Our Exec Team

Greg Miller

Managing Director

Gerrie Pieters

Finance Director

Sean Henley

Associate Director Shafts & Underground Construction

David Smith

Director, People, Risk and the Environment

Tracey Chan

Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Nick Maguire

Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Stephen Bennett

General Manager Fleet

Robert Pettit

Associate Director, International Operations

Steve Cooke

General Manager, Incycle

Nick Chernoff

Manager Business Development

Greg Miller

Managing Director

Greg is a senior mining professional with +20 years of industry experience. Leadership responsibility for the Underground Division of a major Australian contractor, encompassing safety leadership, business development, operations management, and general business management activities.

Experienced in the management, preparation and negotiation of successful tenders for contracts with a number of Australian mining companies. Involved with a diverse range of service offerings, mineral commodities, equipment types, contract styles, and geographic regions.

Additional expertise as a member of the senior executive with active involvement in mergers and acquisitions, reporting to the Board of a publicly listed company, Strategy preparation and execution, Budget preparation and crisis management.

Gerrie Pieters

Finance Director

Gerrie started his career in South Africa with the Murray & Roberts group in 1990, his career of over 30 years was in the Underground Mining contracting field.

He obtained his BCompt degree in 2003 and fulfilled various administrative and commercial roles throughout his career in all aspects of the Mining field which include Cementation, Raise boring, Surface drilling, Drop raising, Shaft sinking, Decline sinking, Development, Contract mining and mining construction.

He was also responsible for various contracts in Zambia, Ghana, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. He was on Murray & Roberts Cementation board since 2013 after which he moved to Mongolia for 15 months as FD for a RUC JV and finally relocated to Perth as Financial Director for RUC.

Sean Henley

Operations Manager

Sean Henley is a qualified mining engineer holding a First Class Mine Managers Certificate with extensive experience in Contracting, Project Management, Business Development, and Estimating on both International and Domestic Projects. With over 20 years’ mining experience and using practical problem solving approach, energetic leadership and excellent negotiation skills to deliver results on a number of complex projects.

David Smith

Director, People, Risk and the Environment

Executive Leader with a zero harm value set and proven ability to strategically vision and plan SHEQ&T, engage and coach, execute and monitor, audit and continually improve risk management policies and procedures, and to introduce globally benchmarked initiatives that exceed business performance expectations and goals and also protects people, the environment, company reputation and assets. Led over 20 group entity and worldwide sites to achieve Best Practice SHEQ&T standards as the Group Manager – Safety, Environment, Quality and Training, for Byrnecut Mining.

Senior Project and Operational Leader with a proven ability to execute SHEQ&T elements and requirements on major capital projects during project study phases and board approvals, construction execution, operational readiness and commercial operation.

In Ghana provided expert health and safety leadership and strategy management for the $1B Greenfield Newmont Akyem construction project which is now in commercial operation. Newmont Akyem was the first mine in Ghana to win the prestigious ‘Ghana Best Safe Mine Award’ two years in a row and was also the first Newmont operation to achieve over 400 days zero harm.

Tracey Chan

Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with 16 years’ experience working in various industries, including telecommunications, engineering and construction, professional services and the property sector. She started her career in Perth with Gascoine Group and VDM Engineering and Construction, before moving to London to work for City of London Telecom. Tracey joined RUC in 2014 and manages the day-to-day finance function, supporting internal and external business stakeholders, Project Managers and The Board of Directors.

Nick Maguire

Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.

Stephen Bennett

General Manager Fleet

With a Graduate Certificate in Management and over 35 years mining experience in a number of disciplines, Steve started his underground mining career tapping into his mechanical engineering background from hands on to management in both surface and underground operations covering narrow vein stope mining to shaft sinking , block caving and stoping operations both nationally and abroad.

Steve has extensive experiences with production / development and construction projects, crusher and rail installation, head frame design and construction and he has most recently had experience working with and heading up teams developing some of the industries most advanced automated systems.

Steve has a strong interest in and has been instrumental in setting course content and facilitating numerous leadership, coaching, mentoring, supervisory and maintenance training programs across a number of countries.

Robert Pettit

Associate Director, International Operations

Robert is a seasoned mining professional with over 30 years mining and civil mining experience, with the past 18 years in various management roles. He started his mining career in 1989 on Western Deep Levels in South Africa.

He obtained his National Higher Diploma in Metaliferous Mining in 1993 and his Mine Managers Certificate in 1998. In 1998 he joined Cementation Mining in South Africa and started his mining contracting career as a Master Sinker. Robert joined RUC in 2010 as a project manager for the HATS project in Hong Kong.

He has extensive experience in shaft sinking, decline sinking, development and mining construction.

In his career to date, Robert worked on numerous mining and civil projects in South Africa, Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Mongolia.

Steve Cooke

General Manager, Incycle

Steve Cooke (Cookie) has been in the concrete construction industry for some 35 years. Predominately starting his career in the building trade and Managing a number of building company’s. Looking for a change in direction, he entered the concrete construction and underground shotcrete industry.

Cookie has held a number of Operational positions within the shotcrete industry over the past 25 years and has built up a reputation as someone that will deliver a project safely, professionally and on budget.

Nick Chernoff

Business Development Manager

Nick Chernoff is the Manager of Business Development for RUC, He joined RUC Cementation Indonesia in 2017 as Project Manager at Freeport McMoRan’s underground operation in Papua Indonesia.

The role managed the production and development at the Big Gossan underground mine as well as two cable bolting contracts. Nick led a team of 625 personnel, comprising of an expatriate and majority national workforce. 

A West Australian School of Mines graduate, Nick has an uncompromised priority for mining safety and a passion for development of the business’ most important asset – it’s people.

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