Our Team

Our team of handpicked specialists have been put together with a focus on experience and expertise to allow us to deliver high quality engineering solutions.

Aidan Enright

Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Aidan has skills in both the electrical and control system domains. Working for a robotics company Aidan developed a broad set of skills from electrical design of servo motors, to CAD design to programming in python. More recently Aidan has completed some ASM Citect upgrade works in Iron Ore for BHP and worked on PLC Upgrade Projects at Port Hedland.

Mia Xing


An experienced accountant skilled in Financial Accounting, Project Accounting, and Financial Analysis. Currently in her last year of CPA studies, Mia is one our longest standing employees and has grown with the company.

Alex Yang

Senior Network Engineer

Network engineer with over two decades experience in network and communications system across multiple industries. Proven record for delivering network design and network migration projects for different customers in WA, covering Routing & Switching, Unified Communication, Security and Wireless.

Andy Lourenco

Senior Design Draftsperson

Andy has over a decade of experience in the electrical drafting field working on projects such as switchboard replacements for mining projects and PLC upgrades. Most of the Andy’s work was spent working as electrical drafter for a major resource Company (BHP) in the Iron Ore industry in Western Australia. Andy always prides himself on excellent workmanship and a high level of detail.

Ashley Ingham

Executive Director

Ashley is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with extensive experience across the mining and rail industries. This includes work in Africa, Europe and Asia. Ashley has experience across a diverse range of processes including iron ore, magnetite, uranium, lithium, rare earths and diamonds both above and below ground. Ashley has a significant drive to achieve success and deliver projects with a strong focus on operability and maintainability.

Lucy Christie

Recruitment Manager

Lucy is the Recruitment Manager at GTE. Lucy holds over a decade of experience in sourcing, selection and retention working with Small Businesses, Government Departments, Private Enterprises and Multinational Companies across a diverse range of industries. Lucy values the consultative approach to finding the right people and sees her role at GTE as a way of introducing its projects to the right talent. In addition to internal recruitment, Lucy provides HR Performance Management and onboarding expertise, which helps with staff retention and company culture. Her experience and skillset has had positive outcomes for GTE and Lucy looks forward to attracting additional staff to GTE in the future.

Chris Mansfield

Lead Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

With extensive experience in the mining and resources industry, Chris has a proven track record for delivering quality outcomes across Mechanical, Electrical and Control System Engineering disciplines. Drawing from his extensive operational field experience, Chris is particularly skilled at identifying and executing safe, cost effective and reliable improvement initiatives to realise maximum value for his clients.

David Colhoun

Senior Control Systems Engineer

David has over a decade of experience working in Australia, Switzerland and the UK in the resources industry in materials handling, mining, manufacturing and logistics. David has specialist experience providing automated robotic solutions for the three major iron ore miners in WA. David has worked on several mining stockyard equipment projects. These have included various remediation works, PLC upgrades and automating of manual equipment. David is committed to process improvement and system development.

Ming Tang

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Ming is a Senior Control Systems Engineer with over a decade of experience working in the mining and industrial automation industries. Ming holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and has completed Rockwell Automation Training in FactoryTalk View SE Programming. Ming has excellent communication skills, loves tackling challenging projects and has high technical ability.

Darren Bowles

Executive Director

A professionally qualified chartered Electrical Engineer (Fellow Engineer) with extensive experience in electrical engineering, automation and autonomous mining. Darren has a wealth of experience with process control and autonomous systems and has held senior positions at both BHP and Rio Tinto.

Deon Van Wyk

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Deon specialises in process control and instrumentation and has over two decades worth of experience in design, procurement, construction management and commissioning of control systems. He has worked across a variety of resources including nickel, iron ore LNG and platinum. Deon has a strong background in Allen Bradley PLC systems and Citect SCADA.

Hamza Azhar

Control Systems Engineer

After graduating with first class honours Hamza has built up a broad range of experience across electrical and control systems. His key expertise includes Allen-Bradley PLCs, Schneider Modicon Quantum PLCs and CitectSCADA. Hamza has previously provided operational support as part of the BHP IROC team and more recently he has been working on various small projects for BHP and Roy Hill.

