Founded in 1972
Having built a reputation for excellence on the back of two generations of family passion; at Berg our team is our family. We know their kids, their parents, their personal legacies. What’s more, we all work together. We believe a family will nurture its own and create success, which is why we are proud to boast of so many brothers and sisters, fathers and sons, uncles, nephews and nieces all working together at Berg.
OWNER & CEO
“This is a company with major ambitions”.
Since taking the reins from founder Roger Berg, who has built a rapid success story of the manufacturing Engineering company since launching it Fifty-one years ago. Derek Berg has driven the company forward to be a leader in energy transition, defence, and heavy engineering.
Derek’s current focus is on strategic acquisitions, new markets and operations to fuel the growth of the business over the next 15 years.
Berg has seen staff numbers grow to 200 with strategic planning mapped against market research indicating more than double the size of the business by end of FY26.
The development and implementation of strategic plans has been an important part of his previous roles and this experience is invaluable in working with the leadership team to help guide Berg through such a planned phase of growth.
Berg Engineering is on track to exceed targets this financial year and has a strong appetite for further acquisitions, with a continuing course of achieving organic growth of 25% per annum. Derek’s experience in this space will help guide Berg through the challenges that are inevitable in managing a fast growth firm whist maintaining sound risk management.
Derek has plans to on-board more high-profile executive level managers as business units are spun off to be independent profit centres and the company’s culture of fostering excellence is a major drawcard and one that resonates with, he’s own values and leadership style.
Respect, humility, excellence, persistence, accountability are our core values. There is a very strong desire to invest in and embed innovation into everything we do.
Derek’s leadership style is very open and consultative and will always support, empower, and enable people and teams to be successful.
Nilu is a Partner with years of leadership experience, who excels in providing strategic support and managing critical tasks. Her foundation to success is to build a strong relationship with clients based on trust and integrity. She is focused on growing the business and maintaining its reputation.
Her expertise in the financial services industry and corporate operations has enabled her to develop a unique skill set in communications, employee engagement, and external customer-facing material.
With strong technical skills and the ability to coordinate multifaceted activities, she can analyse problems and to implement solutions. Nilu’s extensive experience cover’s diverse projects including: Owner operator, Educational, Hospitality and Industrial sectors within Australia and overseas.
As a proud wife and mother of two teenage boys, she is committed to achieving excellence in all areas of her life.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Wayne MacDonald joined the Berg Group as Chief Financial Officer in November 2019. Wayne is an executive MBA & Chartered Accountant with 20+ year’s large multi-national corporate experience being both a strategic and operational business partner.
He has held positions as a Chief Financial Officer and executive director in Australia, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, PNG, Canada and Malaysia.
Wayne’s strength is working with people where he has a consultative style of management which considers the concerns and views of key stakeholders to enable strategic growth, manage operational risk and provide effective solutions.
OPERATIONS MANAGER - BRISBANE
Paul has over 20 Years of Workshop Machining experience in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical Industry as well as Aerospace. Experience in Quality, Project Management and Welding Documentation
Operations Manager - Gladstone
Key Account Manager
Peter is a seasoned Business Development and Account Manager, with extensive expertise in identifying and optimizing commercial opportunities. His hands-on leadership style, combined with a profound understanding of collaboration, consistently adds value to both the business and our valued customers.
With over 30 years of experience, Peter has successfully delivered exceptional product support and achieved outstanding sales results across construction, industrial, and mining projects in Australia and Indonesia.
Peter’s unwavering commitment to fostering a positive work culture drives continuous improvement and operational efficiency.
Group Welding Coordinator
Joel has over 12 years of cumulative experience in medium-heavy fabrication & welding of pressure piping/vessels, mining & earthmoving equipment (new & used), Heavy Infrastructure for mining ROMs/Wash plants, large boat builds and agricultural equipment all over Australia.
Berg is a family-owned business. Founded in 1972, Berg has grown from a small room operation to a multi-million dollar facility, passed on from father to son. We have built a reputation for excellence on the back of two generations of family passion.
A passion, that our team share.
Our team is family; we know their kids, their parents, their personal legacies. What’s more, we all work together. We believe a family will nurture its own and create success, which is why we are proud to boast of so many brothers and sisters, fathers and sons, uncles, nephews and nieces all working together at Berg.
We care, and because we do, you are getting the very best from us.