Our Leadership Team

Land Surveys boasts a management team with diverse backgrounds and considerable depth. We are proven industry leaders in Licensed Surveying, Construction, Mining and Hydrographic Surveys, and our team also has extensive product knowledge in both Leica and Trimble technology.

Peter Rullo

Founder, Managing Director & Chairman

Licensed Surveyor, Peter Rullo, founded Land Surveys in 1997. Through hard work, professionalism and passion, Peter has expanded the business to now include multiple offices across Australia, and one in Papua New Guinea, consisting of more than 300 staff. Prior to establishing Land Surveys, Peter worked for Fugro Surveys and Automated Surveys. His achievements include Bachelor of Surveying Degree, Curtin University 1992; Certificate of Competency – Land Surveyors Licensing Board; Registration of License – Land Surveying Licensing Board WA; Practicing Certificate – Land Surveyors Licensing Board WA; and Member SSSI.

Ben Westaway

Chief Operations Officer

Ben Westaway joined Land Surveys as General Manager in January 2018. Ben is a qualified Surveyor holding a Grade 1 Survey Authorisation, a qualified Mining Engineer and a certified Quarry Manager. Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Ben has held a variety of leadership and responsibilities that include Managing Director of a small survey firm, Business Manager, Quarry Manager, and Survey Superintendent.

Alan Macpherson

General Manager West Coast

Alan Macpherson joined Land Surveys in 2001 and progressed into the crucial role of Pilbara Regional Manager, overseeing Karratha and Port Hedland operations. He works closely with FIFO and Business Development, delivering high satisfaction to clients operating within the region. Alan brings to Land Surveys 15 years of surveying experience over a diverse range of survey projects, expanding across structural, mechanical, piping, earthworks, civil and land surveying throughout Western Australia. He has successfully been involved with high profile projects such as the North West Shelf Venture (NSWV) LNG4 expansion, Ravensthorpe Nickel Project, and the Raine Square redevelopment project in Perth CBD. Alan holds an Engineering Surveyor Professional-Australasia Pacific (ES P-AP) with Spatial Science Institute (SSSI).

Paul Linton

General Manager East Coast

Paul Linton joined Land Surveys in 2014, as the New South Wales Manager. Paul brings to Land Surveys more than 14 years of experience in both cadastral and engineering surveying disciplines. He has previously been involved in a number of high-profile civil construction, building construction, land development, and transport projects throughout Australia and the United Kingdom. Experienced in leading and managing survey teams, Paul combines his solid experience in a supervisory capacity with strong project management and leadership skills. Having completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems with Honours, Paul is also a Registered Surveyor in New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory, and is a member of the Institution of Surveyors in New South Wales.

Jacqueline Tolley

HSEQ Manager

Jacqueline joined Land Surveys in 2020 and brings more than 13 years as a strategic and operationally focused HSEQ professional, working across a multitude of sectors including oil and gas, mining and construction. As the WHSEQ Manager, Jacqueline is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and integrated HSEQ management systems, strategies and programs, corporate governance and risk management, the implementation and ongoing development of enterprise level WHSEQ software solutions and monitoring and reporting organisational performance to stakeholders. Jacqueline is based in the Perth office.  

James Sanderson

National Business Development Manager

James Sanderson joined Land Surveys in 2014, as the Manager of the new Victoria Branch. James brings more than 12 years of surveying experience in the disciplines of construction, land development, infrastructure, and exploration in Australia and overseas. He spent six years based in the United Kingdom as a sole trader, before moving to Melbourne in 2008, as a Project Surveyor. With a proactive approach to problem solving, James quickly moved into a number of management roles delivering surveying services to major high-rise, and large construction projects in Melbourne. Originally from Western Australia, James completed a Bachelor of Surveying degree in 2001, and is a member of the SSSI.

Drew Coulthard

National Monitoring Manager

Drew Coulthard joined Land Surveys in 2014. Since graduating as a Surveyor in 2003 he has gained experience working across many different sectors including civil, mining, rail and infrastructure projects. Drew has extensive experience managing Instrumentation and Monitoring projects, with key management roles on major projects in both Australia and the UK. Originally from Queensland, Drew has Bachelor of Surveying from QUT and a Master of Business Administration majoring in Project Management from USQ. Drew is also a member of the Australian Tunnelling Society.

