The Directors of SPG bring many years of experience working in challenging conditions in remote areas around the world. While all come from different backgrounds, they complement one another due to their different professional experience and skills.
Ian Powell is SPG's Managing Director responsible for all operational aspects of the business. This includes manufacturing, constructing and managing SPG’s fleet and asset portfolio, while also planning and managing integrated facilities management solutions for our clientele.
Ian brings 20 years of Project and Operational Management experience predominantly in the remote energy and resources sector for a variety of Facilities Management Companies. Specialising in mobilising and managing Non-Process Infrastructure for many of the major mining companies including BHP, Woodside, FMG, Roy Hill and Citic Pacific
During this time Ian was accountable for mobilising and managing Non-Process Infrastructure including Villages, Airports, Water Treatment Plants, Fleet Assets and Human Resources with a highlight being mobilising BHP’s 1500 person Warrawandu Village for it’s Jimblebar Operational Hub. Delivering on schedule, under budget and with zero recordable injuries.
With key strengths including Operational And Financial Management, HSE and Legislative Compliance, Human Resource Management and Change Management Techniques, Ian has a vast amount of experience to draw on when designing Facilities Management Solutions to suit any operation or client.
Bernardo da Veiga
Bernardo is a Director of SPG. Bernardo brings over 20 years experience in the Mining, Finance, Consulting, Hospitality and Real Estate industries. He has worked extensively throughout Australia, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Over the last ten years he has been focussed on running several mining companies, including ASX listed junior miners, exploration companies, development companies and producing companies. He is a currently a Director of South American Ferro Metals Limited, a mid sized iron ore producer in Brazil and Navitas, a Perth based consulting firm.
Bernardo started his career as an Investment banker with UBS & Azure Capital where he worked in a team that advised many of Australia’s leading companies in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, hybrid instruments and debt advisory.
Bernardo holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with First Class Honours, a PhD in Financial and Economic Modelling from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma in Financial Strategy from Oxford University.
Bernardo has lectured at UWA, Curtin and FINSIA. In addition, Bernardo has published several articles in international scholarly journals and acted as an expert witness on several court cases.
Steven Walsh is Co-Founder and Director of SPG. Steve is involved in all operational aspects of the business. This includes designing, manufacturing and managing SPG’s mobile camp fleet, and planning and managing all camps operated by SPG.
Prior to founding SPG, Steven spent 25 years in Senior Management positions in mining, mineral processing, process infrastructure and maintenance, holding positions such as Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Production Consultant and Project Manager.
His diverse career has allowed him to gain valuable experience working throughout Australia and overseas, in locations such as Argentina, Republic of Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Cote D’Ivoire, Mexico, Fiji, Laos, Thailand and Jamaica.
Peter Green is Co-Founder and Director of SPG, responsible for the day to day management of finance and administration. Prior to this, Peter gained a wide range of experience from careers in the Military and Business.
Peter had a successful 20 year career in the Australian Army, obtaining the rank of Warrant Officer in the Australian SAS. Throughout his career, he gained valuable experience in planning, implementing and co-ordinating demanding and diverse operations, both domestically and overseas. In 2006, Peter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for leadership and courage at a Blackhawk helicopter crash.
Peter’s success in the army carried through to his business career. From 2001 to 2004 he owned and operated three House franchises and from 2004 to 2006 owned and operated a supply company. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting and Business Law, from Curtin University.