Key Personnel

ROBBY MALLARD | Managing Director / Aboriginal Liaison

Robby is a Wajarri-Nanda man, ‘Desert meets Sea’, from Yamatji Country. With over 15 years’ experience in the Mining industry as a qualified licensed plumber and Managing Director of Mallard Contracting, he and his Company works tirelessly towards his vision of creating Opportunity and Choice for fellow Aboriginal Australians. He does this through providing the opportunity to acquire trade skills, knowledge, training and employment to effect positive change in the lives of Individuals, their families and the communities in which they live in.

Areas of Expertise : Plumbing, Machine Operator, Maintenance works – residential and commercial, Road projects.


CHAD DUCKRELL | General Manager

Chad has over 20 years’ experience in multi-discipline projects across Mining and Minerals, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Building and Rail. He is passionate about applying his extensive knowledge and experience base to projects, and developing and implementing economic and efficient processes. Chad drives the continuing growth of Mallards, and is instrumental in enhancing Mallards overall business performance.

Areas of Expertise: Construction Management, Project Management, lifecycle design solution planning, design cost effective solutions, scheduling, implementing project specific plans and procedures.


DION PETRILLI | Site Manager

Dion is a qualified carpenter with 20 years’ experience within the Construction/mining industry, combined with a diploma of building and construction and sound knowledge of the AS/BCA Standards. Dion offers experienced based supervision and advice to co-workers and clients alike. Dion, along with his crew, like to pride themselves on a high level of workmanship and professional service.

Areas of expertise : Supervision, carpentry qualification, knowledge of standards and regulations.