Our People

Our People

We’re proud of our proven track record and the team that have made it possible.

We think of our team as ‘one big family’ of problem-solvers who love cranes and the challenge of working on complex, large-scale construction projects.

Meet Marr’s senior leadership and management team:

Senior Leadership Team

SIMON MARR

Managing Director

“Cranes are in my blood. Ever since I was a kid, all I wanted to do was work in the family business. I started as a yard boy and, after completing a business course, worked my way up the ranks. I love challenges and refuse to be told something can’t be done.”

GORDON ‘BOOF’ MARR

Technical & Product Development Director
Like Simon, I followed in Dad’s footsteps to join the family business. What I enjoy most about what we do is working closely together to find solutions to the major challenges our clients come to us with. We’re straight up, honest and tell it how it is.

TOM BATLEY

Director
What excites me about being part of this team is that with a string of ‘world firsts’ to our name already – including the design of the M2480D and M1280D cranes – we have the experience and motivation to work on the world’s biggest jobs.

ALAN LUNDIE

Commercial Director
I’ve worked on ‘big’ projects around the world and what made me want to join the team is the Men from Marr’s relentless ingenuity. We keep striving to find the best, most efficient and often never-done-before solution to the job.

STEVE RYDER

General Manager - International
After more than 30 years’ working on large-scale construction projects across the UK’s petrochemical and thermal sectors, I’m still enthused by the heavy lifting aspects of a project. I’m excited about furthering Marr’s innovative approach to heavy lifting into the local construction culture – and challenging the industry mindset to think differently about how the optimum crane solution can add real value to the project delivery.

SARAH ELLIS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

“I’ve spent most of my career working in the construction and property management sectors in both the UK and Australia and enjoy the reward of seeing projects evolve. With previous experience working in senior leadership roles with multinationals including Multiplex, Lendlease, Westfield and KPMG, I understand what the drivers of success are for our industry.”

MARK FELLOWS

Business Development Director

“My construction career has seen me through project management, operations, business and bid management. At Marr’s I’m enjoying working with such an intelligent and passionate team. It is great to see how we solve challenges for clients – looking at what’s possible, providing options instead of limitations.”

PHIL TRADGETT

HSEQ Manager

“Our #1 priority is always about ensuring that our team go home safe every day. With more than three decades experience working in senior safety roles across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific, I have learned that engaging with frontline workers it vital to understanding work practices, risks and challenges. Business and safety leaders need to draw on that frontline experience to develop safer work practices.”

PERRY HARTIKAINEN

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES - GLOBAL

“Having worked in HR for blue-chip Australian and American companies in the industrial sector and run my own business for more than 20 years, I don’t see myself as a ‘HR person’ but more a businessperson who provides people solutions to support organisational goals. Marr’s talented and dedicated team help us deliver value to our clients through their individual and collective knowledge, experience and expertise.”

KRIS MCINTYRE

Head of Communications

I’ve worked on complex brand and communications projects for some of the best-known brands around, but Marr is close to my heart. I never imagined I would become a ‘crane spotter’ but the innovation, ingenuity and passion that underpins Marr’s values delivers content that most storytellers can only dream about. I’m hooked!

MANAGEMENT

ANDREW COFFIN

Engineering & Design Manager

“As an engineer, I was drawn to Marr’s reputation for finding solutions that help to reduce complexity, increase productivity and improve site safety on large-scale projects. And with a fascination in the role that AI and technology will play in shaping the future of our industry, I can’t think of a better place to be than at Marr.”

JOHN YOUNG

Construction Manager
Tower cranes have always been my passion. I’ve been erecting and operating heavy lift cranes for over 15 years and I’m proud to wear the Marr’s badge because I know we are the best in the business.

DAN WOLSKI

General Superintendent
Fascinated by cranes from a young age, I jumped at the chance to work in construction. Starting out as a rigger, I worked my way up through the ranks, now working on some of the biggest projects in the world. With Marr’s every day is different. It’s great to be part of such a hard-working, innovative team.

NEIL OTTOSON

CRANES & RIGGING SUPERINTENDENT

“I’ve been in the crane and rigging industry for more than 20 years and it was working with Marr’s tower cranes on Barrow Island with The Gorgon Project in Western Australia that I came to really understand what an impact the right craneage solution can have on the success of a project. Marr’s unique fleet and approach were so impressive that I wanted to join the team.”

