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 law training. Beyond being recognised as both a solicitor and barrister, Judy has a wealth of experience in construction and property. Strong on community, she 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 degree in Business Management in 2016. 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 Doorknock 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.


Bob has been a respected identity in the construction industry since establishing ADCO in 1972. Before his departure from ADCO he focused on building relationships that ensured projects were delivered with a proud legacy for tomorrow. Bob’s breadth of experience covers most forms of construction throughout Australia and he continues to provide guidance to ADCO from his advisory board position.

National Team

Chief Executive Officer /

Neil Harding

With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Neil has held executive roles in Australia and internationally. A proven commercial leader, he is passionate about building a performance-driven supportive culture while developing meaningful industry-wide relationships. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Sheffield Hallam University) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also an advisory board member to the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management.


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.


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 /

Yiorgos Crespis

As a keen strategic thinker, Yiorgos continually looks for ways to maximise potential outcomes. Broad experience in commercial construction allows Yiorgos to draw on well-established connections to ensure projects’ seamless transfer from front-end to final delivery. This reflects his warm, consultative approach to every project and dedication to fostering long-term relationships with ADCO’s 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.


Pre-construction Manager /

Kathy Obuchowicz

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Design and Digital Media, both from the University of Sydney. She became a registered architect in 2010 and combines her extensive design skills with work winning experience in senior positions including estimating manager. Kathy has worked on numerous building projects in NSW in our key markets such as health, education, commercial and community sectors. She brings a wealth of experience in different forms of procurement and all aspects of the pre-construction role, including value management, win strategies and maintaining positive relationships with both clients and the supply chain.


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 /

Nic Morris

With over 15 years in construction, Nic is a highly regarded member of our Melbourne team. His positive can-do attitude to business shines through in the long-lasting relationships he continually develops with all project participants. Nic’s extensive capabilities across the commercial, government, health, retail, education, student accommodation, and industrial sectors are enhanced by a raft of tertiary qualifications.


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.


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

Interim State Manager & Gold Coast Manager /

Colin Kitto

Managing ADCO’s operations in the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales region, Colin has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of major projects. His approach epitomises how all regional operations dovetail with ADCO’s overall problem-solving culture. Combining tertiary building qualifications with impressive hands-on know-how, Colin provides practical solutions to even the most complex project challenges.


Construction Manager /

Luke Broadhurst

Luke is a specialist retail sector project leader within ADCO’s Queensland operations. A strong attention to construction detail and a results-orientated approach sees Luke skilfully handle multiple concurrent projects for private developers, real estate investment trusts and direct retailers. This extends to understanding the retail and brand delivery requirements of clients such as Woolworths, Coles, Costco and Aldi.


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.


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 has significant experience in the Western Australian construction market. After graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Construction Management and Economics with Honours he has worked in Perth for his entire career. He commenced his career at a prominent client side project management firm before moving into the contracting space where he has held senior positions in construction and operational management. James’ 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.


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.


Pre-Construction Manager /

Andrew Jarvis

Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, having held senior positions in quantity surveying and estimating in construction companies in Western Australia. Throughout his career he has developed a wide portfolio of projects across multiple sectors with a strong emphasis on Design and Construct procurement. He holds a Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Quantity Surveying and is adept at the implementation of alternative design solutions where there is opportunity for additional value for the client.


Commercial Manager /

Phil George

Phil is a highly skilled and experienced Commercial Manager, with over 20 years’ experience within the UK and Australian Construction Industry. He combines a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Quantity Surveying & Construction Cost Management with extensive contractual knowledge and a thorough disciplined approach to risk assessment. He has a strong commercial awareness and a proven track record in the delivery of cost control & risk transfer under various methods in both head contract and subcontract procurement including; Design & Construct, Two Stage and Managing Contractor Tenders and Framework Agreements.


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.




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