dean mehmet




Dean has worked at Hastings Deering Group since 2012. As the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Dean leads and oversees the entire business. His key responsibilities are:

  • Develop and execute organisational strategy with safety at its core
  • Manage the operations of 4500 employees across ten countries and 23 business centres
  • Responsible for leading the power and energy business in order to maximise clean energy business opportunities
  • Build strategic, long term relationships with customer and suppliers to establish Hastings Deering as a trusted partner
  • Actively contribute to the communities in which we live and work. 

Dean has more than 30 years’ industry experience, and has held Chief Executive Leadership roles for the past 15 years including experience at BlueScope Steel and Shell Australia. He holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

geoffrey brown




Geoffrey Brown is Chief Financial Officer at Hastings Deering, a leading provider of Caterpillar machinery and aligned solutions. Geoffrey has worked with Hastings Deering since January 2014. A member of the Executive Leadership Team, he is responsible for all aspects of Hastings Deering’s financial management. Key responsibilities are:

  • Financial management, reporting and treasury operations
  • Financial strategy and risk management
  • Corporate governance and compliance.
  • Prior to joining Hastings Deering, Geoffrey spent 20 years with Hong Kong based conglomerate Jardine Matheson. Before joining Jardine Matheson, he worked for one of Australia’s largest mining and minerals’ processing groups, MIM Holdings (now Xstrata).

Geoffrey holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Queensland. He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in France. He is a Member of CPA Australia and the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the United Kingdom.

mark scott




Mark has worked at Hastings Deering since 2013. Part of the Executive Leadership team, Mark is responsible for all operational related functions for Hastings Deering in Australia, PNG, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. His responsibilities include:

  • Developing strategy for mining, construction and asset management solutions that deliver world class performance
  • Selling, servicing, renting and supporting the complete range of Caterpillar equipment for the Hastings Deering Group across four countries including the regions of Queensland, the Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia
  • Driving collaboration and internal and external partnerships and relationships between Hastings Deering, Caterpillar, customers and suppliers
  • Leading the Operational team focused on customer outcomes
  • Developing and enhancing capability to support the customer base.

Mark has more than 20 years industry experience and has held Executive Leadership roles at blue chip companies, including Tyco International, BHP and BlueScope Steel. He holds several degrees including a Masters in Commerce from the University of New South Wales and has completed The Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. 

jo best




Jo has worked at Hastings Deering since 2012 and is a key member of our Executive Leadership team. Jo is responsible for Business Improvement and Employee experience at Hastings Deering.

Jo has more than 20 years’ industry experience and has worked with leadership teams across all streams of Human Resources, including employee relations, organisational development, learning and remuneration. She has worked for several companies including Amcor Limited, Glencore and Aurizon.

Jo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources from the University of Central Queensland. She is also a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

vincent cosgrove




Vincent joined Hastings Deering in 2015 as Head of External Affairs and is currently General Manager People & External Affairs responsible for human resources, capability & learning and external affairs functions.

Between 2011 and 2014 he was Head of External Affairs with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance between 2011 and 2014 responsible for all external affairs, internal communication and communities. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Vincent worked with Royal Dutch Shell for 24 years in senior external affairs and business roles in Australia, UK, and Singapore.

Between 2007 and 2011, he was the Vice President Communications Asia Pacific based in Singapore responsible for all communication for Shell’s businesses across 15 countries in Asia Pacific. Between 2002 and 2006, Vincent was based in London and held roles of Head of External Affairs in Shell’s Strategy & Portfolio responsible for communication in mergers, acquisitions and divestments and Global Issues and Crisis Manager providing strategic advice to Shell’s Downstream business covering over 100 countries. From 2000 to 2002, he was the External Affairs Manager for Shell in Australia and Pacific Islands.

Vincent holds an MBA from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.

glen sheahan




Glenn is the Divisional General Manager of Safety and Sustainability for Sime Darby Industrial.

Glenn was appointed Divisional General Manager of Safety and Sustainability for Sime Darby Industrial in October 2017 having previously been General Manager Safety and Sustainability at Hastings Deering.

Glenn has more than 20 years working in the safety arena both domestically and internationally including working for companies such as Thiess, Halliburton, John Holland, Gold Coast Desalination and Downer EDI Mining.

Working across South East Asia, Solomon Islands and the Middle East, including the world renowned Palm Island Project in Dubai has equipped Glenn with business strategic planning, technical and operational expertise.

As part of the Sime Darby Industrial Executive Lead Team, Glenn is working alongside the leaders in the business to build a strong, strategic safety and risk platform to work towards the goal of No Harm, to our people, the environment and our business.

As sponsor for the Sime Darby Industrial, industry leading Felt Leadership Program, Glenn is ensuring our people have the values and beliefs required to equip the business with a sustainable and proactive safety culture.

Safety is “how we work”. Our priority is for everyone to be able to go home happy and healthy to enjoy the things they love most. 

peow goh




Peow joined Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad as Chief Digital and Information Officer, Sime Darby Industrial, in October 2017.

As part of the Sime Darby Industrial Executive Lead Team, Peow is responsible for leading Sime Darby Industrial’s digital business solutions and information technology function to maximise the value of technology and to enable the company to meet its business and strategic goals.

Peow has more than 30 years’ experience in the information and technology sector including senior global leadership roles with major logistics, resource, IT and services companies.

Prior to joining Sime Darby, Peow was Chief Information Officer with Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator. He also had an extensive career with Rio Tinto including Chief Operating Officer responsible for information systems and technology, strategy, global IT infrastructure and delivery of major enterprise applications.

Peow completed an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK and has an MBA from Murdoch University in Australia.

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