Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of Directors who have relevant and complementary business skills and business experience.
Mr Timothy Burnett
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr Burnett has over 38 years experience in the management of engineering and construction projects and companies, of which 15 years was spent as managing Director of Saunders. Prior to joining Saunders, he was a senior manager with Brown & Root Inc for 9 years where he managed the construction of marine oil and gas facilities in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mr Burnett has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Melbourne University and a MBA degree from Harvard University.
Mr Burnett has been a director of Saunders since 1990 and he is not considered to be an independent director.
Mr Mark Benson
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Benson – GAICD – has 25 years experience in executive management roles in the engineering and construction industry. His most recent role, prior to joining Saunders International, was General Manager of RCR Energy, a division of ASX Company RCR Tomlinson. In addition he also held senior positions on several major utility alliances.
Mr Benson holds an Advanced Diploma in Management from Ballarat University, along with an Advanced Diploma in Project Management, and has an electrical engineering background.
Mr Benson has been a Director of Saunders since 10 August 2015 and Managing Director since 5 October 2015. He is not considered to be an independent director.
Mr Malcolm McComas
Malcolm McComas – BEc, LLB, SFFin, FAICD – is a company director and a former investment banker and lawyer. Malcolm has experience in equity and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and has worked with many growth companies across a number of sectors over a career at County NatWest (now Citi Group) where he was managing director of investment banking for 10 years and at Grant Samuel where he was a director for 11 years.
Mr McComas is currently chairman of Pharmaxis Limited and Fitzroy River Corporation Limited and a director of Royalco Resources Limited. His community roles include director of the Australian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG).
Mr McComas has been a director of Saunders since 5 September 2012, is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is considered to be an independent director.
Mr Greg Fletcher
Greg Fletcher, BComm, is a company director having retired from the Deloitte partnership in 2009 to take on board roles. He is an independent director of ASX listed companies Yancoal Limited and WDS Limited and is the chairman of privately owned SMEG Australia Pty Ltd. He is the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of a number of government-owned businesses and entities.
Mr Fletcher has been a director of Saunders since 1 July 2015 and he is considered to be an independent director.