Leadership

Meet the SMW Group leadership team.

While we have over 500 staff working for SMW Group, we still do business one-on-one with our customers. New clients can expect to meet at least one of our leadership team, who have been getting things done in the Bowen Basin for over 20 years.

Jill Hatchwell

Chairperson

As Chairperson of SMW Group Limited, Jill brings extensive experience as a professional director with management and governance experience, in both public and private sector entities across a range of industries. Jill's key management roles have been in aviation, investment companies and management consultancy (in both the private and public sectors).

Jill is a founding director of SMW Group Limited and Aorere Resources Limited. She is a Board member of the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee and currently holds directorships of NZX and TSX listed Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and also ServiceIQ (the industry training organisation for the Aviation, Travel, Tourism, Museums, Hospitality, Retail and Wholesale sectors of New Zealand’s service industry) and is a member of the Audit Committees of both organisations. Jill’s other directorships have included Netball New Zealand and several stock exchange listed companies.

Jill enjoys the exposure and contribution to the strategic growth and development of all organisations she is involved with.

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.

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 enhances 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 enhances the team with his knowledge of financial analysis, financial control, treasury, planning, performance evaluation and system development.

Riley Boland

Chief People and Culture Officer

Riley has risen through the ranks at SMW Group. Since 2014, Riley has successfully taken on every dimension of human resource management, encompassing recruitment, training and retention and all aspects of HSEQ, including successful ISO9001, ISO45001 and AS/NZS4801 recertifications completed in 2020.

Riley also completed two years as Field Service Manager, gaining wide experience in client relationship management. During this period Riley also focused on maximising workforce efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring adherence to the Quality Management System and actively engaging with all improvement opportunities on site and off site.

Riley’s formal qualifications, B. Occupational Health and Safety, and MBA (in progress), alongside Health, Safety and Auditing, added to his innate abilities in people and culture management.

Riley provides excellent human resource leadership to the expanding SMW Group team.

Cameron Tragardh

Operations Manager, Field Services

Cameron has built his career in Central Queensland since the early 2000’s, firstly in professional basketball, both as a player, CEO and associated stakeholder development, before moving to a management role in regional development with Bravus Mining & Resources. He contributed significantly to the successful AIPP implementation of Bravus’s Carmichael project, facilitating lasting partnerships between principal contractors and SME’s.

As Operations Manager for Field Services, Cameron will continue to build and strengthen networks and client relationships to new levels of trust and synergy.

Cameron’s strengths in stakeholder communication, business development and management contribute to SMW’s outstanding reputation for client service and satisfaction.

Interested in a career at SMW Group?