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 BortolussiInterior Designer
With nearly a decade of experience in the industry, Melina brings a wealth of knowledge and a keen eye to her role as Design Consultant. Working closely with clients and the rest of the Urban team, Melina develops solutions that suit the specific needs of the fitout - maximising the outcome of the project.
Sarah ArmstrongInterior Designer
Sarah likes to explore unique creative possibilities for her clients, and her degree in architectural design gives her the ability to execute these ideas. Sarah has provided styling solutions for commercial and residential retail companies for over 3 years, with another 8 years of visual merchandising behind her. Whether it’s assisting a customer with a specific vision or innovating a space, you can be assured Sarah will be up for the challenge.
Sarah ThorneInterior Designer
With degrees in Interior Design and Architecture, Sarah has over 8 years’ experience in commercial interior design projects for government, banking and private sector clients. Sarah has a great understanding of contemporary workplace design and brings strong technical background to the Urban Team. Sarah specialises in all aspects of commercial interiors from concept to completion, while creating inspiring and collaborative workspaces for our clients.
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.
Grant is driven by a desire to grow his knowledge in the field of design and construction, and works alongside the design and construction teams to draft construction plans and assist in the development of fitout designs.
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.
After graduating university and gaining skills in many aspects of commercial construction, Nicholas brings great organisational skills to support the operations team and ensure each project runs smooth to meet our clients expectations.
Ashley has 8 years' experience in estimating, having estimated commercial fit out projects up to around $1.3m. On top of this, he also has a Cert IV in Cabinetmaking, a Supervisors License in Joinery/Shopfitting and subcontractor experience in the window manufacturing, kitchen, and joinery industries. He is excited to bring his breadth of skills to the estimating team at Urban Group.
Marina DenaroCommercial Manager
Backed by over 25 years of financial and business planning expereince, 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
A valued member of our commercial team, Julie experience and expertise in administration and finance to coordinate all aspects of accounts payable and processing of financial information. Her professional and approachable nature help build strong relationships with our team, suppliers and clients.