Our Team


Mitchell is Australian owned and supported by a management team that is multidisciplinary and equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

We believe in our people. We believe in a culture that nurtures innovation and development, this is evident through our work achievements and people capital. We pride ourselves on delivery of service of the highest caliber and quality. This is achieved by a diverse team that is unified, focused and committed.
  • Maintain a ‘Safety First’ attitude in all aspects of our business
  • Be the market leader when it comes to quality of outcomes
  • Be the market leader when it comes to driving the acceptance on innovation
  • Be an employer of choice
  • Engage with communities and businesses that are local to the areas in which we work

Executive Team

Wayne Mitchell

Managing Director

In 1984 Wayne Mitchell saw an opportunity to take his experience as a civil contractor and apply it to cross country water pipelines. In the four decades since, Wayne has led by example, challenging the status quo, to deliver industry leading innovation in construction methodology, quality and safety. Very much a ‘hands on’ person, Wayne prides himself on his strategic analysis of project risks and opportunities and ability to assemble right resources to deliver a safe and cost-effective solution to customers.

Robert Shelton

General Manager / Director

Rob holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) and has over 25 years’ experience in the civil construction industry, with particular emphasis in the construction of turnkey pipeline projects. Joining Mitchell in 1999, Rob has played an integral part in the business’s continual growth and evolution. Rob is a passionate believer in the importance of safety and quality in construction, and leads our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and indigenous engagement.

Lee Briggs

Engineering Manager / Director

Lee has worked on a wide variety of projects and has experience in a broad spectrum of engineering solutions. Holding a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), Lee has over 25 years’ experience in the pipeline industry and has played a key role in developing the Mitchell patented plant, delivering efficient, safe and quality outcomes. Lee is committed to innovation and has worked with our clients to develop options that deliver not only a lower construction cost, but savings across the whole of life operations.

Steven Roberts

Chief Financial Officer

Steve holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and has a career spanning three decades in construction. Joining Mitchell in 2018, Steve has demonstrated strong financial, commercial, and strategic skills that allow the management team and clients to work collaboratively to ensure best project outcomes.

Rainie Ovenden

Corporate Services Manager

Rainie joined Mitchell in 2003 as a trainee Project Administrator and benefiting from Mitchell’s commitment to career development, she has completed a Degree in Business from the University of Melbourne with a focus on Finance and Market Analytics. During her career with Mitchell, Rainie has been involved in all aspects of operations and this has provided her a deep understanding of the business and how it impacts the communities in which we operate. Rainie is dedicated to achieving sustainable business results by ensuring Mitchell delivers positive outcome for all our stakeholders.

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