Hari Subbian

Lead Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Hari is a Senior Control Systems Engineer with over a decade of experience with automation and control and electrical systems. Hari has expert knowledge of the Allen-Bradley automation platform which consists of Control Logix and Compact Logix PLCs, along with FactoryTalk View SCADA and Power Flex VVVF Drives. Additionally, Hari has extensive experience working with the Schneider automation platform.

Hong Kwah

Lead Control Systems Engineer

Hong is a Lead Engineer with over a decade of experience across a wide range of commodities including iron ore, gold copper and zinc. Hong has spent 10 years working across various BHP projects both greenfield and brownfield in nature. Hong has extensive experience with site integration and commissioning. Hong has Siemens S7 experience which includes programming and commissioning a gold mine in Egypt as well as programming PLCs for mines in Mauritania, Zambia and Congo.

Roger Franks

VVVF Specialist

With over 16 years’ experience as Electrical Control Engineer and Project Manager, Roger provides multi-industry and multi-skilled experience covering utilities, rail and mining. Roger’s combination of engineering, project and team management skills allows him to make the necessary decisions to ensure safe and efficient results. His experience also allows him to escalate any necessary risks that may impact future outcomes and provide solutions to mitigate these risks.

James Walker

Lead Network Engineer

James has extensive experience in networks and communications across both operational and project roles within the resources sector. Using his operational experience James is able to design and deliver projects that best meet the needs of our clients. James is passionate about ensuring the seamless transition to support of projects to enable project value to be realised from day one.

Takesure Guchu

Senior Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Takesure is an accomplished electrical and control systems professional with extensive experience across a diverse range of maintenance activities as well as capital and improvement projects within the mining sector. He has considerable experience in team leadership encompassing planning, costing, design and execution of projects. Takesure’s key strengths include experience with various PLC platforms, SCADA systems as well as supporting a multitude of server and network switch types.

Michael Gibson

Executive Director

Michael is an Executive Director and founding partner of GTE with a background in Control Systems. He attended the University of Western Australia where he studied his Bachelor of Engineering degree and is a Functional Safety engineer with certification from TÜV Rheinland. He has worked for more than a decade in the resources industry in maintenance, operational and project roles. Michael has a proven track record for delivering process and system efficiencies in a safe and thorough manner using his systematic approach and attention to detail in his work. Michael is most satisfied with his work, when his projects deliver excellent return on investment for his customers.

Omar Redondo

Project Delivery Specialist

Omar is a Solution Architect in the mining and automation industries with an Infrastructure Engineer background. Holding over a decade of experience, Omar has strong leadership skills, project management and project delivery experiences. Expertise includes designing, managing and overseeing technical architecture and integrating technology systems from diverse sources into the business. Multi-lingual and a technically minded individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment. Comfortable with tackling problems from detection through to resolution, with a view to optimize and automate wherever possible.

Mostafa Ravanbakhsh

Functional Safety Engineer

Mostafa is a Functional Safety degree qualified engineer with certification from TÜV Rheinland. Mostafa has over two decades of extensive experience in leading the end-to-end process of development and implementation of electrical/control systems for EPC/brownfield projects in the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. He has delivered verification of design for several projects to give clients confidence to implement the solutions meeting their project technical requirements and financial restrictions. Mostafa actively supports project teams with project development to assure compliance with specifications and Australian standards.

Rhyss Edwards

Senior Electrical Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Rhyss has worked in the materials handling industry for over a decade in both the electrical and instrumentation disciplines specialising in semi-mobile machines for iron ore and coal projects. Rhyss is highly organised and employs a systematic approach in his work with a constant focus on constructability, operability and maintainability during design.

Rob Green

Software Developer

A Software Developer with experience working in Australia and North America, Rob has an extensive knowledge of programming and can code in MATLAB, Python, C++, Unity, and ImageJ. Robert is a meticulous and detail oriented individual, excelling in automation and machine learning applications to industry.

