Simon Higgins

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Since joining ECM in 1997, Simon was appointed General Manager in 2002 and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He provides executive and strategic leadership to the entire ECM group.

With a strong background in complex and remote project delivery, Simon takes an active role in client relationships, business strategy and diversity.

Simon is the current Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Volt Power Group Limited (ASX:VPR) and a past chairman of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) WA, Electrical Group Training (EGT) and the College of Electrical Training (CET).


Darryl Oldfield

Executive Director

Since joining ECM at its inception in 1986, Darryl was appointed Executive Director in 2011 and has been a Director and member of the ECM Board since 1997. Darryl is responsible for servicing major Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) relationships from conceptual design at inception through to project delivery, particularly in remote and alternative energy solutions.




Ryan Weeks

General Manager - Projects

Ryan was appointed General Manager - Projects in 2014 after holding numerous positions including Operations Manager, Project Manager and Contracts Manager since joining the company in 2005.

With a background in industrial construction projects including power generation, oil and gas and process plants, Ryan is responsible for managing major projects Australia wide. He brings to this role significant operational, contractual and commercial management experience.


Ian Hewitt

General Manager Eastern Region

Ian commenced at ECM as Operations Manager in May 2013 and is currently General Manager Eastern Region, responsible for ECM’s eastern Australia business and relationships

His 30 years’ industry experience covers a diverse range of markets including mining, energy and infrastructure.


Patrick O'Boyle

General Manager - Services

Patrick joined ECM in 2014 as Manager – Growth and Development before becoming General Manager Corporate Development in 2015 which oversaw the identification and commercialisation of strategic acquisitions targets.  In 2016 he became General Manager Services which encompasses the P+L responsibility for ECM’s fabrication, mechanical and electrical maintenance, sustaining capital, air-conditioning and labour hire service offerings.

He previously held roles with Downer Infrastructure, GHD and the Department of Industry and Resources.

Patrick holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Media and Communication, a Masters of Business Administration (Exec), a Masters of Science (Minerals and Energy Economics) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.