Leadership Team

Decmil’s LeadershipTeam 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.

Scott Criddle

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Scott was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2009, and Managing Director of Decmil Group Limited in April 2010.

He was previously the Managing Director of Decmil Australia from 2002, where he was responsible for the long-term growth and strategic direction of the company, playing a key role in building relationships with stakeholders and clients.

Scott joined Decmil Australia in 1993 as a construction labourer to gain experience and learn about the company from the ground up.  He held a variety of roles within Decmil Australia including Construction Manager, Estimator, Business Development Manager and Area Manager.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and Economics.

Craig Amos

Chief Financial Officer

Craig was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2014, having previously held the position of Group Manager for Corporate Development at Decmil Group Limited.

As a qualified chartered accountant, he has over 17 years’ experience in finance, accounting, corporate transactions and commercial projects in both corporate and professional service environments.

Prior to joining Decmil he held the position of Executive Director in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young where he gained extensive experience leading teams on a range of strategic corporate transactions.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours), a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Auditing and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Kate Strack

Executive General Manager – People

Kate joined Decmil in July 2018 as Executive General Manager – People. She brings extensive experience in talent management and driving business success through focussed HR initiatives. Kate has a passion for finding practical business solutions and building strong client relations to ensure business understanding and delivery of results.

Prior to joining Decmil, Kate worked for Seymour Whyte as Group People and Communications Manager. She has also held senior HR positions in leading companies including Origin Energy, Thiess and Foster’s Group. Her experience spans Australian and international markets and includes a wide range of specialist and divisional lead HR roles.

Kate has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business.

Damian Kelliher

Executive General Manger – Commercial and Risk

Damian joined Decmil in October 2018 as the Executive General Manger – Commercial and Risk. He is an experienced, successful 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.

Damian is recognised as a team player with an emphasis on collaborative approaches to problem solving, he has a strong value of loyalty and diligence in relation to working towards ‘best for project’ outcomes for all stakeholders.

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.

Alison Thompson

Company Secretary

Alison has held several senior financial positions within the Group since August 2007. She is currently the Group Financial Controller for Decmil 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.