Western Australian construction executive, John Galvin, has been appointed to the Board of Gumala Enterprises Pty Ltd (GEPL) as an Independent Director.
Mr Galvin has extensive national and international business experience including operational and corporate positions in the civil and building construction industries, and roles on several non-profit and alliance boards.
He studied at the Executive General Management program at Harvard Business School and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Galvin’s appointment further strengthens the GEPL Board which is guiding the company’s renewed focus on growth and diversification.
GEPL is one of Australia’s largest 100% Indigenous-owned mining and civil contracting companies. It was established in 1997 following the signing of the historic Yandi Land Use Agreement (YULA) with Rio Tinto. Over two decades it has delivered key services for a range of projects across the Pilbara and operated the globally-recognised Karijini Eco Retreat.
The Western-Australian based mining and civil contracting specialist has been awarded competitive tenders with miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton Iron Ore, and secured maintenance and infrastructure projects with the Shire of Ashburton and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
GEPL has also recently achieved certification with Supply Nation – the national database of verified Indigenous businesses – which it believes will create further opportunities with government and the corporate sector.