Mr Vella joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in November 2007. Mr Vella has over 40 years experience in the civil engineering, building, property and construction industries. During Mr Vella’s 34 years with the Leighton Group he held various positions including General Manager NSW, Director of Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Founding Director of Welded Mesh Pty Ltd, Managing Director of Leighton Properties and Associate Director of Leighton Holdings. Mr Vella was a consultant to Leighton Holdings, where he advised on investment in the residential market, general property issues and major construction and infrastructure projects.
Mr Vella was a Non-executive Director of Devine Limited from April 2007 until April 2014 .
Mr Vella is currently the Chairman of the Board's Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.