Peter Tompkins

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Peter was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Spotless in October 2018.

Peter joined Downer in 2008 and was appointed General Counsel in 2010. He has been a highly valued member of Downer’s Executive Committee, which consists of the most senior executives from across the Group. Peter continues to sit on the Executive Committee as CEO of Spotless.

Peter has been a key member of Downer’s Tenders and Contracts Committee, which is central to Downer’s bid and risk management, and has been actively engaged in Downer’s Public Private Partnerships since 2008.

Reporting to Grant Fenn, CEO of Downer Group, Peter has represented Downer on numerous Boards including Keolis Downer, Evolution Rail and Reliance Rail.

Peter has qualifications in law and commerce from Deakin University.

 


Chris Storey, Spotless Chief Financial Officer

Chris Storey

Chief Financial Officer

Chris was appointed as Spotless’ Chief Financial Officer in April 2018. He commenced with the Downer group in 2008 and held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Infrastructure Services division since 2015. Chris has supported and led several significant programs of organisational change, including the successful deployment of the Group-wide JDE Global program. He has had responsibility for delivery of the finance and IT divisional strategies, as well as divisional Information Management Systems. Chris holds Board positions on several Downer investments and is the divisional executive sponsor for both the Jawun and graduate programs. Chris held several senior finance roles within the Group including Chief Financial Officer of the Works Infrastructure division, and Chief Financial Officer roles in the Downer Infrastructure East business. Before joining Downer Chris was a Director at Deloitte, where he worked both in Australia and the UK, providing assurance, advisory and transaction support services to a diverse range of businesses in the manufacturing, infrastructure and utility sectors. He leads the company’s treasury and finance functions and oversees accounting, tax, commercial, risk management and internal audit services.


Paul Mahoney

Executive General Manager - Government & Citizen Services

Paul Mahoney commenced as Executive General Manager, Government in March 2018. In this role Paul is responsible for the key Government sectors of Education, Healthcare, Justice, Social Housing and all Government portfolio clients. His first appointment to Spotless was as the Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. Paul held the position of General Manager – Downer Services for the year prior. He has 27 years’ experience in finance and management roles in facilities and professional services. This includes seven years at PwC Australia where he trained to be a chartered accountant, two years at publicly listed group OPSM Protector Ltd where he held Group Accountant and Group Treasurer roles, and 16 years with Serco, a service company focused on the public sector, where he held various roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Sector Managing Director. Paul has a Bachelor of Economics, Commerce and Accounting Law from the University of Sydney. 

 


Jamie Boulton, Spotless Executive General Manager, Markets & Growth

Jamie Boulton

Executive General Manager - Strategy, Growth & Innovation

Jamie is an infrastructure services and asset management professional who has worked across numerous infrastructure segments including transport, energy, social and resources. He commenced in this role with Spotless in March 2018. Previously he held the role of Group EGM, Growth & Development at Downer, where he worked on reviewing Downer’s approach to positioning for and bidding on major projects. Prior to joining Downer, Jamie worked at Ventia and Leighton Contractors, where he held roles in project delivery, operations management, business development, strategy and tendering, including numerous major PPP transactions. His experience spans markets across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Jamie’s deep knowledge of bidding and business development will help us increase capability critical to our growth agenda.


HARLEY OATEN, Spotless Executive General Manager – Laundries

Harley Oaten

Executive General Manager - Laundries

Harley Oaten was appointed Executive General Manager – Laundries at the beginning of 2017. A highly experienced senior executive with more than 25 years of management experience, Harley is a valued member of the Spotless team. Joining the company in 2001, Harley has held a range of positions across sectors, including National Operations Manager, Corporate Strategy Manager, General Manager – Business & Industry and General Manager – Education.

With a wealth of industry knowledge spanning subjects such as contract management, business strategy and customer relationship management – to name just a few – Harley is instrumental in driving Spotless’ growth agenda.


JACOB BONISCH, Spotless Executive General Manager – Defence Development

Jacob Bonisch

Executive General Manager – Defence & Critical Infrastructure

Appointed Executive General Manager – Defence Development at Spotless in January 2018, Jacob Bonisch draws on his rich experience in business transformation and development to establish and implement a clear strategic plan to grow Spotless' existing defence business into new opportunities.

Jacob is an experienced senior executive and strong operations professional with a demonstrated history of growing business performance in the industrial services and utilities sectors. Jacob joined Tenix – now part of Downer Limited – in 2003, where he acted as Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions, National Gas Manager and Executive General Manager NZ & Pacific, before he was appointed General Manager – Privatisation & Outsourcing at Downer in 2015. In this role, Jacob spearheaded Downers’ capture strategy, securing large outsourced electricity and gas operations and maintenance contracts as part of New South Wales’ privatisation and national-outsourcing processes.

Jacob has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.


RUSSELL HOULAHAN, Spotless Executive General Manager – Infrastructure & Construction

Russell Houlahan

Executive General Manager - Downer Asset & Development Services

With optimum understanding of both Spotless and Downer businesses, along with a good working knowledge of the commercial building-services market, Russell Houlahan leads the Infrastructure & Construction division as Executive General Manager.

Russell has more than 30 years of experience in senior-executive and operation-leadership roles in the utilities sector, and is proficient in contract management, procurement and commercial management. He has a strong track record of leading change and optimising operations to increase efficiency and improve safety outcomes.

Between 2016 and 2017, Russell worked at Ausgrid, first as the General Manager of Network Services and then as the Head of Safety Taskforce. During his tenure at Ausgrid, he was responsible for delivering capital and maintenance programs and managing network connections, transmission services and system control.

Russell has an electrical trades and engineering background, as well as a Master of Business Administration.


Mike Powell

Executive General Manager - Zero Harm

Appointed in August 2018, Mike is responsible for leading Spotless’s Zero Harm strategy and function.