Roger Larcombe

SCADA Specialist

Roger is a SCADA SME with over two decades of wide-ranging experience in prominent Australian mining operations. He has led large teams successfully delivering many world-class projects for BHP WAIO and RTIO. His technical drive, openness to evolve and delivery focussed attention has him recognised as an industry leader in Citect SCADA standards creation, upgrading complex systems and difficult fault finding. Roger is most proud of his successes through adding significant client value.

Ross George

Project Manager

With over a decade working in the mining and resource industries in the Pilbara and across Australia, Ross has a solid and practical electrical engineering and project management background. Ross is an effective problem solver and meticulous planner who is highly self-motivated and driven by a desire to produce quality results and exceed expectations. Ross seeks to understand customer requirements and work towards shared goals and has the capability to lead a project team for that end.

Thomas Silver

Functional Safety Expert

With over 15 years’ experience in Engineering, Asset Management and Maintenance Management, Tom has an extensive track record of delivering high quality results from leading roles within various industries (mining, manufacturing, power generation, FMCG and recycling). Experienced both first hand and in leading multi-discipline teams to undertake conceptual design work, feasibility studies, capital submissions, justifications, detailed designs, risk assessments, construction and commissioning work.

Scotch Dube

Senior Project Engineer

Scotch is a Senior Project Engineer with a decade of practical experience in mining automation technologies, RF Engineering and telecommunications. He has delivered many successful projects for Caterpillar MineStar and Komatsu Modular Technologies on mobile mining equipment. Some of the responsibilities of this role include scoping, inspection, design, validation, documentation and standardisation engineering of the mining automation technologies and safety systems.

Jeremy Low

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Jeremy is a Senior Control Systems engineer with extensive mining experience in Western Australia and abroad. Jeremy has provided services to the iron ore, copper, gold, and chemicals industries. Jeremy loves tackling challenging projects that push the limits of industrial automation, such as high-level supervisory systems like route sequencing and task management.

Phil Young

Lead Electrical Engineer

Philip has over two decades of experience as an electrical engineer specialising in design and contracts/procurement management. Philip has worked in an electrical engineering role on a number of projects in the resources sector. He has developed excellent engineering skills and is experienced in medium voltage and low voltage distribution systems, electrical protection systems, cathodic protection systems, berthing systems, diesel generation, power lines and conveyor systems.

Trevor James

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

A previous CEO of Synergy and a non-executive director on several boards including Aurora Energy and Jacana Energy, Trevor has extensive leadership experience particularly across the energy sector. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tze Oh

Senior Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Tze has over a decade of experience across Control Systems/Automation, Electrical, Reliability and Industrial IT in the resources industry. His experience spans a range of different processes, including iron ore, magnetite and lithium. Passionate about innovation, automation, technology and the sciences, Tze has a wealth of knowledge and experience with a proven record of providing exceptional support and assistance, and delivering projects efficiently and safely with a focus on operability, reliability and maintainability.

Damien Rahe

Senior Design Draftsperson

Damien has over 15 years of experience as a design draftsperson across various industries including mining, oil & gas and infrastructure. Damien is a professional, highly skilled, results focused Design Draftsperson who has spent a considerable part of his career working in site-based roles giving him an excellent understanding of the equipment he is drafting. Damien is a safety focused team player with excellent communication skills and takes pride in all aspects of his work whilst providing a high level of client service through a streamlined and efficient approach.

Mark Badham

Lead Design Draftsperson

Mark has worked for over 25 years in the electrical field in a variety of roles. This includes electrical and instrumentation construction projects on a number of power stations, petro-chemical, and mining projects. Mark spent many years working as a Lead Electrical Designer for a major resource Company (BHP) in the Iron Ore industry in Western Australia. Mark always prides himself on excellent workmanship and a high level of detail.

