David Riches

Managing Director

Mr Riches is the founder of GenusPlus and is a third generation recognised expert in the electrical contracting industry. He has presided over the business with a track record of year on year successful growth, generated through his leadership and strategic planning.

Mr Riches offers a wide range of experience in strategy, leadership, planning, design, and management having continually delivered challenging and difficult projects within time and budget. He is held in high regard by clients, competitors, employees and subcontractors.

Simon High

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr High has over 45 years of global experience in the oil and gas, mining and industrial and infrastructure industries. Mr High was formerly the CEO of SGX-listed Ausgroup and Managing Director/CEO of ASX-listed Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited.

Mr High held senior management and executive positions within Clough Limited, United Construction Group, Kvaerner Oil & Gas Ltd, Trafalgar House Offshore and John Brown E&C, and was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Coogee Resources. He has a proven track record in successful financial delivery, organisational turnaround, development of high-performance companies operating in cyclical and highly competitive economic global environments. Mr High holds a BSc (Civil Engineering) from the UK, is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Australia.

José Martins

Non-Executive Director

Mr Martins joined the Board in January 2018 and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial management of public and private companies. Mr Martins is currently chief financial officer of Alliance Mining Commodities Ltd. Previously, Mr Martins was Chief Financial Officer of Ausdrill Ltd (now Perenti Global Ltd) and Macmahon Holdings Ltd.

Paul Gavazzi

Non-Executive Director

Mr Gavazzi has over 35 years of experience as a practising lawyer in commercial law, specialising in construction, projects and infrastructure. Mr Gavazzi is the senior partner of Sparke Helmore and was a former managing partner, National Commercial Practice Group Leader. He was also founder of the firm’s Construction, Projects, and Infrastructure Group.

Mr Gavazzi has broad experience in all facets of project procurement, contracting, administration and dispute resolution.  From 2010 to 2015 Mr Gavazzi was a director of Mary Mackillop International, a registered charity providing aid, education and training in East Timor and Peru.

Mr Gavazzi is a practising lawyer, mediator, associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a member of the Society of Construction Lawyers and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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