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We’re a team of passionate and capable people committed to using our talents in an engaging and helpful way.

  • Board

    Andrew Lardner
    Chairman

    Andrew co-founded LGM Industries with two close friends in July 2009 armed with their shared values of quality workmanship, hard work, drive and determination. After ten years of strong growth, Andrew recognised the need for new leadership to take LGM forward through its next stage of development and brought on an industry experienced CEO, CFO and COO to deliver this. As Chairman, his focus is providing strategic direction and ensuring the business remains true to the ethos and values that laid the foundation for LGM’s success.

    David Kaestner
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    David has over forty years of experience in leadership and management having held numerous senior-level roles with major international engineering and construction companies predominantly in the oil and gas sector. His recent focus has been using his strategic leadership and drive to help successful early-stage SMEs to develop meaningful, sustainable strategies and implement these through alignment of talented personnel striving to deliver exceptional results. At LGM he is providing this leadership and driving the alignment of LGM people and their behaviours to a clear, purposeful and relevant vision for the long-term support of our customers.

    Andrew Holborn
    Chief Financial Officer

    Bachelor of Commerce, Australian Chartered Accountant

    Andrew is a CA with over 30 years of experience in commercial and financial management – primarily in the engineering and construction industries where he has held key Finance Director or CFO roles. He joined LGM in 2018 to assist in its next stage of growth and development through the implementation of strong financial and commercial controls and improvements in systems and processes. He also provides the financial oversight for the LGM business focusing on the integrity of our financial systems, statutory compliance and the commercial and legal interface with our clients and service providers.

  • Executive Team

    David Kaestner
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    David has over forty years of experience in leadership and management having held numerous senior-level roles with major international engineering and construction companies predominantly in the oil and gas sector. His recent focus has been using his strategic leadership and drive to help successful early-stage SMEs to develop meaningful, sustainable strategies and implement these through alignment of talented personnel striving to deliver exceptional results. At LGM he is providing this leadership and driving the alignment of LGM people and their behaviours to a clear, purposeful and relevant vision for the long-term support of our customers.

    Emma Clark
    Human Resources Manager

    Emma joined LGM after ten years in recruitment and labour-hire. As a member of our management team, she provides insights from a HR perspective that support both management and staff in achieving our organisational goals. She is responsible for the development and implementation of all LGM’s HR processes. Effective identification and onboarding of talented personnel is a vital part of LGM’s business model and Emma provides the framework and direction for achieving this. She and her team work closely with our line managers to ensure that projects teams are properly resourced and lead with appropriately qualified and inducted individuals. Emma also oversees LGM’s training and apprenticeship management which underpins the ongoing development of our staff.

    Andrew Holborn
    Chief Financial Officer

    Bachelor of Commerce, Australian Chartered Accountant

    Andrew is a CA with over 30 years of experience in commercial and financial management – primarily in the engineering and construction industries where he has held key Finance Director or CFO roles. He joined LGM in 2018 to assist in its next stage of growth and development through the implementation of strong financial and commercial controls and improvements in systems and processes. He also provides the financial oversight for the LGM business focusing on the integrity of our financial systems, statutory compliance and the commercial and legal interface with our clients and service providers.

    Scott Anderson
    Chief Operations Officer

    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons), MBA

    Scott’s operational and management expertise has been honed over a 30-year career in engineering and management – both in Australia and overseas. He is a strategic thinker, attuned to the drivers for a strong workplace culture with an unwavering focus on operational efficiencies. Scott started his career in offshore construction moving from project engineering roles to executive leadership positions. More recently, he has driven the restructuring and development of several mining services companies helping them build the skills and teams for long-term business success. Scott has responsibility for LGM’s operational performance encompassing both business development and tendering activities, and the delivery of projects in accordance with LGM standards and to the satisfaction of our customers.

    Hague Jackson
    Business Assurance Manager

    Hague came to LGM with 20 years of experience in corporate HSE and Business Assurance roles. He is tasked with further developing LGM’s Business Assurance system across all facets of the business by ensuring it comprehensively represents the way we do things in alignment with our vision, mission and values. He will also champion the continuous improvement of our systems with particular reference to our Health, Safety and Environment initiatives to ensure LGM continues to be recognised for its innovative and demonstrable commitment to improvement.

  • Operations Management Team

    Scott Anderson
    Chief Operations Officer

    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons), MBA

    Scott’s operational and management expertise has been honed over a 30-year career in engineering and management – both in Australia and overseas. He is a strategic thinker, attuned to the drivers for a strong workplace culture with an unwavering focus on operational efficiencies. Scott started his career in offshore construction moving from project engineering roles to executive leadership positions. More recently, he has driven the restructuring and development of several mining services companies helping them build the skills and teams for long-term business success. Scott has responsibility for LGM’s operational performance encompassing both business development and tendering activities, and the delivery of projects in accordance with LGM standards and to the satisfaction of our customers.

    Ben Dorant
    Commercial Manager

    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Hons. Diploma of Education, MBA

    Ben is responsible for all LGM's tendering and business development activities. He is an experienced mechanical engineer with a strong background in construction engineering, fabrication and project management with an in-depth understanding of our marketplace, our clients and our capabilities. This sharpens LGM’s focus on identifying and developing those business opportunities which are a good fit for our business and where LGM best delivers exceptional value to our clients. Ben is a strategic thinker and a champion for change and improvement across the business.

    Mattias Eriksson
    Operations Manager

    Masters in Science and Engineering

    Mattias has worked in senior project engineering and project management roles in the South West since 2005. He is responsible for the performance of LGM’s team of project managers ensuring the work we undertake is resourced with the right people and equipment and is delivered in line with our established systems, processes and values to exceed the expectation of our customers. As part of LGM’s management team, Mattias provides operational input into key decisions underpinning the development of the business.


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