Founded in Sydney, Australia in the 1950's, the company became a highly specialised mining and infrastructure service provider in Australia. AJ Lucas listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 and saw considerable growth in the following years, concentrating on the resources market and undertaking significant projects in the Water, Oil and Gas segments. 

Currently the Australian business focuses on drilling services to the Eastern seaboard coal mining industry by providing surface to inseam drilling services as well as exploration drilling projects.  We are a leading provider of exploration, production and directional drilling services to some of the world’s largest coal miners.

AJ Lucas has successfully proven up the potential for Oil and Gas development of several tenements in Eastern Australia. More recently, our investment in UK Shale represents our largest and most important asset, which we believe has the potential to become a world class energy asset.



Phil Arnall

Non-Executive Director

and Chairman

John O'Neil



Julian Ball



Andrew Purcell



Francis Egan



Brett Tredinnick

Executive Director

Group Chief Executive Officer

Austen Perrin

Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer




Company Secretary

Marcin Swierkowski joined AJ Lucas as a Finance Manager in June 2013, with primary responsibility for statutory compliance and controls.  He was appointed Company Secretary in June 2015.Prior to joining AJ Lucas, Mr Swierkowski held senior finance and company secretarial positions in listed companies across mining, investments and facilities management. Prior to that he commenced his career with Deloitte. Mr Swierkowski is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA (Exec) from the University of New South Wales.


Executive General Manager, Human Resources


Ms McDonald has over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources and Industrial Relations across a diverse range of mining, energy and heavy industries, including over 9 years working with Lucas. Ms McDonald holds a Masters of Employment Relations and is highly experienced across a broad range of HR and IR functions. Ms McDonald is responsible for the People and Performance function, including HR and IR, Training and Learning and Development. Ms McDonald is currently a member of the Lucas Executive Leadership Team.




 Underpinning our technical expertise and experience is the practical knowledge, application and attitude of our people. We have a passion for building relationships and providing solutions; this is the Lucas difference. We are committed to becoming the first choice for our customers and our people. We do this by providing a safe and productive workplace where our people feel valued and can achieve their full potential. For our customers, we develop and deliver solutions to exceed  their expectations. Our values set the foundation for the way we work and the standards we expect of ourselves.



 Headquartered in Sydney, Lucas has a strong presence across eastern Australia.


Our Drilling division is based in Brisbane with regional facilities strategically located within the major coal and coal seam gas basins of Queensland and New South Wales.

To the right is a map of Australia detailing our major workshop facilities.

Moranbah Workshop



Brisbane Head Office

Sydney Head Office




Lucas operates in a highly regulated environment, requiring compliance with a broad set of standards and regulations that are driven by federal and state legislation, as well as specific standards set by industry and our customers. Our certified integrated Health Safety Environmental and Quality Management System provides an effective structure to achieve and maintain compliance in line with community expectation as well as providing a foundation for industry leading performance in all aspects of our operations. 



Our company-wide goal is an injury-free workplace. Properly engineered plant, processes and systems of work supported by good leadership and an engaged workforce has and will continue to deliver exceptional performance. We understand the impact poor safety performance can have on attainment of, not only our business objectives, but also those of our clients and other stakeholders. As such Lucas invests heavily in its people and their safety and well-being. 


A responsible environmental policy supported by detailed planning applies to all of our projects, sites and related activities. We act in a manner that protects the environment and drives continual improvement as well as work closely with our clients to achieve the best possible environmental performance and outcomes. 

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