Peter Ward

Managing Director

Kick-starting his civil engineering career with the University of Newcastle’s prestigious ‘University Medal’, Peter has over 28 years of technical knowledge and project experience both in Australia and abroad. Peter joined KCE in its inaugural year and has been instrumental in the growth and stability of the business. Taking on the role of Operations Manager in 1995 and Managing Director in 1998, his leadership and approach to civil contracting has enabled KCE to develop and maintain its position as both a contractor and employer of choice. It is through Peter's vision that we are able to partner closely with our clients to provide a truly client focussed service. Peter's primary focus is to remain actively involved in operations of the company as well as managing KCE in a corporate sense and steering and planning its future.

Tim Gregor

Director - Lower Hunter Operations

Commencing with KCE as an undergraduate in 1998, Tim joined the estimating team and gained experience in scoping, planning and delivering projects from concept to completion. Through involvement with larger projects as a member of the Project Control Group, he strengthened his knowledge of the planning and approval process, as well as the issues faced by clients and developers in getting projects to the construction phase. Tim is highly regarded for his focus on adaptable project delivery that meets the ever-changing needs and constraints of our clients. Tim became a shareholder and director of KCE in 2006 and currently leads our Lower Hunter teams.

Dallas Austin

Director - Hunter Valley & North West Operations

Joining KCE as an undergraduate in 1999, Dallas is a highly experienced engineer with a strong working knowledge of the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Singleton, Muswellbrook and surrounding regions. Dallas’ ability to innovate and tailor solutions to meet specific client objectives continues to forge strong relationships built on integrity and performance. He was responsible for establishing KCE's regional teams in the New England area and Hunter Valley. Dallas became a shareholder and director of KCE in 2006 and leads our Hunter Valley and North West team.


Alan Keller

Non-Executive Director

With a small, handpicked team, Alan founded KCE in 1991. Alan’s early leadership founded many of the long term relationships that have been the basis for our continued contribution to the growth of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions. With over 35 years’ experience and an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, both in contracting and client side roles, Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and strength to the KCE Board.