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Construction VIC

Richard Halasa

Richard Halasa Director and State Manager – VIC Construction

Richard Halasa brings more than 40 years of interior fit-out and building refurbishment experience to Schiavello. As Director and State Manager of Schiavello’s Victorian Construction division, Richard leads with expertise in construction management, programming and sequencing, project delivery, cost planning, management review and objective assessment.

Daron Johnson

Daron Johnson Director – Senior Construction Manager

Daron Johnson is a Construction Manager for Schiavello’s Victorian Construction division. With more than 35 years of experience in the construction and commercial building industries, he has completed a vast range of projects from small to $60 million plus in value. During his 30 years with Schiavello, his objective has remained clear; to complete every project on time, on budget, to the highest standard of quality, and with complete client satisfaction.

Robert Volarevic Construction

Robert Volarevic Construction Manager

As a Construction Manager for Schiavello’s Victorian Construction division, Robert Volarevic approaches every project with an absolute client-central focus. He applies a practical yet methodical approach to his responsibilities, including estimating, programming, project management, and systems improvements. Robert is passionate, knowledgeable and experienced, with more than 20 years of industry experience, from site work to tertiary education.

Andrew Howard Construction

Andrew Howard Construction Manager

Andrew Howard is a Construction Manager for Schiavello’s Victorian Construction division. He brings more than 15 years of office fitout and refurbishment industry experience to his role, where his deep understanding and skill base enables to drive successful results for clients each and every time.

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Cale Halasa Construction Manager

As a Construction Manager for Schiavello’s Victorian Construction division, Cale Halasa is responsible for overseeing all construction operations and ensuring client success at every stage. He is dedicated to providing a high level of client support and draws upon his breadth of experience and deep skill set to add value to each step of the process from conceptual work to project delivery.

Leigh Swords - Schiavello

Leigh Swords Construction Manager

Having delivered in excess of $200 million in projects during his time at Schiavello, Leigh has been responsible for workplace, education, retail and hospitality projects. His effective design management skills have lead to many successful projects in the construction and fit-out space.

Through early engagement, Leigh focuses on putting the client needs at the forefront in terms of value engineering, cost management and programme optimisation. From flagship retail sites to heritage and new build projects, Leigh is an expert in complex project delivery and solution development.

Stefan Metayer Schiavello Construction VIC

Stefan Metayer Construction Manager

With experience in hospitality, hotel and gaming, and retail, Stefan has delivered projects across Australia and the Middle East. Stefan's strong appreciation and understanding of working on-site allow him to better manage subcontractors and ensure a high-quality finish.

He also leverages his emotional intelligence to effectively manage his team and combine their unique skill sets to determine the most suitable to deliver a successful project.

Amanda Wright Schiavello

Amanda Wright Design Manager

Coming from one of Asia-Pacific's leading interior design firms, Geyer, Amanda Wright brings in excess of 12 years experience in Workplace, Retail, Hospitality and Education.

With front end client interfacing skills, Amanda engages with clients to understand their needs to achieve the projects best outcomes in terms of the aspirational, functional and operational. She works Both Schiavello internal resources and external consultants throughout the project and focuses on design management and value engineering.

Construction NSW/ACT

Christopher Schiavello

Christopher Schiavello Director and State Manager – NSW Construction

As Head of business strategy for the construction business and director of NSW, Christopher focuses on providing real value to clients by ensuring project outcomes meet client's aspirational objectives and strategic business drivers.

With a background in customer service, and over 10 years in delivering Workplace, Education and Hospitality projects, his passion for business and people ensure a long-term and client-centric approach to all projects and relationships across the business in Australia.

Alan Al-Refaei

Alan Al-Refaei Construction Manager

Alan Al-Refaei is responsible for the delivery of interior construction projects and ensuring every client gets maximum value out of our products and services in New South Wales.

As Construction Manager for the fit-out division, Alan has been instrumental in building strong relationships with clients. His meticulous attention to project detail, paired with his friendly, transparent style, enables him to ensure every project runs smooth, on time, and on budget.

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Caitlin Mills-Sheehy Design Manager

Passionate about positive client outcomes and an eye for detail, Caitlin’s role focuses on open communication and design resolution between project managers, the construction team and designers to ensure the clients best interests are looked after across all phases of design and delivery.

