Operating company managing directors

  • Martin D'Uva

    Pacific Partnerships Managing Director, MBA, BA
    Appointed as Managing Director of Pacific Partnerships in June 2017. Martin has 20 years international experience, including managing different stages of PPPs. 
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    He has worked in Europe, North America and South America across transportation and social infrastructure projects. He was formerly Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at HOCHTIEF Group based in Germany. HOCHTIEF is a major PPP developer and manager in Europe and North America.

    Prior to that he was Asset Management Director of Iridium, an ACS Group company and leading global PPP developer and manager. Martin has a background in investment banking and private equity.
  • Grant Fraser

    Sedgman Managing Director, NHD Eng (Mechanical) GAICD 
    Grant was appointed as Managing Director of Sedgman in December 2017, having acted in the role since September 2017. 
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    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. 

  • Glen Mace

    EIC Activities Managing Director, NHD Eng (Civil)
    Glen was appointed as Managing Director of EIC Activities in October 2015. Glen previously held roles with CPB Contractors including General Manager Rail and General Manager Eastern Infrastructure. 
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    Prior to joining CIMIC Group, Glen held a number of executive management positions in the UK and South Africa, leading strategy, business planning and operational activities.

    Glen has over 28 years' experience in engineering and construction, establishing and managing successful teams on multidisciplinary projects internationally.
  • Jason Spears

    UGL Managing Director, BEng (Civil) Hon
    Jason was appointed as Managing Director of UGL in September 2017. Jason has 25 years’ experience working in Australia and internationally as a professional engineer and business leader in the resource, civil infrastructure and building sectors. 
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    Jason, who joined CIMIC Group in 1999, was previously Executive General Manager, Major Projects and NSW at CPB Contractors. Prior to that he held roles at Thiess.

    He has led successful outcomes on major projects and demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills across all phases of strategy, business development, tendering and project delivery. His strong focus on safety and disciplined project controls has resulted in project certainty and value for money outcomes for clients, as well as business growth and improved profitability for the company.

  • Douglas Thompson

    Mining and Mineral Processing Executive and Thiess Managing Director, BSc Hon, MEng (Civil) 
    Appointed as CIMIC Group's Mining and Mineral Processing Executive and Thiess Managing Director in August 2017. Douglas is responsible for leading Thiess and Sedgman. 
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    He was formerly Executive General Manager Queensland, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand at CPB Contractors. Prior to that he was Executive General Manager of Australia and Pacific operations at Thiess.
    Douglas has more than 20 years’ experience in coal and metalliferous mining operations globally. He has a strong industry reputation for driving operational excellence and developing greater in-house capability to deliver more value to clients. 

    He has held senior positions on major Australian and international mine sites, giving him an in-depth understanding of all facets of operational management, including significant mine expansions and upgrades.
    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mining) with Honours and a National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and has completed an International Executive Development Program with the University of Cambridge and the University of Witwatersrand.
  • Michael Wright

    Michael Wright

    MEngSc, BEng (Civil), FIEAust
    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 1 December 2017 to 4 February 2020. Michael is a highly regarded leader with experience across multidisciplinary projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
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    With more than 25 years' experience across the mining, construction and services sectors, and over 20 years with the CIMIC Group, he has held senior executive positions, including Deputy CEO of CIMIC. Prior to that, Michael held the position of Thiess Managing Director, as well as the role of Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing for CIMIC, with oversight of both Thiess and Sedgman.
    Prior roles included Executive General Manager of Thiess’ Australian Mining business and Thiess’ Services business, General Manager of Leighton Asia’s China and Mongolia operations, and General Manager of Silcar, a joint venture between Thiess and Siemens. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales.
    Michael serves as a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

  • Diego Zumaquero

    Diego Zumaquero

    CPB Contractors Managing Director, Meng (Civil)
    Appointed as Managing Director of CPB Contractors in February 2020. Diego is an experienced executive leader with more than 25 years’ international experience in construction contracting and services sector.
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    Before becoming Managing Directors at CPB Contractors, he was Chief Operating Officer for Construction with the CIMIC Group.
    Diego’s previous positions included President of Dragados Canada, Subsidiaries, Civil Works and Buildings Managing Director of Dragados Spain, and Managing Director of Clece.
    Diego has a strong commitment to safety and health, the support and development of people, and high-quality operational performance and project delivery.

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