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-EdenRichard Eden,
Director, Corporate & Commercial
For over 22 years, Richard has worked in the maintenance & construction contracting arenas across Australia. He has held senior management & directorship roles in several major private and public companies. Previously he held roles as a Director & General Manager with Cimeco Pty Ltd as well as a Project Manager with Transfield Services. With a proven track record in managing business growth and a strong focus on solid contract and financial management; he brings a broad range of experience from the construction site to the boardroom.

Richard has worked in a wide range of industries over the years from mining, oil & gas and government through to construction, utilities & defence; where he has built an excellent foundation of experience in construction maintenance and facilities management contracting.


Gary Reid,
Director, Construction
Gary joined the Centrals Board as the Director responsible for construction projects. Gary has over 25 years experience in civil and concrete projects for the infrastructure, commercial building, mining and oil & gas sectors in Queensland, Northern Territory & Western Australia.

Having worked his way up from the tools, he is intimately experienced in every aspect of civil & concrete construction which underpins more than 15 years of experience as a Site/Project Manager on packages up to A$250M.


Andrew Ellison,
Executive Director
Andrew joined the Centrals Board as a Director in August 2012 having spent the previous seven years as a Director of Forge Group Ltd and Managing Director of the subsidiary construction business, Cimeco. He has over 30 years experience in maintenance and construction contracting across Australia & West Africa including civil/concrete, commercial building, structural mechanical and piping, tanks & electrical services.
Formerly the Managing Director of aiMaintenance Ltd he also currently holds several other directorships including PLWA Group.