Rafael Luna is the original founder and currently a Director and CEO of Universal Communications Group Ltd (UCG). He has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years.
Executive General Manager Australia
Susan has extensive financial and management expertise at the highest level nationally and internationally, from publicly listed company boards to managing large contracts and over $250 million of assets. She has a proven ability to manage a diverse range of activities including contractual arrangements, project management, construction, maintenance, automation, digitisation and delivery of services.
Susan has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership for UCG Australia including the further development of business operations for economically sustainable growth.
General Manager Operations New Zealand
Chief Financial Officer
Muralee joined UCG in October 2018 and is an accountant by profession with over 25 years’ experience in accounting, finance and management.
He has experience and knowledge in company transformation, safety & compliance, corporate governance, finance and administration. As Chief Financial Officer, he is focused on financial leadership of the business, ensuring finances are properly managed, and also shaping the direction of future growth plans.
Previous experience includes: CEO of PNG Air – a publicly listed company trading in the Port Moresby Stock Exchange, CFO of a regional airline in Cairns, Senior Auditor at PwC and many other leadership roles in the tourism, public practice and airline industries. At PNG Air he was instrumental in transforming the business from small charter airline to become one of the leading regional airline in PNG by introducing brand new fleet and re-branding the airline.
Mr Muralee Siva is a member of CPA Australia and holds an MBA from Southern Cross University.
Chief Technology Officer
Roger engages with all levels of UCG’s business to drive technology and process innovation, to the benefit of both UCG and its clients. He has been responsible for innovation and delivery on a number of firsts for UCG’s clients such as pioneering materials specification and design standards for MDUs with nbn. Roger gets involved in the planning stages of projects including installation and maintenance activities, through to planning, and commercial assessment of technology based projects.
Business Performance Manager
Dillip has over 25 years’ global experience with large infrastructure projects across NZ, Australia, USA, Mexico and India at both strategic and operational levels and has a proven ability to create high performing teams, programme recovery and driving performance. He is responsible for defining and implementing business improvement initiatives that improve current operational performance as well as providing a solid base for scaling the business.
Dillip has an honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland.
GROUP & AUSTRALIA COMMERCIAL MANAGER
Samantha started with UCG in November of 2014 and has played a key role with the improvement of procedures and processes within the Commercial department. Samantha has over 7 years’ experience working in finance & commercial departments, with a strong background in project controls, contract negotiations and risk management.
Group Human Resources Manager
Corey provides comprehensive human resources management services to support the acquisition, development, productivity and satisfaction of the Company’s employees and subcontractors (which number around 400 and 1200 respectively) across Australia and New Zealand. The services include recruitment, training and development, remuneration and benefits, coaching, employee and industrial relations.
Group Health Safety Environment and Quality Manager
Don has over 25 years’ experience in the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) management field with over 10 years’ experience in senior management of diverse and multidisciplinary HSEQ teams, contractor engagement and leading HSEQ on high risk construction projects in Australia and overseas.
Group Business Development Manager
Peter is responsible for leading all business development, sales and marketing activities across the Group. Peter is responsible for new client engagement as well as managing opportunities emerging with existing clients. He is responsible for bid and proposal activities along with the production of supporting materials and client-engagement.
Group & Australia Commercial Manager
Ben has over 18 years’ of Commercial & Financial experience within large, complex operational environments and a track record of driving commercial performance. Ben has joined UCG as maternity cover for Samantha Cox.
Software Development Manager
Juan has lengthy experience in software development management with a particular focus in optimizing the development process and enhancing critical mission systems. He has extensive experience building and managing highly distributed and multicultural teams, as well as engaging with stakeholders. Juan can communicate in half a dozen languages and has a Master of Business Administration from Universidad de las Americas, a B.S. Computer Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and is pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration.
Chief Information Officer
Steve started with UCG in June 2018 as an IT Management Consultant leading our digital transformation strategies and systems to support the growth of UCG. Steve has over 12 years’ experience working in the IT industry in complex, enterprise environments with a focus on electronic and cyber security. Steve has a Bachelor and Post Graduate degree in Business Information Systems from Massey University in New Zealand and is pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration.