Jim Cunningham has two decades of experience as managing director of one of Australia’s largest privately owned scaffolding companies.
As well as acute business acumen, he is particularly experienced in advanced rigging & scaffolding, mechanical building & construction all within the oil, gas & mining sectors.
He has personally worked for Transfield Services, McDow, Amec, Baulderstone Hornibrook, ABB, Simon Carves, Ottoway Engineering and many more. His forte is finding the smartest solutions to any task by applying his twenty five years of experience in mechanical construction mostly gleaned from extensive time spent on shutdowns across Australia.
During his time at Caledonia, Jim has helped win contracts on many billion-dollar Infrastructure projects such as Adelaide Superway, Adelaide Desalination Plant, NRAH as well as one of the biggest in Australia`s history, Chevron`s Gorgon Project on Barrow Island.
Jim has a Diploma in Leadership & Management and a high risk licences in advanced scaffolding, rigging & crane operation (60T).
David Stephen is an experienced leader, manager and company director with over eighteen years of management experience gained in Australia and Britain. His experience spans both the public and private sectors.
Commencing his career at the age of 16 with Central Scotland Police, David’s first real leadership and management role within the Force commenced when he was 24. Part of David’s journey over the years included taking part in intensive leadership & management development and training, which he still regards today as second to none.
In particular, David has successful track record in organising and executing numerous high and low profile operations, some extremely sensitive, combined with specialist policing in areas such as Public Order and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear). Working under pressure and making correct decisions with limited time and information has become second nature, as his psychometric profile strongly confirms.
Since moving to Australia in 2008 David used the skills and experience gained in Britain to assist in managing the growth and success of Caledonia Scaffolding. This included continual re-structuring of the organisation as it grew, implementing many business and performance improvements along the way, particularly in relation to accounting and finance.
Over the past ten years David has successfully overseen Caledonia provide services simultaneously on some of the most significant projects in Australia, including the Chevron operated Gorgon Project which is nearing 1,000,000 man hours alone.
As well as non-civilian qualifications gained in Britain, David is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Business with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is nearing completion of his Masters.
Tim has over 20 years of experience in the Civil, Infrastructure and Manufacturing industries. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has carried out Leadership and General Management roles across multiple disciplines in New Zealand and Britain.
Tim’s goal is to be renowned as a genuine leader that creates, develops and excites the best performing teams, and makes a positive impact to all involved.
Creating a customer driven culture, where safety is an outcome of great systems, detailed planning, ownership and respect at all levels is something that Tim takes pride in.
He has successfully introduced Lean Manufacturing and construction principles to projects and supply chains.
Tim’s experience of leadership, governance and directorship of large construction and maintenance projects makes him critically aware of his client’s key drivers. He has a track record of leading teams to work collaboratively and efficiently on all projects no matter how big or small.
The recognition that you’re only as strong as your weakest link has helped Tim create a work environment where staff are developed, looked after and are consistently held accountable to the values and standards of the business.
Over the last 12 yrs, Mike has held numerous positions from supervisor through to senior management roles covering scaffolding, SMP general operations and safety on numerous projects across Australia and the Middle East (Iraq). Projects covered have included TMO Moomba Santos, Tails Leach Upgrade, TSF5 and ODP1 Olympic Dam BHP, Gorgon Jetty, Barrow Island Leightons and Ichthys LNG, INPEX with UGL Kentz JV.
Mike has gained extensive experience in leading and managing teams in demanding construction projects either with the client team , the contractor or the subcontractor all with Safety, Quality and Progress as the target objectives. His knowledge has been further enhanced through completion of MBA and working closely with Executive Leadership Coach over the past two years.
Mike brings a practical approach to his management style and is able to provide strategic viewpoint to tasks and situations looking from position of either client, contractor or subcontractor to ensure win win outcome for all.
National Business Development Manager
Bryn joined Caledonia in March 2016 as Business Development Manager, SA.
His experience in Sales and Business Development extends across multiple industries over 20 years both in the UK and since arriving in Adelaide in 2007.
His analytical approach to the business and targeted stratagem will no doubt assist in developing the range of industry services Caledonia offers in line with our long term vision.
Brett is a highly experienced trade specialised with 17 years experience in the construction industry and has been working with Caledonia since 2009. Brett has managed and safely executed numerous multi-million dollar projects across Australia working directly for Caledonia. Brett has successfully worked his way through the ranks from a scaffolding supervisor, to superintendent and is currently the company operations manager and oversees and manages all day to day operations throughout Caledonia.
Brett has completed a diploma of project management and is currently completing an advanced diploma in leadership and management. Brett brings vast knowledge and experience to the work force and senior management within the company.
Insulation Services Coordinator
David joined Caledonia in October 2017 as the Insulation Services Coordinator, Australia wide.
Within his 17 years experience in the insulation and cladding sector, he has gained vast site experience on oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, LNG and offshore platforms to name a few, both across the UK and Australia. He has worked numerous roles throughout his time including supervision, superintendent, trainer and assessor and the most recent role as insulation services coordinator.
David’s positive work ethics, dedication and attention to detail will assist in the development and growth of the additional services provided by Caledonia.
Health and Safety Manager
Gary joined the business in September 2017 and has worked in the construction industry for 32 years and gained extensive experience in all aspects of Civil and Mechanical construction work.
Career employment and development has included involvement in some of the UK and Australia’s largest infrastructure projects in their civil, mechanical, structural, and electrical / instrumentation, construction and commissioning phases, as well as working on established mine processing plants, and oil & gas facilities spending 15 years offshore in the UK North Sea. Gary also worked extensively in the Middle East on marine lifting barges for the installation of jackets and topsides facilities in the oil & gas industry.
Gary’s approach is based on a belief in a participative management style and the need for practical adaptability through continuous improvement in both people and systems.