Board of Directors

Brett Gallagher

Brett Gallagher

Chairman

FAICD

Brett Gallagher is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. He was appointed to the Board in April 2010 and has been the Chairman since March 2015.

Brett brings to the Board extensive commercial and operational expertise, and strategic leadership gained in the telecommunications, utilities, infrastructure and technical services industries having spent over 25 years as a senior executive, director and owner of businesses within these sectors. He has specific experience in service delivery, contract management, business development, health, safety & environment, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions

Brett is an experienced company director and has experience in governance and compliance, reporting and investor relations. His current directorships include not-for-profit and several private businesses that operate predominantly in the utilities and services sector.

Brett is a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.    

Brett has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Leigh Mackender

Leigh Mackender

Managing Director

MBA, MAICD

Leigh Mackender was appointed Managing Director of Service Stream Limited in May 2014.

Leigh joined Service Stream when it acquired AMRS (now Service Stream Energy and Water) in February 2008 and has worked predominantly within the telecommunications, utilities and infrastructure industries, through roles in both private and public businesses. Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Leigh had executive responsibility for the Energy and Water Division’s national operations. Leigh has specific expertise in strategic leadership, the development and implementation of business strategy, operational and financial management, commercial negotiations, client service and business development. He also has extensive experience in health, safety & environment, governance and compliance, investor relations, mergers & acquisitions, technology, human resources and remuneration experience.

Leigh is a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

Leigh has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Peter Dempsey

Peter Dempsey

Independent Non-Executive Director

BTech (Civil Eng.) (Adel), Grad. Dip. (Bus. Admin.) (SAIT), FIEAust, MAICD

Peter Dempsey was appointed to the Board in November 2010 and is a Non-Executive Director. He served as Chairman of the Board from November 2010 to February 2015.

Peter brings to the Board extensive construction and development expertise following a 40-year career in those industries. He spent 30 years at Baulderstone, including five years as Managing Director. He has specific expertise in engineering, strategic leadership, health, safety & environment, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and human resources.

Peter has extensive experience as a company director gained across ASX listed and private companies over the last 15 years. His relevant sector experience includes engineering, construction, utilities and telecommunications. Peter’s experience includes Board leadership, governance and compliance, risk management, reporting and remuneration practices.

Peter is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

Peter is currently a Non-Executive Director of Monadelphous Limited. He has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Greg Adcock

Greg Adcock

Independent Non-Executive Director

MAICD, MAIPM.

Greg Adcock was appointed to the Board in June 2016 and is a Non-Executive Director.

Greg brings to the Board extensive commercial and operational expertise developed from senior executive roles at Concrete Constructions, Telstra Corporation, and nbn where he was the Chief Operating Officer. He has specific experience in strategic leadership, large scale infrastructure and construction, telecommunications technology, HS&E, risk management and human resources.

Greg has served on numerous Boards throughout his executive career and has experience in governance and compliance, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.

Greg is Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. 

Greg is currently a non-executive director of OptiComm Limited. Greg has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Tom Coen

Tom Coen

Non-Executive Director

Tom Coen was appointed to the Board in February 2019 and is a Non-Executive Director.

Tom brings to the Board extensive commercial and operational expertise following a 35-year career at Comdain Infrastructure where he served as Managing Director and as Chairman. He has specific experience in strategic leadership, civil construction, contract and project management, health, safety & environment, and joint ventures across the utilities, engineering and infrastructure services industries, particularly the water and gas sectors.

Tom has served on numerous Boards throughout his executive career and has experience in governance, compliance and reporting.

Tom has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Deborah Page AM

Deborah Page AM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Deborah Page was appointed to the Board in September 2010 and is a Non-Executive Director.

Deborah brings to the Board extensive financial expertise from her time at Touche Ross/KPMG including as a Partner, and subsequently from senior finance and operating executive roles with the Lend Lease Group, Allen Allen and Hemsley and the Commonwealth Bank. She has specific experience in corporate finance, accounting, audit, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, insurance and joint venture arrangements.

Deborah has extensive experience as a company director gained across ASX Listed, private, public sector and regulated entities since 2001. Her relevant sector experience includes telecommunications, utilities, insurance, technology, renewables and infrastructure. Deborah’s experience includes Board leadership, governance and compliance, risk management, remuneration practices, technology, investor relations and health, safety & environment.

Deborah is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ, Fellow of the AICD and a Member of Chief Executive Women. Deborah is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Deborah is currently a non-executive director of Brickworks Limited and Pendal Group Limited. During the last three years, Deborah held a listed company directorship with GBST Holdings Limited (retired November 2019).

Vicki Letcher

Vicki Letcher

Company Secretary

(BLaw, BCom (major in Accounting), CA, FGIA FCIS) 

Vicki Letcher joined Service Stream Limited in June 2010 and was appointed Company Secretary in August 2012. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Governance Institute. Vicki is responsible for the corporate administration, governance and risk management of the Group, along with having the responsibility for the Internal Audit department of the Group.

Vicki has broad experience across a number of industries, including manufacturing, consumer goods and professional services having previously held a range of senior finance positions with Deloitte and Foster’s Group Limited.

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

Co-Company Secretary

LLB, BA (Politics), GAICD

Chris was appointed General Counsel for the Service Stream Group in August 2015. Chris has significant in-house experience having held senior legal positions at large private and listed construction and infrastructure businesses. Chris was appointed co-Company Secretary in February 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.