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Shane Kimpton

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Shane has over 30 years’ experience working in the resources sector in Australia and overseas. He has been responsible for brownfields engineering, operations & maintenance, capital projects delivery, commissioning and shutdowns across the onshore and offshore oil and gas, LNG, chemicals, power generation and mining sectors.

Shane has held senior executive roles for leading operators and contractors including UGL, Transfield Services and ExxonMobil, working in a number of locations across some of the world’s largest oil and LNG projects. He has a demonstrated track record of strategic and operational leadership, delivering outstanding long-term business and EBIT growth and improved HSE performance.

Shane graduated in Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology and is a member of the Asset Management Council of Australia. He is a member of the AusGroup Board of Directors.

Christian Johnstone

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Johnstone has over 25 years of finance and corporate advisory experience including a number of years in senior finance roles for publicly listed companies. He has extensive experience spanning the mining, gas and industrial sectors, having previously worked as chief financial officer for Iron Ore Holdings Ltd for over four years, and Wesfarmers Limited for over six years in its business development department and its industrial gas subsidiary in a senior finance role. Prior to Wesfarmers Limited, Mr Johnstone worked for KPMG Corporate Finance in Australia and Asia, and KPMG in Scotland for over 10 years.

Mr Johnstone is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment and an (Executive) Master of Business Administration.


Daniel Kennedy

Chief Operating Officer, AGC & NT Port and Marine

Mr Kennedy has over 25 years’ experience working in the resources and minerals processing sectors across Australia. He has successfully led a range of large maintenance and construction projects for a number of major companies. Starting his career as a project engineer, Mr Kennedy has worked on remote sites across Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland.

Mr Kennedy joined AusGroup in May 2018 and in that time he has overseen the diversification of AusGroup’s customer base and market activity in a broader range of sectors. As an accomplished leader, Mr Kennedy has a track record in delivering a culture of excellence, driving safety, growth and improvement within organisations.

Matt Prendergast

Executive General Manager Business Services

Mr Prendergast has over 27  years of experience across the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors within Australia. He has held senior commercial and support services management roles with some of the industry’s largest contractors, working on landmark projects.

With a background in commercial and project management, Matt has extensive experience in contract development, project financial reporting and support services. He has demonstrated effective leadership through the development of high-performing business support service teams.

Mr Prendergast is responsible for the Group’s support service teams including; legal and risk, commercial management, quality assurance, procurement, business systems and project controls.

Nathan Pike

Executive General Manager People & HSE

Nathan has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas, utilities, mining and mineral processing industries in Australia and internationally. He has held operational and senior leadership positions with Normandy Mining, Mount Isa Mines, Xstrata Copper, Nyrstar, Kentz E&I and UGL, with his main responsibility being the development and successful implementation of health, safety, environment and quality assurance strategy and programs.

Nathan brings a wealth of knowledge and is graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Masters of Business Administration, diplomas in Work Health & Safety, Human Resources and Environmental Management and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.

Warren Puvanendran

Group Manager Strategy & Development

Warren has over 17 years of experience in business development, sales and strategic management roles for regional and international companies. He has worked across the marine, mining, technology, aviation and natural resource industries. This breadth of experience has provided him with the capability to adapt to changing market conditions and respond quickly to client demands.

With a background in pre-contracts, business development and management, Warren has been responsible for identifying opportunities, fostering client relationships and positing businesses to win work.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration & Management and a Master of Business Administration.