Board of Directors

The East Rockingham Waste to Energy Board brings a wealth of experience in waste to energy, renewable energy, and large-scale infrastructure projects. The Directors & Executive team have a wealth of experience across a broad range of infrastructure projects.

Ben Chadwick

Director

Ben Chadwick is an infrastructure professional with 25 years experience, with industry background and originally from Perth. Ben led the ERWTE for John Laing in the investment phase and now is on the Board for the Project.
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Paul Crooks

Director

Paul Crooks is Head of Project Delivery at Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy companies. Since 2010, he has overseen the successful delivery of more than 1GW of renewable energy projects, including solar, wind and waste-to-energy.

Edward Nicholas

Director

Ed Nicholas is an Executive Director and the Head of Development for Tribe Infrastructure Group, one of the original developers of East Rockingham WTE. Based in Sydney, Ed has worked in infrastructure and project development, finance and investment in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Australia for over 20 years.
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Simon Hatcher

Director

Simon Hatcher is the Director for the Acciona Concessions business in Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the Infrastructure sector for over 27 years and has overseen the delivery of many infrastructure projects and businesses, primarily in the water sector, in all states of Australia.
George Karalis

George Karalis

Director

George Karalis is an Asset Director at John Laing and has been involved with infrastructure and property sectors for 20 years. He has been involved in the delivery of PPP and renewable energy projects, as well as managing airport and stadium commercial operations.
Heiko Wiesner

Heiko Wiesner

Director

Heiko Wiesner is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Member at Hitachi Zosen Inova, a global leader in energy from waste (EfW). Heiko has worked in global power generation and infrastructure businesses for 20 years and is an expert in influencing business development, expansion, and alignment through organisational excellence, quality management, financial leadership and control.

Executive Team

Michael Cramb

CEO

Mike has 35 years’ experience in general management and infrastructure delivery which includes a portfolio of resource and non-process infrastructure, commercial and public infrastructure, and as Project Director, a number of iconic local projects including Brookfield Place (BHP building) and Optus Stadium, and in northern NSW, the Clarence Correctional Centre (the most advanced and largest correctional facility in Australia which opened in July 2020).

Andrew Steers

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Steers is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced project and mining finance executive, with over 20 years of experience working both in Australia and overseas. This includes numerous roles as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for publicly listed entities, joint ventures and private entities.
Jason Pugh

Jason Pugh

General Manager Commercial

Jason Pugh has spent the past 10 of his 25-year career in the waste to energy sector. He achieved Australia’s first EPA approval for a large-scale waste to energy project in 2012 and was CEO of New Energy, one of the three developers of the ERWTE project.
Rob Kay

Rob Kay

Senior Project Manager

Rob Kay is a Chartered construction professional (MCIOB) with 20 years experience working on major construction and development projects in Australia and Europe. Rob is Senior Project Manager for the ERWTE Project Company responsible for overall project delivery having held a similar position in the development of Optus Stadium for John Laing.
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