Our Valued Team

BEN ROCHE, Director


Ben was educated at Scotch College and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of eCommerce, at Bond University (QLD).

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BEN ROCHE, Director

Ben was educated at Scotch College and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of eCommerce, at Bond University (QLD). Ben then joined his family’s business, Roche Holdings, as an Investment Analyst reviewing private equity opportunities, listed stocks and property development.Ben’s previous experience with his family-run business, Roche Brothers (the largest contract mining group in Australia), also resulted in the development of his superior skills in the utilization of heavy-duty equipment to optimal advantage, making his Directorship of VGA, since 2007, a perfect fit. Ben’s very proud to be leading his team to great heights of excellence in the field of Tree Care and Maintenance.

Ben is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Dean Grant, Chief Operational Officer


Dean commenced with VGA in July 2016 as the Chief Operational Officer.

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Dean Grant, Cheif Operational Officer

Dean commenced with VGA in July 2016 as the Chief Operational Officer. He brings to the company 34 years’ experience in Managing Arboricultural contracts in the local Government and commercial markets. The focus for Dean is to deliver a Quality service which is unmatched by our competitors and to perform the work safely and in a professional manner.

Niall Robinson, Financial Controller

Niall oversees the finance & accounting function and joined VGA in 2016.

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Niall Robinson, Financial Controller

Niall oversees the finance & accounting function and joined VGA in 2016. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and brings over 20 years of experience in Australia and Ireland. Niall has previously worked with Baxter International and Ulster Bank in Ireland.

Shae Chapman, Office Manager

Shae commenced with VGA in late 2011, as a Junior Administration Assistant, since then Shae progressed onto becoming a senior member of the Management team as an office Manager.

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SHAE, Office Manager

Shae commenced with VGA in late 2011, as a Junior Administration Assistant, since then Shae progressed onto becoming a senior member of the Management team as an office Manager. Shae is responsible for the administration team and has recently completed her Diploma in Human Resources which will bring a stronger HR culture into the business.

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CAMERON MCNEIL, Operations Manager


Cameron joined VGA in 1996, as a Tree Climber, and progressed to the position of Estimator. His dedication to the company saw him appointed Operations Manager in early 2012.

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CAMERON MCNEIL, Operations Manager

Cameron joined VGA in 1996, as a Tree Climber, and progressed to the position of Estimator. His dedication to the company saw him appointed Operations Manager in early 2012.

Cameron has extensive experience, knowledge and qualifications within the Arboriculture Industry, having worked both on and off the field, in multiple roles with us. He knows the business from the ground up and is, now, responsible for organizing and managing the day-to-day requirements of VGA. Cameron has a Certificate III of Arboriculture.