Executive Team


Tim Phelan

Tim has more than 20 years’ experience working both nationally and internationally in the oil, gas and power generation industries. His roles have encompassed engineering and construction management as well as business development. He has been responsible for managing operations safely, efficiently and reliably. Tim commenced as Executive General Manager in mid-2014. Prior to this, Tim held the role of General Manager Strategy and Development for Easternwell. Tim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a post graduate diploma in Project Management from the Queensland University of Technology.


Kyle Koziol

Kyle originally joined Easternwell as the head of Human Resources in 2007 and supported the business during a period of significant growth and change through acquisition to becoming part of a public company. Kyle has also worked with Broadspectrum as a Regional HR Manager. In addition to his roles at Easternwell and Broadspectrum, Kyle has held management positions in human resources and health & safety and has worked in the resources, telecommunication and aviation industries. Kyle’s background in the resources industry, management experience, and time with Easternwell has paved the way for him to provide broader leadership in his current role. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) from the University of Richmond in the United States.


Sheldon Burt

Born and raised in Western Australia’s mining town of Kalgoorlie, Sheldon has spent 30 years in the drilling industry. With his family involved in mining and drilling for over 60 years, Sheldon commenced his drilling career as a Drillers Offsider and has drilling contractor experience in Australia, West Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. He started his own drilling business in 2004, growing the business significantly before selling the business in 2011 and moving into the role of General Manager Minerals and Gorey & Cole.


Marco Waanders

Marco has held various roles within Shell International in New Zealand, Singapore, Asia, and Europe. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas and supply chain industries. Marco has also worked in various roles with Santos in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth before moving into the role of General Manager Commercial for Easternwell in 2006. Marco’s extensive supply chain experience and managerial skills helped him move smoothly into the role of General Manager Camp Management in 2009 where he is responsible for managing the overall strategic direction of camp management operations for Easternwell.


Paul Maher

Paul has over 15 years’ experience in Finance and Commercial Management. He has held a number of financial and operational management roles within the transport, retail and tourism industries. Paul’s background in both financial and operational management has developed his commercial experience and allowed him to develop a true business partnering approach, providing insightful support to all areas of an organisation.


Easternwell continues to build on a strong track record of developing innovative solutions that increase safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability. With more than 70 years’ experience in water well services and 40 years’ experience in oil and gas services, Easternwell operates with some of Australia’s largest resource companies.

Gorey & Cole Drillers was founded offering water well services.
Transfield Services was founded offering maintenance, shutdown and asset project management services.
Eastern Well Supply was founded offering seismic drilling services.
Nudrill was founded offering drilling services in the Pilbara region.
Colby Drilling was founded offering reverse circulation and dual rotary drilling services.
Eastern Well Supply redirected their services towards well servicing and purchased their first workover rig under the new identity of Eastern Well Service.
Peak Drilling Services was founded offering green field exploration reverse circulation drilling services.
Eastern Catering Services was founded.
Eastern Well Service rebranded to Easternwell Group. Easternwell Group became known for providing integrated well servicing, drilling and remote mobile camp management services.
Australian Drilling Solutions was established through the integration of Sides Drilling Contractors, Gorey & Cole Drillers, Nudrill, Colby Drilling and Peak Drilling Services.
Easternwell Group merged with Australian Drilling Solutions to become Easternwell.
Easternwell became a subsidiary of Transfield Services.
Transfield Services rebranded to Broadspectrum.
Ferrovial Services Australia acquires Broadspectrum.