Our Team

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Ben Crosby
Managing Director
Ben Crosby

Possesses a consistent track record of delivering outstanding results in all tunnelling and trenchless endeavours. Widely considered as an industry leader in the fields of tunnelling and trenchless technology specifically segmental tunnelling, pipejacks, horizontal directional drilling, shafts and precasting operations. A "go to" man when in need. Unbeaten since 2003 on the squash courts of Brisbane...

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: bencrosby@bamser.com.au

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Tim Brown
Director - Major Project Delivery
Tim Brown

Heavily experienced tunnel practitioner through hands on involvement in the cut and thrust, pointy end delivery phase of major transport tunnelling projects. A specialist in the critical back end works phase of tunnel civil fit-out including M&E integration and commissioning he has a proven record of delivering outcomes in design management, procurement, construction delivery and integrated programme management and coordination on multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. A doer not a watcher. Future owner of the winner of the Melbourne Cup...

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: timbrown@bamser.com.au

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Adam Shayler
Manager - Energy & Utilities
Adam Shayler

Brings significant wide ranging experience to the Bamser Team having worked in the Civil Engineering and Trenchless Technology fields for the past 30 years. Cut his teeth working for and managing contracting companies, and now utilises the experience and knowledge gained in those roles to help assist clients with the planned use of trenchless technology. Has significant knowledge of all trenchless techniques and especially the critical risks associated with each.

Is a firm believer that it is important not to apply the statement “One rule fits all” to the application of Trenchless Technology and that every proposed use has to considered in detail. Still striving to get his golf handicap into single figures.

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: adamshayler@bamser.com.au

Matthew Callander
Manager - Tunnel Technology
Matthew Callander

Matthew is widely recognised as an industry specialist in road tunnel technology encompassing all elements of M&E design with a particular focus on tunnel fire & life safety systems, ventilation and air quality management and operational safety. With 20 years’ experience in public infrastructure tunnels and building fire safety in Australia and the UK, Matthew is currently the ventilation and fire and life safety advisor to the M4 East project.

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: matthewcallander@bamser.com.au

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Lee Gnezdiloff
Manager - Water & Superintendent
Lee Gnezdiloff

Lee brings significant wider experience to the Bamser Team having worked on and led a broad range of construction industry and conveyance infrastructure projects for the past 16 years. He provides all requirements from planning, concept, design, detailed design, tender and construction delivery to our clients for conveyance networks (recycled, water and wastewater). He is also a capable Project Manager and has completed formal studies to support his onsite practical knowledge. A fearless Engineer always keen to throw his mountain bike down a hill with himself attached (sometimes).

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: leegnezdiloff@bamser.com.au

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David Cook
Trenchless Superintendent
David Cook

David started his career in tunnelling in 1971 and has been involved in the construction of hundreds of kilometres of tunnels, in the UK and Australasia.
In 1982 he worked with his first full face TBM in Dublin and from that time to the present has spent most of his career involved with the various forms of mechanical tunnelling and has trained many microtunnelling operators and TBM drivers.
In 1993 he changed “from Poacher to Game Keeper” when he became a Specialist Resident Engineer, managing the Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology projects for one of the largest UK water companies. His resident engineer experience includes long stints with Bechtel and MWH.
In 2008 David and his family relocated to Melbourne, and he continues to provide leadership to many tunnel and trenchless technology projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: davidcook@bamser.com.au

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Joel de Witte
Senior Associate
Joel de Witte

As comfortable working on large diameter transport tunnels as small diameter trenchless utilities. Well respected throughout the industry and never afraid to get his boots dirty in hands on delivery roles. Has gained significant experience in project delivery, planning, tendering and client representation through working on some of the largest projects in Australia. A leader of the tunnel industry MTB pack….

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: joeldewitte@bamser.com.au

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Keith Bannerman
Senior Associate
Keith Bannerman

A pragmatic doer. Keith is able to operate in a client side office providing technical advice, or coordinating complex underground construction in a delivery role. He possesses a strong background in cost planning and with a firsthand understanding of the intricacies of underground construction; Keith is well suited to planning, tendering or delivering complex underground projects. The spearhead of the Bamser peloton…

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: keithbannerman@bamser.com.au

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Kevin O'Neill
Associate
Kevin O'Neill

Kevin is an experienced Civil Engineer with over 7 years experience specialising within the tunnelling, structures and groundwork sectors. Starting his career with a Contractor he gained a wealth of experience managing a small team of workers, cost control of a project and liaising with the other contractors and the client. Kevin was involved with the largest construction project in Europe, Crossrail where his responsibilities included the leading of a team of engineers, management of sub contractors, liaising with designers and the client and project cost and contract administration.

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: kevinoneill@bamser.com.au

John Williams
Associate
John Williams

John is a skilled and versatile engineer with a wealth of experience in mining and civil tunnelling projects. Commencing his career as a scheduling and design engineer for a green-field coal mine he transitioned - via a move to London - to work on large tunnelling projects where he predominantly worked for the contractor in delivery roles. These civil schemes required him to learn and manage a variety of underground construction techniques. As a result John has an excellent understanding of the issues faced in underground construction environments in populated urban settings. In his spare time John likes to garden but he needs a few more tunnel jobs under his belt to buy a house with a backyard in Sydney…

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: johnwilliams@bamser.com.au

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Ben Swinn
Graduate Engineer
Ben Swinn

A recent mechanical engineering graduate, Ben is gaining invaluable trenchless, tunnelling and general construction experience in the field providing Site Engineering and Client Representation services. In the office Ben is continually learning by assisting Bamser's senior engineers initially focusing on Horizontal Directional Drilling and Augerbore applications. Ben is also part of our HSEQ operations team ensuring the company's compliance to HSEQ standards. When he isn't engineering he is trying his best to get his 4WD bogged...

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: benswinn@bamser.com.au

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Teresa Miller
Office Manager
Teresa Miller

Teresa brought many years of engineering company experience when she accepted the challenge to join Bamser as our Office Manager in 2012. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our busy day to day operations; including accounts payable/receivable, coordinating all human resource functions, communication with customers and suppliers, coordination of office events, and coordination and oversight for recruitment, orientation and staff support. Her incredible organisation skills keep our team running smoothly.

Phone: (07) 3217 5153
Email: teresamiller@bamser.com.au