Our People

Our success is down to our people and their dedication to providing innovative, high-quality outcomes for our clients and their stakeholders.

  • Managing Director
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    Simon White

    Managing Director

    Having worked with Waternish since its inception, Simon White worked on the tools in the field before honing his focus on management, tendering and business development.

    From the age of eight, Simon worked with his uncle Lynn Fuller, founder of Waternish, helping with extensions, repair work and maintenance. Through high school and then through his engineering degree at university, Simon worked with his family to help develop Waternish to what it is now.

    By applying the practical and commercial experience gained from almost a 20-year apprenticeship to Lynn to solve the engineering challenges Waternish encounters, Simon is able to lead the Waternish team to ensure each project provides clients with lifecycle value and outstanding customer outcomes.

  • Engineering Manager
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    Shane Wigley

    Engineering Manager

    Shane Wigley is a mechanical engineer with 25 years’ experience in the water industry. His strengths include the design and design management of mechanical treatment processes, piping, pumping and hydraulic systems, compressed air and air-handling systems.

    Shane has substantial experience in engineering, procurement and construction management projects in both the water and wastewater sectors, across Australia. He has managed design teams across all phases of the design process. He has also been involved with the construction supervision and commissioning of large multidisciplinary water and wastewater projects.

    As the Engineering Manager Shane’s role is to lead Waternish’s design team and other external stakeholders to produce designs that are innovative, functional and that are safe to construct, operate and maintain, ultimately improving the end product for our clients and their customers.

  • Operations Manager
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    Damien Egan

    Operations Manager

    Damien has 20 years’ experience in the water and wastewater sector. He is an experienced engineering leader on multidisciplinary water and wastewater sector projects with an outstanding track record of on-time delivery of high-quality deliverables and outcomes.

    As a Lead Civil Engineer, he has worked extensively in the planning, design, and delivery of major pipelines, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants. He also has specialist knowledge of hydraulics and pipelines.

    As Waternish’s Operations Manager Damien takes responsibility for the largest portion of the company’s personnel. In this role, Damien supports our project managers ensuring that each project is being successfully delivered.

    He also oversees resource management for the company, including a strong focus on career development for each of our people and fostering a culture that promotes staff retention.

  • People, Safety & Quality Manager
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    Andrew Marantos

    People, Safety & Quality Manager

    Andrew joined the Waternish team in 2022, bringing with him a 20-plus-year career in promoting and executing workplace safety. He was Quality, Safety & Environment Manager at Davison Earthmovers for more than 10 years. Andrew was integral in supporting the growth of that business from 25 employees across the office, site, and workshop/fabrication 10 years ago, to between 80 and 100, ensuring controlled expansion with clear, easy-to-use systems and by forging strong, trusting relationships at all levels. 

    He has extensive experience in Safety, Quality and Environmental aspects of the construction industry with a proven ability to work and communicate with all levels of the industry. That spans members from the South Australian Construction Safety Alliance, which includes representatives from Tier 1 Contractors, government departments and SafeWorkSA, his peers in our client organisations and subcontractors through to construction works of all levels of experience.

    Andrew also has a demonstrated history of advocating for female participation in the construction industry, having helped to introduce and mentor female employees through his career. Helping to improve the gender balance at Waternish is one of his key personal goals.

    Andrew is a strong proponent for clear communication, an essential in Work Health and Safety, which can sometimes contain convoluted and confusing content. He has designed a straightforward on-boarding process and easy-to-understand online processes (QR Codes for plant and pre-starts, online training, Verification of Competency) and documents that have been used more widely through the civil industry.