ADCO is governed by a board of directors chaired by Judy Brinsmead, with strategic support provided by an advisory board. The national construction business is managed by CEO Neil Harding, supported by an executive leadership team and our state-based business unit operations.

Board of directors

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Judy Brinsmead

Judy is Chairman of the Board and is integral to the strategic management of ADCO. Previously a partner at Morris Fletcher & Cross (now MinterEllison), her focused leadership style is backed by formal education holding a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  Beyond being recognised as both a solicitor and barrister, Judy has a wealth of experience in construction and property, joining ADCO as an executive director in 1989. She has a detailed understanding of the business having been instrumental in ADCO’s success and growth over the years. Strong on community, Judy is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bond University and was on the Joint Marketing Committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


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Richard Carmont

Richard has held executive roles with ADCO Group for over 28 years, including 15 years as MD. He remains as passionate as ever, making an invaluable board contribution on operational and strategic levels. A CPA, his qualifications extend to a Bachelor of Commerce (University of NSW) and Master of Business Administration (Deakin University). Richard is also on the Board of Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Cameron McBurnie

Cameron has over 15 years’ experience in construction and property development. Bringing a direct approach to ADCO’s risk management and commercial processes, Cameron was previously a senior property lawyer at Deacons (now Norton Rose)—experience that serves him well as both Director and Chief Commercial Officer of ADCO. Cameron is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Science (University of NSW) and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (QUT.)


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Paul Chapman

At the heart of the ADCO team since 1990, Paul has over 40 years’ experience in the building and civil engineering sectors spanning both Australia and the UK and 16 years as a Director of ADCO. His formal qualifications as a quantity surveyor are complemented with strong practical experience and sound managerial skills across a diversity of major projects. Paul’s proven performance and reliable good nature are key to the development of informed, sincere and trustworthy relationships with ADCO’s clients.


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Tom Hill

Tom commenced with ADCO in 2011, and although is not a director, he sits on the Board to gain and provide insight into the business. He graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management in 2015. He works across various aspects of the ADCO Group and provides strong connections between our clients, our people and ADCO’s vision and values. Tom is also on the advisory board of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.




Scott is Chairman of Charter Keck Cramer, a leading property consulting firm. He has 48 years’ experience in property valuation and corporate real estate across national markets. He is a negotiator in complex commercial issues related to property and provides advice on large portfolio strategies and valuations for major statutory and private corporations. A number of professional committees and advisory boards benefit from Scott’s extensive expertise.


Jane brings to ADCO a thorough understanding of the property industry, with a background spanning more than 25 years with companies including DEXUS and Stockland. Jane now consults through her own company Third Shift Enterprises to REIT’s and property groups. With strong functional expertise in development, asset management and construction, Jane has a consistent record delivering strong commercial results.

National Team

Chief Executive Officer /

Neil Harding

With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Neil has held executive roles in Australia and internationally. He is a strong, strategic leader who is passionate about building a performance-driven, supportive culture and developing meaningful industry-wide relationships. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Sheffield Hallam University) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Neil has a proven track record of driving change and delivering results and cares about developing people and improving the construction industry.


Chief Financial Officer /

Gareth Adams

Gareth is a highly qualified CFO with 15 years’ experience in construction finance in Australia and the UK. As CFO, Gareth is responsible for the group’s accounting, treasury and financial operations. His diligence is underpinned with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) with Honours (University of Bath) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Strategy (University of Oxford). Gareth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Chief Commercial Officer /

Cameron McBurnie

Cameron has over 15 years’ experience in construction and property development. Bringing a direct approach to ADCO’s risk management and commercial processes, Cameron was previously a senior property lawyer at Deacons (now Norton Rose)—experience that serves him well as both Director and Chief Commercial Officer of ADCO. Cameron is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Science (University of NSW) and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (QUT.)


Chief Strategy Officer /

Brad McCarthy

Brad is responsible for ADCO’s pre-construction, business development and marketing initiatives. With a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication (Massey University) and over 18 years’ industry experience, Brad has held senior management positions in Australia and New Zealand. For the last 10 years, Brad’s strong commercial acumen has helped to ensure that the quality of ADCO’s project pipeline is sustained; that is, by managing national client relationships, and targeting key growth sectors and geographic expansion.


