MEET THE TEAM

Meet the SMW Group leadership team

While we have over 300 staff working for SMW Group, we still do business one-on-one with our customers. New clients can expect to meet one of our leadership team, who have been getting things done in the Bowen Basin for 20 years.

Jack Trenaman

Chief Executive Officer


Before helping to found SMW Group, Jack gained considerable experience as a senior manager with BMA, MEM and Queensland Cement, working up through the management ranks from the fitter trade. Jack’s reputation for excellent customer focus and background in maintenance management strategies enabled the SMW Group to grow to over 300 employees through a downturn.

Jack believes that hard work and strong relationships have caused SMW Group to prosper in a tough industry. The company is acknowledged as a leader in the mining and industry sectors and Jack is committed to leading SMW Group in continued growth through consistent innovation, local employment and community support.

Jack believes that hard work and strong relationships have caused SMW Group to prosper in a tough industry.

Frank Humphreys

Chief Operating Officer


Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Limerick and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. Frank managed materials processing plants in Newcastle NSW and Perth Western Australia before moving to Central Queensland where he gained senior managerial experience at Queensland Cement and BMA, in maintenance and engineering services.

Frank has helped to lead the SMW Group’s engineering and manufacturing team to levels of award-winning excellence, including the implementation of production-line processes to streamline regular overhauls of heavy machinery and earthmoving equipment.

Frank has helped to lead the SMW Group’s engineering and manufacturing team to levels of award-winning excellence

Troy Donovan

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary


Troy Donovan has over 20 years’ experience working in senior financial roles, predominantly at PwC. He has spent the last 8 years in senior executive and CFO roles at the listed entity Cardno Ltd. Troy will enhance the team with his knowledge of financial analysis, financial control, treasury, planning, performance evaluation and system development.

Troy’s experience and reputation within the industry is a testament to the quality of management overseeing the strategic operations of the group.

Troy’s experience and reputation within the industry is a testament to the quality of management overseeing the strategic operations of the group.

Oliver Sabu

Chief Operations Support Officer


Oliver has 20 years of experience working in industry, both overseas and in Australia, specialising in the design and manufacture of high precision tooling for the automotive and high volume manufacturing using modern techniques. For the past 14 years, Oliver has been working in the mining manufacture and resources sector applying this skill to mining manufacturing, repairs, refurbishment and product development.

Oliver is a Director of BAE and the Engineering Manager in charge of the design and engineering arm of BAE, overseeing cost-effectiveness, efficient manufacturing, design and repairs. His background in manufacturing and design is an asset to BAE and has enabled him to be a part of BAE’s growth for the past 9 years.

For the past 14 years, Oliver has been working in the mining manufacture and resources sector applying this skill to mining manufacturing, repairs, refurbishment and product development.

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