Tony Combe, Australia Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tony joined the company in July 2010 and prior to that had a long and successful career in international industrial companies. His last role was Executive GM of OneSteel Distribution, Australia’s largest metals distributor, where he managed a $2 Billion portfolio of 5 business units and 120 branches. The business processed and sold over 1 million tones pa of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum products .Prior to that Tony led the Asia Pacific division of a European consumer packaging company, Huhtamaki, where he was responsible for 4000 employees across 12 countries.
Tony started his career in sales and marketing but for the last 16 years has been growing industrial businesses as a Chief Executive, and has strong operational skills and experience in sales, supply chain, manufacturing, safety, finance and strategic planning. He has lived and managed businesses in Europe for 8 years and throughout Asia for 7 years.
Tony has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of South Australia and is a graduate (order of merit) from the Australian Institute of Company DirectorsRead less Read more
Mark Richardson, Australia Director
Mark Richardson co-founded Wolseley Private Equity in 1999 and has served as a Managing Director of Wolseley since that time. Mark has many years of operating, advisory and investment experience in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Prior to founding Wolseley Private Equity, Mark was a senior Partner at Bain & Company, the international strategy consultancy firm, and was responsible for Bain’s consulting operations in Australia and New Zealand. Mark was one of six professionals to open Bain’s Sydney office in 1989. During his 11 year tenure at Bain & Company, he advised a variety of public and private companies operating in the telecommunications, manufacturing, defense, distribution and service industries. Mark specializes in strategy development, alliance negotiation, CEO coaching and organizational effectiveness.
Mark holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Executive Connection.Read less Read more
Richard Burrows, Australia Chairman
Richard joined Wolseley in 2006 with over 14 years private equity and corporate advisory experience in Sydney and London. Richard is responsible for deal origination, negotiation and execution; portfolio company monitoring; exit planning and implementation.
Richard began his career with Ernst & Young in the UK working with entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses. He moved to Sydney in 1996 where he spent 8 years with Ernst & Young Mergers & Acquisitions focusing on the mid-market. He has advised on public and private transactions and a number of private equity led MBOâ€™s and exits.
Richard is a chartered accountant and holds a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.Read less Read more
Executive Management Team
Stephen Scanlon, Australia Chief Financial Officer
Stephen joined the company in January 2011 with over twenty years experience in commercial and financial roles having gained exposure to a broad range of financial and industrial environments, both from within the professional services sector, with KPMG, and hands on and leadership roles in industry.
Stephen started his career at KPMG where he rose to manager working in audit, computer audit and consulting. After leaving he joined Clarks Shoes and as Finance Director prepared and successfully oversaw the business through to a trade sale.
Most recently, Stephen was CFO, and a Board Member, of Grocon (Australia’s largest family owned construction and development business) where he oversaw the Group financially for a decade. He was instrumental in creating the current business model that has seen the value of the business close to quadruple with a turnover in the order of $800 million. He also had operational responsibility for the group’s $750 million property portfolio.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Data Processing), is Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Read less Read more
Wallace Lam, Hong Kong Regional General Manager Asia
Wallace joined CoxGomyl in 1994 and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Acting as the Managing Director for Asia Region, he is responsible for all activities in the Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Singapore offices. Wallace has managed many significant projects in Asia including the 490m tall International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, the 440m tall Guangzhou International Finance Center (West Tower) in China and the upcoming 530m tall Chow Tai Fook Centre (East Tower) in Guangzhou, China.Read less Read more
Mark Casey, Australia Regional General Manager MEIR (Middle East, India and Russia)
Mark joined the company in 2007 with over twenty five years international experience in the engineering and manufacturing. Mark has achieved significant success in managing change and establishing a solid business base in building, construction, manufacturing and sales environments within global organisations.
Prior to CoxGomyl Mark worked for the German company Festo AG & Co, a market leader in the field of Industrial Automation. Here he undertook several senior management roles across various countries. These included the Sales Director of Asia Pacific, and the Managing Director of several ASEAN countries.
Throughout his career Mark has worked with diverse cultures in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. Mark has extensive global management experience, and as a leader has had great success around business restructuring, strategy and organisational development.
Mark is a qualified Engineer with an MBA from Curtin University, Perth and is currently completing his DBA (Doctor of Business).Read less Read more
Flor Neira Sarmiento, Group General Manager - Engineering
Flor joined the company in August 2014. She brings over 18 years of experience in the automotive industry working for tier-1 suppliers to all major OEM ( VOLVO, GM, FIAT, PSA). Flor held various positions from key Account Manager, Production Manager to Global Engineering Senior Manager.Read less Read more
Jose Manuel Orejon Martin, Spain Group General Manager – Operations
Jose Manuel joined CoxGomyl in 2007. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mining Engineering and has over 11 years experience in the industry. Jose Manuel played an active role inmany large projects in Spain including Torre Caja Madrid, the tallest building in Spain with a height of 250m.
Jose first joined the company as a General Manager of Madrid office and was promoted to Managing Director in the same office in 2009. He was responsible for the full spectrum of regional operation including factory and office management. In 2011, his career moves further to take on responsibility for Group Operations worldwide which includes responsibility for global supply chain and new product development of the Group.Read less Read more
Tatiana Bresolin, Australia Group Human Resources Manager
Tatiana joined the company in February 2013. She has a strong Strategic and Operational HR background gained in a diversity of industries such as engineering and mining, including the multinational Rio Tinto, both in Australia and overseas. She is responsible for the development of solid functional Human Resources systems, processes and skills that lead the team to achieving the objectives, and building the overall capabilities of our people. Tatiana studied in Brazil and gained her post graduate in California, USA.Read less Read more