Peter Blackburn

Managing Director

Peter is the founder of Global Surface Mining. He created Global in 2006 by identifying opportunities for road profilers in the mining industry. He began by mining salt and limestone with road profilers before purchasing Australia’s first Wirtgen 2500 Surface Miner. Prior to Global, Peter managed a road profiling business for over 10 years before creating his own road profiling business in 2004. Peter has since established WA Stabilising and Global Rebuilds with all companies now providing quality services under the banner of Global Civil and Mining.

Mark Shelton

Non-Executive Director

Mark Shelton joined as CEO of Global in February 2013 and moved to Non-Executive Director in May 2014. With a career spanning almost 25 years, Mark has extensive experience in financial management and company secretarial roles, he is an accomplished leader, with a track record of working with high-growth media and airline companies such as his previous position as the CEO of Skywest. Mark is responsible for driving Global to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the Global team to date. He brings a great mix of leadership, operational experience, technical breadth, and a passion for customer service.

Damian Nice

Operations Manager

Damian has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and mining industries and prior to joining Global in 2011 had responsibility for managing a wide range of large scale projects for construction and engineering firm Thiess, in both Australia and Asia.

Damian has developed extensive high level project management skills and has been involved with mining, road and concrete projects. His role at Global is to manage all stages of a project from tender to award of contract, through to start up and operations. He is responsible for managing the key contracts such as operations at Chevron Gorgon, Roy Hill Rail, and Yandi.

Andrew Blackburn

Financial Controller

Andrew Blackburn joined Global in August 2013 as Financial Controller. Commencing his finance career over 10 years ago and advancing through various business units within Crown Perth, Andrew became Finance Manager looking over 40 different business units. Recognised for his leadership, management and financial contribution, Andrew was acknowledged on a national level. Working at Global with operations, maintenance and corporate services, Andrew is responsible for management of all business and accounting systems to ensure accurate financial management at all levels.