Leadership

Our Leadership Team

BTP Group General Manager Scott Beckwith

Scott Beckwith

General Manager

BTP General Manager Scott Beckwith brings over 20 years of diverse mining services related experience to BTP, managing and leading teams in Australia, the USA, and across Asia. An adaptable and capable business leader, Scott has a track record of achieving successful outcomes through transformation across both business and cultures. Prior to joining BTP, Scott has held senior leadership roles with BIS, Boart Longyear, and Theiss Contractors (Indonesia).

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BTP General Manager Scott Beckwith brings over 20 years of diverse mining services related experience to BTP, managing and leading teams in Australia, the USA, and across Asia. An adaptable and capable business leader, Scott has a track record of achieving successful outcomes through transformation across both business and cultures. Prior to joining BTP, Scott has held senior leadership roles with BIS, Boart Longyear, and Theiss Contractors (Indonesia).

Scott is a principles-driven executive with a demonstrated capability to form cohesive and aligned leadership teams, and to deliver exceptional business results. He joins BTP with a clear view to drive and support the development and growth of BTP and its people, and to delivering BTP’s part in achieving parent company Perenti Group’s 2025 Business Strategy goals.

BTP Group Commercial Manager Paul Allenby

Paul Allenby

Commercial and Marketing Manager

Paul Allenby has held several leadership positions in the mining and resources industry with national and international responsibilities.

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Paul Allenby has held several leadership positions in the mining and resources industry with national and international responsibilities. He also has experience working as an independent consultant. Paul particularly enjoys working in heavy mining and earthmoving equipment and has experience with both surface and underground mining operations.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting & Finance from the University of Western Australia, a Certified Public Accountant degree from The Australian Society of CPAs, and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Curtin University.

BTP Group National Manager - Rental Equipment Nick Phillips

Nick Phillips

National Manager – Rental Equipment

Nick Phillips is responsible for the maintenance and asset management of all rental fleet assets across Australia.

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Nick Phillips is responsible for the maintenance and asset management of all rental fleet assets across Australia. He has a long history of leadership positions in the area of maintenance at mining and resources companies.

Nick is known for his ability to fine-tune the safety culture to ensure the wellbeing of the workforce.

Nick holds a Diploma in Front Line Management from the Mt. Eliza Business School.

BTP Group National Manager - Operations Steve Nickolai

Steve Nickolai

National Manager – Operations

Steve Nickolai is an experienced General Manager specialising in efficient operational management of large complex businesses, with key skills in leadership and business performance improvement

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Steve Nickolai is an experienced General Manager specialising in efficient operational management of large complex businesses, with key skills in leadership and business performance improvement. He has a proven track record working in leadership positions in blue-chip iconic-brand companies. Steve started his career as a qualified Diesel and Automotive Mechanic.

Steve holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma in Company Directing from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

BTP Group National Manager - Equipment Solutions Laurie Phillips

Laurie Phillips

National Manager – Equipment Solutions

Laurie Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of industrial products and services to the global resources industries.

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Laurie Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of industrial products and services to the global resources industries. His area of expertise includes new product and service introduction, marketing, strategic marketing, market research, 6Sigma, and business improvement.

Laurie holds an MBA, Marketing from Deacon University; a Certified Practicing Marketer from the Australian Marketing Institute; and a 6Sigma Blackbelt, DMAIC from Caterpillar.

Perenti Investments ISG Human Resources Manager Louise Grogan

Louise Grogan

HR Manager – Investments ISG

Louise Grogan has more than 15 years’ experience in human resources and industrial relations with a particular flair for change and growth management within large publicly listed organisations.

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Louise Grogan has more than 15 years’ experience in human resources and industrial relations with a particular flair for change and growth management within large publicly listed organisations. Prior to joining the Perenti Group, Louise worked in senior human resources management roles in the mining, commercial and civil construction industries.

As Human Resources Manager, Louise is responsible for all operational and strategic human resources and industrial relations for the Group. Louise holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Marketing from the University of Western Australia.

Perenti Investments ISG HSEQ Manager Michelle McKenna

Michele McKenna

HSEQ Manager – Investments ISG

Michele McKenna is responsible for Occupational Safety, Health, Environment, and Training, across Perenti’s Investments Industry Sector Group, including the development and implementation of health and safety initiatives.

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Michele McKenna is responsible for Occupational Safety, Health, Environment, and Training, across Perenti’s Investments Industry Sector Group, including the development and implementation of health and safety initiatives.

Michele is an experienced Health, Safety and Well-being Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer services industry. She is skilled in Risk Management, Corporate Wellness, System Development and Implementation, Coaching and Leadership.

Michele has tertiary qualifications in Workplace Health, Safety, and Welfare from the University College of Dublin.

Operations – Eastern States

BTP Group Operations Manager - Mt Thorley Scott Currie

Scott Currie

Operations Manager – Mt Thorley, NSW

Scott is responsible for operations at BTP’s Mt Thorley branch in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, including managing the workshop, parts and components warehouse, and relationships with BTP’s key clients in the region including BTP’s Peabody contract.

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Scott Currie is responsible for operations at BTP’s Mt Thorley branch in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, including managing the workshop, parts and components warehouse, and relationships with BTP’s key clients in the region including BTP’s Peabody contract.

Scott has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry managing workshops, parts and machine operations. He has held positions with the OEM and also large non-OEM, workshop, parts and equipment suppliers in his time in the industry. Scott is known for his ability to efficiently manage workshop and parts operation and has a strong focus on team building and creating a safe work environment.

Scott is a qualified Automotive and Heavy Plant Mechanic that has worked both in Australia and overseas.

BTP Group Operations Manager - Mackay Hugh Heathwood

Hugh Heathwood

Operations Manager – Mackay, QLD

Hugh Heathwood oversees the operations of BTP’s Queensland workshop and facilities, and field services for key clients in the region.

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Hugh Heathwood oversees the operations of BTP’s Queensland workshop and facilities. He is responsible for BTP’s Service Exchange parts reconditioning for Queensland, warehouse operations, and for managing field services for key clients in the region.

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