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.

Graeme Kennedy

Director

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.

Nick Stock

Director

As a founding Director, Nick Stock oversees AWB’s project and building divisions. Nick is the companies nominated supervisor and registered builder. Nick has been pivotal in establishing AWB as one of WA’s best minor works and project companies. With over 22 years building and construction experience, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Director. Nick leads by example with his hands on approach and only demands the best from his project and contract management teams. Nick and his team have been recognised on numerous occasions for multiple projects across WA. More recently Nick was recognised with the Excellence in Energy Efficiency award by the Master Builders Association of WA, for his construction of the Perth Zoo Eco Toilet Facility.

Vaughan Graham

Operations Manager

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.

Mark Speakman

Minor Works Manager

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.

Nathan Johnson

Project Manager

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.

Steve Dancy

Maintenance Manager

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.

Sheryl Kennedy

Office Manager

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.

Shuling Zheng

Senior Finance Manager

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.

Colin Harrison

Minor Works Supervisor

Colin is one of AWBs Minor Works Supervisors and reports directly to our Minor Works Manager. Overseeing our internal carpentry division, Colin adopts a hands on approach to his role as supervisor. Launching his career as a carpenter in the UK, Colin is a highly skilled carpenter with outstanding attention to detail. Colin’s deals directly with various clients providing cost estimates for minor works, whilst also project managing and delivering works. Such works undertaken by Colin include bathroom upgrades, kitchen refurbishments and re-roofs.

Phill Mortimer

Projects Supervisor

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.

Aj Abassi

Electrical Supervisor

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.

Kenneth Pannell

Plumbing Supervisor

Kenneth is AWBs Plumbing Supervisor and reports directly to our Minor Works Manager. With the responsibility of overseeing our plumbing division, Kenny oversees all plumbing maintenance contracts of a reactive and preventative nature. With 17+ years’ experience and having previously run his own plumbing business, Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as supervisor. Kenny is responsible for the scheduling of all plumbing maintenance and currently oversees two maintenance plumbers and an apprentice. Kenneth is currently working towards a Bachelor of OHS with Murdoch University.

Adam Brown

Painting Supervisor

Adam began his apprenticeship in New Zealand working originally as a brush hand within the painting and decorating industry. The work involved mainly new residential homes and small commercial re-paints. Moving to Australia in 2008 and gaining his painting registration Adam commenced work with a local all trades building company. Today, Adam is AWBs painting supervisor and is responsible for 7 painters and 3 brush hands. Adam has experience in all aspects of painting including heritage painting, wall papering, texturing, epoxy coatings, specialized decorative finishes, sign writing, line marking, spraying, anti-graffiti coatings, oil base & water based finishes.

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