About Us

Management Team

Ron VillaflorChief Executive Officer – Ron Villaflor

Ron Villaflor has been involved with Eastern Guruma since 2004 and has successfully negotiated large contracts through joint ventures and independently for major clients Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group. Ron has a background in the public service and small business sectors and has been involved in developing and diversifying the Eastern Guruma business during his time as Chief Executive Officer.


Hugh Trivett - Operations Manager

Operations Manager – Hugh Trivett

Hugh joined Eastern Guruma in July 2014 as Project Manager on the Solomon Project and in July 2016 was appointed to the role of Operations Manager. Hugh has over 30 years’ experience in both Mining and Civil sectors, the last 15 years in senior management positions. He is an experienced General Manager with involvement in mining contracts through to EPCM roles. A qualified and accomplished mining engineer with a proven track record of working in the Australian mining industry and experienced in taking projects from feasibility throughto implementation. 



Cat Swaithes - Finance Manager

Finance Manager – Cat Swaithes

Cat joined Eastern Guruma in 2016, bringing experience from her mining, agricultural, civil, aviation and rail background.  Cat has over 20 years experience within finance, having managed small to large finance departments for over half of that time.  Cat is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with tertiary qualifications in Process Improvements, Business and Finance.  Cat's achievements to date include re-engineering processes, systems and departments to generate cost savings, drive efficiencies and enhance both strategic and management information.  



HSEQ Manager - David Melville

Joining Eastern Guruma in 2016, David has a track record of success in consistently driving significant improvements across multiple industries. David is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia, holds tertiary qualifications in OHS and brings with him 20 plus years experience as a Safety Professional, including executive roles.






Terrille Andre - HR Manager

Human Resources Manager - Terrille Andre

Terrille has recently joined Eastern Guruma in 2014 taking over HR Management from co-founder of Eastern Guruma Sue Boyd. Terrille has a Degree in Human Resources Management and General Management and has worked in HR positions in the Mining and Construction Industry. Terrille is also a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Terrille has been a welcome addition to the Eastern Guruma Team with her efficient and friendly approach being highly regarded by clients and employees.