About Us

Leadership Team

The Zinfra leadership team is responsible for ensuring the success of the business by working together to achieve strong market reputation and profitable growth.

Steven MacDonald

Managing Director – Steve MacDonald

Steve MacDonald was appointed Managing Director of Zinfra in November 2013. Steve is an experienced and proven executive and business leader having led businesses in construction, infrastructure services and infrastructure ownership during his career of more than 26 years with the Transfield group companies.

Prior to his appointment at Zinfra Steve was Chief Executive - Marketing and Investments at Transfield Services. Other roles held during his time with the Transfield group include Chief Executive Officer of Transfield Construction, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund and public transport operator, Yarra Trams.

Steve’s industry experience includes power generation, transmission and distribution, telecommunications, water, roads and rail, public transport and the oil and gas sectors. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and led the Transfield Services expansion into North America and the Middle East.

Steve is an experienced company Director and has worked in non-executive roles in numerous companies, government boards, joint ventures and alliances.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Degree with honours.


 

Louren Edwards

Chief Financial Officer, Finance – Louren Edwards

Louren Edwards is a finance and business leader with strategic and operational experience in the infrastructure services and energy sectors.

Louren has more than 15 years’ experience in finance roles across a number of industries, with a proven background of managing complex and dynamic financial operations within large corporate environments.

Louren joined Jemena in 2006 and has held a variety of roles during that time, including Commercial Projects Manager in the Asset Management business and Group Manager Finance Reporting in the Corporate Finance team. Prior to joining Zinfra as CFO, Louren was the General Manager Finance, Jemena Infrastructure Services. Louren has also held senior finance roles in companies including Epic Energy and Burswood Entertainment Complex.

Louren holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Edith Cowan University, and is also a member of CPA Australia.

 


Leanne Beveridge
General Manager, People – Leanne Beveridge

Leanne is a Human Resource leader with strategic and operational experience in the energy and resources, fast moving consumer goods and agribusiness sectors.

With a strong business focus in driving leading solutions, process change and organisational growth, Leanne has also delivered quality processes, strategic change and engagement initiatives.

Leanne has a history working in industrial environments for companies including Lumo Energy, Sara Lee, Unilever and Coles Myer. Leanne has also held the position of Director, BMC Australasia.

Prior to joining Zinfra, Leanne was Executive General Manager, People and Performance at Lumo Energy.

Leanne's educational qualifications include: BA, Grad Dip IR, MBA, Grad Cert NLP, AICD dip, Cert MSCEIT

 

 

Mario Bavaro

General Manager, Services North – Mario Bavaro

Mario has over 25 years experience in energy utilities and related industries, starting his career as a Cadet Engineer with the then NSW Electricity Commission. 

Mario is a business manager with broad experience in senior and high accountability roles. He has held a number of diverse management positions, with experience ranging from business development to project directorship and management of utility infrastructure construction and service contracts for clients, including accountability for business profit and loss. Mario also has considerable supporting experience in commercial management, financial and business analysis and operations management.

 

 

Kevin McGrath
General Manager, Services South – Kevin McGrath

Kevin has over 25 years in senior construction, asset management and critical infrastructure project delivery. Kevin’s experience consists of operational and general management roles with experience relating to commercial, business development, operational and business management in the energy and infrastructure markets.

Kevin has diverse, global engineering experience. He commenced as a Project Engineer at National Grid and thereafter Construction Director for AMEC Power and Operations Manager for 24/7 (formerly TXU/London Electricity). In New Zealand, Kevin was a Senior Consultant at BECA, Divisional Manager / General Manager at Siemens Energy Services and General Manager at Energex NZ.

Moving to Australia, Kevin was the Energy Division Operating Officer at Energex accountable for the day-to-day operational outcomes, including 2,500 staff. Kevin was the first point of contact for all operational aspects for the delivery of the Program of Work.

 

 

Paul Birigetti Zinfra

General Manager, Projects – Paul Birighitti

Paul is a business leader with experience in design, construction, commissioning, performance testing and operational/production roles across the Australian oil and gas, mining and industrial sectors.

With over 24 years’ experience Paul has worked with companies including AGC (AusGroup), LogiCamms and UGL, driving business transformation and cultural change programs, delivering efficient execution of major portfolio projects and contracts and building growth and strategic performance in businesses.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, along with a Leadership and General Management Qualification from the London Business School.
   
 Zinfra Roger Brennan

General Manager, Strategy and Market Development – Roger Brennan
Roger is an experienced executive with a depth of knowledge in operations, maintenance and projects, having worked nationally and internationally across diverse cultures and industries.

Roger has led and delivered significant strategic business development and business improvement initiatives throughout his career, which includes executive marketing and business development roles in Transfield Services in the USA and in Australia, and consulting roles with companies such as Tyco, BHP and the Australian Government.

Possessing strong analytical skills and commercial acumen, Roger has a proven ability to deliver operational outcomes and drive business growth.

Roger holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
   
   

Rodney Houliston

General Manager, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) – Rodney Houliston

Rodney Houliston is an experienced Health, Safety, Environment and Quality leader with over 20 years’ experience across the construction and mining sectors.

Rodney has extensive experience managing Governance, Standards and Compliance, developing Audit and Training programs, and developing SEQ management systems.

Rodney has a history working with companies such as Walter Construction Group, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Macmahon-MVM Rail Pty Ltd and Tenix Australia Pty Ltd where he has been responsible for incorporating all aspects of health, safety, environment and quality performance into the business.
At Zinfra, Rodney’s priority is to develop programs that will drive Zinfra to embed a safety leadership approach into the way we do business.