Defence Sector Leader /

Mike Rinaudo

Mike brings an extensive understanding and appreciation of the Australian Defence Force to his specialised role at ADCO. Following 10 years’ service with the Royal Australian Air Force in Australia and overseas, Mike’s construction credentials have been sharpened through a range of defence and civil projects, including defence base master planning, development of air-side facilities and pavements, airfield rescue and fire service facilities, explosive ordnance storage and handling facilities, and administration, industrial, warehousing and accommodation facilities.  Mike holds a Postgraduate qualification in Management, a Master of Science from the Royal Military College of Science in the UK, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, an Engineering Executive of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland.


Head of Risk and Compliance /

Sean Conroy

Joining ADCO in 1997, Sean has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. His formal training in quantity surveying and law enable him to resolve complex practical, legal and financial challenges faced by our team and clients across all levels of project development. His string of high-level qualifications includes graduating in Bachelor of Laws (UNSW) with the University Medal. His proactive management ensures ADCO’s safety and quality systems are maintained at industry best practice levels.


Chief Information Officer /

Doug Zuzic

Doug is responsible for the IT, systems and project support across the ADCO group nationally. With more than 15 years’ executive experience in the construction industry, he warmly embraces making the technical accessible to ADCO’s national team. 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 also completed the Rogen SI – Executive Leadership Program and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.


NSW Team

State Manager /

John Basilisco

John is responsible for ADCO’s NSW business and brings more than 25 years’ experience in design, construction and development, predominantly within large complex schemes in Australia and in Europe and the UK. After graduating from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture John spent his early career in NSW before moving overseas, returning to Sydney in 2011. John's strengths are in complex projects and he prides himself in ensuring that his teams are striving for excellence through all stages of conversion and delivery. Having delivered major projects across a range of sectors he understands the complexity associated within these sectors and is passionate about finding the best way to achieve successful results for our clients.


Construction Manager /

Caroline Crook

Caroline is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, graduating from the University of Cambridge with a Masters of Engineering (Honours) and brings a wealth of experience from many large scale private and government projects in Australia. She started her career in the UK working across the non-residential building sector before moving to Australia in 2013 to work on some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects.  Her extensive experience in the management and organisation of teams, design management and delivery of profitable projects is a great asset for ADCO and our clients. She is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.


Construction Manager /

Kevin Harris

Kevin has over 30 years’ experience involving numerous large-scale projects for key private and government clients. This gives him the on-ground insight to resolve complex project issues with optimal, efficient and cost-effective solutions. Focusing on safety, stakeholder engagement and construction innovations, Kevin prides himself on forging strong client, sub-contractor and community relationships.


Construction Manager /

Michael Kouknas

Michael brings over 20 years’ experience in construction and development, in various capacities and project types across NSW. He holds a Bachelor of Building from Western Sydney University. Michael’s experience includes various large scale commercial and industrial projects, retail malls, hospitality and short term accommodation developments. He worked on the redevelopment of the Wonderland Industrial Precinct at Eastern Creek as well as several significant medical research facilities including Cochlear’s global headquarters and the Australian Hearing Hub both within the grounds of Macquarie University. More recently, Michael has worked on projects within Sydney’s CBD, including the refurbishment of Town Hall House for the City of Sydney and the redevelopment of 280 George St.


Construction Manager /

Matthew Wilkinson

With 18 years’ experience in construction, Matthew is an energetic and visionary construction manager. Embracing diversity, he has wide-ranging international experience and a unique blend of design, engineering and management skills. This gives him the capacity to work with large complex project teams to coordinate the design, development and on-budget delivery of multimillion dollar projects, further propelling ADCO’s success and vision.


Head of New Business /

Mike Jubb

Mike brings more than 30 years’ experience in the conversion, design, and delivery of construction projects to ADCO. His career has seen him work on major building projects across Australia and he has undertaken senior roles for developers and international contractors in Asia and the Middle East. Mike holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Building) from Canberra University, and completed his Executive MBA through UNSW’s AGSM. A lateral thinker, Mike is client service-focused and relishes working in collaborative environments, seeking new and innovative solutions to challenging problems.


Business Development Manager /

Amy Williams

Amy is responsible for ensuring we understand and meet the needs of our clients and works hard to improve our client engagement. This includes targeting key growth sectors, developing new business initiatives and overseeing early engagement activities for prospective projects. With a Bachelor of Communications and a Bachelor of Business Management from University of Queensland, Amy has spent 13 years in the Australian property industry where she has amassed a large and close network of industry professionals and leaders. Amy is currently a member of three industry committees, including Property Leaders Sydney and the Property Council of Australia NSW Future Directions Committee.