Connor Jarvis

SCADA Specialist

Connor has a wide range of experience as an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer within the mining industry. He has a thorough understanding of Car Dumpers and Balanced Machines, working in both site maintenance and major control systems upgrade roles at BHP’s Port Hedland sites. Connor has developed standards in both the BHP and RIO SCADA Standardisation and Upgrade Projects and has an excellent understanding of ASM Design Philosophy as well as Citect SCADA. His enthusiasm and interpersonal skills are a valuable team asset in achieving workplace success.

Phil Sharp

Principal Network Engineer

Phil has over 30 years’ experience designing, deploying, commissioning and troubleshooting large scale process control networks, store and computer systems, fibre optic networks, voice and CCTV communication systems as part of multi-billion dollar construction projects. Phil is passionate about developing network standards for the organisation through developing specifications, training and continuous improvement of designs to aid in reduction of project time to delivery as well as reducing operational maintenance requirements post system handover.

Myrrhine Cutten

Non-Executive Director

Myrrhine is a senior human resources practitioner and executive with a history of working in the mining & metals industry along with finance, health, retail and agriculture sectors.

Simon Adams

Non-Executive Director

Simon is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in the energy and resources industries and associated infrastructure, including electricity networks, gas and water pipelines and railways.

Braithe Gildersleeves

Lead Network Engineer

Braithe is a Lead Network Engineer with over 20 years experience on large scale BHP projects ranging from process control networks to storage systems. Braithes expertise is in design, testing and commissioning of communication and data networks.

Kent Hang

IT Support Engineer

Kent has exponential knowledge and experience in Information Technology and Support systems. With over a decade of experience, he manages and supports the complete backend of GTE Group's IT systems while developing improvements and managing projects to the company. Additionally, he is consistently striving for improvements and has a strong track record on providing efficient implementations and processes.

Kevin Shu

Senior Network Engineer

Kevin is a Senior Network Engineer with over a decade of projects and operations experience in network and communications engineering. He has delivered successful projects for a variety of large-scale resources clients. He is highly capable in design, test, build, site commissioning, operations, technical project management and service lifecycle management.

Mario Rubianogroot

Senior Control Systems Engineer / Functional Safety Engineer

Mario is a Senior Control Systems Engineer with more than a decade of industrial control systems and automation project experience, in a wide variety of industries such as shipbuilding, water treatment, and waste management plants. He has extensive mining experience with strong site commissioning exposure particularly in the iron ore bulk material handling and gold mine processing plants in Australia and internationally. Mario is a Certified Functional Safety Engineer open to learning and applying new methods to improve existing processes.

Neil Wood

Senior Draftsperson

Neil comes from an Electrical trade background and has two decades of experience in the electrical industry. Neil’s design and drafting experience extends to underground power reticulation for local land development and more recently brownfield and greenfield mining projects where he was involved in 3D modelling of cable ladders, Switchrooms, Electrical equipment and upgrades to switchboards. Neil has worked mostly on Iron Ore projects for a variety of major mining companies. Neil strives to produce work of a high standard and prides himself on being dependable to get the job done.

Michael Epple

Senior Designer

Michael has over a decade of experience in electrical design for major mining projects such as Rapid Growth Projects and PLC upgrades. Most of Michael’s work has been for major resource companies, most recently expanding his knowledge and skills working on a SCADA upgrade project. Michael is passionate about consistently delivering quality designs and solutions.

Ros Nelson

Administration Manager

Ros is an experienced administration professional with over 30 years’ experience across the Oil & Gas, Mining, and Government sectors. She specialises in office management, travel and mobilisation coordination, and administrative and executive support.
Her aim is to support and work collaboratively with Executives and the greater team to help them achieve their goals and build strong working relationships with clients.

Ros enjoys being part of the Company’s growth, providing outstanding service and finding smart solutions and tools to work more efficiently.

Doug Cull

Lead Control Systems Engineer

Doug brings 25 years' experience in the Control Systems and Embedded Systems industries to GTE. He has worked in and lead teams constantly delivering successful projects for companies of all sizes, including BHP WAIO and RTIO. His broad technical knowledge and SCADA and PLC experience has been of significant benefit to clients and team members alike.