JAMIE HENNESSY

CRANES & RIGGING SUPERINTENDENT (UK)

MARK CASEY

Services Manager

“I started my career as an apprentice carpenter and have worked my way up the construction industry ladder as a rigger, site foreman, superintendent and general manager for leading contractors and equipment hire businesses in Australia and Canada. As the demand for Marr’s services and personnel expands across the globe, I’m excited about the opportunity to support our clients with post-installation services and equipment.”

SUZANNE IANN

Projects Coordination Manager

“We’ve been around for a long time and know what it takes to get the job done. And we’ve got a reputation for turning up – no matter what. So, as long as it is safe, we’ll be there.”

JEFF ARMSTRONG

Workshop Manager

“As a fitter at Favelle Favco for close to 10 years, I worked on many projects for Marr from the M40R recovery crane to the first few M2480D’s – so I had a long history of working closely with Marr even before I joined the team. I love working with cranes and Marr’s ‘get in and get it done in the best way possible’ culture is unique.”

DANIEL HAWES

Cranes & Rigging Superintendent

“My father worked in the crane and rigging industry, so I have been exposed to cranes my entire life. He always told me that there was no better place to work than with The Men From Marr’s. I joined Marr’s team 10 years ago as a rigger, eager to learn and follow in my father’s footsteps. Since then, I’ve moved up the ranks – constantly learning along the way, because every day brings a new challenge.”

BRAD BOLLARD

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

“As a finance professional, I have more than 20 years’ experience working in Australia and the APAC region specialising in the manufacturing, industrial contract and construction services sectors. In a career in heavy industry built on delivering financial results and understanding the drivers behind the numbers, I love the tangibility of what we do at Marr.”

CAMERON OWENS

Procurement Manager

“With more than 14 years’ experience spanning the resources, infrastructure, energy, sugar and water sectors, I’ve worked as a Senior Procurement & Contracts Manager on construction, maintenance and manufacturing projects across Australia. I know what it takes to build a supply chain that delivers sustainable value for all stakeholders, including the communities we operate in.”

ROB WILBY

Projects Manager
As a mechanical engineer I have previously managed complex, multidisciplinary packages of work particularly within the thermal and nuclear energy sector. I understand the importance of implementing the right lifting solution to ensure the safe, efficient and successful delivery of a project.

THE REST OF THE ‘FAMILY’

Our extended ‘family’ includes generations of staff and contractors who all wear Marr’s badge with pride. We value mateship, legacy and tradition through our shared love of cranes.

WANT TO WORK WHERE THE SKY IS THE LIMIT?

We’re always on the lookout for talented professionals to join the diverse and talented team of people who wear the Marr’s badge with pride.

ABOUT US

We’re not just a crew and cranes for hire. We’re big thinkers and problem solvers who love a challenge. No problem is too big for us.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that the crane needs to suit the job, not the other way around. We don’t just hire cranes – we design craneage solutions.

OUR HERITAGE

We’re a third-generation family-owned and run business with a strong sense of tradition and loyalty engrained in what we do and how we work together.

OUR PEOPLE

We think of our team as ‘one big family’ of problem-solvers who love cranes and the challenge of working on complex, large-scale projects.

OUR APPROACH

We work with you to find an engineering solution that works. Delivering value through the unique combination of our knowledge, experience, proven service delivery and people.

OUR SERVICES

We’ve worked on some of the most complex and challenging large-scale construction projects across Australia and around the world.

OUR CRANES

We don’t just hire cranes – we design them. So, if the right crane for your job doesn’t already exist, we’ll build one.

OUR PROJECTS

With almost 100 years’ experience, we have a reputation for taking on projects that others can’t or won’t.

SAFETY, QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT

We take on the jobs that many others can’t or won’t – but we always put good business practices first.

SUSTAINABILITY

We take sustainability seriously. It’s inherent in our commitment to finding the best and most efficient solution to every job.

SOCIAL IMPACT

As problem-solvers who love a challenge, we are never shy of tackling the big issues.

DIVERSITY

We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workplace that reflects the clients and communities we work with.