Key Personnel

  • Peter Robson Chairman

    Peter took over the ownership and management of Robson from his father Ron Robson in 1968. Since then he has played an integral role in growing Robson to be one of the leading civil contactors on the east coast of NSW.

    Peter became Chairman of the Robson Board of Directors when it was established in 2007. Peter is passionate about community welfare and since 1973 has been involved with several organisations working with intellectually handicapped children and adults.

  • Robert Critchley (B.Econ, CPA, F.Fin) Non-Executive Director

    Bob Critchley is a Strategic Workforce Consultant, Company Director and published author. He is an independent Robson Board member and Deputy Chairman and was previously International President for DBM Inc., responsible for its global outplacement and career management operations. Bob has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry within Australia and overseas and is currently a Director of several companies covering Facilities Management, Transport, Manufacturing and Water Filtration.

  • Grant Robson Managing Director · Executive Director

    Having attained over 25 years civil construction experience with Robson, Grant was appointed Managing Director in 2011. In his previous role as Robson's Resources Manager Grant forged a strong relationship with the work force and was responsible for overseeing 150 construction personnel and over 100 items of plant. Grant currently heads a solid, stable management team and is responsible for ensuring safe work practices for approximately 200 Robson employees. He is passionate about the future of Robson and its potential for continued growth across a number of sectors.

  • Kevin Rigg (BE (Civil), MIEAust) General Manager, Construction · Executive Director

    Kevin joined Robson as a Project Manager in 1988 after spending several years in design and project management roles on large civil infrastructure projects throughout eastern Australia. He was appointed General Manager of Robson in 2001 and subsequently led the company’s diversification into the rail and mining sectors. As General Manager - Construction, Kevin is responsible for the successful delivery of infrastructure projects throughout the company’s operating regions.

  • David Selle (BEc, CA, MBA, GAICD) Chief Financial Officer · Company Secretary

    David has been with Robson since 2006 in his role as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He has extensive business and commercial experience which includes having spent five years with an ASX listed manufacturing company. Prior to that, David spent over nine years with KPMG, including a two year secondment to London, responsible for a client portfolio encompassing the construction, development, property and banking industries.

  • Mark Robson Maintenance Manager - Executive Director

    Mark began his career with Robson in 1984 and was involved in various hands-on positions involving maintenance, plant management, haulage operations, purchasing and property before his appointment to the role of Services Manager in 2008. With a background in diesel mechanics Mark is responsible for the overall maintenance of Robson’s plant and light vehicle fleet. Mark is strongly committed to ensuring safe work practices for all Robson maintenance employees and is proud of the division’s longevity in being LTI free.

  • Chris Janetzki Hunter Valley Division Manager

    Chris joined Robson in 2012 as a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years' civil construction industry experience, specialising in large scale complex infrastructure projects.  Chris has successfully managed and directed a number of significant projects encompassing road pavements, structural concrete, piling earthworks, marine works, pipework and mechanical installations.

    Chris is responsible for the leadership and management of construction projects throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region.  His objective is to ensure that the quality, safety and commercial objectives are achieved on all projects. 

     

  • Ian Davies HSEQ Systems Manager

    Ian joined the Robson team in 2010 as Quality Manager and was appointed to his current position of HSEQ Systems Manager in 2011. Ian is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the Robson Management System to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements such as Legislation, Robson’s Certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS/NZS 4801, Client Standards and Project Specifications. Ian’s key duties include achieving a competitive advantage through the creation of industry best practice and value adding management systems.

  • Damien Delaney Sydney / Central Coast Division Manager

    Damien began his career with Robson in 2002 and held several management positions before being appointed to his current role of Division Manager in July 2011. With 20 years general construction experience specialising in large scale retail developments and residential sub-divisions, Damien has successfully managed an impressive portfolio of noteworthy projects. Damien currently assumes overall responsibility for the leadership and operational management for project works along the Sydney to Newcastle corridor.

  • Greg Ferguson Plant Manager

    Greg began his career with Robson in 1998. Working his way up through the ranks, he has held various roles prior to his appointment to Plant Manager in 2011. With a background in heavy vehicle mechanics and 10 years previous site management experience across a number of multifaceted civil construction disciplines, Greg is well placed to oversee Robson’s large fleet of late model plant, operators and sub-contractor management.

  • Neil Fletcher Commercial Manager

    Neil joined Robson in 2009 from international construction company Balfour Beatty where he gained over 25 years’ experience in tendering and contracts management. He has experience working on a wide variety of multidiscipline projects in the rail, mining, water treatment and power transmission sectors including four years as Contracts Manager on the ARTC Northern Improvement Alliance Contract. Neil is additionally responsible for the development of new business and management of the Robson tendering team.

  • Cindy Short Human Resources Manager

    Cindy joined the Robson team in 2010 with a wealth of knowledge and over 15 years’ experience in a generalist human resources function. Cindy has worked across a wide range of disciplines encompassing construction, rail, manufacturing and administration. She is proficient in all aspects of industrial relations, workers compensation and injury management, recruitment and selection, and legislative requirements. Cindy is responsible for the ongoing implementation and management of the Robson Enterprise Agreement.