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Our Executive Team

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Dak Patel

Interim CEO and Executive Director

Daksesh Patel (Dak) is a respected businessman, leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the Australian steel industry. Dak was the InfraBuild CEO from October 2019 to July 2021, and is a member of the Board.

Geoff Feurtado

Geoff Feurtado

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Geoff brings a deep level of experience built on his strong financial, operational and line background as an Operating Chief Executive and Finance Leader. His experience spans over 25 years in a range of industries, most prominently steel, having established his commercial and finance career in the airline industry (QANTAS) and Price Waterhouse.

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Shane Murphy

Executive General Manager Manufacturing

Shane is an experienced Senior Executive with more than 31 years of leadership experience in large-scale mining and minerals processing and steel manufacturing, design and execution of transformational business strategy. He has a passion for creating and sustaining a culture of high performance and manufacturing excellence through people leadership, process understanding and a desire to deliver both short and long-term results.

Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Executive General Manager Distribution and Processing

Greg is an experienced executive with a proven track record of building empowered high-performance teams to deliver consistent EBITDA growth and sustainable business improvements.

He has a passion for developing strategic plans which drive staff engagement and deliver stakeholder value. Greg has extensive international experience working in multi-national organisations across four continents in the industrial, distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, electrical infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors.

Kaushik Narayan

Kaushik Narayan

Executive General Manager Strategy and Enterprise Services

Kaushik is an accomplished Finance and Commercial C-suite Executive with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience across different geographies and cultures in all facets of finance, incl. M&A and in business including customer service, sales, business development and IT. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he has earned a reputation as a strategic and commercially focused business partner.

Craig Byrnes

Craig Byrnes

Executive General Manager Human Resources

Craig has over 15 years’ experience gained from a range of senior leadership roles across the services, mining and construction sectors.

Craig joined InfraBuild from Cimic, where he was their Chief People and Culture Officer. Prior to his most recent role, Craig – who holds a Master of Business and Commerce majoring in Corporate Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations – held positions as the EGM People at UGL, GM People at Thiess and GM Human Resources at John Holland.

Grant Schmidt

Grant Schmidt

Executive General Manager Integration

Grant brings a wealth of senior leadership and executive experience as InfraBuild’s Executive General Manager Integration. His experience spans close to 30 years in a range of industries, notably a decade leading Human Capital practices in Australia after a 15-year Investment Banking and Private Equity career in the US and Australia.

Paul Zuckerman

Paul Zuckerman

Executive General Manager Commercial

Paul is a recognised leader in the steel, building materials and industrial chemical markets, having grown businesses in the USA, China, Australia and New Zealand over the past 30 years. He has a deep working knowledge of driving results via business excellence, developing and implementing strategy, and strong corporate governance. He enjoys building meaningful relationships with a diverse range of employees, customers, shareholders and other important stakeholders. He is an avid skier and scuba diver when not working.

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Fran Nores

Head of Safety

Fran is an executive Health and Safety leader with experience in leading safety cultural transformations in global mining and metal organisations. He has a passion for achieving safety excellence and continual improvement in partnership with executives and operational leadership. Fran has worked in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania, looking after health and safety at a global scale.

Hilary Scott

Hilary Scott

General Counsel

Hilary has more than 20 years’ experience as a Legal, Corporate and General Counsel.

She has previously worked as Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for GFG Alliance’s Australian operations.

Prior to this, Hilary spent 12 years as the Corporate Counsel for Kin Group and Legal Counsel for Pact Group Holdings.

Matt Johnston

Matt Johnston

Acting Head of Communications and Brand

Matt is a communications professional with 14 years’ experience across publicly-listed and private organisations, industry associations and government.

He has held senior communications roles in sport, energy, fintech and manufacturing, and has a passion for delivering integrated communications strategies which drive brand awareness and engagement.