Our Leadership

Advisory Board

PAUL HIGGINS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Paul commenced his career as a civil engineer but found that the business of engineering was his true passion. After completing his MSc in Engineering Management, Paul worked in various roles at a large factory in Missouri.  He then spent a number of years with Clorox leading maintenance improvement efforts at 34 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

In 1994, Paul joined the fledgling DINGO Software, where he brought a novel approach to mining maintenance. After spending years witnessing production facilities perform repairs in reaction to problems, he realized that mining companies could dramatically increase operational efficiency and save millions of dollars by proactively caring for equipment.

By extending the principles of human healthcare to maintenance, DINGO can make a material impact on the health, productivity, and life of assets. This transformational thinking has made DINGO an industry-standard in predictive maintenance and strategic data management in asset-intensive industries, including mining, wind, oil and gas, and rail.

Mark Holmes

MARK HOLMES

SENIOR ADVISOR

Brigadier Mark Holmes joins DINGO as a Senior Advisor – Defence having completed 36 years of full-time and reserve service as an armored combat officer. He has lead Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women in peacetime and on combat operations in a variety of command, staff and training appointments. Mark has held many significant roles within the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force throughout his service. He brings this experience and knowledge of Defence to DINGO in support of our work in new opportunities in Australian Defence Force capability and acquisition programs.

Management

Allan Robb

ANDREW GOLD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Andrew joined DINGO in 2021 as the CFO across the DINGO group of companies. He is an experienced Chartered Accountant with 12 years in heavy asset industries. As well as an Internationally experienced Finance Executive with 25 years of delivering high value financial management across multiple business units and countries, partnering closely with the CEO and broader leadership team delivering strategic financial advice and leadership.

Steve Buckman

STEPHEN BUCKMAN

VP ENGINEERING

Stephen joined DINGO in Sept 2020 in role of Vice President of Engineering. Stephen brings practical leadership experience in Software Engineering, Data Science, Digital Transformation, Agile product development, asset management, process improvement and software quality management. Stephen’s formal qualifications include Bachelor of Science from Queensland University, PhD in Physics from Macquarie University and Six Sigma Black Belt from Honeywell.

Brad Donnelly

BRAD DONNELLY

MANAGING DIRECTOR – DINGO MINING

Brad joined DINGO in August 2018 in the role of Vice President Customer Success and in 2021 moved into the role of Managing Director for the DINGO Mining division. Brad is a sales, consulting and business leadership professional with an impressive track record assisting customers successfully implement complex solutions. Brad has been involved in Enterprise software consulting and project delivery for most of his career, with 15+ years having responsibility and accountability for project delivery excellence for the numerous consulting practices he has led.

Ron Parrello

RON PARRELLO

MANAGING DIRECTOR – DINGO DEFENCE

Ron joined DINGO in 2021 in the role of Managing Director for the Defence division. He is a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience in growing and leading organisations and business units. Ron has led complex Defence projects throughout all phases of a contract from bid management to delivery and closure, and he has a strong track record of growing revenue, retaining staff and securing continued business.

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