Bruce Somers CEO
Bruce has worked in the marine and oil & gas sectors for over 40 years. He started his career as an Engineering Cadet in the Merchant Navy rising to the rank of Chief Engineer.
Within the oil and gas sector Bruce has successfully built his own business and also consulted and led numerous projects from conception, hook-up & commissioning, operations and abandonment. He has extensive experience in both greenfield and brownfield projects. Bruce is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University. He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers.
Kerry Robinson Director
Kerry is a Traditional owner of Port Hedland town site. He is currently a Director of Marapikurinya Pty Ltd which is an Indigenous business providing small Aboriginal Heritage surveys and contracts.
Kerry is also a Share Holder and Director of Boodarie Contracting, another Indigenous contractor which provides civil contracts of all scales.
Kerry is very involved in community development and youth support, especially in his home town of Port Hedland.
Jason Antunovich Executive Director
As Chief Executive Officer of Oil and Gas Solutions, a specialist in asset support services with operations in Perth, Singapore, Brisbane, Darwin and China, Jason brings expertise in oil and gas, mining, utilities and infrastructure projects.
Jason has led a wide array of projects throughout Australia and overseas working in the areas of Design, System Analysing, Commissioning and Construction. Most recently he has specialised in Business Development, Company Management and Directorships. Jason has gained extensive experience in line and project management roles, particularly in change management and people development and team building.
Anthony Connor Director
A qualified lawyer and former managing partner of a top ten Australian law firm in Perth Western Australia, Anthony has many years’ experience in banking law, intellectual property and commercial transactions for public companies.
He has extensive commercial experience in corporate transactions as Corporate Counsel of Challenge Bank/ Westpac and then an investment bank. Anthony is presently working with a national electrical engineering company providing services to the rail, mining and industrial sectors.
Sonya Liddle General Manager
Sonya Liddle has over a decade’s experience in managing and operating Indigenous businesses across employment, maritime operations, training, primary healthcare and council governance sectors.
Sonya successfully facilitated the recruitment and placement of almost 80 Indigenous staff at Patrick Projects in 2012. Sonya is experienced in designing and implementing Indigenous Employment Strategies, leading recruitment and providing mentoring and governance for clients to ensure successful recruitment and retention across Inshore, Onshore and Offshore projects.
With Sonya acting as their consultant, many operations have been able to implement highly successful Indigenous Employment Strategies with the full support of the employer, Indigenous Leadership Groups and the community.