Our Team

We recruit and retain the best and most experienced raisebore operators in the world. We foster and actively support continuous improvement and innovation by our staff through: identifying talent and recognising the importance of aligning a skill set with particular tasks; setting high goals and expectations of our team; developing career paths and promotion from within; and providing access to further education for our team.

We also place importance on maintaining an open dialogue. It is of utmost importance that our teams in the field maintain an ongoing and open dialogue with all key stakeholders. Besides our due reporting process, we encourage: talking frankly–while being respectful of other cultures, experience and beliefs; accepting and providing constructive criticism when appropriate; and adding value to the team as a result of unique experiences.

The congruence of goals and objectives between all major stakeholders is vitally important for any project. We ensure an upfront mutual understanding of expectations and requirements (both on and offsite) and take the time to understand and verify changes in requirements. Internal assessments and mutually agreed key performance indicators ensure this process happens. We attribute the success of this approach to the fact we regularly exceed expectations and set new benchmarks in the industry.

At Raisebore Australia we celebrate our success. As with any great achievement–if it is worthwhile commencing, it is certainly worthwhile celebrating. We achieve this by being proud of our team and their development through our Family Values; encouraging each other upon the completion of difficult tasks; rewarding achievement of our team and sharing achievement with each other in offsite Team Building Events. At Raisebore Australia we believe in and exercise the Raisebore Australia Family Values everyday.

Our Senior Team

Rod Bertram | Managing Director
Certificate in Mining Engineering, 
Certificate in Surveying, 
Registered Licensed Builder

Rod has in excess of 40 years in all aspects of mining, from surveying to engineering and has specialised in development and management of raise drilling activities for the past 12 years.

Peter Phelan | Operations Manager
Certificate of Competency in Rig Management, Certificate III Conduct Raiseboring (RIINHB312D)

Peter joined Raisebore Australia in January 1996 as an experienced raise drill operator, he has in excess of 30 years experience in the field, has completed over 45302 hours of raiseboring operations and currently specialises in the development and management of RBA’s raiseboring operations on a national and international basis.

Neil Ringshaw | SHEC Manager
Certified Safety Practitioner, Lead Auditor OHS/WHS, Incident Lead Investigator (ICAM), G-MIRM (Global Minerals Industry Risk Management) G-3 Certificate, Certified Training Professional (AITD), Member – Australian Institute of Management, Elected International Member – American Society of Safety Engineers

Neil is a OHS/WHS professional with over 25 years experience in workplace health and safety consulting and the WHS training space. He has a proven track record of developing, marketing and implementing pro-active WHS solutions resulting in positive change to culture and improvements to safety performance. Specialising in the design and delivery of WHS training courseware including web-based, interactive learning applications, workplace assessments and system audits, implementing and facilitating work health and safety management systems and providing advice on legal compliance issues.

Peter Bennett | Chief Financial Officer
Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Peter has had extensive experience within the mining industry, spending much of his upbringing in the mining regional mecca of Broken Hill, NSW, Australia. Peter has been with Raisebore Australia for more than 10 years, and continues to oversee the complete accounting function of the Raisebore Group.

Mclean Edwards | Manager – Assets, Logistics and Procurement
Certificate III Senior First Aid, Certified Welder, I.T. Operator, Licensed Semi-Driver

Mclean has extensive experience in the hydrocarbon and minerals  industry having worked on oil drill rigs, in transport and metal fabrication. Mclean started in the raisebore field in 2006 and has been deemed competent on multiple Atlas Copco Robbins Raiseborers and has completed in excess of 12630 hours of raiseboring operation whilst working for Raisebore Australia. Mclean’s role is to provide management and maintenance of logistics function including assets, procurement and logistic systems; and development solutions.