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.

Peter Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Peter was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. 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).

Damian Kelliher

Chief Commercial Officer

Damian Kelliher was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in May 2020 after joining Decmil in October 2018 as the Executive General Manager – Commercial, Risk and Strategy.

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.

Scott Criddle

Executive

Scott Criddle has moved into an Executive role after holding positions as CEO and Managing Director. His position focuses on growth opportunities for Decmil across Australia. Scott’s previous positions were 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.