SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

GARY BEGG

Executive General Manager, Operate & Maintain

Gary is a highly experienced senior leader in the telecommunications industry, with a 20-year career leading large contracts and operational teams. He has successfully navigated various disciplines within the industry and has made significant contributions to companies in the UK, Ireland, and Australia, including BSKYB, Fujitsu, and Tyco. With his deep understanding of the telecommunications landscape and exceptional leadership skills, Gary’s ability to effectively manage contracts and lead operational teams has been instrumental in driving organisational success and achieving excellence in the ever-evolving telecommunications sector.

PAUL COOK

Executive General Manager, Growth and Emerging Markets

Paul is an experienced leader specialising in business development and operational leadership in the Australian telecommunications industry. Since entering the industry in Australia 30 years ago, he has held a variety of sales, account management and leadership roles with over half his career spent overseas in Europe and Asia.

SARAH BEGG

Group Head of People

Sarah is a seasoned People professional with an extensive background in various industries such as Telecommunications, FMCG, Mining, Infrastructure, and Construction. With over 17 years of experience in Human Resources, Sarah’s expertise lies in her hands-on approach to HR, making her a highly effective and knowledgeable professional in the field. She holds a Master of Business and Commerce with a specialization in HR/IR, earned from the University of Western Sydney. Additionally, Sarah is a recognised member of the Australian HR Institute (CAHRI), showcasing her commitment to continuous professional development.

KYNAN FORD

Group Head of HSEQ, Compliance and Sustainability

Kynan is a highly experienced health, safety and environmental leader with over 20 years experience in a variety of industries and sectors including telecommunications, renewables and utility infrastructure construction, operations and maintenance, engineering and civil construction, underground mining and government. Kynan brings a passionate, strategic and outcome-driven approach to the HSE function for BSA and holds a Master of Occupational and Environmental Health from Monash University as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Sciences) from Deakin University.

PAUL MCSHERRY

Director, EV

With over 30 years of telecommunications industry experience and 20 years managing contractor and employee workforces in a high-volume environment across communications and Smart Energy, Paul has worked with top-tier companies like Foxtel, Vocus, Intellihub and Vector. Paul’s expertise includes budget management, KPI management, and driving change in fast paced businesses.

PHILIPPA MURCH

Group Head of Supply Chain & Vendor Management

Philippa is a dedicated supply chain manager with 15 years’ experience in effectively managing all facets of supply chain. Overseeing the strategic planning and execution of supply chain activities and managing relationships with vendors and suppliers. Possessing strong knowledge of the supply chain life cycle, with the competence to develop continuous improvement strategies to maximise processes and productivity. Managing a national team of supply chain staff, ensuring that they are trained and capable to achieve high performance. Philippa is an excellent communicator with strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.

ASHOK SHANKAR

Director of Finance

Ash is a highly motivated and dedicated Senior Leader with over 18 years experience across various industries such as Telecommunications, Rolling stock, IT, Distribution and FMCG including Infrastructure and Construction; with a proven ability to execute strategies and drive change. He is outcome driven by providing exceptional value-add to business with operational and commercial acumen. He maintains effective relationships with stakeholders and proactively engages in driving business performance. Ash is a qualified CPA member professional and also obtains Master of Commerce and Master of Internal Business degrees from University of Sydney.

ALEX BRAMLEY

Group Head of Technology & Cyber Security

Alex is an experienced leader of process improvement and program management. She returns to BSA to head up the Technology Department, having spent her time away leading complex projects in Construction and Telecommunications. Alex is most at home coordinating stakeholders, delivering complex projects, and integrating new technologies. She’s also a big believer in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adhering to industry best practices – which requires constant learning and growth. Beyond the office, Alex is a qualified Lean Sigma Six practitioner and is in the final stages of completing her MBA at Australia’s top business school.

BEN QUIRK

Legal Counsel

Ben is a highly experienced commercial lawyer and risk manager who has a strong background in working for market-leading companies in the contracting and transport industries. Ben has also served as a solicitor and partner in legal firms and has successfully led businesses through periods of significant change.

 

DAN GORDON

General Manager, Fire

Dan is an action-oriented business leader with 25 plus years’ experience across various domestic and international MNC’s & SME’s.  His experience spans construction and service within a wide range of industries, including commercial, government, industrial and mining. He is a strategic, logical, and lateral thinker coupled with a high level of motivation. Leadership roles include responsibility for the full gambit of critical business areas including EHS, projects, operations, back office, human resources, and sales & marketing.