National Management Team
Neil Harding – Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Neil has held executive roles in Australia and internationally. He combines strong commercial expertise with significant project and business experience. Neil is a proven leader who is passionate about building a cohesive, performance driven and supportive culture while developing meaningful industry wide relationships. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and has been a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2008. He is also an advisory board member to the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management in Australia and New Zealand.
Gareth Adams – Chief Financial Officer
Gareth is a highly qualified CFO with 15 years’ experience in Construction Finance in Australia and the UK. As CFO he is responsible for management of the group’s accounting, treasury and financial operations. He has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) with Honours from the University of Bath and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Strategy from University of Oxford. Gareth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Cameron McBurnie – Chief Commercial Officer
Cameron has extensive experience managing ADCO’s corporate and regulatory compliance arrangements and commercial activities. He brings a pragmatic and direct approach to the company’s risk and commercial management processes. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Queensland University of Technology. He was a senior property lawyer at Deacons (now Norton Rose) before starting at ADCO. Cameron is also an Executive Director of ADCO and has more than 15 years’ experience in the construction and property development industries.
Brad McCarthy – Head of Strategy and New Business
Brad is responsible for the Pre-Construction, Business Development and Marketing functions across the ADCO group. He ensures the quality of ADCO’s forward work position is sustained by managing national client relationships, targeting key growth sectors and successful geographic expansion. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication from New Zealand’s Massey University and combines this with post graduate modules in business and finance. He fuses strong commercial acumen with more than 18 years’ industry experience and has held senior management positions in Australia and New Zealand including 10 years at ADCO.
Sean Conroy – National Manager, Compliance and Risk
Sean joined ADCO in 1997 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. He holds a Professional Diploma in Quantity Surveying from Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Economics from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (Scotland). He also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW, graduating with the University Medal and is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW. His formal training in Quantity Surveying and Law enable him to appreciate and resolve complex practical, legal and financial challenges within the project delivery cycle. He provides valuable advice, direction and assistance to our team and clients across all levels of project development.
Doug Zuzic – Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Doug is responsible for the IT, Systems and Project support across the ADCO group nationally. He has more than 15 years’ experience across managerial and executive roles in the construction industry.
Doug’s qualifications include a Diploma of Information Technology (Network Engineering), a Diploma in Business Management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Service Management Certification. He has completed the Rogen SI – Executive Leadership Program and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.