Board of Directors

With proven expertise and experience across the construction, engineering, maintenance and service sectors and backgrounds in engineering and finance, the Board is well placed to lead our business to achieve its strategic goals.

Andrew Barclay

Independent Chair and Non-Executive Director

Andrew was appointed as Chair of Decmil in July 2020. Andrew is a former partner of the Perth office of Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons) with over 30 years’ experience in major projects, mining, banking and finance and insolvency matters.

In private practice Andrew has been involved in significant Western Australian infrastructure and mining projects, and major Western Australian corporate insolvencies. More recently, Andrew has acted as in-house counsel at Fortescue Metals Group and Roy Hill Holdings.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics.

Rod Heale

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Rod was appointed as a Director on 14 August 2023 and CEO on 20 June 2022. Rod brings more than 30 years’ experience in the building, construction and infrastructure industry across Australia.

Prior to joining Decmil Rod was Chief Operating Officer for John Holland’s Australia and Asia business. Prior to this, Rod served as a Regional Executive for Thiess, John Holland and CPB Contractors.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Monash University and a Master of Construction Law from The University of Melbourne. Rod is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Registered Builder in Victoria and Western Australia.

Peter Thomas

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Peter was appointed as a Director in July 2020 and currently holds the position of interim Chief Financial Officer. He is an experienced executive in the construction and resources industry with a proven track record in delivering large construction projects, and leading commercial, financial and corporate affairs.

Peter’s experience in the last decade includes CFO, CEO and Project Director roles with Fortescue Metals Group, Adani and Balla Balla Infrastructure (part of the New Zealand Todd Group).

Peter is also Chair of Australian Owned Contractors.

Peter holds an MBA (Harvard), Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie) and Bachelor of Science (Macquarie), AIAA and GAICD

Vin Vassallo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Vin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2021 and held the position of interim Chief Executive Officer during the period April 2022 to June 2022. Vin has over 25 years of experience in the Australian infrastructure sector, including 14 years at Transurban. Vin has previously been Executive Regional Manager for Abigroup Contractors, an Australian infrastructure contractor, and various senior executive roles at Transurban.

Vin has recently taken the role of Group Executive – Electricity Transmission at APA Group and is an Executive Director at Olla Advisory.

Vin holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in civil engineering.

David Steele

Independent Non-Executive Director

David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2021. David has over 35 years’ experience in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors globally, having been with Worley for 17 years.

David has worked in Australia and overseas. He has served as the Regional Managing Director of Asia and the Middle East, and then as Group Managing Director based in Houston, USA.

David holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in electrical engineering and an MBA.