Leadership Team

Decmil’s Executive Leadership Team focus on innovation, growth and diversification and comprises a group of talented and driven people who offer an expert wealth of knowledge.

Rod Heale

Chief Executive Officer

Rod was appointed the CEO of Decmil in 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

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Thomas was appointed as a Director in July 2020 and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer.

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

Simon Barnes

Executive General Manager Eastern

Simon joined Decmil in November 2022 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry across a range of contract models, including Alliance, Design and Construct, and Public Private Partnerships. Most recently, he was Executive Regional Manager – Southern at ACCIONA, where he has worked for 15 years including at its antecedent companies Abigroup and Lend Lease. His extensive expertise ranges from construction delivery and project governance roles, through to regional executive leadership.

Simon is a qualified Civil Engineer with a Master of Business Administration.

Deon Baddock

Executive General Manager Western

Deon joined Decmil in November 2022, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction and mining industry across a range of contract models.
Prior to joining Decmil, Deon held various operational, executive and governance roles with NRW, Ertech and Main Roads. Deon’s expertise also includes precontracts, commercial, quality and project controls.
Deon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Management. Deon is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Member of Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rob Currie

Group Manager People & Culture

Rob joined Decmil in May 2022 as Group Manager People & Culture. Rob has 25 years of experience in Human Resources (HR) and Industrial Relations (IR) related roles.

He has experience working throughout Australia in the civil construction, building, telecommunications, and mining industries leading both corporate and project HR/IR teams for companies such as Lendlease, Leighton Contractors, Abigroup and Akron Roads.

Rob leads and manages Decmil’s People and Culture function and is responsible for the continued development of Decmil’s organisational culture and staff engagement strategies.

Tory Strong

Group General Counsel

Tory Strong commenced her role as Group General Counsel with Decmil in June 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Art (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws.

Tory provides legal counsel to the business and supports the broader business with legal advisory and risk mitigation.

Tory has worked as a lawyer for over 25 years, moving to Perth from Melbourne 14 years ago. She has experience working in various countries in construction, major projects and mining for companies including BHP, Duro Felguera Australia, Iron Ore Holdings Ltd (now BC Minerals Ltd) and Barminco Pty Ltd.

Bryn Vaughan

Group HSES Manager

Bryn joined Decmil in June 2019 and has extensive experience in HSES management for project and corporate settings across the resources, construction and services industry in Australia and New Zealand.

He is experienced in managing and leading HSES teams and has previously managed these functions for various companies including CPB Contractors (previously Leighton Contractors). He has worked across a range of project models including PPP, JV and Alliance projects.

Bryn has a Masters Degree in Occupational Health & Safety Management.