Executive Management

Decmil’s Executive Management team is focused 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).

Lance van Drunick

General Manager - Western Region

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.

Lance has a demonstrated track record in executive management, strategic business operations, business development, and operational project management.

Mark Angove

General Manager Northern Region

Mark was appointed General Manager in June 2022. Mark is a Senior Executive Leader, with over 25 years of leadership experience in engineering and construction. A qualified civil engineer, Mark has built his career and reputation on leading professionals within the civil and infrastructure construction sector.

Mark has held diverse roles including Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Director, Operations Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

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.

Chris Ashton

Group Manager Business Systems

Chris joined Decmil in January 2017, and previously worked for Decmil in senior operational positions from 2008 to 2012.

Chris has over 23 years’ experience in Heavy Civil and Multidisciplinary Construction having worked on major Resources, Oil and Gas, Renewables and Infrastructure projects throughout Australia.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering – Civil and Construction. With a strong operations background, he currently leads Decmil’s Business Systems team who are responsible for supporting operational excellence.

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.