- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
- Qualified Building Supervisor – NSW, QLD, ACT
- Qualified Demolition Supervisor
- President, NSW Civil Contractors Federation since 2015
- Vice President, NSW Civil Contractors Federation 2009-2015
- Board member, National Civil Contractors Federation of Australia since 2013
- Board member, Sustainable Business Australia 2011-2014
- Foundation Governor of Sydney University Civil Engineering Foundation since 2013
Civil engineering career from 1985, initially with major contractors Dillighams, White Industries, Thiess and Costain, working on mining, marine and large infrastructure projects in Australia and, for several years, in Scotland. His roles included field engineer, site engineer, project engineer, and project manager.
Founder and executive chairman Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Pty Ltd, which he established in 1994. Outstanding skills in financial management, innovative engineering construction, team recruiting and team building. Sets clear goals and strategies for his team, then ensures that they have the tools needed to meet those goals.
Member of the advisory committee, 2007-2013, for the annual St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout event that raises money for, and awareness of, the homeless in our society. On the board of the Jaramas Charitable Foundation, since 2008, which is focused on education, environmental sustainability and assisting refugees, displaced and homeless people.
Chief Executive Officer
Greg Taylor was appointed to the role of CEO of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure in 2015.
Greg has over 25 years’ experience in leading and delivering some of the most challenging, demanding and complex infrastructure projects around Australia and Asia; including tunnels, pipelines, stadiums, complex gas systems, materials handling, waste to energy plants, water/wastewater treatment plants, waste treatment, recycled water and desalination.
Greg has over 12 years’ experience as a business leader in the position of Business Unit General Manager with P&L responsibilities working across John Holland, one of Australia's largest construction/engineering contractors. Most recently, Greg’s role involved securing and delivering tunneling, water, marine, resources and power projects across Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Greg commenced his career with Transfield in tunneling operations for the Sydney Harbour Tunnel and has been involved in project management and project leadership positions on a number of iconic projects such as the Sydney Olympic Stadium/venues, desalination plants in Qld and NSW, blast furnace construction for BHP and the world’s largest waste sludge incineration facility in Hong Kong. His credentials in the successful management of complex engineering projects and EPC delivery are exceptional.
Greg initiated the John Holland Water and Environment business unit, which grew from turning over $50M in 2002 to delivering over $800M of infrastructure per year. The unit delivered the most reliable and highest returns within John Holland.
James joined Abergeldie as a Project Engineer in 1999, bringing a strong background in project planning, document control and contract management on major projects for Tier One contractors. His project management abilities were soon applied to a very broad range of Abergeldie projects, including mining infrastructure, roadwork’s, pumping stations, bridgeworks, wastewater treatment plants, marine works, rail infrastructure and general civil construction. His unusually acute understanding of the broader implications of individual construction management decisions quickly marked him for advancement to more senior roles, including oversight of construction management on Queensland, ACT and southern NSW projects.
In 2010, James has also assumed the important role of National Operations Manager, providing leadership and support to Construction Managers and their teams to ensure timely project delivery to the required standards.
In October 2014 James advanced to the role of General Manager and now oversees construction management of projects < $50 million across the business.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years' experience in corporate administration, financial and commercial management, accounting, audit and taxation.
Prior to joining Abergeldie in mid 2012, Mark was CFO of Total Communications Infrastructure (TCI) for 14 years, guiding the business through a substantial growth period, from small private entity through to IPO in 2004. Following a period as Director of the ASX listed TCI, Mark managed the Company through its merger with the Service Stream group in 2007, its integration into the group and continued growth thereafter.
Earlier in his career, Mark had extensive experience in the Chartered Accountancy profession both locally and overseas, spent 3 years as an internal auditor with TNT Australia and 5 years in a commercial role with TNT’s international aircraft leasing business.
General Manager - Abergeldie Watertech
Matthew leads the Abergeldie Watertech business and has been a member of the Abergeldie since 2008. Matthew oversaw the successful purchase and subsequent integration of Kembla Watertech into Abergeldie in 2014.
From 2009 till 2014, prior to joining Watertech, Matthew managed the plant and equipment division of Abergeldie. Matthew oversaw increases in regulation compliance and volume in the plant and equipment department as well as managing many self-build projects.
Through his career Matthew has developed very strong management skills including significant experience managing multidisciplinary teams, carrying out high value projects for a range of stakeholders. Importantly Matthew has developed an excellent understanding of what is required to manage diverse teams across multiple sites to deliver projects that exceed expectations.
Matthew has a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Education and Training as well as multiple equipment licenses and competencies.
Abergeldie Holdings Pty Ltd
After a 3 year association with Abergeldie in a consulting capacity, Ian joined the Board of Abergeldie Holdings Pty Ltd as a non-executive director in August 2009.
He brings to his role broad experience and highly developed skills in business strategy, planning, corporate finance, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions.
Ian has helped Abergeldie’s Board to set clearly defined objectives for the management team, enabling the company to create value by ensuring business strategy has a sharp financial focus, balanced with the needs of all stakeholders.
Technical Advisor - Mining
John Zeni is chief technical advisor to the Abergeldie mining team.
The expertise John has built over more than 35 years of designing, manufacturing and working with large diameter, blind bore shaft drilling rigs has been invaluable to Abergeldie and its many mining industry clients. Abergeldie owns and, with John as advisor, operates four of the world’s largest diameter and most technologically advanced blind bore shaft drilling rigs.
John has managed more than 100 large diameter shaft drilling projects in Australia, the United States, Papua New Guinea and Europe, as Technical Director for companies like Zeni Drilling, Rock Well Petroleum and Ardent Underground.
Some recent projects to which John has contributed include BHP’s Dendrobium mine in 2002 and 2007, Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine in 2004 and Peabody Energy’s North Goonyella mine in 2006. John has had technical papers have been published by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Society of Mining Engineers, World Rock Boring Association and the Rapid Excavation and Tunnelling Conference. John has also lectured on shaft drilling technology.
Project Director - Abergeldie Young Process Engineering
Michael was the owner John Young (Kelvinhaugh) Pty Ltd, a company specialising in the installation of process plant and associated mechanical equipment and services. Projects have been successfully completed for companies in the fields of fuel distribution and reticulation, water and waste water treatment and general process plant installation.
In 2008 after a 10 year association John Young (Kelvinhaugh) Pty Ltd was acquired by Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure™; process operations continue as Abergeldie Young Process Engineering.