About Us

Our Management Team

Alastair MacKellar

Alastair MacKellar

Chairman

Alastair started his career in 1950 as a 15 year old apprentice diesel mechanic with The South Australian Tractor company, the Caterpillar dealer in South Australia at the time. Now today, Alastair at 82 years of age is very much active in the business and sits in the Chairman’s position. With over 65 years of experience with earthmoving machines and business experience he is the pillar on which MacKellar Mining is founded. 

Working in the Northern Territory in the late 1960’s and then moving to Dysart in Central Queensland in the early 1970’s, Alastair has been involved in the opening of Northern Australia and the then emerging coal fields of Queensland. 

Having worked on many mines, several with tenures of over 20 years speaks volumes of the strengths of the relationships formed through hard work and fairness to his customers. It is this relationship that now sees MacKellar Mining flourishing in tough times.

Duncan MacKellar

Duncan MacKellar

Managing Director

Duncan was appointed Managing Director of MacKellar Mining (formerly Jalgrid Pty Ltd) in 2005.  Duncan holds an Executive Master of Business degree and has over 15 years mining experience with a solid background in sales and management.

Stuart Arndell

Stuart Arndell

General Manager Operations

Stuart joined MacKellar Mining in 2007 as General Manager bringing with him 22 years experience in the construction and mining industries.

His career began as a heavy equipment fitter and progressed further into asset management, business development and sales roles with various dealers, mining contractors and construction companies. Stuart holds an Executive MBA and is based at our head office. He has worked on projects in WA, NSW, NT and QLD.  

sarndell@mackellarmining.com.au

Andre Desbiens

Andre Desbiens

Chief Financial Officer

Andre joined MacKellar Mining in 2013. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and has over 20 years of experience in senior financial management roles both in public practice and the private sector.  

Andre has also completed a Bachelor Degree in Commerce as well as Post-Graduate Degree in Accountancy and brings a wealth of financial and international experience to the company. 

Dave White

Dave White

Business Development Manager

Dave has over 22 years experience in the mining, earthmoving and heavy equipment industry and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.  

Having joined MacKellar Mining in 2011 after working in sales and management for various OEM’s and suppliers, Dave now heads up our business development team.

dwhite@mackellarmining.com.au