Scott Cummins

Chief Executive Officer


Scott's appointment to the role of Aveng CEO in March 2024 marks a significant milestone in his distinguished career journey. Before assuming this pivotal position, he served as the CEO of McConnell Dowell for eight years, leading the charge in implementing transformative strategic and operational changes that reshaped, revitalised, and expanded Aveng’s largest subsidiary.

With over 35 years of experience, Scott brings a wealth of expertise spanning various sectors including marine, oil and gas production, construction engineering, fabrication, business development and regional operations. His global professional journey has taken him to key locations such as Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai and London, providing him with invaluable international insights and perspectives.

Throughout his career, Scott has held numerous influential positions, including Senior Vice President of Commercial, Executive Vice President Offshore as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific at McDermott International. His strategic contributions have played a pivotal role in driving growth, fostering innovation, and establishing him as a visionary leader in the industry.


BEng, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; MBA, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

Adrian Macartney

Chief Financial Officer


Adrian has served as the Executive Financial Director and CFO of Aveng Group since September 2014, playing a pivotal role in driving the Group’s transformation into a smaller, more focused and sustainable international contracting company.

With over two decades of experience in assurance, transactions and advisory services, Adrian has left an indelible mark on the financial landscapes of organisations. His career began with stints at esteemed EY, where he honed his skills before embarking on a transformative two-year journey with PwC in New Zealand. Returning to EY in 2001, Adrian's career trajectory continued to ascend as he navigated through various roles, accumulating invaluable experience and insights along the way.

Adrian's deep understanding of intricate financial landscapes, combined with his adeptness in overcoming challenges, has established him as a trusted steward of Aveng's financial well-being. His strategic acumen and leadership have been instrumental in guiding the company towards sustainable growth and success.


BCom, University of the Witwatersrand; BCompt (Hons), University of South Africa; CA(SA)

Dale Morrison

Chief Operating Officer


With a 22-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer at McConnell Dowell, Dale embarked on an exciting new chapter in March 2024 by transitioning into the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Aveng Group. This change brings a fresh opportunity for Dale to provide the Group with leadership, experience and corporate knowledge.

Dale's professional journey commenced at BTR’s Head office in London, where he refined his skills over a three-year period before returning to his homeland, New Zealand, in early 1988. Joining McConnell Dowell in Auckland marked the start of a 36-year journey characterised by continuous progression and notable achievements.

Throughout his career, Dale has demonstrated adaptability, expertise, and resilience, navigating through a diverse range of business challenges in accounting and finance roles across various locations. His leadership and strategic acumen have been instrumental in driving organisational excellence and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration throughout the Aveng Group.


BCom, Auckland University CA (ANZ)

Steve Collett

Chief Strategy Officer
Chief People Officer


With over two decades of expertise in human resources and corporate strategy, Steve's career represents a rich and diverse journey spanning Australia, South East Asia, and Latin America.

In April 2016, Steve joined the McConnell Dowell group as Executive General Manager for Human Resources, where he steered the human resources function across the organisation's 3000 personnel spread across 15 countries of operation. In 2020, he assumed an additional role as Group Strategy, spearheading the development of McConnell Dowell’s Horizon 2030 Strategic Plan.

Before his tenure at McConnell Dowell, Steve garnered valuable experience during his 10-year stint with Orica. He has also ventured into academia, serving as an economist and lecturing in human resource management and labour market economics at the esteemed University of Western Australia. Steve's leadership transcends corporate confines. As Chair of the Australian Construction Industry Leadership Forum’s Capability and Capacity Working Group, he championed efforts to cultivate a coordinated approach towards addressing skill gaps in the industry.


BEc (Hons) University of Western Australia

Dr James Glastonbury

Chief Engineering and Innovation Officer


James is widely recognised as a trailblazer in the engineering and construction realm, boasting a distinguished career spanning 30+ years across Australia, the US and the UK. His extensive experience encompasses a breadth of sectors including transport infrastructure, tunnelling, mining, oil and gas.

With a multifaceted background in consulting, research, and project delivery, James has consistently been at the forefront of driving innovation within the construction industry. His leadership has been pivotal in advancing off-site manufacturing strategies and digital technologies, constructively challenging conventional industry practices, and delivering tangible benefits in health, safety, quality, and productivity.

Before assuming his current role, James served as the Executive General Manager - Engineering for McConnell Dowell, playing a central role in shaping the company's engineering initiatives and strategies. Prior to this, he held senior leadership positions at esteemed firms such as Laing O’Rourke and WSP, where his expertise and strategic insights were instrumental in the successful execution of various projects and initiatives.


BEng, PhD, University of New South Wales (Geotechnical); BSc, University of Sydney

John Meggitt

Chief Commercial Officer


John brings over 25 years of extensive management experience to his role as Aveng’s senior commercial executive. His diverse background encompasses both the public sector and large private sector organisations, including reputable ASX listed companies.

With a sharp focus on providing strategic advice, John excels in offering independent insights to Boards, CEOs, leadership teams and business units across a wide spectrum of commercial as well as corporate matters. His expertise spans corporate governance, risk management, deal structuring, dispute resolution and business planning, where he consistently delivers practical solutions tailored to address each unique challenge.

Throughout his career, John has played a pivotal role in leading corporate restructures and business transformation initiatives. He has adeptly facilitated the integration of teams and corporate functions, demonstrating agility and professionalism in adapting to evolving reporting structures and accountability models.

A natural collaborator, John is a trusted advisor. His exceptional commercial and contractual knowledge is complemented by proven negotiation, influencing, financial analysis, and budget management skills, making him an invaluable asset to Aveng and its stakeholders.


BCom, University of New South Wales, LLB, University of New South Wales