarrod manages our Pipelines Asset Services team which operates and maintains pipelines and associated facilities across Australia.  He is responsible for ensuring all pipeline operations and maintenance work is delivered safely and to client expectations. Jarrod has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Swinburne University.