Leadership Team

Meet the people behind the face of Centrals who lead from the front and drive organisational growth to achieve our mission, instil our values and move our organisation closer to achieving our overall vision of being the preferred contractor of choice by our clients.

Meet our Board and Senior Executive Team

Richard-Eden

Richard Eden
Director, Corporate and Commercial

Richard is a senior maintenance and construction professional with over 22 years experience across Australia. Having held senior management roles at Cimeco and Transfield Services, Richard has a proven track record in managing business growth with a strong focus on contract and financial management. He brings broad experience in a variety of industries from mining, oil and gas through to government, utilities and defence.


Gary Reid
Director, Construction

Gary has over 30 years experience in civil and concrete projects for the infrastructure, commercial building, mining and oil and gas sectors in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Having worked his way up from the tools he is intimately experienced in every aspect of civil and concrete construction as well as structural and mechanical installation including more than 20 years of experience as a Project Manager/Director on packages up to A$250M.


Andrew Ellison
Director

Andrew has over 30 years experience in maintenance and construction contracting across Australia and West Africa, including seven years as Managing Director of Cimeco, and as a director of its parent company Forge Group. His experience includes civil and concrete works, commercial building, structural mechanical and piping, tanks and electrical services. With wide experienced in every aspect of business management and contracting, Andrew’s focus at Centrals is on business development strategy and assets management.


Ivan Ruefli
Director

As a founder of Centrals, Ivan has been integral to the company’s growth since 2003. He has more than 20 years experience in the civil, marine, residential, and commercial construction industries, founded on US military training in Civil Earthworks. Ivan holds a Bachelors Degree in Science and a Masters Degree in Project Management, and has successfully managed major projects both in Australia and internationally.


Michael Kenyon
Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Edith Cowan University, is an Associate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 20 years experience in senior finance roles within public companies.