Our leadership

  • Doug Moss

    Doug Moss

    Managing Director
    Doug joined UGL in 2018 to lead the Transport and Technology Division and was appointed as Managing Director in 2020. With more than 25 years in management positions in the infrastructure industry, Doug brings a wealth of expertise in construction and operations and maintenance as well as extensive knowledge across the telecommunications, transport, water, property, power, industrial and resources sectors throughout Australia.
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    Doug joined UGL from Lendlease where he held the role of Managing Director of Lendlease Services Pty Limited. Prior to Lendlease, Doug held senior roles in the Thiess Services business for over 20 years, successfully growing the utilities, telecommunications, transportation and remediation businesses, and moving Thiess into long term operations and maintenance contracts in water, transport and hospitals through a number of major Private Public Partnerships.
  • Derek Kerr, CFO

    Derek Kerr

    Chief Financial Officer
    Derek was appointed as UGL's Chief Financial Officer in January 2021. Having spent over 5 years in the CIMIC Group serving most recently as the Executive General Manager, Finance. Derek has led the CIMIC finance team through significant transformation and the integration of new businesses, including the CIMIC Groups’ acquisition of UGL in 2016 and the divestment of 50% of Thiess in 2020.
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    Prior to joining the Group, Derek was a Director at Deloitte where he spent over a decade working in both Australia and the UK, specialising in the construction, mining and utilities sectors.

    Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Economics from the University of Strathclyde and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
  • Michael  Degotardi

    Michael Degotardi

    Chief Operating Officer
    Michael was appointed as UGL's Chief Operating Officer in 2020 after leading governance and risk across the business since 2014.
    Michael is vastly experienced having held senior executive and project management positions in the general contracting and infrastructure sectors of the construction industry for over 30 years.
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    In addition to his current role, Michael is also Chair of Australian Terminal Operations Pty Ltd (a joint venture between BP Australia and UGL), Chair of UGL Unipart Pty. Ltd. (a joint venture between Unipart and UGL) and Chair of the Inpex MEC-1 Contractor Steering Committee (a joint venture between Kentz and UGL). Previously, he was Group General Manager – Commercial at Tenix, held key senior executive positions at St Hillier’s and is a recipient of various industry awards.

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Building from the University of New South Wales and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

  • David Zropf

    David Zropf

    Executive General Manager, Services
    David Zropf joined UGL in 2008 and was appointed as Executive General Manager, Services in 2021. David is an experienced business leader with over 15 years’ experience delivering successful outcomes across various industrial sectors.
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    During his time at UGL, David has held senior management roles across the mining, oil and gas and utilities sectors. David has enjoyed success through his ability to build high performing teams, bringing industry-leading results to his clients through a focus on safety and project delivery.

    Prior to joining UGL, David held a number of asset management roles in the refining and minerals processing industry. With an electrical background, David holds post graduate qualifications in Asset Management and an Executive Masters of Business Administration.

  • Deva Mylvaganam

    Deva Mylvaganam

    Executive General Manager, Special Projects
    Deva has over 30 years’ international experience across landmark infrastructure projects in Australia, the Middle-East and Africa. Deva joined UGL in 2012 and has held senior leadership positions, playing a key role in winning and delivering complex infrastructure projects.
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    Landmark projects include Sydney Metro Northwest, NorthConnex, EastWestLink, Clem 7, AirportLink and the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link. Prior to joining UGL, Deva held leadership roles with Tameer (Al Rajhi Group) in Dubai, Emoleum (Exxon Mobil company), Barclay Mowlem and Gyado Group in Nigeria. Deva is a Civil engineer with qualifications from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK.

  • Meg Abaldonado

    Executive General Manager, People & Culture
    Meg joined UGL in 2019 as the General Manager, People & Culture for Corporate and was appointed Executive General Manager, People in 2020 leading the people & culture and communications functions. Meg brings more than 15 years of human resource management experience across a diverse range of industries from telecommunications, global IT, FMCG and services.
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    Prior to joining UGL, Meg was the General Manager of People & Performance at Ingham's and helped them through their IPO process to becoming a publicly listed company on the ASX. Meg has held other senior management positions including managing the remuneration and benefits function for the Asia Pacific region across 9 countries. She holds a Master of Management from MGSM and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. 
  • Stephen Barrett-White

    Stephen Barrett-White

    General Counsel
    Stephen Barrett-White joined UGL in 2006 until 2010 and returned in 2014. Stephen oversees all legal functions of UGL.
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    Stephen is responsible for providing strategic legal advice to enable UGL to achieve its commercial objectives and to manage legal risk in compliance with applicable laws, including those arising from contracts, projects, compliance, governance, operations and procurement.


    Stephen has over 27 years’ experience in infrastructure and engineering and 20 years’ experience in construction and general commercial law. Stephen has a very strong knowledge of the law relating to engineering contracts and the law and corporate governance requirements impacting on companies operating in the engineering, infrastructure and construction sphere.

    Prior to re-joining UGL in 2014, he held the position of General Counsel for Veolia Water (Australia and New Zealand), part of the French-based Veolia Group.

    Stephen holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

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