Board of Directors


Our leaders live the company values and are accountable for overseeing the company's operations.

Our Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Governing the organisation by establishing broad policies and objectives
  • Selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of executives
  • Ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources
  • Approving annual budgets
  • Accounting to the stakeholders for the organisation’s performance
  • Setting the salaries and compensation of company management

The Civmec Board

Mr James Finbarr Fitzgerald

Executive Chairman

Mr James Finbarr Fitzgerald was appointed to the Board on 27 March 2012. He is responsible for providing guidance on the company’s corporate direction, leadership to the Board, and works to facilitate the effective contribution of the Directors and assists to ensure procedures are in place to comply with the company’s guidelines on corporate governance. With more than 35 years’ experience, Mr Fitzgerald has a wealth of experience, with a natural ability to create solutions for complex tasks. He has a strong belief in the training and development of people which has been a key aspect of the company’s growth and success.

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Mr Patrick John Tallon

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Patrick John Tallon was appointed to the Board on 27 March 2012. He is responsible for implementing the strategic decisions and policies of the company, with a strong focus on safety culture, team building, leadership and the group’s financial performance. Over the past 30 years, Mr Tallon has developed his knowledge in the Oil & Gas, Metals & Minerals, Infrastructure and Defence sectors, building an understanding of key stakeholder requirements at all levels. He is a key driver in company innovation, productivity improvement, and the waste elimination programs within the business.

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Mr Kevin James Deery

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Kevin James Deery was appointed to the Board on 27 March 2012. He is responsible for ensuring a safety focused workplace, delivering a high-quality product, while overseeing the ongoing business operations of the group’s quality-oriented culture, compliance and operational productivity. Mr Deery has more than 20 years’ experience, including significant time spent within the construction and engineering services industry throughout Australia.

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Mr Chong Teck Sin

Lead Independent Director

Mr Chong Teck Sin was appointed to the Board on 27 March 2012. Mr Chong is currently an Independent Director of HKSE-listed Changan Minsheng APLL Logistics Co Ltd and SGX-listed AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT Management Limited, InnoTek Limited, and Accordia Golf Trust Management Pte Ltd. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

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Mr Wong Fook Choy Sunny

Independent Director

Mr Sunny Wong Fook Choy was appointed to the Board on 27 March 2012. He is a practicing advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and is currently the Managing Director of Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC. He is also an Independent Director of Excelpoint Technology Ltd, Mencast Holdings Ltd, InnoTek Limited and KTL Global Ltd and a Director and shareholder of WTL Management Services Pte Ltd. Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

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Mr Douglas Owen Chester

Independent Director

Mr Douglas Owen Chester was appointed to the Board on 2 November 2012. He was previously a senior Australian government official and diplomat. He is an Independent Director of the Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group Pty Ltd and was previously Lead Independent Director of Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings Limited, and an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Stamford Land Corporation. Prior to his appointment, he held the role of Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore. Mr Chester holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the Australian National University.

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