AWB TEAM

We believe diversity builds better business.

At AWB we are a dedicated and highly skilled team striving to bring growth and equality to our community through every contract we commit to. We aim to do this by designing, building and maintaining environments which are inclusive of everybody.

Our team is diverse and we would not have it any other way. We come from different cultural backgrounds and from all corners of the globe, however we all share the same passion and commitment to excellence.

Management Team

Director

Graeme Kennedy

One of AWB’s founding Directors, Graeme Kennedy has a passion to help those individuals with physical barriers achieve a better quality of life. Graeme is a hands on leader, having launched his career as a plumbing and gas fitting contractor in the UK. Having operated numerous maintenance and building project businesses throughout Australia and the UK, Graeme understands what is required to get the job done. With a passion for disability services and equality, Graeme leads by example and drives results through all members of our team. His industry knowledge, attention to detail and vast experience underpin our management team.
Director

Nick Stock

Nick Stock has been in the construction & building industries for in excess of 18 years. Nick has a wealth of experience in estimating, scheduling and project management. Nick is currently director and construction manager of AWB Building Co.
Nick has the responsibility of overseeing the entire projects team including; administration and contracts administration staff to supervisors, trades and labour staff. In this role Nick has successfully delivered many projects for the government, private and non-for-profit sectors.
The projects Nick has undertaken have varied significantly in value, ranging from just a few thousand to in excess of $1.5m. Nick was previously recognised for his outstanding attention to detail and project management skills when his past employer was awarded an Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award by the Master Builders Association. The award was for the construction of the Perth Zoo Eco toilet Facility, in which Nick Stock was Senior Project Manager.
Operations Manager

Vaughan Graham

Vaughan is passionate about the growth of AWB. As a founding shareholder Vaughan has seen the growth and development of AWB into one of WA’s leading all trades companies. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Public Relations, Vaughan strives for outstanding service delivery through internal efficiencies and client satisfaction. Vaughan has a diverse role within the business, overseeing everything from new business opportunities, safety and compliance through to project delivery, operational systems and marketing. Working closely with shareholders and reporting directly to the company Directors, Vaughan is committed to driving the business forward. Vaughan holds a Diploma in Project Management and is currently working towards his Master of Business Administration with the Australian Institute of Management.

Projects & Tenders Team

Project Manager

Nathan Johnson

Launching his career as a carpenter, Nathan is a hands on Project Manager with outstanding attention to detail. Customer satisfaction, safety and quality service delivery is what matters most to Nathan, which is evident through every project he undertakes. Nathan is a registered builder and also holds his Diploma of Project Management and a Diploma of Building and Construction. Having completed in excess of 100 projects with AWB, ranging in complexities from playgrounds to new toilet block construction, Nathan has a broad range of experience to get any project over the line. Nathans area of expertise is in civil construction, having successfully completed a number of road and driveway upgrade projects across WA. Possessing strong leadership and management skills, Nathan drives performance through his contractor and employee base to deliver the best results for his clients.
Projects Supervisor

Phill Mortimer

Phil has an eye for detail having successfully completed dozens of projects for AWB. Possessing his builders registration and a Diploma in Building and Construction, Phil is a highly experienced and knowledgeable projects supervisor. Launching his career as a brick layer, Phil is a hands supervisor, actively involved in project delivery from estimating to handover stage. As a passionate supervisor, Phill thrives on quality and safety and as such currently sits on the AWB Safety committee. Phil has managed various projects for AWB and works closely with government agencies, commercial and non for profit clientele. As a demander of excellence, Phil is committed to driving his team and contractors to achieve results for every client he commits to.
Projects Supervisor

Kris Harvey

Kris brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to our organization with experience through being a business owner and working for large construction companies. With over 10 years experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of project work and a broad skill set to underpin this knowledge. Kris is a highly driven and results focused professional with a passion for the industry.
Tenders & Contracts Manager

