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Justin Cardaci – Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Justin’s role spans all areas of the Centurion business. His focus is to actively seek and grow opportunities whilst continuing to strengthen the organisation’s commercial performance.

Justin started his career at Centurion as the Operations and Linehaul Manager before looking outside the organisation to further his industry experience.

In 2007 Justin was appointed Managing Director for Guardian Marine where his responsibilities included providing port services to the largest tonnage port in Australia in addition to facilitating off-shore express services.

In 2009 Justin was appointed as the CEO of the Go Marine Group, Australia’s largest integrated marine oil and gas logistics provider, as part of a merger with Guardian Marine. This extended Justin’s project logistics knowledge for specialised services and offered exposure to national and South-East Asian markets.

Paul Doherty – Head of People & Culture

As the Head of People & Culture, Paul is responsible for providing strategic leadership and driving cultural change through targeted people performance.

Providing leadership to the Human Resources and Indigenous Affairs teams, his focus is on culture and performance, employee capability, talent development and succession planning, employee relations and industrial relations.

Paul is an experienced HR Executive with more than 15 years’ experience in senior human resources roles across various industries from Transport to Fuel Distribution and Civil Construction. He brings a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to build leadership capability and culture driven strategies that enhance staff engagement and retention.

Gary Nurick – Executive General Manager Operations West

Gary joined Centurion in June 2015 as the Divisional Manager Specialised Transport and Regional Networks. He was promoted to General Manager Transport Operations before becoming General Manager Operations West with accountability across the business’ entire west coast operations in 2017.

He is passionate about making a measurable difference to safety, customer service and operational efficiency and has a track record in delivering these outcomes.

Gary held a number of senior FMCG roles in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in 2008. Since then he has focused his career on logistics and has managed large mining logistics contracts. Gary is a Chartered Accountant and in 2014 completed a General Management Program at Harvard.

Garry Riordan – Executive General Manager Operations East

Garry has more than 25 years’ experience and demonstrated success in leading large scale operations across Australia in  a wide range of transport services, storage,distribution and mining services.

Garry has extensive experience in Operations Management, Maintenance Management, Contract Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Business Development.

As the General Manager of Operations East, Garry will be integral in implementing the Centurion “ways of working” on the East Coast whilst expanding the service offering in line with the company’s strategic direction. The heavy haulage business gives another significant service offering that will compliment this strategic direction.

Max Bergomi – Head of Strategy and Development

Max began his professional career as an engineer with Italian EPC contractor Saipem. He has over twenty years of engineering, construction, and maintenance experience, and has built a strong reputation for onshore & topside service excellence over the last decade.

From late 2015 to 2018 Max was the Managing Director/CEO of Tempo, a mining and oil & gas service company. Prior to this, was the Managing Director for Clough for the Australian and PNG regions. He brings significant leadership experience and established working relationships with many blue chip clients and tier one contractors.

As Head of Strategy and Development, Max leads business development, tendering, commercial and marketing functions for the wider Centurion business in addition to in his role as CEO for the newly-established Centurion Upstream Solutions business.