Our People

When Experience Counts

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Our Story

 

Howell Davies Welding is owned and managed by Jonathan Davies who is a Welsh Expat now permanently residing in Australia.

 

Under the guidance and direction of Jonathan, Howell Davies welders are known for being the cream of the welding talent in Australia and for larger projects, requiring additional skill sets we have strong international networks established. 

 

Howell Davies success is built on 20 years of hard work, experience and our teams have a shared commitment to achieving common goals. No job is too big, too small or too unique. 

Our teams are used to working under pressure in the most challenging conditions, production requirements & deadlines. 

 

Jonathan Davies has hand picked a management team which supports and actively encourages his business ethos. Jonathan believes that his people are the platform to the Howell Davies success and as such is committed to developing and retaining a dedicated and skilled workforce at all times.

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Culture

 

The success of Howell Davies has been built on the ethos of “putting people first”.

Our commitment to safe and enjoyable work places, ensuring cultural fit and diversity within our teams has ensured that we attract and retain people who strive for a shared of vision of quality and success in every project. 

At Howell Davies you’re never just a number, our people are our number one asset, if you would like to work with a team that’s moving forward, then check us out. Experience the Howell Davies Difference!

Who We Are

The Team

Jonathan Davies

Owner / Director

As the Owner/Director of Howell Davies, Jonathan has been the driving force behind the success and continued growth of the company. Jonathan takes a “hands-on” approach to leading, drawing from his trade background in coded welding both nationally and internationally to ensure that each project is professionally delivered to meet client expectations.

Proudly, Jonathan has led the expansion of Howell Davies from a small welding company through to present, a diversified, industry leading, Specialised Welding Company delivering a range of services from small 2 km pipeline projects through to managing entire large scale projects engaging professional specialist teams.

The working ethos of the Howell Davies mirrors its values and culture which is driven and replicated through the personal management style exhibited by Jonathan. His ability to attract and retain the best people within the industry is credit to his approach to business.

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Tracey Farnell

Human Resource Manager

Based at the Operational Head Office, Crows Nest, Tracey manages the Human Resource, Marketing and Project Planning Sectors of Howell Davies, whilst providing high end operational support to Jonathan and the Site Based Project Managers. Tracey draws upon her tertiary qualifications and 18 years industry experience in managing and leading Human Resource and Project Management Teams across Australia to ensure that best practice standards and client outcomes and objectives are met.

Brad Freeman

Workshop Management Services

As a trade qualified Fitter and Turner together with qualifications in automotive, metal and mining, Brad draws upon this experience to provide management services to our team of tradespeople based in Crows Nest. Brad’s guidance and support of the Workshop Team ensures that plant and machinery delivered to site, arrives fully prepared ready for the job at hand.

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Sarah Stewart

Accountant

Based in our New South Wales office, our chartered accountant Sarah draws experience from working within accounting practices as well as the construction industry in Australia and the UK. Sarah is our financial and management accountant who heads our accounts payable and receivable departments as well as our contracts management, company payroll and administration. The professionalism with which Sarah executes her responsibilities ensures a high quality service is consistently provided to the many stakeholders of our firm on a daily basis.

Erryn Alderson

Project Management & Welding Supervisory Services

For the last eight years, Erryn has provided Project Management and Welding Supervisory to our largest projects, those being MC (APLNG) JV, Barrow Island, the Western Corridor Project and Sugarloaf. Having completed an apprenticeship as a Fitter Turner, Erryn has completed additional training in welding and holds pressure and coded welding tickets with WTIA.

 

Erryn leads by example, often being found operating the Boom or Welding where required. His personable approach to leading combined with his knowledge of the industry and drive to achieve results, has earnt Erryn the upmost of respect from our clients and welding teams alike.

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Duncan McFarlane

Project/Construction Manager

With over 39 years experience working on various international pipeline projects with the last 27 of those years in management positions, Duncan brings a wealth of experience second to none.

Duncan’s engaging nature, attention to detail and understanding of the industry ensure that projects run on time, within budget and meet all legislative requirements.