Leadership Team

Grant Fraser

Grant Fraser

Acting Managing Director

NHD Eng (Mechanical) GAICD

Grant was appointed as Acting Managing Director in September 2017. During 20 years with CIMIC Group, Grant has held a number of senior management positions including EIC Activities General Manager, Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture Manager and most recently Thiess General Manager.

Grant’s previous experience includes 18 years with Thiess where he was responsible for the delivery of engineering, procurement and construction projects. Grant has engineering and construction experience in the resources and energy industry, working on oil and gas and minerals processing projects globally. He has delivered major projects and demonstrated skills in strategy, business development, tendering and project delivery.

Simon Stockwell

Simon Stockwell

General Manager, Consulting and Engineering Services

BE(Mech)(Hons), GCAppLaw

Simon rejoined Sedgman in 2011 having worked for the Company previously from 1995 to 2002. Simon is responsible for Client and Project Development globally. Simon’s previous roles include Regional Director, responsible for Australia East and Asia, and General Manager – Projects, responsible for the successful delivery of engineering, studies and projects across Australia.

Simon is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience across the resources, power and infrastructure industries. Prior to rejoining Sedgman, he was Operations Manager for AMEC Minproc in Brisbane. He has also held senior roles at Thiess, UGL and Kellogg Brown & Root.

Ken Boulton

Ken Boulton

General Manager, Operations

BE(Mech)(Hons)

Ken joined Sedgman in 2006 and is responsible for operations globally, including coal and metals plant operations. Ken was previously Executive General Manager Australian Operations, responsible for Australian processing facility operations and the support of off-shore operations activities.

He possesses a mechanical engineering background and has gained significant operational understanding from 20 years of experience within the resources sector, including involvement within coal, base and precious metals processing operations. Prior to joining Sedgman Ken assumed management roles at Goldcorp and Mount Isa Mines, where he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of mining infrastructure, mobile fleet and minerals processing facilities

Steve van Barneveld

Steve van Barneveld

General Manager, Strategy and Growth

BE (Min Tech)(Hons)

Steve rejoined Sedgman in 2016 having worked for the company previously from 1987 to 2010. Steve is responsible for Growth and Strategy globally.

Steve has 30 years’ experience across the resources and infrastructure sectors internationally. His experience at Sedgman includes roles as Process Engineer, Principal Engineer and Chief Operating Officer of the coal division. From 2006 until 2010 Steve was responsible for the successful delivery of studies, engineering, projects and operations in Australia and the diversification of services into Africa, Mongolia and South America.

Steve is a Non-Exec Director of Jameson Resources Limited (ASX:JAL).

Samantha Douglas

Samantha Douglas

General Manager, People, HSEQ and Communications

BBus (HRM&IntBus), MEmpLaw, GAID

Samantha joined Sedgman in 2005 and is responsible for leading and providing strategic direction to the People and the Health, Safety and Environment teams globally.

Prior to her current role, Samantha held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer and was responsible for leading human resources globally and was extensively involved in the development of Sedgman’s human resources infrastructure and governance. Samantha has held various senior management and technical roles and has over 15 years’ of experience across the mining, construction and professional services sectors.

John Buttner

John Buttner

General Counsel

B.Ec, LL.B, LL.M

John joined Sedgman as Director Legal and Commercial in August 2016 and is responsible for legal and commercial management, which also embraces the role of Company Secretary and overseeing governance and risk processes.

Since being admitted to legal practice in Queensland in 1990, John has extensive legal and commercial experience across the construction, infrastructure and mining services sectors gained in private practice and in-house roles. Prior to joining Sedgman, John held the position of Senior Counsel at Thiess since 2000, with responsibility for major resources infrastructure and contract mining. In that time John worked closely with Sedgman on the Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture projects.

Mitchell Bayer

Mitchell Bayer

Chief Financial Officer

BCom, MCom(App Fin), CPA

Mitchell joined Sedgman in August 2016 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2016. Mitchell is responsible for leading the Finance, Taxation, Information Systems Technology and Shared Services teams globally.

Mitchell holds and Bachelor of Commerce degree from JCU, is a member of CPA Australia and has a Masters in Applied Finance from the University of Queensland. Mitchell has over 20 years’ finance experience across the construction, mining and services industries. Prior to joining Sedgman, he held various senior roles at Ventia and Thiess, where he was responsible for business planning and analysis, financial governance and compliance, financial risk management and business transformation.