Our People

Profiles of Directors and Senior Management

Board of Directors


David McSweeney, Chairman and Non-Executive Director

As a senior mining executive  for over 25 years, David has acted as CEO and/or Chairman of a number of ASX listed companies, including Gindalbie Metals, Exco Resources Ltd, Aspire Mining, Bauxite Resources. Dynasty Mining and others.  

During this period, David also took on a number of directorships in industry bodies, including AMEC ( Association of Mining and Exploration Companies), Goldfields Esperance Development Commision, Goldfields Credit Union,  Goldfields Law Society and the Australian Gold Council.

Current directorships include Chairman of MSP Engineering Pty Ltd since 2007 and Chairman of Mongolia focused Aspire Mining.


Peter McSweeney, Managing Director

Peter McSweeney is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years' international experience in resource development. His career at MSP has included senior project management roles in a number of significant Australian and offshore greenfield projects.




Craig Burton, Director

Craig is an experienced and active investor in start-up projects and emerging businesses, both publicly listed and private. Over the last 20 years he has been a co-founder of numerous development companies, including two that became ASX 200 companies, with a focus on the resources and resource services sectors. Craig is currently the Chairman of Cradle Resources Limited and a Director of Capital Drilling Limited and Mader Group Limited. He is also a Director of MSP Engineering’s sister company, FeCon Limited.   


Executive / Senior Management


Nick Rossetti, General Manager

Nick has 40 years' of project, study management, departmental management and project services / controls management experience in various extractive resources and associated utilities and infrastructure industries.

This covers all project delivery phases, including Pre-Feasibility and Definitive Feasibility Studies through to project construction, commissioning and handover / operations.

Nick has extensive experience working with both client and services delivery teams.

Rod Smith  

Rod Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Rod is a Certified Practising Accountant with 25 years' experience in commercial and financial management and corporate governance, working in the resources industry across projects in Australia, Africa, Canada and the Philippines.


Kym Sturmer, HR / ER Manager

Kym has over 10 years' of experience in providing executive human resource and employee relations services to tier one contractors with national accountability for organisational design, resource acquisition, organisational development, workforce mobilisation and planning, remuneration and benefits and industrial relations servicing a geographically diverse range of resource and oil and gas projects.


David Jenkin, HSEQ Manager

David has over 20 years' senior HSEQ experience in the mining, civil, construction, manufacturing and oil and gas industries through Australia and the Asia Pacific region.





Carlo Macchiusi, Project Manager

Carlo has 30 year's experience in project and contract management, leadership of project delivery teams, business functional management, opportunity realisation, business improvement and change management.

Direct delivery of multi-discipline capital projects. Experience spans engineering studies, FEED, construction direct delivery, shutdown execution and maintenance management. Market sectors include minerals processing, oil & gas and mining.

Business functional management within engineering and contracting organisations include estimating and proposal management, business development, project services management including project controls, planning, materials management and procurement.


Reuben Joseph, Project Manager

Reuben is a management, project delivery and engineering professional experienced in the management of business departments and delivery of multi-disciplinary portfolios and projects across a variety of industries including mineral sands, iron ore, gold, aluminium and lithium. He is certified as a registered project manager with the Australian Institute of Project Management and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA).


Iain McBride, Mechanical Engineering Manager

Iain is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the design and operation of material processing facilities.  Iain has extensive knowledge in the design, implementation, commissioning and management of processing and materials handling systems, both in new project generation and upgrading existing facilities.


Rob Simmons, Process Engineering Manager

Rob is a qualified Process Engineer with over eight years' experience within the mining and resources sector.  He has been involved in a number of mineral sands and gravity plant design and implementations, as well as lithium chemical plant studies and designs since joining MSP Engineering Pty Ltd.


Ian Meintjes, Design Office Manager

Ian is a Structural Designer with 25 years' experience. He has worked extensively in the mining industry with a particular focus on mineral process plants over the past seven years. Ian has also been involved in oil and gas, commercial buildings, pulp and paper and earthworks. Business development is another area that he spent time in for a number of years. His qualifications include civil engineering and business management (MBA).