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Our Management

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Brendan Ostwald - Chief Executive Officer

In his role as Ostwald Bros’ Chief Executive Officer, Brendan has led the expansion of Ostwald Bros from a small civil construction company to a diversified, market-leading construction and mining services company.

A hands-on administrator with practical civil construction experience, Brendan has over 20 years’ involvement in the management of large-scale developments in eastern Australia. His ability to attract skilled people, and his competence in realising the company vision, have been the driving factors behind Ostwald Bros’ diversification and growth.

Brendan has played a vital role in facilitating the company’s evolution through a personalised management style that supports the company’s values and culture.

He has worked with Queensland Government on developing strategic direction papers for the resources industry and is a non-executive director of Strike Energy.


Matthew Ostwald - Group Executive General Manager & Managing Director Ostwald Construction Materials

As Group Executive General Manager and Managing Director of Ostwald Construction Materials, Matthew has been central to the development of Ostwald Bros since joining the company in 2004. With degree qualifications in economics, Matthew has been instrumental in maximising annual turnover and supporting the company’s diversification into a wide range of service deliveries.

Based in Dalby, Matthew has nurtured successful relationships with regional communities and fostered a strong sense of company pride and teamwork within the organisation.

Matthew facilitates regional development as a member of the Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry management committee and as deputy chairman of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise.

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Jarrod McHugh - Executive General Manager - Engineering

As Executive General Manager – Engineering, Jarrod is responsible for the performance of the Engineering business unit within the Ostwald Bros Group. During his 25 years in the industry,  Jarrod  has overseen the successful delivery of a wide range of complex multi-disciplined infrastructure and resource projects, and held senior management positions in both operations and new business development for listed major companies and private business enterprise.

A qualified civil engineer, Jarrod’s experience encompasses all forms or project procurement, delivery and governance.

Jarrod commenced employment with Ostwald Bros in 2013.

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Darrell Hendry - Advisory Board Chairman

Darrell Hendry is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ostwald Bros. As the former CFO at Abigroup Limited and Valemus Limited, Darrell has held board positions, senior accounting and executive roles during his career. With 25 plus years’ experience in the construction industry and extensive corporate governance and finance experience, Darrell plays an important role in stewarding the company’s strategic direction.