Our Team

Steve Versteegen | Managing Director

Our team Steve Versteegen Pit N Portal

Steve co-established Pit N Portal in 2002 along with fellow Director Ian Barnard. Since then, Steve’s trade background and entrepreneurial nature has complemented Ian’s knowledge of the underground market to facilitate Pit N Portal’s growth to a successful underground mining services contractor.

Ian Barnard | Director

Ian Barnard Pit N Portal

Ian co-established Pit N Portal with fellow Director Steve Versteegen in 2002. With a background in marketing, Ian’s entrepreneurial approach and comprehensive knowledge of the underground hire equipment market in the mining industry has allowed Pit N Portal to remain agile and maintain growth across economic cycles.

Laurie Bain | Plant Services – Operations Manager

Laurie Bain Pit N Portal

Laurie has a long history with Pit N Portal, originally commencing with Steve and Ian in our Welshpool workshop in 2004. Laurie’s comprehensive experience has been crucial in Pit N Portal’s growth since that time, and he now manages the busy Perth and Kalgoorlie Workshops.

Matt Lloyd | Regional Hire Manager – East Coast

Matt Lloyd Pit N Portal

Matt’s trade background and further networks gained throughout a diverse career in Victoria has allowed Pit N Portal to establish an East Coast Branch to support our clients. Matt’s in-depth knowledge of underground mining equipment and the East Coast market allows Pit N Portal to remain agile and offer premium services to clients in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania.

Paul Twine | Mining Services – Operations Manager  

Paul has significant experience in underground mining operations, having commenced his mining career some 30 years ago and rising to Operations Manager for a leading contractor and owner-operator. Paul’s comprehensive experience has given him the ability to identify and develop high performing teams across our business, with a particular focus on running lean and efficient operations for our clients.

Dean Vallve | Mining Services – Business Development & Improvement Manager 

Dean’s background as a Mine Geologist and Mining Engineer is supported by an MBA and First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate utilised at several operations across WA. With a track record of continuous improvement, Dean’s passion for growth is harnessed for our client’s direct benefit in conjunction with his unique background to identify and unlock value at their operations.

David Melville | Group Manager – People, Safety & Culture 

David is a seasoned HR and HSET professional with a track record of successfully and consistently driving significant improvements across geographically diverse locations. David’s consultative management style and industry experience complements his excellent knowledge of legislation and best practices across Safety and Human Resources disciplines.