The Team

Peter Murphy

Director – Operations

Peter is an experienced Remediation Project Director. His work as an environmental consultant and business manager allows him to confidently oversee the regulatory nuances of a project while his practical engineering knowledge, developed through many years of hands-on experience, ensures practical and functional solutions to on site problems. Peter is in the process of completing a Law Degree specialising in Commercial Law which offers valuable insight into contract management issues.

His key roles are project management and business development. His key skill, in an operational sense, is the proven ability to coordinate unique, complex, multifaceted, high risk projects from conception, through planning, design and implementation to final delivery.

Clinton Dick 

Director – Business Development 

Clinton is the founder of Australian demolition and remediation contracting company, Liberty Industrial. A highly regarded industry expert, Clinton has been involved with the successful execution of some of Australia’s largest and technically complex challenging demolition undertakings.

A qualified Civil Engineer specialising in large project demolition and remediation, Clinton has more than 23 years demolition project delivery and leadership experience.

Having held a variety of consulting, engineering, project management and senior roles in the demolition industry prior to launching Liberty Industrial in 2008, Clinton founded the company due to the growing need for a specialist company to service the requirements of major industrial companies here in Australia and abroad.

Clinton’s leadership and expertise has been critical to the growth and direction of Liberty Industrial, a specialist deconstruction and remediation contracting business known for its ability to deliver demolition projects of the largest scale and highest calibre.

Connor Walsh

Director – Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Connor is an excellent administrator with significant experience in co-ordinating and managing the support for multiple major projects at the same time. His in-depth knowledge of all aspects of project operations means that he can quickly determine potential risks and how to resolve them.

Connor has over ten years’ experience in the environmental engineering industry.  Starting initially as the COO of OPEC Systems he is now the CEO. Connor is responsible for managing the day to day operations of a 70+ person strong company of professionals and trades people including: mechanics, welders, fabricators, engineers, electricians, plant operators, labourers and administrators.  His responsibilities include all corporate support functions including Finance, IT, Marketing, HR and overseeing the Sales and Operations functions for a number of OPEC’s business areas.

Simon Gill

Director – Operations

A specialist in the field of heavy industrial demolition, Simon has years of experience delivering large, technically complex industrial deconstruction and remediation projects for government and blue chip mining, oil, gas and energy clients across Australia.

Over the years he has held a variety of roles within the industry from demolition engineering, consulting and project management roles to high level operations management and senior leadership roles.

Simon has managed some of Australia’s most high profile closure projects. His technical expertise coupled with his vast practical experience ensures projects under his leadership are delivered on time, on budget, in line with stakeholder expectations and to industry leading standards.

Geoff Rowland 

Technical Operations Manager

Based in Brisbane QLD, Geoff is a highly capable individual with a proven track record in General Management.
Geoff developed his management skills in the Australian Army as a Field Engineer over a 21 year career. He qualified as a commercial diver in 1994 and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician in 2002. He was deployed on operations to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands in EOD management roles. For his service as the EOD Manager for Reconstruction Task Force 3 in Afghanistan he was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished service. Geoff left the Australian Defence Force as a Regimental Sergeant Major in 2011.

Geoff is currently employed as the Chief Operating officer for OPEC Systems Pty Ltd, responsible for the company’s operations across six divisions. Since 2012 Geoff has been a key part of the senior management team that transformed the business, delivering record financial results by improving cost and operational performance, and implementing innovative programs to improve safety and drive productivity. OPEC supplies a diverse range of products and services including Chemical Warfare (CW) protective systems and ensemble, contaminated site remediation services, bulk fuel system design, construction and maintenance services, marine spill control systems including training, maintenance and storage, commercial diving services and deployable health facilities including specialist CW medical support personnel.

John Caligari AO, DSC

Non Executive Director 

John Caligari retired from the Australian Regular Army in mid-2015 at the rank of Lieutenant General (3-star general) after 36 years’ service, and has considerable experience organising and leading large organisations in Defence.

His last three positions in Defence involved managing stakeholders across Government and industry in leading the modernisation of the warfighting capabilities of the Australian Defence Force. John led organisations responsible for defining the priorities and specifications for future warfighting capabilities to be acquired; and balanced a capital budget of over $15 billion.

Now a Strategy and Leadership Consultant, LTGEN John Caligari has a wealth of experience in demanding environments, especially on operational service overseas and at the highest levels in the Department of Defence. His last seven years in particular have been at the interface between industry and Defence, particularly as Chairman of the Rapid Prototype Development and Evaluation Program Board.

Mike Ransom

Project Director

Based in Sydney NSW, Mike has a proven track record as a Project Director and Project Manager.
A highly motivated individual, Mike’s career includes 25 years’ service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) that provided him with extensive experience in aircraft weapons engineering and explosive ordnance disposal. Significant posts held included the Senior Inspector of Explosives in charge of the RNZAF Explosive Inspection unit. This unit was responsible for all EOD training, explosive quality control and audits, explosive breakdown and defect investigation, explosive proof testing and trials, accident investigation of armament and explosive ordnance related incidents, UXO recovery, crashed aircraft UXO render safe procedures, modification and repair of explosive ordnance and licensing of explosive ordnance storage facilities and transportation.
Within the commercial UXO market, Mike has brought his extensive skills to bear on a number of complex UXO remediation and assessment projects, both for Defence, Commercial and Private Clients, within Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao, Solomon Islands, Republic of Kiribati and Nauru.
In recent years he has acted as Project Director for the Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture UXO Clearance, Papua New Guinea, completed complex Defence Department’s Columboola WW2 Chemical Munitions Remediation Project in south west Queensland, as Project Director for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Munda Airfield Redevelopment Project in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. He has also planned, implemented and reported on numerous Defence and commercial UXO assessment and remediation tasks throughout Australia and internationally.
Mike is currently employed as the Manager of the Defence Services Division of OPEC Systems Pty Ltd, responsible for the Divisions service delivery.

David Wood 

Remediation Manager

David is an esteemed and experienced manager of remediation projects with expertise is in the identification and implementation of innovative and efficient remediation strategies for large scale projects that add significant value to client’s projects.

A qualified Civil Engineer, he began his professional career in a Geotechnical Engineering role when an opportunity to manage a large-scale remediation project in 2001 ignited his passion for the environment and led him to pursue a career within the field of remediation contracting.

David has since successfully executed hundreds of large and complex remediation projects and has played an integral role in the significant growth of a well-known remediation business from just 4 employees to in excess of 150, over a 12-year period.

Since joining Liberty Industrial in 2014 David has been instrumental in expanding Liberty Industrial’s remediation and civil capability and strengthening Liberty Industrial’s position as one of Australia’s leading demolition and remediation contractors, guiding the company’s transition from a predominately industrial demolition contractor to a fully integrated demolition, remediation and civil contractor.