Commercial Manager /

Sam Awad

Sam has over 15 years industry experience in the commercial management field and has completed many large scale private and government projects across all industry sectors. Sam is responsible for leading ADCO’s contract administration function in NSW and passionately implements the commercial processes and procedures across all projects.


HSE Manager /

Phil Provenzano

Phil has over 25 years’ industry experience in the HSE field. An unwavering commitment to quality delivery sees him responsible for overseeing ADCO’s corporate HSE&Q management systems for all construction projects undertaken in NSW. His proactive leadership and willingness to share his knowledge underpin his longevity and ongoing success in the role.


VIC Team

State Manager /

Lakshu Adaikalavan

Lakshu is responsible for ADCO’s Victorian, Tasmanian and ACT operations. Strong on stakeholder management, he prides himself on steering delivery teams to consistently achieve best-practice standards in quality, safety and environmental performance. Lakshu’s architecture and design management background further adds significant value to every project, ensuring designs translate to construction in the most practical and cost-effective manner.


Construction Manager /

Anthony Flynn

Anthony has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry including over ten years at Lend Lease. He is a highly skilled Construction Manager and uses his extensive project experience, industry contacts and superior project management skills to maximise outcomes across his project portfolio. His experience includes proven design management skills where he is able to offer ADCO’s client’s value engineering and real cost benefits, to ensure projects are in line with our clients feasibilities and expectations. He strives for best practice OH&S performance and always provides the safest possible work environment on his projects.

Construction Manager /

Matt Shinkfield

Matt has more than 25 years of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. His extensive knowledge base extends to both senior project and design management roles in Australia and the UK. A stickler for build quality, Matt thrives on leading large teams to successfully coordinate the design, development and delivery of multimillion-dollar projects.


Construction Manager /

Dario Marino

Dario brings nearly 25 years of project and construction management expertise to our Victorian operations. His varied career has seen him managing large construction projects across a breadth of sectors, most notably retail, education, aged care, commercial and residential. He holds a Bachelor of Building Construction Management from RMIT. Additionally, Dario is passionate about good management and leadership development, mentoring and HSE matters.


Construction Manager /

Nathan Thomas

Nathan’s construction career in Australia and UK spans over 15 years, giving him a solid understanding of the industry landscape in his role as construction manager. He holds a Bachelor of Construction Management with Honours from Deakin University. Devoted to innovation and leadership development, Nathan took part in ADCO’s inaugural Leaders Program, and is a member of our innovation group, Novus. He is passionate about creating a positive team environment for the benefit of the project team, client and stakeholders.


Pre-construction Manager /

Daniel McLean

Daniel combines over 10 years of industry experience with formal qualifications in construction management and architecture. This gives him the insight and discipline to contribute robust innovative solutions. He works across our estimating, construction and in-house design teams to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. Specifically, in the areas of innovative value engineering, effective construction methodologies, detail cost planning and budgeting.


Commercial Manager /

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos has worked in the construction industry for the past 15 years and during this time he has successfully built relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, clients and consultants across many sectors. As a key part of the senior leadership team in Victoria, Carlos brings strength in contract negotiation, strong financial acumen and excellent subcontractor relations. He is a team player who works hard to ensure his teams consistently deliver to our clients expectations.


Victorian HSE Manager /

Phil Stenteford

With over 15 years’ industry experience, Phil is responsible for managing ADCO’s HSE&Q systems for all Victorian, SA and ACT projects. He is a proactive leader of continual improvement and drives strict safety compliance across all construction activities. Committed to people care, he combines three years with the Victorian WorkCover Authority with experience as an HSE Coordinator on large projects such as the Royal Children’s Hospital Stage 2.


QLD Team

State Manager /

Brad Eathorne

Brad leads ADCO's Queensland operations with 25 years of building and infrastructure experience. With a wealth of experience in the defence, commercial, retail, aviation, power and mining sectors nationally, his career has spanned projects ranging in scale and complexity at both Executive and Project Leadership levels. Recognised for his collaborative, proactive and innovative leadership style, Brad demonstrates a consistent client focus and an ability to harness the capabilities of his teams as well as ADCO’s design and trade partners to deliver increased value to our projects.


Construction Manager /

Michael Duckett

Michael is one of ADCO’s leading construction managers with a particular focus on the Gold Coast region. He has an enviable reputation for the smooth completion of complicated, award-winning developments. Standouts include the redevelopment of Robina Town Centre and the first 6-Star Green Star education building in Australia for Bond University. Nothing thrills Michael more than an impeccably finished project.


