Our Team

Chris Prior
Managing Director

Chris is the General Manager of Pilbara Rail Maintenance and is also a Director of the company.

Chris has nearly 15 years’ experience in the rail industry, with a background in project planning and management. He is recognised Australia wide as a leading innovator and technical expert in the rail industry.

Chris has worked on a number of large scale rail projects across the Pilbara in Western Australia. Chris is a passionate and hands on manager for PRM and prides himself on projects being done on time, on budget and with zero harm to his team.

Ian Abbot

Ian is a Director of Pilbara Rail Maintenance. Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the construction, infrastructure, mining and oil and gas industries, with experience in both onshore and offshore processes.

Beginning with a trade background, Ian progressed to being a registered mine manager / construction manager. He has successfully managed and delivered large construction projects in Perth and the Pilbara and brings this expansive experience to Pilbara Rail Maintenance.

Ian is particularly focussed on safety and ensuring PRM provides a fair workplace for all employees and contractors.