Management Team

Ron Villaflor : Chief Executive Officer

Ron Villaflor

Chief Executive Officer

Since Eastern Guruma’s establishment in 2004, Ron Villaflor has provided strong leadership to build and grow one of Australia’s most successful Aboriginal companies. Ron’s background in the public service and small business sectors have prepared him for developing and diversifying the Eastern Guruma business during his time as Chief Executive Officer, with his hard work and dedication to his team leading to the delivery of a wide range of civil and mining projects for some of our country’s largest resource clients.

Hugh Trivett : Operations Manager

Hugh Trivett

Operations Manager

Hugh joined Eastern Guruma in 2014 as Project Manager on the Solomon Project and in 2016 was appointed to the role of Operations Manager. Hugh has over 30 years’ experience in both Mining and Civil sectors, the last 15 years spent in senior management positions. He is an experienced manager with involvement in mining contracts through to EPCM roles. A qualified and accomplished mining engineer with a proven track record of working in the Australian mining industry, Hugh has been involved in taking projects from feasibility through to implementation.

Cat Swaithes : Finance Manager

Cat Swaithes

Finance Manager

Cat commenced work at Eastern Guruma in 2016, bringing knowledge from her mining, agricultural, civil, aviation and rail background. Cat has over 20 years’ experience within finance, having managed small to large finance departments for over half of that time. Cat is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with tertiary qualifications in Process Improvements, Business and Finance.  Cat's achievements to date include re-engineering processes, systems and departments to generate cost savings, drive efficiencies and enhance both strategic and management information.

David Melville : HSEQ Manager

David Melville

HSEQ Manager

Joining the Eastern Guruma team in 2016, David brings a diverse range of experience in Health and Safety, Training, Quality Assurance, Human Resources and Management. David has tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety and Human Resources as well as a track record of success in driving significant improvements across the resource and construction industries. With a proficient knowledge of WHS legislation across Australia, International and Australian Standards and best practice HSE processes, David will be leading the continuous improvement and development of Eastern Guruma’s HSEQ systems.

Terrille Andre : Human Resources Manager

Terrille Andre

Human Resources Manager

Terrille has been part of the Eastern Guruma team since 2014. With a Degree in Human Resources Management and General Management, Terrille and has worked in HR positions in the Mining and Construction Industry. Terrille is also a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Terrille has been a welcome addition to the Eastern Guruma Team with her efficient and friendly approach being highly regarded by clients and employees.