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leadership team

leadership team

Paul Larsen leads the management of our rail network.

Passionate about rail infrastructure in Western Australia, Paul is committed to delivering successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on our network as well as Arc Infrastructure’s employees and shareholders.

With the company since 2003, Paul was appointed to the leadership role in 2008 and led a $2 billion upgrade of the railway - a move that modernised the network, allowing a 113 per cent increase in tonnage that can be transported.

The upgrade was recognised by the Australasian Rail Association in 2014, winning the Australasian Rail Industry Award for Corporate Innovation and Excellence.

Paul Larsen

Chief Executive Officer

Joining Arc Infrastructure in 2012, Megan leads the safety and environment, corporate affairs, training and human resources part of the business.

Megan brings 25 years of experience to her role, spanning the resources, automotive, energy and rail industries across Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Megan is on the Australasian Railway Association's Rail Workforce Development Committee, the Australian Logistics Council's (ALC) Infrastructure and People Committees and is an alternate director on the ALC Board.

A strong supporter of workplace diversity, Megan mentors men and women at all career stages and is on the board of the National Association of Women in Operations.

Megan McCracken

General Manager Safety, People and Corporate Affairs

Neil Hamel brings 40 years of experience in rail and logistics operations to Arc Infrastructure, with a career that has seen him working across WA, Queensland and Sierra Leone.

Twenty of those years were spent in the movement of major bulk commodities such as iron ore, grain and alumina.

His strong leadership skills were developed in roles with BHP Billiton, Pacific National and African Minerals in both logistics and the management of train crews, train controllers, track crews and shunting teams.

Joining us in 2012, Neil’s role covers the management of all customer interface services within our business, including contracts, delivery and operations. He does this with endless energy and enthusiasm.

Neil Hamel

General Manager Customer Operations

Paul joined us in 2008 and has led a number of projects including our Midwest Rail Upgrade project which increased the rail network’s capacity to support both iron ore and agricultural sectors in the region.

The success of the Midwest Rail Upgrade led to Paul, who has 20 years of experience across all aspects of railway infrastructure in both Australia and Europe, being appointed General Manager Infrastructure.

Now in the role of General Manager Asset Management and Projects, Paul oversees the engineering, asset strategy and planning, and maintenance part of our business.

Paul Lowney

General Manager Asset Management and Projects

Branden is responsible for driving innovation and technology at Arc Infrastructure.

With almost 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and senior executive, Branden has worked across IT, industrial automation, financial services and telecommunications.

He has consulted on intelligent transport, smart card systems, technology strategies and system development. Branden has also held leadership positions in multinational finance and technology companies.

Branden holds an MBA, Honours Degree in Commerce and Diplomas in Engineering and Computer Science.

Branden Dekenah

Director Technology

David is responsible for business development, network development, strategy and risk, finance, legal and procurement functions.

With Brookfield since 2010, and the previous shareholder beforehand, David has spent the last 10 years of his career assessing merger and acquisitions opportunities whilst being involved in the governance responsibilites of various operating infrastructure assets.

David started his working life as a consultant engineer after completing his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class honours, spending 6 years in that role.  He then went on to complete his Masters Degree in Applied Finance, whilst simultaneously entering the world of investment banking.

Now with over 15 years of experience, David’s role is to position Arc Infrastructure for success in an ever-changing market environment.

David Jesse

Chief Financial Officer
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