Patrick has extensive non-executive Director and Chairman experience and provides a direct and practical approach to strategy and governance.
He has a strong understanding of the business and the industry in which BG&E operates. In the three years prior to becoming our Chairman, Patrick assisted the Board and Executive Leadership Team with the development of the company’s ‘go it alone’ strategy.
With his legal background and subsequent experience in Infrastructure, Property and Resources, Patrick also brings a well-connected network to the business.
Frank has been with BG&E for over 22 years and is the Managing Director of BG&E Group.
Frank has over thirty years’ experience in design of a diverse range of buildings’ projects and is internationally recognised as a leader in providing conceptual design and value engineering services for high-rise towers in many locations around the world including Australia, the Middle East, Asia, the UK and Europe. Frank maintains a hands-on design role in BG&E’s practice and is regularly engaged to provide peer reviews of structures to clients. He is known and respected for “thinking outside of the box”.
Frank’s creative mindset is also applied to the business world as he leads the BG&E Group which encompasses a number of highly technically individuals. He leads "The BG&E Way" of being integral to clients' success in numerous property and infrastructure projects.
David has over 15 years’ experience in the design, documentation and coordination of a diverse range of civil infrastructure and building structures both in Australia and overseas.
In addition to his role as a Board member, David is also responsible for managing the Brisbane office. Under his leadership and his ability to maintain a hands-on approach to design, the office has grown a solid reputation for delivering high standard engineering services and assisting our clients throughout all stages of project delivery.
David has a strong track record in leading design teams on both Design only and Design and Construct projects. His skills in value engineering and design management are well regarded by both his peers and clients.
Simon is an Executive Director on the BG&E Board and drives the civil strategic plan for the company.Simon has over 40 years’ experience as a civil engineer, leading BG&E’s civil team since 1985 and as Director of BG&E’s Civil and Waterways Group from 2009 until 2017.
During his time at BG&E, Simon has maintained hands-on involvement in technical matters relating to the delivery of projects, using his technical and contractual background as a project leader on most of BG&E’s civil infrastructure projects over that period. Under his guidance the BG&E civil team has grown its capacity in the infrastructure sector offering personalised services and successfully increasing the value of projects through the application of innovative designs which recognise constructability as a key driver.
BG&E’s capacity in civil engineering now includes large-scale projects such as major freeways, roads and multimodal transport facilities. Simon’s civil engineering areas of expertise include transport infrastructure, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, storm water drainage and utility services.
Rick Kreeck is a Director and Team Leader of Materials Technology. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA, and has over 20 years of professional experience. Rick’s leadership has ensured the successful growth of the Materials Technology team from its inception in 2012 to its current position as a leading materials and durability consultant in Australia and the Middle East. He has led the Materials team on successful bids on Woolgoolga to Ballina, Sydney Metro Northwest and the Green Square Library and Plaza.
Rick is highly regarded by his clients for his timeliness in response, practical approach to resolving issues, and collaborative approach with contractors and designers. He has provided support to clients on a wide range of technical issues, over all stages of the design, construction and operation of infrastructure and building projects.
Rick has an industrial background, from managing concrete plants, to serving as a Technical Manager in Readymix Concrete, to managing large projects, his awareness of client issues based on his experience has enabled him to work with clients to maintain asset serviceability and develop practical solutions to issues.
He has developed strong relationships with clients based on integrity and a willingness to support them when challenges arise. His Materials team now plays a significant part on key projects across Australia and overseas, making an important contribution to client success.
Mark has 33 years of experience specialised in providing services to the private sector, particularly emerging and growth businesses who need to embrace options for funding and structuring their growth.
He has developed extensive experience in the corporate sector, having performed strategic planning work and activity based costing assignments on a number of clients.
Mark is also prominent in the delivery of corporate governance services, and sits on a number of company boards of Directors ranging from small private companies to a listed ASX company.
Jennifer was admitted to practice in 1994 and has held various senior roles in the legal profession. She has a wealth of legal and commercial experience including contract and construction law, dispute resolution,insurance and competition and regulatory law.
Jennifer has has provided BG&E’s in house legal services since 2011 and brings to bear her commercial nous, strategic focus and legal expertise on commercial operations.
She is also a member of the Risk Management Group and is heavily involved in managing risk across the global business together with various aspects of compliance and governance.
Yvette is a finance professional with broad experience across finance, operations and other related support services. Since joining BG&E in 1999 after relocating from interstate, Yvette has been responsible for all aspects of Support Services for the Company.
Yvette is a strong leader who continues to support the growth of the Group with the implementation of policies, procedures and systems that drive progress and support the business.
She works closely with the Directors and Management team, developing and implementing business improvement initiatives to support BG&E’s success as one of Australia’s prominent consulting engineering practices, with a growing international presence.
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