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

Asset Management

Verbrec Asset Management specialises in working with owners and operators across Australia, New Zealand and PNG to provide asset management solutions that increase efficiencies, reduce cost and improve productivity, unlocking higher value from client’s assets.


Verbrec Infrastructure

Verbrec Infrastructure provides clients full lifecycle services for project delivery from inception through procurement and/or construction, commissioning, and operations. We have positioned ourselves in the market to be agile and responsive to clients’ needs, providing innovative and cost-efficient solutions to Australia’s infrastructure operators.

Industry Training

Verbrec Industry Training through 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.


Our Leadership Team

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Read has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Verbrec effective on 13 March 2023. Mark is a results-focused senior executive business leader, CEO and Board director with a proven record of successfully establishing, transforming, acquiring and growing businesses to improve profitability, enable international expansion and achieve sustained growth. Over 30 years’ experience across publicly listed and privately held global engineering service companies with roles ranging from global enterprise management, engineering, project management and in turnkey construction through to operations and maintenance in a wide range of industries including Mining, Power, Environment, Water, and Infrastructure. Mark is recognised for possessing strong and proven executive leadership and management skills that have seen him achieve outstanding business results in multi-national and global enterprises, harnessing the power of Digital innovation and Renewable Energy solutions with a strong focus on positive ESG outcomes.
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Richard Aden


Richard is an Australian Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and UK Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA). Richard has over 25 years’ experience in senior financial and commercial positions within International and ASX listed entities. Richard will assume the responsibilities for all of Verbrec’s finance functions and other Corporate Services including Legal, Contracts and Procurement and ICT.    

Brad Love


Brad is a Project Delivery, Project Controls and Business Systems professional with more than 20 years’ experience across a range of industry sectors both client side and consultant side. As a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer, with a career originally forged in the manufacturing sector, Brad has a strong background in Lean methodology and a passion for process improvement. Brad has been with the business for more than 10 years and has worked across Project Engineering, Project and Portfolio Management, Business Systems and General Management. More recently, Brad was accountable for rolling out Verbrec’s new ERP system through 2020-22 and subsequently then rolled out a revamped Project Delivery System. Having developed an intimate understanding of the business across all levels over his tenure, Brad is now accountable for leading the Verbrec Business Units operations team and business systems and processes to ensure a relentless focus on operational efficiency and quality

Callum Phillips


As General Manager of People and Capability, Callum is responsible for shaping Verbrec’s people strategy, including engagement, talent development, and workplace relations. Callum has 10 years of experience assisting organisations and leaders to develop high-performing teams to align with corporate objectives. He brings a keen interest in all aspects of strategic human resource management, with a focus on driving employee engagement and pride towards their business, while remaining commercially successful. Prior to joining Verbrec, he provided strategic advice to a variety of unionised industries, with a focus on those in the resources sector, before moving into an operational leadership position in the healthcare industry. Callum holds a degree in psychology in addition to a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources.

Alan Gregory


Alan has over 25 years of leadership and business management experience globally, spanning the private, public and defence sectors; specialising in the education, mining, construction and aerospace industries. As General Manager, Alan is responsible for the governance, leadership, capability development and growth of Verbrec Industry Training Services, leading the highly regarded Training team which develops and delivers internationally and nationally recognised technical training, compliance and management services to clients across Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the Asia-Pacific. Alan is passionate about developing an ‘industry connect’ and inspiring teams that deliver quality outcomes for the industries and clients we serve, by creating cost-effective, tailored, and innovative training solutions that support current and future market needs. A dedicated lifelong learner, recognised for his leadership and training management prowess on two occasions by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Honours List, Alan holds multi-disciplinary qualifications in business management, learning and development, civil construction and aviation.

Soheil Taherian


Soheil has 19+ years of expertise in petrochemical, oil & gas, and water infrastructure design, construction, and integrity management. He excels in pipeline design, from concept studies to construction support, and has a strong background in engineering services. As the GM of East Engineering at Verbrec, Soheil oversees the engineering services team in Eastern and Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and parts of the Pacific. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and is a Chartered Engineer, RPEQ, and Fellow member of Engineers Australia. Soheil actively contributes to standards committees such as AS 2885, AS 4822, and Future Fuels CRC projects. Additionally, he is an AMPP certified Coating Inspector. Soheil has extensive experience in managing engineering teams, developing engineering system & processes, design, procurement and construction of onshore pipelines and related facilities and facilitating risk and strategy workshops. 

Tony Petruzzelli


Tony is responsible for the leadership and growth of Verbrec’s business unit in southern and western Australia which includes our Adelaide and Perth 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.

Peter May


Peter is responsible for the leadership and growth of Verbrec’s New Zealand business unit. Peter has worked across the Oil and Gas and Petrochemicals sectors for over 30 years and brings a strong engineering execution and delivery history, extensive cross-cultural management and leadership experience, gained across four continents. Leveraging off his strong technical background knowledge of FEED/EPCm/EPC and Consulting Engineering Services businesses, solid commercial background and proven ability to apply business acumen, Peter ensures strategic goals are driven to realization through stakeholder engagement and buy-in. Peter’s passion is to effectively and inclusively coordinate leadership cultures and practices to enable organisations to sustainably benefit from and leverage off their strengths.

Dominic Wood


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


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 Infrastructure 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.

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