Our Executive Leadership Team addresses strategic matters, providing a degree of consistency across Beca and ensuring that our individual business operations' goals are in accordance with those endorsed by the Board.
Greg has overall accountability for the business operations of the Beca group, leading delivery of our global strategic objectives. With a distinguished track record in project delivery and business growth, he brings extensive experience in the consulting sector to this role.
Greg was previously Managing Director of Beca Australia’s operations for six years, leading and building Beca’s Australian service offering. He has also been the Regional Manager for Wellington, where he was focused on the government and commercial sectors, with a particular involvement in rail, defence and airports.
Richard was previously Beca Group CEO, a position he held for over fourteen years. Widely recognised as a leader in the engineering sector, he joined Beca over 40 years ago and has played a key role in the company’s growth and success.
Richard has been a director of Beca for more than 30 years and became Chairman of Beca Group Ltd in 2009. In his capacity as chairman Richard is responsible for the development of the company’s long-term strategic goals and oversees the group’s financial performance.
Chye leads Beca’s finance and legal teams globally, providing direction on the group’s insurance, employee shareholding, pension plans, governance and corporate structure. In his 27 year tenure with Beca, Chye’s strategic thinking has been instrumental in navigating Beca’s significant growth.
Chye is a strong advocate of the accounting profession, including as a member of the University of Auckland Business School Advisory Board and councillor and past-president of the New Zealand Council of CPA Australia. He is also an active mentor both within and beyond Beca.
Ian provides strategic direction for our infrastructure markets (Airports, Roads, Rail, Ports, Water and Environment and Land Development) across the Beca group. He has an excellent background for this role, particularly with his track record in the successful leadership and growth of the New Zealand Infrastructure business.
Since joining Beca in 1983, Ian has worked in senior engineering, project management and technical roles in a diverse range of markets including infrastructure, industrial and buildings sectors.
As Chairman of Beca Asia, David takes an active role in the growth and direction of our Asia business. He is also responsible for looking after Beca's professional practice development. As Beca's technical leader globally, he directs the company’s focus on professional excellence and the systematic development of greater technical capability and enhancing technical career paths.
David sits on a number of boards including Beca Group, CH2M Beca and Beca AMEC. His background is in geotechnical engineering and the commercial and design management of major projects.
Robert (Bob) Durrant has broad commercial and project experience across a wide range of market sectors in developed and developing countries. A civil and structural engineer, he began his career designing institutional and commercial buildings, followed by a period designing and project managing the delivery of a number of large industrial plants.
In his most recent capacity as Managing Director, Beca International Holdings Ltd, Bob has played a significant role in Beca’s growth in many of the group’s international markets.
Mark is Group Finance Director, overseeing Beca’s finance strategy, treasury, shareholding, superannuation and finance systems across the group.
Mark has been with Beca since 1999 – when he joined as International Accounting Manager looking after the accounting for Beca’s international operations. From there he moved into a broader finance and executive leadership role that has progressed as the Beca Group has grown and matured across the Asia-Pacific region.
As well as leading Beca's New Zealand business, Don is a highly experienced project director who works closely with clients on business strategy, policy development and assessing the strategic impacts of statutory and regulatory issues on project implementation. He has been with Beca since 1992 and has been involved in many of New Zealand’s large development, infrastructure and consenting projects.
Don has specific expertise in strategic urban and coastal planning, project management and community consultation. He is also an Executive Director of Beca Group Ltd.
Damian joined Beca in 2005. With his marketing background, he quickly developed a passion for business development and helped to strategically position Beca for major projects in our key markets. He took his place on the New Zealand infrastructure leadership team as the Marketing and Business Development Manager in 2008, playing a key role developing Beca Airports and in Beca's participation in the Roads of National Significance programme. Damian was appointed Group Business Development Manager in 2010.
With a focus on client service excellence and high performance, Damian works closely with business leaders to enhance our client relationship management.
Over a career spanning more than 30 years with Beca, Paul has played a key role in the company’s transition from a New Zealand business into an international one; and has maintained and developed many key client relationships globally. He has garnered extensive experience in project and construction management across the Asia-Pacific, and has taken the lead on many high profile projects.
Paul has spent much of his career in Asia, first as Regional Director in Jakarta, Indonesia and then Project Director in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He later went on to lead the entire Asia business as Managing Director before returning to Auckland to take up a role as Managing Director for Beca International Ltd. He rejoined the Asia business as Managing Director in June 2012.
James is responsible for Beca's operations in Australia and leads the strategic direction of the company. He has an extensive track record in managing business operations within the engineering construction sector, and has held many project leadership and governance board roles on major infrastructure projects in Australia.
With more than twenty years’ experience in engineering, James offers clients invaluable industry knowledge across a broad range of industry sectors, including mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, water, road, rail, industrial and maritime transport.
John is responsible for leading the group-wide strategy for industrial markets. With a career spanning some 37 years with Beca, he has extensive experience working in Australia and New Zealand, particularly in the Forest and Mining and Metals industries. He has held a number of project leadership roles in heavy and light industry sectors, with specialist skills including long term strategic development planning and proven negotiation skills.
In Australia, John has led Beca's expansion from Food & Beverage and Distribution into the heavy industrial market sectors of Chemicals, Oil and Gas and Mining and Metals. He also established our specialist capability in EPCM delivery.
Thomas is responsible for programmes and initiatives that improve our business performance and processes. He also leads the integration of all Beca's Defence activity across the group and the development of our strategic business consulting services.
With a doctorate in chemical engineering, Thomas joined Beca as a process engineer in 1995. His insights and leadership ability have put Beca on the map in the areas of business performance, asset performance and applied technology - particularly in his role as General Manager of Beca Applied Technologies.
Shaun joined Beca as General Manager Human Resources in May 2011, leading the HR support team for Beca's Corporate, International and Applied Technology businesses. In this group-wide role, Shaun and his team focus on developing consistent systems, remuneration, HR, development and recruitment policies for all Beca employees.
Shaun has worked for large multinational companies in the manufacturing, oil and gas, exploration, retail and healthcare sectors across South Africa, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific, including Australia.