Our leadership team is charged with the high-performance culture of the business.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the operations, maintenance and infrastructure services industry across multiple sectors and geographies including oil and gas, mining and power, property, utilities, facilities management, telecommunications, defence and infrastructure. He has been with Calibre for four years and previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Read More
Prior to joining Calibre Peter was with Transfield Services in the roles of Executive Finance Officer - Sydney (2013), Executive VP Finance & CFO - Americas (2010-2013) and CFO - FT Services Canada (2006-2010). In addition Peter held various other key finance and accounting roles within Transfield Services.
Peter holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore, a BComm (Economics/Finance) from Macquarie University and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia).
Head of Technologies and Renewables
With over 20 years' experience delivering technology to industry, Matt brings to Calibre significant practical knowledge of improving business performance through the implementation of technology solutions. He is particularly passionate about balancing the needs of people and society with emerging technologies and bringing people back into the technology equation. Read More
- Passionate about influencing industry through technology solutions
- Believes strong relationships is the key to effective leadership
- Active member of the Surf Lifesaving Club
- Married with two children, both boys
As Head of Technologies and Renewables, Matt is invested in expanding the reach and capability of the Technologies team.
“A key component of this will be to work closer with other parts of the Calibre business to create opportunities that we have never seen before.”
For Matt, leadership is all about relationships.
“It’s about understanding and supporting people, aligning and developing their capabilities and potential, and giving them something to work towards.
“Our people are the most important element of our business. The fact that we recognise and embrace this is one of Calibre’s great strengths, along with our willingness to continually change and adapt.”
Matt has worked across a number of industries including over ten years in site-based operational roles, and has worked throughout Australia and on a number of key international assignments. He holds a bachelor of electrical engineering from Curtin University.
Outside of his role at Calibre, Matt can be found down at the beach supporting his boys, or writing and producing his own songs. A multifaceted musician, Matt plays guitar, bass, piano, a little harmonica, as well as sings. He is up to his third album.
Head of Mining and Minerals
As Head of Mining and Minerals, George is driven by opportunities for growth and diversification and the chance to rise to new challenges. “I view our business as a part of a journey in which I am passionate about being a part of. As the market continuously evolves, so does our business and our ability to adapt.” Read More
- Highly experienced across civil construction and multiple commodities
- Invested in delivering overall business improvements
- Enjoys cycling, rowing and photography
“Calibre has great strengths, such as our diverse capability in professional services, construction, maintenance and our broad reach within Australia. When we’re presented with new challenges regarding integration or entering new markets, I see these as an exciting opportunity to continue the Calibre journey.”
“Leadership to me is being able to inspire and encourage others. It’s about providing opportunities to your team, setting clear expectations, and recognising excellent performance.”
George has 30 years of experience in the civil construction, oil & gas, iron ore and gold industries. He has been responsible for the delivery of major projects involving the construction of mine, rail, road, bridge, marine and tunnel infrastructure.
Prior to joining Calibre, George worked in senior positions for companies such as BHP Billiton, Fluor / SKM Joint Venture, MacMahon, Multiplex, Walter Group and Baulderstone Hornibrook.
His experience and knowledge make George a leader who leads by example and strives to motivate others.
He holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from Curtin University.
Director - Vision & Strategy
David is Director - Vision & Strategy. His goal is to work with the business to ensure it reaches its goal of becoming Australia and New Zealand's most respected employee driven engineering and utilities services provider. David is the son of Diona founders John and Margaret O’Connor (Diona joined the Calibre group in 2015). As a business leader and member of Calibre's Executive Committee, David ensures the family feel of the business remains and its values are central to all operational and strategic decisions. Read More
- Lives in and loves the Hawkesbury, New South Wales
- Holds a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Diploma in Engineering Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney
- In 2005, was awarded the National Engineering Excellence Award for Young Engineer of the Year by the Institute of Engineers, Australia
Having started his career at Diona while completing his studies, David brings to the business 21 years’ experience in the industry. He particularly enjoys working on complex projects and working with clients to solve challenging problems.
“I am committed to creating business synergy across all aspects of the group to ensure that our differentiated value proposition delivers the best possible outcomes for our clients.”
As a leader, David is dedicated to team building and has created innovative pathways for Calibre and Diona teams to achieve high results.
In addition to his operations role, David is Chairman of Calibre Group Limited.
In 2009 David establish a Registered training Organisation servicing the infrastructure sector, which has grown to be a key player in this space. He performs a non-executive board role for a labour hire business and is also part of the NSW Civil Contractors Federation Board.
