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.
Mik has over 32 years of experience in scaffolding, falsework (propping) and industrial services industries (including insulation and coatings) in both Australia and New Zealand. He is familiar with residential, commercial, civil, and numerous industrial markets including the food industry, mining and petro-chemical.
His career commenced in South Australia where he put himself through his tertiary studies in civil engineering by working part time in the formwork and scaffolding industry; which he entered full time once he finished his studies.
Mik furthered his career by traveling throughout Australia and New Zealand in various senior positions which focused on building new businesses and improving existing operations.
Mik is now a long-term resident of New Zealand and his roles in New Zealand included setting up the business model and managing APL Kwikform in Auckland in the early – mid 2000’s, and as of late, Regional Manager for United Scaffolding Group (owned by APL).
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.