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.

Vin Vassallo

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Vin is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of both national and international experience in the development and delivery of infrastructure across many disciplines.

He is outcomes focused with a results driven approach to complex business challenges and projects, and has led the successful execution of well-defined strategies and many major business deal negotiations.

Vin’s experience and knowledge is widely recognised and highly respected across the industry, as is his understanding of the multitude of stakeholder perspectives.

Most recently Vin was a Group Executive and subsidiary Director at the top 10 ASX listed company Transurban both in Australia and North America. He spent many years in executive operational roles as well as the Executive Regional Manager for Abigroup Contractors, a tier 1 Australian infrastructure contractor. Prior to this, Vin led the delivery of major infrastructure projects for Australia’s most highly regarded companies including Abigroup Contractors, Lend Lease and Civil and Civic.

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 26 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 five years. As a highly skilled senior manager of construction works within the civil and construction industry, Lance has a demonstrated track record in executive management, strategic business operations, business development, and operational project management. 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. Damian has over 25 years’ experience and is an experienced commercial leader with a construction industry background. He has 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 is a qualified Civil Engineer, and he is a qualified MRICS – Royal Institute Chartered Quantity Surveyor. Damian also has an MBA and a Practitioners Certificate in Mediation. Damian is a Professional Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Alan Ings

Chief Financial Officer

Alan was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2021.

Alan completed training with Deloitte Touche Ross and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa gaining valuable exposure in the construction and manufacturing sectors in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. He studied Australian taxation and commercial law through Charles Sturt University and emigrated to Australia in 2006.

Alan’s experience in Australia includes mining services, mobile plant, mining and construction in the resources and infrastructure sectors. Commencing in a State Finance Manager role at Boom Logistics in 2006 he progressed to GM Commercial in the Surface Mining Division of MacMahon before being appointed CFO at Whittens. More recently he worked as CFO at Babylon Pump and Power. Besides a general accounting and business background in these sectors, he also has experience in due diligence, raising finance and acquisitions.