Our Board of Directors


Jerry Ellis

Non-Executive Chairman: Jerry Ellis MA Oxon. FTSE FAICD FAIM HonFIEAust

Mr Ellis holds directorships in the fields of finance and mining. He was elected as a Rhodes Scholar in 1959, and completed the degree of Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours at the University of Oxford.

He began his career with Imperial Chemical Industries in the UK and in Australia and in 1967 joined the then Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited where he rose through the company’s management structure before serving as Chairman from 1997 to 1999. He was Chancellor of Monash University during the period 1999 to 2007 and was a Director of ANZ Bank from 1996 to 2011.

Mr Ellis is Chairman of Landcare Australia Limited and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships.

  Andrew Lawson

Managing Director: Andrew Lawson B.Eng (Civil), Dip.BM

Andrew Lawson is a qualified Civil Engineer with 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors in Australia. For the last 15 years he has held senior management roles across a number of major civil engineering infrastructure projects throughout Australia. Andrew has a thorough understanding of project development, management and construction processes to deliver multi-million dollar projects. Over the past 5 years Andrew has managed a variety of projects in Australia and the UAE.

Andrew has been involved in MBD since its inception in 2006. In his role as Managing Director Andrew has been responsible for transforming MBD into a vertically integrated