We know our people are our strength.

At Ausenco, we’re proud of our ability to attract visionary people who embrace the opportunities to redefine what’s possible for each and every challenge.

The Ausenco Leadership Team, led by our CEO Zimi Meka; and our Broader Leadership Team, which includes our Technical, Consulting, Project Delivery, Operations, Regional and Functional leaders; work together and with their teams to bring our vision and culture to life. 

Our leaders are expected to inspire and support their team members to find opportunities to develop new ideas and build their skills and to ensure their contributions are recognised.

While we may adapt our approaches for different people, locations, types of work and clients; our focus on fulfilling our core values of safety in all we do, client focus, people strength, ingenious solutions, open and honest collaboration and respect for the community and environment does not waver.


One of the founding directors of Ausenco, Zimi Meka was appointed Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director in 1999. Before joining Ausenco, he held senior roles in engineering and operations companies.

Zimi has more than 35 years' experience in the design, construction and operation of minerals processing plants and infrastructure, both in Australia and internationally.

Since the early 2000s Zimi has overseen Ausenco's diversification into the global business it is today with people, clients and projects in North and South America, Australia, the Pacific nations, Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia and the Middle East across the Minerals & Metals, Oil & Gas and Industrial sectors.

Other career highlights include:

  • Named 2013 Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia
  • Listed by Engineers Australia as one of the country’s Top 100 most influential engineers in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015
  • Awarded Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Institute Medal 2009
  • Queensland University of Technology Alumnus of the Year 2008
  • Fellow of Engineers Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.