Management

Stephen Ellich

Stephen Ellich

CEO & Managing Director

Stephen joined the UCS team in February 2018. He has a wealth of experience gained from more than 25 years of governing and leading large, complex, national organisations through establishment, development and transformational change; helping to deliver sustainable growth, customer engagement and solid business fundamentals.

Stephen’s leadership approach is from a basis of values and practical hands-on management. His key focus areas are customer centricity, operational excellence and innovation. Stephen focuses on values, strategy, technology, process and people to drive sustainable performance.

Stephen’s prior executive leadership roles have been at Downer, Spotless, Utility Services Group, Service Stream, Alstom, Brambles, to name a few.

Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Honours degree and a Graduate Diploma of Company Directorship. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Aside from his commercial business work, Stephen volunteers his time with a number of NFPs including YMCA Victoria, YMCA Services, St Kevin’s College and AICD.

Stephen Mittell

Stephen Mittell

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in public accounting and commercial roles across a variety of industries including manufacturing, agriculture, education, health, construction and engineering. Stephen is responsible for all of UCS’s financial operations in conjunction with the broader management team.

Sam Towan

Sam Towan

VIC URD Operations & Technical Shared Services (TSS) Manager

Sam began his career at UCS and has over 13 years of experience in the greenfield development industry. Sam possesses a solid understanding of the land developer’s business, as well as the electrical network construction industry.

Sam understands that delivering a quality, on time service as well as a professional, honest relationship is vital for the success of a project.

Jacinta Cotterell

Jacinta Cotterell

Facilities Manager & EA to CEO

Jacinta joined the team at UCS in May 2018, bringing 20 years of experience in senior roles in finance and administration. Jacinta’s role at UCS is to manage the Hallam depot and support the CEO and Management Team in ‘making it all happen’. Jacinta is passionate about the ‘cob’ culture and values at UCS and is proud to be working for a company that has grown from its country heritage to an expanding national organisation.

Abhikesh Datt

Abhikesh Datt

Operations Manager (Victoria)

Abhikesh joined UCS in 2016 and manages our field operations, design and project management services.

With more than 10 years of experience in the power industry, Abhikesh is well placed to manage our infrastructure projects.

Abhikesh has an Electrical Engineering degree with honours and has delivered a diverse range of projects from Low Voltage up to 220kV Transmission Levels.

Brigitte Boshoff

Brigitte Boshoff

People & Culture Manager

Brigitte joined UCS in 2016 as a Payroll/HR Administrator.

In 2018, Brigitte became the People and Culture Manager and manages all HR and Payroll related matters across the UCS Group.

Brigitte brings along with her 25 years’ experience in HR, payroll and finance from a diverse, multi-cultural background.

Brigitte is currently studying towards her Post Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management.

John McLaverty

John McLaverty

State Manager – NSW

John joined UCS in September 2018 and provides strategic customer support for our NSW based customers. His 25 years of experience combines the design, implementation and delivery of major utility infrastructure projects across electrical, telecommunication, gas and water networks. John brings effective and very practical business development skills to the UCS team. He has run major bid teams and secured sustainable business growth consistently at a national level.

John has tertiary qualifications in both Engineering and Business from RMIT. The attributes of the two fields combine to give a great understanding of business process and commercial reality.

Fern Ryan

Fern Ryan

Senior HR/IR Advisor

Fern joined UCS in the People and Culture department in July 2018 providing expert advice in people and organisational development and industrial relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in sociology and political science, is a certified DISC Advanced consultant and a professional member of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

Fern commenced her HR career in 1999 and has worked across a broad range of industry and business sectors.

Fern has an authentic and down to earth approach to her profession and is completely passionate and driven about generating great places to work by sourcing, identifying and developing people to succeed. She believes developing talent and organisations go hand in hand with a great workplace culture.

Cameron Watts

Cameron Watts

Business Relationship Manager

Cameron joined UCS in November 2016, bringing an extensive sales and marketing background from various industries both in domestic and international markets, as well as strong operational management experience. Cameron understands the importance of honest and professional relationships and ensuring our customers enjoy the experience when engaging UCS. Cameron holds a Grad Cert in Management and has undertaken a Master of Business Administration.

Cameron’s role is also responsible for the design, estimating, and customer support activities to our customers and brings a hands-on management approach. This style allows the business to understand changes in customer needs or market direction and assist in defining the future needs of these markets for the business by maintaining strong relations with our customer base.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

National Manager – Solar

Craig joined UCS in 2018 and provides design and project management services for commercial customers within the solar and sustainability market.

He has over 25 years of operations management and project management experience, at national and state levels, in electrical, telecommunications, gas and water networks, as well as industrial services and HVAC.

He is a dynamic, high performance, results driven manager with a hands-on leadership style and an excellent track record of strategic thinking, service delivery, customer satisfaction, team building, and workplace safety.

Lucy Conolly

Lucy Conolly

Financial Controller

Lucy joined UCS in June 2018 and provides support to the Chief Financial Officer for UCS’s finance and accounting functions. She is a Chartered Accountant with experience in financial accounting and business partnering roles across a variety of industries.

Darren Anderton

Darren Anderton

HSEQ Manager

Darren joined UCS in 2010 bringing with him over 25 years knowledge and experience in the construction industry. Darren has a postgraduate degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics and is the UCS contact for regulatory authorities in relation to safety and environmental outcomes.

UCS Group specialises in deploying underground cabling solutions, commercial solar solutions, supplying sustainable products for communities, design, project management and Australia-wide logistics
UCS Power experts in the design, supply, deployment and auditing of underground cable networks for electricity.
UCS Infrastructure a division of the UCS Group experts in supplying underground cabling networks for electrical and telco NBN infrastructure.
UCS Comms a division of UCS Group specialising in full end to end telco NBN installation
UCS Sustainability, innovative division of the UCS Group focusing on renewable energies and emerging technologies
UCS Solar a division of UCS Group national provider of rooftop and ground mounted solar solutions for commercial sites
UCS Group specialises in deploying underground cabling solutions, commercial solar solutions, supplying sustainable products for communities, design, project management and Australia-wide logistics
UCS Power experts in the design, supply, deployment and auditing of underground cable networks for electricity.
UCS Infrastructure a division of the UCS Group experts in supplying underground cabling networks for electrical and telco NBN infrastructure.
UCS Comms a division of UCS Group specialising in full end to end telco NBN installation
UCS Sustainability, innovative division of the UCS Group focusing on renewable energies and emerging technologies
UCS Solar a division of UCS Group national provider of rooftop and ground mounted solar solutions for commercial sites