Executive Management Team
Leigh Mackender joined Service Stream Limited when it acquired the AMRS (now Energy and Water) in February 2008, prior to which he held various management roles with the AMRS business since joining in 2005.
Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Leigh was responsible for overseeing the Energy and Water business’ national operations which includes metering, asset inspection and in-home services divisions operating across the electricity, gas and water markets.
Leigh has over 15 years of extensive experience working within the industrial services sector and held various roles in private and public businesses specialising in the development and implementation of business strategy, operational management, financial analysis, business development and commercial negotiations.
Leigh is a member of the Sustainability, 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Bcom (Qld), FCPA
Robert (Bob) Grant has over 20 years' experience in providing financial leadership in prominent Australian and multi-national companies across numerous sectors including infrastructure services, construction, energy, downstream oil and mining. Before joining Service Stream Bob held senior finance roles in Tenix, AGL and Shell.
In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer, Bob is responsible for all the financial management, reporting, treasury, taxation and other finance shared services, as well as corporate services including property, supply chain and risk management.
Bob has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.
Executive General Manager – Fixed Communications
Kevin is a management professional with 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry supporting Australia’s main telecommunication carriers NBN Co, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Primus.
He has a proven track record of motivating a team to consistently exceed targets both internal and external.
Kevin has worked with Service Stream for since 1996 years where he started out as State Manager in Victoria.
Executive General Manager – Energy and Water
Paul joined Service Stream when it acquired the AMRS Group of Companies in February 2008 and has held various operational and management positions within the Energy and Water Division since 2007. Paul was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager of Energy and Water in August 2014.
In the capacity of General Manager, Paul was previously responsible for overseeing multiple national operations across the metering, asset inspection and in-home services work streams, operating in the electricity, gas and water sectors.
He has over 7 years’ experience working within the utilities services sector and over 10 years design and marketing industry experience working with blue chip clients throughout Europe and Australia
Executive General Manager - Comdain Infrastructure
Peter joined Service Stream as the Executive General Manager – Comdain Infrastructure in January 2019. With over 20 years’ experience in civil engineering, water, gas, energy and the construction industry.
With qualifications in Applied Economics and Marketing, Peter provides an expert eye and strong focus on micro and macro-economic issues affecting infrastructure, and provides leadership and implementation for Strategic Planning, IT, Management Reporting, OHS&Q Management and Human Resource Management.
Peter’s Project Governance roles have included: Governance Team Member, Multinet Gas (OMSA); Establishment of Operations and on-going Governance for Sydney Water NFRP, South East Water Capital Program, and Sunraysia Modernisation Program; Joint Venture Committee Member for Goulburn Murray Water Connections Contract; and Program Governance for Water NSW, State Meters Program, and Queensland Water Capital Program.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
Executive General Manager – Network Construction
John joined Service Stream in November 2014 as Executive General Manager - Network Construction. John is responsible for managing the design and construction activities performed for nbn and for wireless telecommunications clients including Vodafone and Telstra.
John is an accomplished strategic enterprise development and operational business leader who brings over 25 years experience in the Engineering and Infrastructure Services Sector. John has held senior executive positions in Operational delivery, Commercial Management and Business Development during his career, with a particular focus in the Telecommunications industry in recent years.
Executive General Manager – Business Development
Anton has over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, Account Management and Commercial roles across a variety sectors including Telecommunications, Energy, Water and Gas Utilities, Telecommunication Manufacturing and Transport.
Originally from New Zealand, Anton spent 6 years in the United Kingdom working for Philips Semiconductors servicing clients in the Telecommunications sector such as Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens and GEC.
In 2000, Anton arrived in Australia and began working with Lucent Technologies in the Emerging Carrier sector looking after the wide variety of clients across a number of divergent industries. Lucent Technologies merged with Alcatel in 2006 to become Alcatel-Lucent.
Joining Service Stream in 2008, from Alcatel-Lucent, as General Manager – Carrier Networks, Anton oversaw the growth of Service Stream’s Fixed Communications division including all contracted work with NBN Co. In 2014, Anton was promoted to Executive General Manager – Strategy and Growth.
Executive General Manager – People and Culture
Juliet has been with Service Stream since June 2010 when she assumed responsibility for the Customer Care function, bringing experience in Contact Centre Management and BPO.
Since then she has added further responsibilities to her portfolio, culminating in her appointment to EGM HR and HSE in July 2013 and she also heads up the Service Stream Talent and Succession program launched in FY15.
Juliet has extensive experience in large leadership roles both in the UK (Barclays Bank PLC, Virgin Media PLC) and with Service Stream over the last five years.
Executive General Manager – Commercial
BBus (Accounting), MBA, FCPA, GAICD
Bruce has been Executive General Manager - Commercial for the Service Stream Group since August 2014. Prior to that he was General Manager – Finance and Commercial for the Energy and Water Division, having joined Service Stream in 2011. Bruce has significant experience across a range of diversified industries, with a very strong background in finance and commercial leadership roles. He previously held senior positions at Suzlon, a multi-national renewable energy company and Siemens, a multi-national engineering company operating across multiple sectors.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Business Administration (MBA), is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA), and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (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 Grocon Group of Companies, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and Linfox Australia Pty Ltd.
He has also previously worked for leading international law firms Shearman and Sterling LLP and Baker and McKenzie LLP. Chris has extensive experience in providing legal advice on a broad range of contract, dispute and regulatory matters across a number of jurisdictions
Executive General Manager – Techsafe
Ashley joined Service Stream in April 2017 following the acquisition of TechSafe, the largest independent electrical inspection company in Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in the outsourcing and management of contracts in the utilities sector. Prior to starting with TechSafe as Managing Director, Ashley was Executive General Manager at Service Stream overseeing the Energy and Water business unit.
Ashley is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified Lead Auditor.
Chief Information Officer
Douglas has recently joined Service Stream in June 2018 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for leading the Group Information Services Team.
Douglas has significant knowledge of Telecommunications, Logistics and Infrastructure domains having held senior leadership roles at Telstra, Australia Post, Lend Lease and British Airports Authority.
His past experience has focused on driving technology operational uplifts and transformation agendas within organisations undergoing significant growth or change.