Leadership Team

Decmil’s Leadership Team is focused on innovation, growth and diversification and is made up of a group of talented and driven people who offer an expert wealth of knowledge.

Dickie Dique

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dickie Dique was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in May 2020. Prior to this, Dickie held the position of Executive General Manager, overseeing our Western and Northern Regions. Dickie has over 25 years’ industry experience covering the mining, modular, civil and residential sectors. He has been a Non-Executive Director on our Board since July 2018, and is very familiar with the Decmil business, having held the roles of General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the Decmil Group until 2011. A registered builder in a number of states in Australia, Dickie’s experience covers the commercial, civil, residential, mining and modular sectors. Prior to re-joining Decmil, Dickie was a Director at Pindan Contracting. He also sits on the Board of GO2 People Ltd, a leading provider of vertically integrated recruitment and building services to industry throughout Australia.

Lance van Drunick

General Manager

Lance van Drunick joined Decmil in September 2019 and is familiar with the Decmil business having previously worked for the Company in senior operational positions from 2008 to 2013.  Lance has over 25 years experience in the construction and engineering industry having worked on major projects within Australia. Prior to joining Decmil, Lance held the role of General Manager at Doric Construction for 5 years. Within Decmil, Lance oversees project delivery and support functions including health and safety, environmental and sustainability and people and culture.

Damian Kelliher

Chief Commercial Officer

Damian Kelliher was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in May 2020 after joining Decmil in October 2018 . He is an experienced commercial leader with a construction industry background and a proven track record in delivering and supporting major projects across various market sectors and contracting models. Prior to joining Decmil, Damian held senior commercial roles with CPB (formally Leighton Contractors), including Commercial Director on the Gorgon Project and the role of Executive Commercial Manager – Commercial and Risk for Civmec Construction and Engineering. Damian’s qualifications include being a MRICS – Royal Institute Chartered Quantity Surveyor and he has a Practitioners Certificate in Mediation.

Peter Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Peter was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020 and in July 2020 joining the Decmil Board as a Director. 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).

Alison Thompson

Group Financial Controller & Company Secretary

Alison has held several senior financial positions within Decmil since August 2007. She is currently the Group Financial Controller and was appointed Company Secretary in January 2014. She has extensive technical experience gained from 4 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and prior to joining Decmil, gained valuable industry experience at international construction firm Balfour Beatty based in the United Kingdom. Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand.