Our Board


Dr John White

Executive Chairman
John has been a Director and/or CEO of several publicly listed Australian companies as well as the former Chairman of the Federal Government’s Uranium Industry Framework Council, a member of the Federal Government’s Defence Procurement Board and Director of the DefenceSA Advisory Board. He co-authored the Winter-White Report on the AWD Program and co-founded the Nuclear Fuel Leasing Group. John is currently Chairman of Regenerative Australian Farmers Pty Ltd, the Direct Injection Carbon Engine Network (DICEnet) and the Birdon Group.

Peter Marshall

Advisory Board Member
Peter retired from the Royal Australian Navy as Rear Admiral in 2013. He is an experienced senior executive and engineer, adept at leading large and diverse, multidisciplinary teams in complex material-based outsourced service delivery businesses and major CAPEX projects. Having started out as a professional mechanical engineer, Peter's strategic management career is founded on sound technical knowledge, supported by his extensive experience in strategic planning, policy formulation, government and industry liaison, media management and corporate governance.

Ian Ramsay

Advisory Board Member
Ian is currently President of NAMJet LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdon America, based in the United States. Prior to this appointment Ian held senior management roles within Cummins Inc. In 2001 Ian was appointed Managing Director of Cummins UK and held this position until 2007. He was responsible for the distributor operations for Cummins in the UK and Ireland with 500 employees across 14 branch locations. Ian was a board member of Cummins Greater Europe and responsible for business in excess of 500M Euros.

Jamie Bruce

Chief Executive Officer
Jamie became Managing Director and major shareholder of Birdon in 2008 and President of Birdon America in 2011. Following the steady growth of the Birdon Group, Jamie took on the broader role of CEO in 2014. His drive and leadership stems from firsthand knowledge of the business and his dedication to customer service. Since completing an engineering apprenticeship with Cummins in 1995, Jamie has been involved in all levels of the business, from hands-on project delivery to operations management and strategic leadership.

Tammy Bugler

Chief Financial Officer
Tammy is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor Commerce/Law (Hons) from Bond University. She is currently Chief Financial Officer for Birdon and based in the US. Prior to returning to the family business as Finance Director in 2008, Tammy was a Director in the Private Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years.
Terri Benson portrait

Terri Benson

Managing Director
Terri has held a range of executive and non-executive director roles in the government, utility and private infrastructure sectors. Terri is the Managing Director of Birdon's Australian operations. Prior to this she was the Managing Director of the Victorian Government's water services company, South East Water. Terri has previously held senior executive roles such as the Chief Executive Officer at SEQ Water and Managing Director of Essential Energy. As a graduate of UWS and Harvard Business School, Terri has built a career on the strength of her expertise in finance, corporate services and strategy.