Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since July 2010

Mr Fenn has over 30 years’ experience in operational management, strategic development and financial management. He joined Downer in October 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2010.

He was previously a member of the Qantas Executive Committee, holding a number of senior roles over 14 years, as well as Chairman of Star Track Express and a Director of Australian Air Express. He worked at KPMG for eight years before he joined Qantas.

Mr Fenn is currently a Director of Sydney Airport Limited and Spotless Group Holdings Limited and a Member of the UTS Engineering and IT Industry Advisory Board.

Mr Fenn holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr Fenn lives in Sydney.

Michael joined Downer as Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2016.

Michael has held a range of senior finance positions in a career spanning 25 years. He was previously VP Finance for ASX listed explosives group Dyno Nobel and more recently held a number of portfolio CFO positions for a large private equity fund.

Michael trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.

Steve was appointed CEO of the New Zealand business in January 2017. He is a senior executive and director with over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of social infrastructure including transportation, water, energy and communications.

Steve joined Downer in 2004 and he has held a number of senior operational roles including Executive General Manager, Northern Region and Executive General Manager, Infrastructure. He was a member of the New Zealand leadership team for eight years. Prior to his appointment as New Zealand's CEO, he was Downer’s Group Executive Manager, Strategy and Development. Before joining Downer, Steve held senior positions in both consulting and contracting businesses in the UK.

Steve holds qualifications in business, management and engineering including a Master’s Degree in Engineering Studies from Auckland University.

Peter Tompkins was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in June 2021 and was formerly CEO and Managing Director of Spotless; a role he held since October 2018.

Peter joined Downer in 2008 and was appointed General Counsel in 2010.  He is a highly valued member of Downer’s Executive Committee, which consists of the most senior executives from across the Group. 

Peter has been a key member of Downer’s Tenders and Contracts Committee, which is central to Downer’s bid and risk management, and has been actively engaged in Downer’s Public Private Partnerships since 2008.

Peter has represented Downer on numerous Boards including Keolis Downer, Evolution Rail and Reliance Rail.

He has qualifications in law and commerce from Deakin University.

Robert Regan commenced as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 January 2019.

Prior to Downer, Robert held a range of senior legal positions in a career spanning more than 30 years, most recently in the role of Partner-In-Charge, Sydney for Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Sydney and is a Harvard Business School alumnus.

Robert is also the Chairman of national peak body Painaustralia helping the many Australians suffering from chronic pain, and is a trustee of the Centennial Park & Moore Park trust, one of Sydney’s most significant parklands.

Julie joined Downer in 2010 as General Manager Zero Harm for the former Works division’s Australian operations. In 2012 Julie was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager Zero Harm responsible for leading the function across Downer Infrastructure Australia. In 2013 the scope of this role broadened to include Downer Infrastructure’s international operations. In 2015, Julie was appointed Group Head of Zero Harm, responsible for Zero Harm across the Downer Group. In March 2021, Julie was appointed Group Head of Sustainability, responsible for guiding the Group's strategies, policies and reporting on sustainability. 

Julie is a highly experienced health, safety, and environment professional and has led safety functions in various high risk industries. Her background includes law enforcement, rail, mining, heavy manufacture and transport.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Safety as well as a Master of Engineering Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management.