Beginning her career in residential architecture, Caitlin worked on the iconic Hotel Saxony in the Faena District Miami, establishing her interior design credentials in the hospitality sector. Upon returning to Australia, Caitlin’s desire for quality has seen her deliver workplaces for some of Australia’s leading companies.

Michael Kim NSW Commercial Manager

Michel Kim Commercial Manager

Michael's position as a Commercial Manager is to do more than simply plug in numbers and get a figure. He takes a more holistic and methodical approach to cost planning and feasibility studies.

Having worked on a number of multi-million dollar projects including the Astral Hotel, Park Royal Darling Harbour and HCF, Michael defines a successful project where he's managed to reduce cost and improve the overall efficiency of the design construction process.

Richard Aerlic Construction Manager

Richard's 25 years in the construction industry is comprised of 15 years residential experience operating his own construction property development company, as well as having worked in senior leadership roles for large, global Tier One construction companies.

With an understanding of the importance of client relationships, Richard brings a wealth of techniques, methodologies, management and project team leadership to the Sydney team.

Juliet Walczak Business Development Manager NSW

Juliet Walczak Business Development Manager

Juliet is the driving force of NSW commercial market knowledge with a background in Marketing and Commerce. Her insight into future trends and current conditions ensures our clients can obtain sound commercial advice.

Juliet brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for delivering unrivalled client solutions and managing client expectations to the highest standards.

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April Goodman Design Manager

April's background in architectural design and project management brings a wealth of multi-disciplinary experience and genuine passion. Her open communication style, insight and a keen eye for detail prove invaluable to each and every project.

As Design Manager, April approaches every project with an absolute client focus; working with the team to ensure the designer’s intent is never compromised in the project delivery.

James Hillman National Project Delviery Schiavello Construction

James Hillman National Project Manager

Worldly and business savvy, James aims to cultivate strong relationships with Schiavello and its clients, both new and existing.

He becomes heavily involved with each project he takes on, playing a key role during the early planning stages, right through to construction and post-occupancy.

Construction QLD

Dave Allenby Director and State Manager – QLD Construction

Dave Allenby is the Director and State Manager for Schiavello’s Queensland Construction division. Drawing upon 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Dave has acquired an extensive library of knowledge across various scopes of work.

Steven Kourevelis

Steven Kourevelis Construction Manager

With over 25 years experience in the construction industry, Steven has delivered a vast range of multi-million dollar construction and development projects from $1m - $50m in all sectors of the industry at a national level.

Construction SA

Luke Steele Director Construction SA

Luke Steele Director and State Manager – SA Construction

Luke has over 15 years industry experience. He has been with the Schiavello Construction business for 3 years and has led the delivery of a number of award-winning projects, most notably, the SkyCity Adelaide Casino upgrade and the heritage façade restoration of the iconic Adelaide Railway Station.

Ian Tan Construction Manager SA

Ian Tan Construction Manager

With more than 18 years of global experience in project and construction management, Ian Tan brings a wealth of knowledge to Schiavello. His capabilities in establishing and applying ‘project controls’ have contributed to the successful delivery of large, complex, and fast-tracked projects across sectors, from financial institutions to data centres, high end corporate fitouts and more.

Tony Tsakalos Commercial Manager

Tony has 27 years experience in commercial and residential construction estimating including Lump Sum, Design and Construct, Project Management and Cost Planning. Tony leads an experienced Estimating Team, where his attention to detail has proven him in these enterprises to be very effective in the competitive tendering field, which is further endorsed by his knowledge of current tendering trends. Tony’s calm and collected approach whilst compiling detailed cost analysis places him well to ensure ultimate value for the client.

Augusta Soteriou SA Construction

Augusta Soteriou Design and Engineering Manager

Augusta is highly respected throughout the South Australian construction industry with 20 years’ experience having previously worked for DPTI and Tonkin Consulting.

Augusta's extensive experience further strengthens Schiavello’s expertise in delivering complex construction projects.

Construction WA

Matt Bailey Director and State Manager – WA Construction

Originally from the UK, Matt Bailey brings 25 years industry experience to the role of State Director of Schiavello Construction (WA). Matt has acquired a vast skill set within the construction industry, both technical and practical, along with a clear understanding of the importance of teamwork. He has successfully established and managed a construction company in Perth, exceeding client expectations on all accounts and as a result has a strong rapport within the community.