A career starting as an Army Officer, Kevin has operated in 4 countries, predominantly Asian. The vast majority of his career has been in heavy industry, with the last 20 years in cement and concrete related products which has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the industry customers and operations. Through additional study, including his MBA, and practical application, he has developed a strong commercial approach within operational settings, and has managed large scale transformations within both multinational companies and publicly listed start-ups. He has a strong desire to work as part of a growing business within Australia whilst still being part of a CRH.
Having 25+ years in the manufacturing industry, Chris draws on his knowledge and experience to focus on improving productivity and product development across globally-focused companies in Telecommunications, Electrical and Construction Sectors
Chris lives by the philosophy of fundamentally improving the infrastructure developed and delivered for the next generations. He is driving innovation and thought-leadership amongst the business and his team.
With both Trade and Tertiary Engineering qualifications and post-graduate in Project Management, Chris brings a unique perspective to the Organisation’s Engineering discipline and management systems. Year on year, Chris successfully commercialises new products representing 20% of the business’s revenue.
This year Chris will focus on market demand and improving product installation safety as we bring exciting new products to customers.
Fleur is a highly qualified and experienced Finance Director, with a Bachelor of Business in Economics, an MBA from Deakin University, and a CPA qualification. In addition, she has completed the Institute of Company Directors course. Fleur has a wealth of relevant experience in finance and leadership, particularly in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. She has worked for large NYSE listed multinationals such as IBM and Alcoa and smaller FTSE listed companies like Chemring Plc. Throughout her career, Fleur has demonstrated a passion for business improvement and control, leading major projects such as digital transformations, ERP implementation, efficiency and profitability improvement programs, and even the closure of an aluminium smelter. Her extensive expertise in these areas makes her a true asset to the IPA team.
A Civil Engineer by degree and with a background in civil construction and project delivery, Mitch Hall has been in the heavy industry for over 18 years. In addition, Mitch has 15 years of experience in pre-cast concrete manufacturing. In 2007, he started working with Aus Pits in Queensland and later relocated to Victoria with his family to continue his career with IPA. Mitch finds the most enjoyment at work when overcoming challenges and leading teams through change.
Melissa Hume is a Sydney-based HR professional with manufacturing, transport and logistics industry experience. During her career journey, Melissa noticed a lack of Australian resources available to support those in the beginning stages of their careers and was inspired to author her first book, Career Guidance for Now and for the Future. Your HR Ally is Melissa’s second book published in 2021, which is fast becoming another important contribution to a disrupted profession. In 2021, Melissa also became an Excellence Awardee for ‘Australian HR Manager of the Year’. Whatever goals she may tackle next, Melissa has always felt passionate about helping the community and coaching upcoming generations of HR practitioners.
Amanda worked in commercial real estate before joining Infrastructure Products Australia. She has ten years in marketing, working with high net-worth customers to develop online experiences that drive traffic and improve overall customer experience.
As customers continually change how they want to interact with IPA, Amanda has expanded her skills to deliver platforms that add value to both the company and their customers.
Her strong desire to change the way we provide seamless journeys for customers’ needs is helping grow the business to become the #1 trusted infrastructure products supplier in Australia and globally.
Commencing her HR career with us three years ago, Gabrielle has supported the business through several large-scale operational changes.
After completing her commerce studies, Gabrielle secured a position with AusPits. She quickly displayed a keen interest in professional development and career progression. This, combined with her natural passion for people, made it clear that HR was the obvious career path for her.
Under the wing of the HR Director, Gabrielle is currently undertaking her Caliper Certification and plans to further her studies in Human Resources Management next year. As a proud team member of IPA, Gabrielle is looking forward to a long and fulfilling career in the thriving Australian infrastructure market.
Amanda started her career as a Veterinary Nurse until starting her own event company, where she developed a passion for problem solving and communicating with clients. In mid 2008 she joined an electrical/telecommunication company specialising in civil industry solutions. This is where she acquired a technical and practical understanding of client’s expectations, and the challenges of the civil industry as a whole.
In 2014, she joined the team at AusPits to gain further knowledge of the NSW civil stormwater market. Here, she achieved great results delivering optimum outcomes in both sub-divisional and road infrastructure projects.
Amanda prides herself being a trusted supplier and building great business relationships.
Located in our Heathwood, Queensland office, Andre previously worked as our BOM Engineer. He particularly enjoys implementing new systems, so it’s no surprise that Andre regards his involvement in the Epicor implementation as a significant highlight of his career with IPA (so far!).
Andre and his team will continue to introduce simpler, innovative processes that will enable the broader IPA team to streamline their day-to-day activities.
Trevor approaches clients with complete honesty and a genuine understanding of their wants and needs – it’s no wonder his clients continuously turn to him for product solutions and customer service through the whole process.
Trevor knows that the Project lifecycle doesn’t start with a quote and finish with a signature. Working with significant teams across Queensland and Northern Territory, ensuring that he provides the right product solutions, planning and service to get the job done. His key focus has been to educate and elevate the STAKKAbox™ product in Telecommunications, Power/Energy, Rail, Ports, Defense/Security. A lightweight and flexible product that allows for quick and easy installation, all elements that he knows impact every project Australia-wide.
With completed projects like:
- Maroochydore CBD Project, Maroochydore QLD
- Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, Wacol QLD
- Brisbane’s New Runway Project, Brisbane QLD
- B17 Squadron Project, RAAF Base, Amberley QLD
- Coopers Gap Wind Farm
- Mount Emerald Wind Farm
- Tindel RAAF Base NT
- Various Qld Rail Projects throughout the State
- Gold Coast Lift (Airport) Upgrade Project, Coolangatta QLD
- Amrun Rio Tinto Mine, Weipa QLD
With 10 years of experience with Cubis Systems Australia as a Business Development Manager, Trevor is all about creating new networks, long term relationships and delivering innovative product solutions.
After completing a trade in air conditioning & refrigeration, Grant moved to WA to expand his knowledge across various industries.
He returned to Victoria to work as a labourer with VicPits, before quickly becoming a PC.
Since then, Grant has worked as AusPits’ National PC Manager, Client Account Manager (now known as BDM), and now most recently as Senior BDM for Victoria.