David enjoys all things action, including enduro riding, snow and water skiing, and cycling. He is also a passionate advocate for cancer research, helping to raise over $500,000 in the last four years for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and the Cancer Council. David is also committed to batyr and is aiming to raise $1m by 2020 to support a future free of stigma around mental illness.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Craig Allen brings to Calibre more than 25 years’ financial, advisory and commercial experience in the professional services, resource and energy industries across Australia, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Craig has worked extensively on the delivery of complex projects, large scale resource and energy mergers and acquisitions and organisational transformational and change programs. Read More
Whilst Brisbane is home, Craig has lived and travelled extensively around the world and enjoys sharing with his family the experiences that new cultures, cuisines and points of interest provide. “I have met, worked and dined with some very fascinating people. We never stop learning or growing and I have always taken something new and original away from all the people I’ve met.” Craig enjoys cycling, snow skiing and golf.
During his career Craig’s responsibilities have included finance, commercial, strategic planning, treasury, taxation, company secretarial, ERP/IT and investor relations.
Prior to joining Calibre, Craig was previously Chief Financial Officer at Ausenco and has held various senior finance roles with Energy Developments, NRG Energy, Billiton plc and BHP Ltd.
Craig is passionate about developing our future leaders, delivering innovation and sustainable growth. “These personal ideals are encapsulated in organisations like Calibre. I am excited about joining Calibre at a pivotal time in the next wave of growth of the business. I have been impressed by the enthusiasm of all the team to turn knowledge into solutions that creates value for our clients and our people.”
Craig is a Chartered Accountant, Finsia Senior Fellow and AICD graduate member, holding an MBA and dual Commerce and Law degrees.
General Manager People & Capability
Haley Lee is an accomplished professional with over 17 years’ experience and exposure across multiple industries. She leads a team of HR professionals that manage 1500+ staff across 25 offices and 2 countries (Australia and New Zealand), developing strategies for short and long term business growth. The team is responsible for ensuring that Calibre’s full suite of HR services, policies and programs are aligned to the Corporate Strategy and thus, maximizing Calibre’s ability to attract, retain, develop and manage its most important asset – its people. Read More
Haley believes that “an engaged, empowered and enabled workforce which is comprised of the diversity that exists in our communities is key to a company’s success” – a business practice and belief that is aligned with Calibre’s own, 'Turning Knowledge into Value'.
With involvement at National level, Haley is also a member of an executive peer group within the Male Champions of Change Institute (MCC) – a coalition focused on gender equality and achievement of change across the public and private sectors. The MCC is committed to improving diversity, gender balance and indigenous participation in the workplace.
Haley has a passion for art, photography, and music, and enjoys spending weekends with her children exploring the cultural reaches of Brisbane.
Haley holds post graduate qualifications in leadership and organizational change with RMIT, is a member of the AHRI, and is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration at Deakin University.
Executive General Manager - New Zealand & South Pacific
Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the growth and direction of Calibre. Bruce brings over 15 years of consultancy experience complemented by 30 years of industry experience in delivery services to predominantly local government clients across New Zealand. Bruce’s approach centres on building and maintaining positive working relationships with clients as well as the development and well-being of our people.
Executive General Manager – Diona
As the Executive General Manager of Diona, Charlie’s goal is to sustainably grow and diversify Diona as the leader in delivering essential community infrastructure to the Australian market. As an integral part of Diona for over 20 years, Charlie is a creative and solution focused thinker who believes that people are the key to a good business. He ensures the family culture of the business and its values are at the core of all operations and decisions. At Diona, safety is their first priority in everything they do. Read More
Charlie lives in Sydney, New South Wales with his wife Johanna and children Ryan, Zara and Joel. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. After growing up in Northern Ireland, Charlie started his career in London with The Kier Group, who he worked with for eight years. He brings to the business over 25 years of complex infrastructure experience.
- He enjoys working collaboratively on complex projects and solving challenging problems.
- He’s committed to creating business synergy across all aspects of the Calibre group to ensure that our combined talent delivers the best possible outcomes.
As a leader, Charlie is dedicated to building teams and has created opportunity and progression for Diona’s teams to prosper and achieve high results.
“I firmly believe that the people make a business successful, looking after them is my first priority. It is through teamwork and enjoying the challenge that Diona succeeded in raising turnover from $115M to a forecast turnover of $240M in two years. Our focus on safety, quality, financial performance and partnering relationships is improving year on year."
During his long tenure with Diona, Charlie has played a crucial role in building several long-term valued relationships with key clients such as Sydney Water, Transgrid, Ausgrid, QUU, APA and Energex.
Charlie is a dynamic person who appreciates time to reflect, enjoys fishing, bushwalking, playing soccer and road cycling. He is also a strong advocate for Batyr (a mental health charity for young people) and is instrumental in driving Diona's commitment to raise $1m by 2020.