Meet Our Team
Adam Bennett - General Manager
Adam brings over 20 years of problem solving, innovation and people skills to this demanding role, leading HCH’s multiple teams to deliver operational outcomes that consistently exceed customer expectations.
He believes that with the right knowledge and transparent collaboration, there is a mutually beneficial outcome to be found for all stakeholders. Problem solving lies at the heart of Adam’s skill set – he loves the challenge, especially if the problem has been deemed unsolvable! This delivers some great benefits to clients.
For Commonwealth Steel’s Waratah plant (now Moly-Cop), Adam implemented a number of significant initiatives, notably a new waste-water system that delivered ongoing customer savings of $80,000 per annum. Early in his career, Adam was assigned with resolving serious operational and safety issues that had arisen in Gardner Perrott’s new $8m operation.
His ability to maintain strong customer relationships and his commitment to safety, quality, and customer service, has seen HCH grow its reputation for adding value into customers’ supply chain.
Reputation is a high priority for Adam. For HCH he has expanded its rail capabilities, achieved an enviable record in safety and is proud of the fact that clients see HCH as the benchmark. Safety, he said, is rewarding. “It’s a multi-front war and really getting employee culture and commitment on board is the key to nil injury.”
Adam sees the big picture. He knows that overall contract performance is multi-layered with safety, best practice and innovation working together for brilliant results.
The respect he has for others is reciprocated and that makes for excellent working relationships.
Glen Bennett - Rail Manager
Glen leads the Rail Division and is the driving force behind its significant growth and reputation for expertise and safety.
An effective communicator at all levels across senior management, staff and work teams, he works closely with clients as their key point of contact.
From a mechanical/diagnostic trades background, Glen joined HCH as Plant Operator/Leading Hand before moving into supervisory then management roles.
He has achieved numerous qualifications in the areas of business, safety and competency and is a Level 2 Protection Officer and Track Worker. With 7 years experience in rail, and 9 years experience in earthworks and civil construction, Glen brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
With his hands on expertise and meticulous eye for detail, Glen tightly manages HCH Rail with a high level of professionalism and strong commitment to safety.
He has been responsible for the completion of over $10 million worth of ARTC projects over the past five years and you can rely on Glen’s leadership skills to deliver success for your next project.
He efficiently prioritises workload and skillfully manages conflicting demands to meet operational deadlines with an outstanding record of safety. You can be assured of Glen’s personal commitment to excellence and outstanding customer service.
Chris Hickey - Project Engineer
Chris brings his technical expertise as a graduate from Newcastle university with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), his safety certifications (including Cert IV OH&S training, Federal Safety Commission Certification, National Licence to Perform High Risk work) & over 20 years experience in a wide range of civil engineering roles into the HCH Group.
After initially starting his career at City Rail, he was then appointed as Northern Region Area Manager – Track Renewals Program Major Works where he gained experience in ballast cleaning, re-railing, re-transoming, tracklaying, turnout renewals, platform works & level crossing renewals.
His subsequent positions has seen experience in concrete re-sleepering, & pre-cast concrete products over a wide range of applications particularly in large road & rail projects.
Chris’s approachable communication style, his hands on approach to project management & wealth of civil engineering experience has seen Chris deliver projects efficiently and safely to our clients and has become a vital member of the HCH team.
Phillip Edwards - Project Safety Officer Safety, Quality Environmental Compliance
Philip has over 15 years’ experience in ensuring compliance with Health, Safety, Environment, Workers Compensation and injury management legislation, regulations, codes of practice and HSEQ Management System.
He is a tertiary qualified Health and Safety, Environment, and Quality Specialist, with Bachelor of Business, Diploma in WHS, Certificate IV in OHS, Certificate IV in Onsite Environmental Management, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
After leaving the Royal Australian Navy, Philip has worked extensively on public infrastructure projects, with SA Water and APA Group and advising in Work Health and Safety, Environment, and Quality to the civil, commercial and residential construction industries. He has held positions on the ACT Government’s Work Safety Council and the executive of the ACT branch of the Safety Institute of Australia.
With experience in conducting workplace audits, site inspections, risk assessments, and advising and supporting management and operational staff in safe work practices, Philip is a strong communicator with demonstrable success collaborating with key stakeholders across all levels to ensure efficient and effective Work Health and Safety, Environment, and Quality across the business.
More About Our Team
Our dedicated team is the driving force behind our success and safety record.
HCH has a workforce of highly trained, qualified and experienced people committed to excellence and customer satisfaction, specialising in rail, manufacturing and mining.
Quality people are key to our clients’ success – they ensure safety, performance and strong ongoing partnerships at every level.
• Project managers
• Project planners
• Safety officers
• Site supervisors
Trades and Civil
• Concrete pump operators
• EWP operators
• Excavator operators
• Form workers
• Grader operators
• Skid steer operators
• Vacuum pump operators
Safe Working Services
• Safeworkers levels 1 and 2
• Possession protection officers
• Protection officers 1 to 4
• Handsignallers 1 and 2
• Track vehicle operators
• Track machine operators