Meet Our Team
Wayne brings a wealth of experience and achievement in roles requiring astute strategic planning, leadership and project execution at a very high level - a set of skills that compliment fellow Director Nick to form a dynamic duo. He oversees all aspects of the business to ensure the company values are delivered and client expectations are always met. He values leadership on both fronts; as a leader of his team and also as the frontline of communication with key clients.
A licensed builder with 3 decades experience in fitouts and commercial building, Nick oversees and mentors the Commercial Projects team and leads in the areas of sales, design, estimating and project delivery. Nick is excited to direct a great group that offers high levels of service and a true turnkey solution, and leads the team alongside Wayne to fulfil the company's mandate of producing outstanding results for great clients.
Matthew HillsProject Manager
Matthew has a strong passion for the construction industry. After 10 years of experience in the industry, he has a strong understanding of the best processes involved, and ensures a project is completed with quality and efficiency. As project manager, Matthew has worked on a number of successful projects including Fujitsu and the exterior building upgrade to Legacy House.
Melina GillespieInterior Designer
With over a decade’s experience in the industry, Melina is passionate about design and styling and brings a wealth of knowledge to her role at Urban. Her expertise in commercial furniture sets her apart, developing solutions that suit the specific needs of a fitout. Melina excels in space planning and problem-solving and prides herself on her customer service and attention to detail.
Adrienne RoweInterior Designer
Adrienne is passionate about design, having completed a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. Adrienne is also currently pursuing a Bachelor of Interior Architecture, expanding the skillset she is able to provide to our clients. Adrienne enriches each Urban Group project with her knowledge and enthusiasm and does whatever it takes to ensure each client is 100% happy with the end result.
Sophie CorwinInterior Designer
Sophie graduated with a Master's Degree in Architecture in Paris, France. She has over 8 years experience in France, the U.S, New Zealand and Australia. Sophie has a passion for interior design and decoration, she excels in spatial organisation and creating inspired spaces. She enjoys assisting and working closely with clients. Her enthusiasm in design and her interest in producing outstanding results provides a strong asset to the Urban Team.
Cassie VogeFurniture Coordinator
Cassie has been a key member of the Urban team since 2005, helping deliver the finishing touches to our projects through processing furniture orders, co-ordinating furniture projects & logistics, managing furniture installations, furniture warranties & handling defects. Cassie works closely with our team of dedicated installers to ensure a smooth completion of our connected process.
Christine ZialcitaFurniture Sales Support
Christine has a firm focus on delivering great customer service, which she achieves through providing advice, support and coordination to clients and our team; drawing on her extensive experience and expert knowledge of our process and our furniture offering.
Michael RoatesSite Manager
Michael is has successfully worked across various aspects of the construction industry, with over 2 decades of experience delivering high quality results for large national organisations and SMEs. Michael enjoys working with our enthusiastic team, bringing together suppliers and subcontractors, and overseeing outstanding projects that meet our high standards and create lasting client relationships.
Marc McDonaldSite Manager
A qualified and licensed builder with extensive experience as a site manager of large and small projects, Marc oversees our projects with a clear goal to deliver on time and on budget. Marc works closely with our trade partners and our clients and enjoys the fast pace and varied work involved in delivering a great result.
Reece AckerleySite Manager
Reece loves the chance to flex his problem solving skills, and deliver sharper solutions for our clients while ensuring the safety and diligence of all workers on-site. With 12 year’s experience in commercial construction, Reece has worked on and supervised everything from fitouts to large scale construction projects. He has spent the last 8 years perfecting his site management skills and has developed a good eye for detail to ensure our clients’ projects go smoothly.
Nek has over 4 years experience in the commercial industry, specialising in strip-outs, renovations and demolitions. He has also been heavily involved in logistics management for over 8 years as well as business management for over 7 years. He has supervised some large projects in Brisbane city such as 1 William Street which featured innovative modern design and acoustic walls.
Marina DenaroCommercial Manager
Backed by over 25 years of financial and business planning experience, Marina looks beyond the numbers and firmly believes that Urban's suppliers and clients are an extension of the team. Her role covers providing relevant financial business and project information, statutory reporting and much more.
Julie McGibbonAccounts Payable
With experience and expertise in administration and finance, Julie is a valued member of our commercial team. Julie coordinates all aspects of accounts payable and processing of financial information, and her professional and approachable nature helps build strong relationships with our team, suppliers and clients.
Gerrit KrugerSite Services
Diving headfirst into the construction industry straight from high school, Gerrit comes from a varied background. He has worked on high profile sites around Brisbane, such as landscaping for the Botanical Gardens re-vamp and the construction of The Village Yeronga, before joining our team at Urban. Gerrit works closely with our Project Site Managers and Carpenters, preparing job sites and ensuring consistent quality across all projects.
Ivan CheeProduction and BIM Manager
After 15 years of successfully delivering architectural and interior projects, Ivan works within the Urban team to provide detailed design documentation and construction package drawings. It's his passion for communication through drawing, combined with his collaborative approach, that helps bridge project phases, allowing for a smooth process from start to completion. Ivan is equal parts efficient and detailed, meaning he delivers the highest standard of quality for every client.