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.

Duncan Jewell


Duncan Jewell is a senior corporate finance professional (20 years) with a proven track record in Public Private Partnerships (Australia & New Zealand), mergers and acquisitions (Global) with a niche in the energy infrastructure sector.

Mr Jewell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Flinders University.

Alister Walker


Alister Walker is an Asset Director at John Laing responsible for projects in the transport, waste to energy and renewable energy sectors. He has been focused on infrastructure project development, financing and investment for over 15 years across Asia and Australia.

Edward Nicholas


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.

Andrew Newman


Andrew Newman has over 20 years’ experience in the development, delivery, governance and financing of major infrastructure and PPP projects throughout Australia.  Andrew’s focus sectors include resource recovery, water, waste water and waste processing and transport and logistics.

Hamzah Al Hashemi


Hamza Al Hashemi is currently the General Manager of Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Company, a joint venture between Masdar Company and Sharjah Environment Company-Bee’ah. He is responsible for successful development and execution of the Middle East’s first commercial waste-to-energy project leading the technical and commercial activities for the project.

Mr. Al Hashemi has spent more than a decade in the clean energy sector exclusively leading and working on innovative and landmark projects including Waste to Energy, PV, Offshore Wind, Carbon Capture and Hydrogen Power.

Mr. Al Hashemi holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, US, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland – College Park, US. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business Publishing Leadership Programme, a qualified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor, and holds a number of qualifications in project finance and project risk management.

Heiko Wiesner

Heiko Wiesner


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

Jason Pugh


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.

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.

Michael Cramb

Project Manager

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).

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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