Management

Chris Ellison

Appointment: February 2006

Chris is the founding shareholder of each of the three original subsidiary companies of MRL (Crushing Services International Pty Ltd, PIHA Pty Ltd and Process Minerals International Pty Ltd) and has over 36 years of experience in the mining contracting, engineering and resource processing industries.

In 1979, Chris founded Karratha Rigging and was Managing Director until its acquisition by Walter Wright Industries in 1982. Chris was subsequently appointed as the General Manager, Walter Wright Industries for the Western Australia and Northern Territory regions. In 1986, Chris founded Genco Ltd and following two years of considerable growth, Genco Ltd merged with the Monadelphous Group in 1988. In September 1988 Receivers and Managers were appointed to the Monadelphous Group. At this time, Chris was appointed the Managing Director and under his careful management, the Monadelphous Group successfully traded out of its financial difficulties and eventually relisted on the ASX in late 1989. In 1992, Chris founded PIHA Pty Ltd, a company focussed on the provision of specialised pipe lining and general infrastructure.


Mark Wilson

Appointment: August 2018

Mark joined us as Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. Mark is an experienced senior executive with a strong track record in development and implementation of business strategy, balance sheet management, organisational design, project management, and transaction execution.

Prior to joining MRL, Mark has held senior positions in a number of Australian and international companies, including Laing O’Rourke, Multiplex and Brookfield Multiplex, where he led Multiplex’s listing on the ASX.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, and has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA).


Rohan O'Grady

Appointment: September 2018

Rohan joined us as Chief Operating Officer – Mining Services and is an experienced senior executive with a career spanning over 26 years in the contracting industry. He has the unique blend of having succeeded as a Project Director on mega projects as well as Senior Executive roles in creating and expanding organisations.

Rohan joins us from RCR Tomlinson where he was Executive General Manager, and prior to that, Chief Operating Officer at BGC Contracting.  

Rohan is a highly effective communicator who can relate to all levels of an organisation with a passion for leadership, strategy and transformation. He views health and safety as integral to business performance, has a focus on client relationships, and is highly focused on project execution.

Rohan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tasmania and an Executive MBA from the University of Western Australia.


Scott Winter

Appointment: October 2018

Scott joined us as Chief Operating Officer - Mining with more than 25 years’ experience in mining, including lead roles managing construction and operating efforts for facilities in northern New South Wales, Central Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Prior to leading MACH Energy Australia, Scott held executive management roles with global mining contractor Thiess from 2008 to 2011, having joined Thiess in 1999. During this time, he oversaw the development of large-scale new and existing mining projects, while providing strategic leadership and direction for Thiess’ performance across a portfolio of mining projects. Scott also led and managed other associated businesses that provided specialist mining support functions within the Group.

Scott’s management and engineering experience is diverse and includes providing dynamic technical input and managing operational teams, through to contributing to acquisition efforts.

As a qualified Mining Engineer, he is able to apply pragmatic insights to enhance financial and operational evaluations. His early career included 14 years of operations, engineering design and project management experience.