People

Dr John White – Non Executive Chairman

John White has an extensive background in defence, notably over 10 years as Chief Executive of Transfield Defence Systems. He was responsible for privatisation of the Williamstown Naval Dockyard and tendering and implementation of the $5 billion ANZAC Frigate Project. He brings high-level strategic defence experience coupled with strong commercial expertise and experience.

 

Jamie Bruce – CEO

Jamie became Managing Director and major shareholder of Birdon in 2008 and President of Birdon America in 2011. With the steady growth of the Birdon group of companies, Jamie took on the broader role of CEO in 2014. Jamie’s drive, leadership and results are founded on first hand knowledge of the business and dedication to customer service.  Since completing his engineering apprenticeship with Cummins in 1995, Jamie has been involved at all levels of the business including complex dredging projects, in-service support contracts, and later, as Group Operations Manager heading up the Dredging and Marine Divisions.

 

Tammy Bugler – CFO

Tammy is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor Commerce/Law (Hons) from Bond University. Prior to returning to the family business as Finance Director in 2008 and now CFO, Tammy worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years as a Director in their Private Client Services Division.

 

Terri Benson – Managing Director

Prior to joining Birdon, Terri held senior executive roles as Chief Executive Officer of SEQ Water and as Managing Director of Essential Energy.  As a graduate of UWS and Harvard Business School, Terri has enjoyed a career built on finance, corporate services and strategy. Terri has been an active part of the Birdon landscape over the last few years in leading the annual strategy sessions prior to her full time appointment.

 

Steve Elliott – Manager Market Development

Steve is a Chartered Engineer and management professional. After 17 years as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, Steve moved into management consulting with KPMG, specialising in program and project management, engineering management, and operations improvement. Steve also has specific skills in asset management, bid management and continuous improvement.

 

Brett Davis – Manager Port Macquarie

Having been with Birdon for 19 years, Brett has an extensive imitrex order online knowledge of the business and has undertaken a number of roles during that time. Brett now heads up the Port Macquarie operation providing contract management, project management and client liaison for major projects.  Prior to joining Birdon, Brett served with the RAN for 11 years, including extensive sea time.

 

Steven Bruce – Manager Engineering

Steven Bruce has over 30 years experience in the investigation, design, construction and management of civil engineering projects.  Prior to Birdon, Steven worked for SKM as an engineering consultant. Over the past 15 years, Steven has held a number of management roles within Birdon, including Dredging Manager and most recently, as Engineering Manager.

 

Brenton Abbott – Manager Dredging

Brenton has been with Birdon’s Dredging division involved in project management roles since 2002. Building on his previous experience with  dredging and marine contracting projects Australia-wide and overseas, Brenton has accumulated over 30 years of hands on and management experience within the maritime industry and now heads up Birdon’s dredging division and ferry operations.

 

Trent Raines – Manager Disposals

Trent provides Birdon’s key Defence and Industrial clients with disposal and secure destruction services for metals and non-metals. Trent has a thorough knowledge of the metal recycling and disposals industry with 20 year’s experience in the sector and an extensive understanding of metal composition through his trade background and depth of experience since.

 

Meg Teasdell – Manager Environment

Meg has 20 year’s experience as an environmental engineer, working with manufacturing, construction and government industries to achieve their environmental goals, and works closely with Birdon’s Q&S Manager to set and meet quality and safety targets.

 

Steve Prohm – Quality and Safety Manager

Steve combines over 25 years’ system and administrative experience in Defence and manufacturing industries.  With over 12 years at Birdon, Steve has implemented Birdon’s Quality and Safety Management Systems and provides advice and support to the Environmental Manager.

 

Mark Bermingham – Purchasing Manager

Mark has been with Birdon since 2007 and is experienced in procurement processes operating within quality systems, both here at Birdon, and in former roles with private manufacturing and distribution companies.