Melchor is Australia’s newest contractor specialising in multiple disciplines across the construction industry.

Melchor has key strategic and financial input from individuals and organisations recognised as standouts in their field.

This includes financial backing from Hoperidge Capital – the family office of Navitas Founder, Rod Jones. Hoperidge has key investments across energy generation, retail, oil and gas, technology and takes a hands-on approach to ensuring its investments are successful. A number of Hoperidge executives are part of the Melchor Board of Directors.

Melchor is also backed by Craig Burton of The Skye Alba Fund, which has investments in a growing number of public and private Australian companies.

Operationally, Shane Jones leads Melchor as Managing Director.

Shane has extensive experience in managing mission-critical projects with the knowledge to balance the requirements for functionality, quality, economy and timeliness.

His experience includes management and directorship positions across a range of Hoperidge Capital investments including Hoperidge Engineering, Perth Energy, Merredin Energy and Enerdrill.

Shane Jones


Founding Managing Director of Melchor Pty Ltd, and Hoperidge Engineering. Shane also holds a Director position for Perth Energy, Merredin Energy and is the CEO of Aust-Asia Energy.

Jon Biesse


Jon is a Founding Director of Melchor. Jon also holds a number of other Board positions including Chairman of Merredin Energy and Director of WelleCo, Asia Principal Capital, Perth Energy and Enerdrill. Jon is also both a Director and the Chief Investment Officer of Hoperidge Capital, a Perth based Family Office.

Craig Burton


Founding Director of Melchor Pty Ltd, Craig is also a Partner of Mitchell River Group, Chief Executive Officer of Verona Capital Pty Ltd and Chairs a number of Boards across many diverse industries.

Tim Wise


Tim is a successful Entrepreneur and Businessman, a highly acclaimed speaker and business coach and Author.

Our Mission

  • Deliver first class projects utilising world best practices to all stakeholders
  • Provide employees with an attractive working environment
  • Maintain high ethical standards
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Be an active community partner

Our mission statement is at the core of what we do. We recognise that sustainable best practices constantly evolve and we encourage our team to be adaptive and responsive. In addition we will educate and support our staff, empower our clients and engage the communities in which we work to strive for sustainable best practice.

With our commitment to sustainable best practice we were recently awarded the following quality certifications:

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 OH&S Management Systems
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 OH&S Management Systems
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 1400:2015 Environmental Management Systems

QCSE multiple

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