He looks forward to continuing to develop the breadth and depth of Control Systems project value across broadening industries, with this role at GTE.

Piers Bellas

Engineering Manager

Piers is a qualified engineer and project manager with extensive experience in mining, minerals processing, oil and gas refining, water and biotech industries. Piers has worked across Australia, North America and southeast Asia developing and implementing control systems philosophies for WA Water Corporation, BHP Iron Ore, ERA Ranger Uranium, NT Gas, Conoco Phillips DLNG and Woodside Petroleum. Most recently Piers has been delivering operational technologies such as autonomous drilling, fleet management systems, wireless communications and supply chain optimisation for the BHP South Flank mine.

Mark Greig

Senior Electrical Engineer

Mark is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and has worked for over 18 years in the resources industry in Electrical Maintenance, LV Design, EPCM Project Management and Green/Brown Fields Construction.

Mark has a proven track record of completing tasks on schedule, to Australian Standards and without incident. He also has an excellent achievement focus, attention to detail, proven problem-solving skills, integrity and safe work practices which comply with the client’s health safety and environmental policies.

Clive Jones

Senior Electrical Designer

Clive is a qualified Electrical Technician (ex GEC) and has over three decades of experience as an electrical and instrumentation designer. He has multi-industry experience including oil, gas, nuclear and mining, having worked in the UK, South Africa and Saudi Arabia in addition to Australia. Clive has extensive site experience, notably two years assigned to Cape Lambert’s Port Expansion Project.
Clive has provided drafting services to several mining projects and two port expansions. He has been responsible for the electrical drafting packages of five car dumpers including package substations and conveyors. He is highly experienced in the design of cable ladder, switchboards, MCC’s and lighting. He also a competent checker, 3D CAD operator and able to carry out electrical calculations.

Jason Doyle


Jason has 28 years' experience in the mining and resources industry within the control systems discipline.
During this time, he has gained expert knowledge across all versions of CitectSCADA.
Jason has a demonstrated history of delivering large scale projects, providing team leadership and technical governance for companies including RTIO and BHP.
Jason looks forward to the opportunity of supporting the GTE business through both his technical leadership and mentoring of junior engineers.

Marcus Altmann

Graduate Engineer

Marcus has a master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has skills in professional
engineering with a focus in project management and design. Marcus is detail-oriented with a history of success in establishing clear project feasibility analysis through projects involved with control
systems. His previous works include the provision of an FAT automation feasibility for a project during his final year project at the University of Western Australia.

Lucy Iffla

Administration Officer

Lucy is an Administration Officer at GTE Group. After completing a Bachelor of Music at WAAPA and establishing her solely owned and operated jazz singing career, she developed a keen interest in Admin and Business Logistics. GTE has proven to be a supportive environment for Lucy to further develop her career in the Administrative Sector.

Vojtech Gajdos

Project Delivery Specialist

Vojtech is a Project Management Professional
and a Chartered Engineer and has many years
of experience with delivering control system
projects for various industries in different parts of
the world. He also possesses over 10 years’ experience in management of Functional
Safety at various stages of a project lifecycle.

Vojtech is highly motivated to meet the project
goals and achieve customer satisfaction through
the effective control of project teams and constant
strive to improve internal project management

Paul Vajda

Technical Writer

Paul is a technical writer with over 17 year's experience working in the engineering space. Having generated technical documentation for high-end electronic equipment, SCADA systems, software suites, automated mining related systems and IT engineering projects. Paul's set of skills covers a variety of documents and audiences such as: operation, maintenance and technical reference manuals, work instructions, quick reference guides, presentations, and task specific procedures (test, assembly, configuration etc.). At present Paul is actively working in the delivery and support of project related documentation.

Muhammad Shoaib

Network Engineer

Muhammad Shoaib joined the resources industry after completing his postgraduate from ECU in 2019. He brings along himself a couple of years’ experiences of electrical utility and cellular industries with hands-on multivendor transmission equipment. Muhammad Shoaib has previously worked on multiple projects with clients like Western Power, ElectraNet and BHP.

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