Jason Beare

Victoria State Manager

Jason Beare joined Land Surveys in 2008, having 13 years’ experience specializing in delivering large scale infrastructure projects across WA, NT and Victoria. Jason now oversees the Land Surveys Victorian branch with a focus on delivering the complete spatial solutions that exceeds our clients expectations. Having been privileged to develop his career within Land Surveys Jason recognises that our people and culture are critical to our success.

Thomas Jarosz

NSW State Manager 

Thomas joined Land Surveys in 2017. Bringing more than 13 years of experience, Thomas has worked on numerous large-scale engineering construction, commercial high-rise building and mining projects in WA & NSW. 

Thomas is now responsible for overseeing the NSW branch strategic and overall focus on client deliverables of the Sydney business unit. This includes team management, commercial matters, tendering current and future projects as well as managing current and upcoming projects while prioritising an outstanding client experience. 

Phil Jonath

Perth State Manager

Phil Jonath joined Land Surveys in January 2015 to lead a new business strategy as the Infrastructure and Government Coordinator. Since then, he has undertaken several key roles at Land Surveys, including the West Coast Pre-Contracts Manager. Phil has been undertaking the role of State Manager – Perth, since August 2019. Phil is a Licensed Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the Urban Development, Resource and Construction Sectors, specialising in the management of complex survey functions for many private and public sector clients, maintaining strong professional working relationships with many stakeholders in these sectors throughout Australasia and the Pacific Region. Phil is also a Grade 2 Mine Surveyor and Authorised Licensed Surveyor with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Phil has also undertaken a Diploma of Business – Frontline Management and PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management.

David Van Es

Queensland State Manager  

David joined Land Surveys in 2012. Bringing more than 30 years of experience within the industry, David has worked on several large FIFO projects across WA, PNG and Queensland, before playing a crucial role in the successful development of the Brisbane Office with a key focus on building presence and staff acquisition.  

As State Manager for Queensland, David is responsible for Brisbane’s strategic direction of operational and client deliverables; including overseeing team management, development and culture, operational compliance, and business development to ensure ongoing revenue streams, profitability and targeting of budgetary requirements, while ensuring client relationships continue to flourish.   

Jason Armitage

PNG Manager

Jason Armitage joined Land Surveys in 2010, initially in the role of Operations Manager for regional projects, before evolving into our Business Development Manager. His primary focus was on strengthening the company’s client base to allow for national and international growth. Jason brings more than 25 years of experience in the surveying and spatial industry, providing expertise in major infrastructure projects, with a particular emphasis on the resources sectors throughout WA, QLD and NT. In mid-2016, Jason shifted his focus include growing our business in Papua New Guinea as the Country Manager. Jason’s role currently applys both his business development and operational experiences to grow the business and deliver a quality service to our clients across NT and PNG.

Gwilym Conran

Commercial Projects Manager

Gwilym joined Land Surveys in 2021 and brings over 15 years of experience in the industry across various multi-disciplined roles that encompass both strong leadership and interpersonal skills. As the Commercial Projects Manager, Gwilym is responsible for the oversight of the commercial team, the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic projects within the business relating to commercial management, contractual compliance and client relations. Gwilym is based in the Perth office. 

Shane Watson

Mining & Regional Manager

Shane Watson is a qualified Mine and Engineering Surveyor from Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines. He holds a WA Grade 1 Authorised Mine Surveyor’s Certificate and has more than 20 years of experience in underground and open cut mining operations throughout Australia and overseas. Shane joined Land Surveys as Mining Services Manager in mid-2018. Prior, Shane held roles such as Senior Surveyor, Chief Surveyor and Survey Manager throughout Western Australia – some of which projects included Goldfields St Ives – Kambalda, Newmont – Boddington and Cardno Spectrum Surveys – Kalgoorlie/Perth. Since 2011, Shane has been a member of the DMIRS Mines Survey Board for Western Australia, and he is the Vice-President for the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS).

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