Laura Bucur

With over 13 years of international experience, Laura has been exposed to the Building and Construction, Oil & Gas and Mining industries in both major and minor projects. As AWBs Tenders & Contracts Manager, Laura is responsible for the overall coordination of the company’s tenders and contracts. Laura is overseeing the tender development process including bid writing, design and creation & submission of multiple tenders, liaising with stakeholders, suppliers, subcontractors. This requires a strong focus on customer service, attention to detail and organizational awareness.
Tenders and Projects Coordinator

Bree Spadano

Bree has 5 years of experience in the construction and building industry, working in various roles from receptionist to projects and tender coordinator. In her role Bree currently assists the Tenders and Contracts Manager to deliver tender bids. This involves searching for opportunities, raising quotes, sending requests for quotes to a large subcontractor base, tender bid writing and submission, and document control. Bree excels in time management and organisation to successfully meet all tender and project deadlines.

Minor Works Team

Minor Works Manager

Mark Speakman

With a reputation amongst our clients for being the go to man, Mark will always get the job done safely, on time and within budget. As a qualified plumbing and gas fitting contractor, Mark adopts a hands on approach to his role as Minor Works Manager. Mark oversees a team of internal trades people, contractors, suppliers and administrative staff to deliver various minor works contracts for government, non for profit and commercial clientele. Marks passion is in refurbishments and modifications, having completed in excess of 3000 projects with AWB. Safety is never compromised and the client is always at the forefront on every project Mark undertakes. Mark is a loyal, honest and hardworking Manager, with outstanding attention to detail and service delivery.
Minor Works Supervisor

Colin Fraser

Colin has over 30 years of experience in the construction and building industry having started his career as a qualified carpenter. Colin works closely with the Minor Works administration coordinator to make sure that the clients requirements are met with precision. Some of the clients Colin is working with are City of Stirling; City of Nedlands, MSWA; Programmed. Colin’s experience covers both domestic and commercial works and has managed small single trade projects through to various high end multi-trade projects. He will be working as supervisor within the minor works division seeing projects from beginning to end.
Minor Works Coordinator

Georgia Stopard

Georgia has over 5 years industry experience and works closely with and supports the Minor Works Manager, Supervisors and Subcontractors. Georgia co-ordinates the raising of Minor Works orders within the system and manages all the Minor Works projects to completion. This includes quotations and invoicing of all completed works.The most important part of Georgia’s role is the liaising with both the clients and contractors ensuring the smooth running of the administration process in order to meet KPI’s.

Maintenance Team

Maintenance Manager

Steve Dancy

Steve brings a wealth of experience to his role as Maintenance Manager with AWB. With the responsibility of overseeing all maintenance contracts, Steve is a hands on and analytical manager ensuring service efficiency, quality and safety are always at the forefront. Steve works closely with our maintenance administrators, supervisors, in-house trades people and contractors to ensure successful delivery of all preventative and reactive maintenance requirements. Steve is also actively involved in the quoting of maintenance and minor works, quoting on everything from bollard, gpo and grab rail installations to kitchen upgrades. With a real passion for roof plumbing, Steve is also an expert in leak detection and rectification. Steve holds a Diploma of Project Management and is a lead member of AWB’s Safety Management team.
Maintenance Supervisor

Colin Harrison

Colin has work experience that spans across 2 continents covering different systems and procedures of installation. Colin has delivered multiple projects for City of Stirling, Programmed FM, Celtic Builders, Bethanie; Southern cross Care; Arcadia Waters; G8; NDIS; Health Support Services; Lions Eye; City of Gosnells. Colin is one of AWB’s Maintenance Supervisors and has over 15 years of experience in the building industry with a trade in carpentry and joinery. Colin always aims to provide AWB’s clients with a high quality service, delivered on time and within budget.
Maintenance Supervisor

Alex Porter

Alex has over 9 years experience in the building and construction industry. As AWB Co.’s Maintenance Supervisor, Alex oversees maintenance contracts with local/state government and commercial clients.
In this role Alex supervises various contracts for service delivery in accordance with Contract KPI's. This includes management of all stages of project delivery including: Scope definition, Production of scope of works, quoting, Design, Tendering, Construction, Commissioning, Handover, and Defects Liability Period. In his previous roles, Alex specialised in roof carpentry but also constructed flooring and wall framework and installation of different types of external wall cladding using a wide range of hand and power tools.
Electrical Supervisor

