Senior Management Team

David Salmon

General Manager – Asset Projects and Services

David joins Aerison with 20 years of experience in experience in identifying, winning and delivering complex multidisciplinary construction projects across a broad range of sectors including mining, processing , infrastructure & utilities. David has a rich history holding senior management roles with multinational and ASX listed engineering and construction companies.

Michael O’Callaghan

General Manager – Specialist Projects and Services

With 20 years of extensive engineering, fabrication and construction experience across the Mining, Oil & Gas, Processing and Infrastructure sectors in material handling, water treatment systems, dust management, acoustic control projects and industrial services.

Michael has spent the past 12 years leading Aerison’s environmental team in all aspects from engineering to project execution.


Paul Cooper

Executive General Manager – Engineering Services

Paul has extensive experience at executive level, leading teams and businesses in the APAC region, providing services across government, private, mining and oil & gas sectors, within both listed and private companies. Most recently Paul held the position of CEO- Asia Pacific for a multinational facilities management company, previous to which he was Executive General Manager for an ASX listed national industrial maintenance company. Paul has also held Senior roles with Tier 1 Engineering and Construction companies.

Ryan Kennedy

Shutdown Manager

Ryan has coordinated up to 800 personnel in high-risk activities for large, complex shutdowns. His roles have included supervising and mentoring multiple contractors and disciplines around interface, scheduling, planning and delivery in order to achieve a successful completion of work scope.
Ryan has very strong skills in safety management for the resources, mining and construction industries. He has experience in facilitating and engaging with stakeholders of various roles to create a workable environment with clear objectives and goals. He has been a key team member in the delivery of a complex shutdown within deadline and with zero TRIFR levels – better than the global leader of 2%.

Brian Hooker

Technical Director – APC

Acknowledged as a leader in the field of Air Pollution Control, Dust Systems, Odour Control Systems and Water and Waste Water Treatment in Australia. Brian has completed both the design and construction aspects of numerous systems across the infrastructure, energy, mining and oil and gas sectors

Joe Allen

General Manager – Engineering Services

Has a proven track record in senior leadership roles within major infrastructure and mining projects from feasibility through to operation. Joe’s experience includes large scale wet and dry process plants, water treatment systems and the associated infrastructure to support these systems.


Nadine Wells

Group HSE Manager

Nadine has 20 years’ experience  in the areas of  occupational health and safety internationally and across Australia. Having worked across a number of industries including agriculture, mining and minerals as well as oil and gas for large ASX listed companies, Nadine brings with her strong strategic and change management skills.

George Mathew

Group QA/QC Manager

George has over 20 years’ international industry experience as a skilled Quality Assurance and Control Manager with a strong background in welding, SMP, painting, NDT techniques, civil and commissioning. He is experienced in managing compliance issues on a diverse range of major resources projects which include petrochemical, mining and water industries. George is accomplished in the development and implementation of Quality Assurance and Document Control systems.

Sam Griffiths

Group Business Development Manager

With a successful history building teams and growing companies, Sam has over 15 years’ experience in the contracting and manufacturing sectors undertaking management and business development roles. He has a business background and specialises in building relationships to strategically grow companies in the mining, industrial and construction markets.

Simone McKeown

Human Resources/Industrial Relations Manager

Simone has over 10 years’ experience as a lead human resources practitioner in the mining, oil and gas and construction industries, and is highly skilled in all facets of human resources and industrial relations. Simone specialises in strategic people solutions, organisational design, team and leadership development and employee engagement.