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Gayle Coldwell | Founding Director

Gayle Coldwell

Founder and Director

Gayle Coldwell | Founding Director

Gayle Coldwell

Founder and Director

Gayle has been the driving force behind the successful growth and development of the Coldwell business over the past 43 years. Looking back over the years Gayle has seen enormous changes to the industry in both safety, technology, and business compliance.

Gayle is incredibly proud of her team and the people who have helped her build the company over the years together. Gayle Coldwell has led the company through some very difficult business situations and challenging economic environments during her time at the helm and is extremely committed to gender diversity and helping people train and develop in the drilling industry.

Adrian Winchester | Operations Manager

Adrian Winchester

Operations Manager

Adrian Winchester | Operations Manager

Adrian Winchester

Operations Manager

Adrian Winchester has worked with the Coldwell family and business since 1998 and during this time has been involved with Business Development and all operational aspects of the business including safety, tendering, contract negotiation, project establishment and management, compliance, safety, operational budgets and making it all happen.

Adrian is well known in Industry as a well-respected leader in his field and brings enormous operational, technical skills, experience, and capability to the Coldwell business.

Brendan Coldwell | Director Parts and Field Service Support Manager

Brendan Coldwell

Director Parts and Field Service Support Manager

Brendan Coldwell | Director Parts and Field Service Support Manager

Brendan Coldwell

Director Parts and Field Service Support Manager

Brendan Coldwell is a Director of the company and plays a vital role in the Rockhampton workshop facility support and maintenance services. Brendan grew up on the drills and has extensive equipment rebuild experience and technical skills that support and maintain the Coldwell equipment fleet.

Brendan holds a trade qualification in both Diesel fitting and Boiler making. Brendan understands every aspect of the Coldwell fleet maintenance requirements and knows how to safely make it happen to support and deliver the operational requirements of the company and its customers.

Darren Hickson | Asset Manager

Darren Hickson

Asset Manager

Darren Hickson | Asset Manager

Darren Hickson

Asset Manager

Darren joined the Coldwell Team on the 1st May 2021. This recent appointment forms part of the Coldwell Drilling Co business strategy for further growth and development. Darren is a highly respected maintenance specialist with over 30 years’ experience on maintaining heavy earth moving equipment and mobile plant.

Darren is responsible for the safe maintenance management and planning across the business including budgets, scheduling and asset management and performance across the business. Darren has predominantly worked with Contractor based organisations throughout his career such as BIS, John Holland and SMW

Alycia Sugars | Administration

Alycia Sugars

Administrator

Alycia Sugars | Administration

Alycia Sugars

Administrator

Alycia has been with the Coldwell team for over 10 years and during this time has been instrumental in providing and maintaining the back office administration functions and responsibilities and support to the Coldwell Drilling Co Rockhampton office and site based project teams.

Shaniqua Rees | HR/Safety Administration

Shaniqua Rees

HR/Safety Administrator

Shaniqua Rees | HR/Safety Administration

Shaniqua Rees

HR/Safety Administrator

Shaniqua has been involved in HR and Safety work for the last 5 years, during which time she has been involved in the development of policy, procedures, and system processes. This position is a recent addition to the Coldwell Drilling Co team and as part of the growth and development of the company introduces additional focus and support to take the business forward over the years ahead. The position is accountable and responsible for providing all HR and Safety administration support functions including across the business operations.

Nathan Bowen | Project Manager

Nathan Bowen

Project Manager

Nathan Bowen | Project Manager

Nathan Bowen

Project Manager

Nathan Bowen is one of the Coldwell Project managers responsible for safety, production performance responsibilities, operational budgets, compliance, leadership, maintenance planning and co-ordination, and project management at the Coldwell customers Projects. Nathan is one of the frontline leaders who actively work with our clients to deliver what we promise and make it happen. The skills, operational knowledge and capability of the highest standards required to support our business operations, contracts and day to day operational requirements.

Nathan Bowen who is well known in the industry and has been with Coldwell for over 12 years.

Paul Carroll | Project Manager

Paul Carroll

Project Manager

Paul Carroll | Project Manager

Paul Carroll

Project Manager

Paul Carroll is one of the Coldwell Project managers responsible for safety, production performance responsibilities, operational budgets, compliance, leadership, maintenance planning and coordination, and project management at the Coldwell customers Projects. Paul is one of the frontline leaders who actively work with our clients to deliver what we promise and make it happen. The skills, operational knowledge, and capability of the highest standards required to support our business operations, contracts, and day-to-day operational requirements.

Paul Carroll has been with Coldwell for over 10 years.