AJ Abbasi

AJ is AWBs Electrical Supervisor and reports directly to our Maintenance Manager. AJ is responsible for the day to day management of reactive maintenance works, inclusive of planned and routine maintenance and will assist our Projects team with the estimating and coordination of larger scale electrical project works. Aj is responsible for the scheduling of electrical maintenance works on a day to day basis. AJ has built a reputation amongst subcontractors and clients alike for being a knowledgeable supervisor with a professional work ethic. AJ possesses outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to lead from the front and is crucial to our Electrical division.
Maintenance Administrator

Bryanne Hansen

Brie has over 10 years’ experience working within the building and maintenance industry. In her role Brie currently assists the Maintenance Manager, Project Managers and Supervisors. Brie coordinates the raising of maintenance work orders within the system and manages all the maintenance works from beginning to completion. This includes quotations and invoicing of all completed works and this forms the greater part of Bryanne’s day to day duties. Brie also coordinates with AWB contractors and tradespeople on a daily basis to ensure the smooth delivery of various maintenance contracts.
Maintenance Electrician

Daniel Hume

Daniel is AWB’s in-house electrician and covers the majority of AWB’s routine maintenance contracts. He is also covering compliance, repairs, testing, upgrades to council owned and maintained parks, buildings, reticulation and bore pump control and oval lighting repairs, park lighting and solar lighting. Daniel has a proven commitment to his work quality, service delivery and customer relationships.
Maintenance Electrician

Xavier Williamson

Xavier is AWB’s maintenance electrician. Xavier has worked as a commercial and residential electrician for the last 7 years. In his previous role, Xavier managed small and large commercial jobs, aerial, communications and electrical installations and repairs in over 30 schools. He has provided training for apprentices on correct procedures and installation practices as per Australian Standards.
Maintenance Electrician

Liam Sirr

Liam is AWB’s newest maintenance electrician to join the team. Having previously worked in the residential space, he brings a new set of skills to the electrical team. Similarly to commercial electrical works, Liam has completed testing and tagging works, maintenance works for breakdown and repairs plus he has mentored and trained apprentice electricians.
Apprentice Electrician

Declan Berryman

Declan is a key member of the AWB electrical team and currently works closely with one of the maintenance electricians. With a focus on the northern and eastern suburbs of Perth, Declan carries out a multitude of electrical maintenance works at commercial, industrial and government properties. Declan is an intelligent young apprentice who displays strong initiative. He is a technically savvy apprentice who is always looking for new opportunities to learn.

Business Support Team

Business Support Manager

Sheryl Kennedy

Sheryl is driven by efficiency and thrives on results. Overseeing AWBs administrative team, Sheryl is a highly experienced Office Manager with outstanding attention to detail. Holding a Bachelor of Human Resources and OHS, Sheryl brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Office Manager. With a diverse role within AWB, Sheryl oversees various internal duties including system management, compliance and office facilities. Sheryl has worked within a number of building and maintenance companies across WA and understands what is required to get the job done efficiently, safely and with a smile. Working closely with management and reporting to the Directors, Sheryl ensures the smooth operation of day to day administration. One thing that can be assured with Sheryl is that she will go above and beyond for our customers.
Senior Finance Manager

Shuling Zheng

Shuling is a perfectionist whose passion is to give 100% of herself to every task she commits to. A good mind for numbers and a highly organised approach, ensures our business, our suppliers and our contractors are in good hands. With 15+ years accounts experience, Shuling brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Senior Finance Manager. Overseeing everything from accounts payable and receivable to contractor management and reporting, Shuling has a crucial role within AWB. Reporting to shareholders and Directors, Shuling ensures the efficient day to day running of financial matters within AWB.
Marketing & Administration Coordinator

Shannon Parker

Shannon has been with AWB since 2019 and brings with her over eight years of marketing and events experience. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has worked in multiple industries including, Tertiary Education, Healthcare, Not for Profit and Mining. As well as her core role, Shannon has assisted multiple areas in the AWB office such as safety, projects and tenders which has seen her develop a strong understanding of the company.

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