BGC Contracting Expands Executive Team

Barry Stewart Duo

Leading Australian mining and civil contracting firm BGC Contracting is pleased to announce two additions to its executive team; with the appointment of Stewart Hart as Executive General Manager – Finance and Strategy, and Barry Bloch as Executive General Manager – Project Support Services.

Mr Hart is a highly regarded financial and strategic leader, with more than 25 years’ experience in the resources industry. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer at Western Power, with previous leadership roles at BHP Billiton including CFO Iron Ore (Global), and Commercial Vice President of the group’s Western Australia Iron Ore business.

A registered psychologist, Mr Bloch brings extensive human resources and organisational development experience to BGC Contracting’s new role of Executive General Manager – Project Support Services, with a career spanning more than 25 years. Most recently he was Group Managing Director – People and CEO’s Transformation Leader with Worley Parsons. Prior to this Mr Bloch held senior roles with leadership consultants Heidrick & Struggles in Melbourne; with Rio Tinto as Global Practice Leader: Leadership & People Development and before that as a Partner and Senior Associate with Smythe Dorward Lambert and McKinsey & Company respectively.

BGC Contracting Chief Executive Officer Greg Heylen said the appointments follow an internal review of the business and subsequent restructuring of the contracting firm’s leadership team.

“In the past six months we have taken a long hard look at our business in the context of the current challenges facing our market,” Mr Heylen said.

“In particular, we recognise that in order to retain our position as market leaders in our field as mining and civil contractors, now more than ever we need to deliver greater efficiency and value to our clients’ operations and projects.

“Both Stewart and Barry are not only highly specialised in their respective finance and human resources fields, they also bring considerable strategic business acumen and creative thinking to our team.

“They join us at an important time for our industry and I am confident they will both be instrumental in driving a number of win-win innovations being trialled with BGC Contracting customers, and which are already delivering positive results - setting a new benchmark in productivity culture for the mining contracting sector.”

Mr Hart and Mr Bloch will commence their new roles with BGC Contracting in late March.


About BGC Contracting

BGC Contracting, part of privately owned diversified industrial group BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd, is one of Australia’s leading mining and civil construction contractors. The company has extensive experience in major mining, oil and gas and infrastructure projects across the country, with offices in Perth, Brisbane and Whyalla and depots in key regional areas. Having experienced strong growth in recent years, BGC Contracting now employs more than 3000 staff and contractors and has revenue of over approximately $1.1 billion a year.