Carmelo (Charlie) Bontempo


One of the four founding partners of United Construction Holdings (today known as UGL Ltd). Managing Director of Monadelphous Group Limited during the company's early restructuring period in the late 1990's.

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM


Guido is Managing Director of the private company, Transfield Holdings Pty Ltd, which changed business focus in 2001 from Engineering and Construction to private equity. Leading up to this change, Guido held a number of key positions within the Transfield Group, including Managing Director, CEO Transfield Engineering and Construction, and Project Development Director. In 2015 he started his own Family Office – Angophora Capital Pty Ltd. Guido is Chairman of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and a Member of the Australian School of Business Advisory Council. He was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the construction industry and the arts. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from UNSW and an MBA from AGSM and is a fellow of Engineers Australia.

Brian Thomas


Brian is the principal of a corporate advisory practice working with small to mid-market capitalisation companies in the areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. Over the past 10 years he has been an Executive and Non-Executive Director with a number ASX listed companies. This followed a 12 year career in corporate stockbroking, investment banking, funds management and banking after more than 20 years operational experience in the energy and resources industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Adelaide, an MBA from The University of Western Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment from FinSIA


Max Bergomi

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Max joined Tempo in January 2016. A highly experienced and successful engineering and oil and gas industry executive, Max has held a number of high-profile senior leadership roles during his 20-year career. Prior to joining Tempo Max built a successful career with major Australian engineering and project services contractor, Clough Ltd, over a period of eight years. He was previously Managing Director Australia and PNG for Clough's Oil & Gas and Mining & Minerals divisions. He has also held senior positions with Saipem and Maverick Tube Corporation in Milan, Houston, Jakarta and London. Max has a Bachelor of Engineering (Management and Production) from the Politecnico of Milan. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Michael West

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Michael has extensive experience working in financial, strategy and commercial roles in private and public businesses involved in the maintenance, construction, engineering, energy, private equity and investment banking sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours Class I).

Jonathan Wilson

VP Operations and GM Resources

Jonathan is an experienced professional engineer with an extensive broad range of design, project, commercial and management experience. He brings to Tempo 30 years of experience gained across lump sum design and construct (brownfield and greenfield sites), maintenance, and management of EPCM contracts across mineral resources, oil and gas and infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

Brett Easton

GM Industrial and Commercial

Brett has been responsible for founding and growing Cablelogic, which was acquired by Tempo in 2016. With over 20 years of experience of electrical, telecommunications, data and renewable projects, he has developed business relationships and worked across an extremely diverse range of industry sectors. Brett holds an electrical trade certificate with communications endorsements, and advanced diploma in renewable energy.

Gabriel Mallarini

GM Business Acquisitions

Gabriel has 14 years’ experience in the minerals, oil and gas, and power generation industry, spanning from engineering, construction management, commissioning to execution. He brings significant global leadership experience to his role with Tempo and has specific expertise in contract negotiation, formation and execution across various types of partnerships (consortiums, joint ventures, alliances etc). Gabriel holds a Masters and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.