Construction Manager /

Kris McKerron

Kris possesses more than 16 years’ experience in the construction industry spanning two continents and operating across various sectors. Passionate about developing and engaging people, and leveraging off diverse workforces to achieve results, Kris works collaboratively with all key stakeholders on the projects he oversees to ensure smooth delivery to a high standard of quality, within budget and to schedule, whilst meeting the relevant HSE targets and project-specific KPIs.


Pre-Construction Manager /

Nick Hamilton

Nick’s journey from apprentice to Pre-construction Manager has given him a valuable familiarity of the construction landscape in Australia and an appreciation of strong personal and working relationships with stakeholders. With diverse sector strengths spanning in defence, commercial, government, education, health and residential sector, nationally and overseas, Nick’s range of experience and the ability to work under strict time and delivery constraints enables him to effectively lead ADCO’s Queensland Pre-construction team.


Business Development Manager /

Martin Henry

Utilising his knowledge and vast network of contacts grown from over 20 years’ experience in the construction and engineering space, Martin is well-placed to advise ADCO on new opportunities and relationships leading to the future success of the business in Queensland. Martin holds a Diploma of Project Management, an Advanced Certificate and Associate Diploma and Engineering (Mechanical). A combination of excellent communication skills, major bid submission development and research experience, high-level negation skills and a ‘make it happen’ attitude enables him to bring expertise and success to our Queensland operations.


HSE Manager /

Wayne Gordon

A seasoned HSE professional, Wayne manages health, safety, environmental and quality aspects of construction across our Queensland operations. Wayne’s 20-year career has afforded him experience across a broad range of sectors. He is committed to the implementation of effective safety programs and coaching site teams to achieve incident and injury-free workplace. Wayne is an analytical thinker and a highly motivated and enthusiastic team member, driving cultural change by advocating and utilising management systems, behavioural-based methods and ensuring effective communication across teams, senior management, and clients.


Commercial Manager /

Michael Roszka

As Commercial Manager, Michael is a key senior member of our Queensland operations. He has vast experience across all aspects of commercial management and provides key financial, contract management, and construction law advice for our project teams. He is also a committee member of the QMBA Contracts Committee.


WA Team

State Manager /

James Prattent

James leads our Western Australian operations with over 15 years’ experience in both client and contractor roles across regional and metropolitan WA. Having graduated from Curtin University, he has worked in Perth for many years delivering a vast array of projects across multiple market sectors in both client and contractor roles. James’ professional attitude and standards are a key part of driving the team to become a market leader in the delivery of our projects. His track record in the Perth market, combined with his strong leadership and communication skills are key to ADCO becoming the Builder of Choice in Western Australia. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Economics, is a registered builder and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Construction Manager /

Peter Tobin

Peter is responsible for all project delivery across our Western Australian operations. A highly experienced construction professional, he has the proven ability to lead teams to achieve successful outcomes regardless of the complexity of the contract. Peter is an excellent communicator and is a strong advocate of our policy of delivering one consistent standard nationally. To fulfil this, he prides himself on developing excellent relationships with everyone involved in every project.


Construction Manager /

Dan Metcalfe

Dan brings 17 years’ construction industry experience across a diverse range of sectors in his role as Construction Manager. His strengths lie in construction programme and financial management, team leadership, contractual management and stakeholder relations. He has extensive experience managing pre-contract works, including construction methodology and bid evaluations. Dan’s local market knowledge combined with his aptitude in construction management makes him a robust leader in ADCO’s WA team.


HSE Manager /

Andrew Pachioli

Andrew is a highly experienced HSE Manager with West Australian experience that ranges from remote mining projects to urban developments. He is responsible for the successful implementation of ADCO’s corporate HSE management systems for all construction projects undertaken in WA. As a graduate from Curtin University, Andrew holds various tertiary qualifications in the fields of Health, Safety and Environmental practices, and has a detailed knowledge of best practices in construction. He combines this with a pragmatic and practical approach which ensures ADCO projects in WA are well managed, safe, and provide a healthy environment for our people and those around us.


Commercial Manager /

Tim Pearson

Tim brings 30 years of major project experience to his role as Commercial Manager for our WA operations with a proven track record of commercial management across a diverse range of projects throughout Australia and internationally. He has exceptional commercial knowledge, building strong relationships with our supply chain, clients and stakeholders. He is a team player with a strong commitment to supporting our projects to deliver excellent outcomes for our clients. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying.




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