Our Team

Birdon has more than 90 permanent employees in Australia and nearly 200 worldwide. Our team is also supported by specialised consultants and subcontractors.

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.

Terri Benson

Advisory Board Member
Terri has held a range of executive and non-executive director roles in the government, utility and private infrastructure sectors. Terri is currently the Managing Director of the Victorian Government's water services company, South East Water. Previous to this, she held the role of 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.

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.

Peter Besseling

General Manager
Peter is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has held numerous leadership and representative positions across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As Mayor of Port Macquarie-Hastings from 2012-2017, Peter lead the council out of administration to become a finalist for the AR Bluett Award for the best Council in NSW in 2017. Peter was also a Member of the NSW Parliament’s Legislative Assembly from 2008-2011, sitting as an Independent, representing Port Macquarie.

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