Key Personnel

NED HAMBLING
Project Design Manager

Ned has over 15 years’ experience in the mechanical design, construction and commissioning of large scale projects in a number of mining and minerals applications. His knowledge of design processes have given him the essential background to enable him to manage large scale engineering teams to deliver a quality outcome for any project.

Ned has worked in senior key roles delivering Australian and international projects for clients such as First Quantum, Anglo Ashanti, Simcoa with significant experience in precious, base and heavy minerals using processes such as hydro and pyro metallurgy as well as all materials handling, sizing and grinding techniques. Ned’s commitment and valuable communication skills make him a valuable asset to any organisation


BEN DAVIES
Project Design Manager / Lead Mechanical Engineer

Ben has been working in Australia now for 10 years, originally from the Canadian oil sands background and has mastered Australian industry engineering standards and principles to make him a ‘desired’ commodity within engineering circles in Perth. His attention to detail and ability to ensure jobs are followed through to their completion from conception through the commissioning and handover phase, are mirrored well within our engineering office and fit well with our overall company profile.

Ben has been lead designer and design manager on several varied projects for key clients within all 3 ‘project pillars’ of Primero being Minerals, Energy & Non-Process Infrastructure. Ben is also a founding director of Primero Group.


SHAWN TREWHITT
Senior Process Engineer

Shawn has over 15 years’ experience in the process design and commissioning of both onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities. Shawn has gained significant experience working with leading onshore and offshore such as APA, Woodside, Apache, Conoco Phillips & DBNGP.

His numerous projects as a process engineer has provided understanding of the process limitations and design parameters required for specific facilities, processing & metering requirements. He has extensive experience in the preparation of project PFD’s & P&ID’s, development of design calculations, equipment specification and participation HAZOP studies.


JEFF JOHNSON
Electrical Pre-Contracts Manager

Jeff has been working in senior electrical management roles within the Western Australian resources industry for over 20 years. He has held electrical manager positions in some of WA’s biggest and most successful companies to date, and brings a significant amount of experience to Primero’s electrical team. His financial background also give Jeff a varied experienced view on the commercial side of all electrical installations across all three areas of Primero expertise. Jeff’s knowledge and contacts within Australia enable Primero to field and build strong electrical teams and discipline leads within the group.


CHRIS REEVES
Senior Electrical Engineer

Chris adds further strength to Primero’s electrical design and commissioning team from a complete turnkey design and construct background. Chris has worked with some of the most reputable electrical engineering companies in Western Australia in both Australian and International projects throughout Asia and Africa. His knowledge and experience of power systems, instrumentation, control systems and programming and commissioning within minerals processing and infrastructure projects add real value to our in-house delivery capability.


BEN GRIGSBY
Drawing Office Manager

Bens has 20 years’ experience in production of design deliverables for small to medium EPC and EPCM projects, across mineral resources, onshore and offshore Oil and Gas sectors.

With vast experience from plant concept development and multi-discipline plant layout, management of design thru to construction support, Ben has been involved in countless projects across the Asia Pacific Region. Ben’s broad knowledge and experience in plant layouts give Primero Group a very sound base for the building blocks within any processing facility.