Mike has over 20 years experience in senior health, safety and environmental leadership roles in a range of industries and international organisations including most recently 6 years as Vice President HSE at Inctec Pivot Ltd. (industrial chemicals and mining services – Australia, Indonesia, PNG, North America, Canada, Chile & Mexico) , 8 years as Head of HSE for the International Operations Group, BAE Systems (defence services – Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman & India), 3 years as Head of Safety at Sellafield, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (power station operations, fuel manufacturing, reprocessing and waste management - UK) and 7 years as Head of HR, HSE and Radiation Protection at NUKEM Nuclear Ltd. (nuclear engineering services – UK & Germany).

Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and environment, Master of Science in occupational safety and health, PGCert in employment law and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


David Mackenzie

Executive General Manager - Power, Gas & Communications | Downer

David MacKenzie joined Downer in April 2017 as Executive General Manager - Power, Gas & Communications in the Infrastructure Services Division.

David has more than 30 years of experience working across the energy, communications, transport (rail and road), mining, broadcast and defence sectors throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has led large geographically diverse businesses in the delivery of complex projects and O&M services working in partnership with clients, technology providers, regulatory and government agencies.

Downer’s Power, Gas & Communications business designs, constructs, operates and maintains its customers’ essential critical infrastructure networks and connection to end-user premises, utilising a skilled workforce across Australia and servicing government and privatised clients. The business also specialises in the design and construction of high-voltage transmission lines and substations in the regulated and unregulated power industry.

David has a BE Electrical & Computer Engineering – QUT, Brisbane and is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia.


BILL COTTER

Executive General Manager - Health & Education

Bill joined Spotless Group in December 2017 as the Transformation Director at Royal Adelaide Hospital. He assumed the role of General Manager – Health in mid-2018, before being appointed Executive General Manager – Health & Education in early 2019.

Bill has more than 20 years’ leadership experience, primarily within the healthcare sector holding senior executive and operational roles. Prior to joining Spotless, Bill was the CEO of Serco’s contract with WA Health at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and prior to that was the CEO of Healthcare Australia.

Bill is a qualified Chartered Accountant and worked with PwC and Arthur Andersen in Ireland. He has held several senior financial executive roles throughout his career, including Chief Financial Officer.

Bill has had great success in leading high-performing teams and businesses, as well as leading large-scale facility management contracts, overseeing the transformation of businesses and coordinating complex commercial negotiations.

 


Professor John Humphrey

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

LLB

Peter Tompkins

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

LLB

John was appointed a Non-Executive Director in July 2017 and appointed Chairman on 24 August 2017. He is also the Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee.

He served as an independent Non-Executive Director at Downer between 2001 and 2016. He is currently a Legal Consultant to King & Wood Mallesons. John is also currently a Director at Lynas Corporation Ltd and the Chairman of Auswide Bank Limited. He is a former member of the Australian Takeovers Panel and was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology from 2013 to 2019.

John holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.


BCom, LLB

Peter was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Spotless in October 2018.

Peter joined Downer in 2008 and was appointed General Counsel in 2010. He has been a highly valued member of Downer’s Executive Committee, which consists of the most senior executives from across the Group. Peter continues to sit on the Executive Committee as CEO of Spotless.

Peter has been a key member of Downer’s Tenders and Contracts Committee, which is central to Downer’s bid and risk management, and has been actively engaged in Downer’s Public Private Partnerships since 2008.

Reporting to Grant Fenn, CEO of Downer Group, Peter has represented Downer on numerous Boards including Keolis Downer, Evolution Rail and Reliance Rail.

Peter has qualifications in law and commerce from Deakin University.

 


Simon McKeon AO

Non-Executive Director

BCom, LLB, DPH, FAICD

Simon was appointed a Non-Executive Director in December 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee.

He is currently Chancellor of Monash University and a non-executive director of Rio Tinto and National Australia Bank, was Australian of the Year in 2011 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for distinguished services to business, commerce and the community.  Simon has extensive experience in senior leadership and Board roles across a broad range of industries and sectors; this includes having served as Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group Melbourne as well as Chairman of AMP Limited, CSIRO and MYOB and as the Founding President of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

During his over 35 years at Macquarie Group, Simon specialised in corporate mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and strategic advice. He continues to be retained as a consultant by Macquarie. Prior to this, he practiced as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney.

Simon is an active philanthropist and has been a significant contributor over many years to charitable, educational, public health and other community-based organisations and causes.
Simon is presently Chairman of South East Melbourne, Summer Housing and the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. He is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government and also serves on the Advisory Boards of The Big Issue and InfraBuild.

 


 

Grant Fenn

Non-Executive Director

BEc

BEc, CA

Grant was appointed a Non-Executive Director in December 2017.

Grant has over 30 years’ experience in operational management, strategic development and financial management. He joined Downer in October 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2010.

He was previously a Member of the Qantas Executive Committee, holding a number of senior roles over 14 years, as well as Chairman of Star Track Express and a Director of Australian Air Express. He worked at KPMG for eight years before he joined Qantas.

Grant is currently a Director of Sydney Airport Limited and a Member of the UTS Engineering and IT Industry Advisory Board.

Grant holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Michael Ferguson

Non-Executive Director

BComm, CA, GradDipMgt

BCom, CA

Michael was appointed a Non-Executive Director in July 2017. He is also a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee.

He is the Chief Financial Officer at Downer and leads its financial reporting, tax, treasury, shared service, IT, M&A and risk management activities. Michael has held a range of senior finance positions in a career spanning 25 years. He was previously VP Finance for ASX listed explosives group Dyno Nobel and more recently held a number of portfolio CFO positions for a large private equity fund.

Michael trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.