About

We Believe in Shaping Spaces

The spaces we spend our lives in influence our future, support our communities, and create opportunities for growth. To us, shaping spaces represents our responsibility to create impact at scale for our clients and their people. We help bring their vision of more efficient, functional, sustainable, and futuristic spaces to life.

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We are a nationwide, ASX-listed fit-out and construction services business with a team of more than 570 people working across our national head office and nine branches. We’ve delivered more than 7,000 projects (valued at $9b) over the 30-plus years we have been in business, with a focus on innovation, safety, and building trusting relationships. Our clients span the commercial, education, government, retail, and health sectors.

SHAPE’s branch configuration is designed to strategically match the experience, scale, and capability of a national builder with the dynamic, friendly, and community-driven impact of our local teams on the ground. It’s incredibly important to us that we build with local context through local relationships to provide a better end product for our clients.

Our Capability is Diverse

While our origins in commercial fit-out have created a strong foundation for the business, our $3.8b pipeline (FY24) spans fit-out and refurbishment to facade restoration, design and construction, new builds, and modular projects. Having a diverse portfolio means that we draw from different industries, mindsets, and experiences and offer more cost-effective solutions through a wider supplier and subcontractor network.

We Build with People in Mind

Our people are extremely experienced and effective in their roles, but it’s their focus on building relationships, ability to collaborate, and adaptability that drives our +84 Net Promoter Score (NPS) and the reason why more than 80% of our clients choose to work with us again. At SHAPE, we know that creating a culture of diversity, career development, workplace health, safety and wellbeing is what ultimately supports our teams to deliver exceptional experiences and build inspiring spaces for our clients.

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Peter Marix-Evans

Chief Executive Officer

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Career
Peter was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. He joined SHAPE in 2011 as Group Executive and General Manager of NSW and then became Chief Operating Officer in 2016. He brings over 30 years of wide-ranging construction industry experience across risk and commercial management, customer experience and environmental health and safety. Prior to joining SHAPE, Peter held several senior operational and strategic positions at Lendlease. He has a particular passion for exceptional customer experience, as well as developing and leading high-performance teams.

Life
A father of two teenage sons, Peter loves surfing, fishing, snowboarding and pretty much anything that involves boats, boards or water. He come back to team sport as the proud coach of the over 35 F grade.

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Kate Evans

Group Executive - People, Brand and Communications

'KT, Kevans'

Career
Responsible for the People, Brand and Communications functions at SHAPE, Kate provides strategic direction to drive employee performance and enhance customer satisfaction to achieve business goals. Since commencing with SHAPE in 2004, Kate has been integral in creating a formal human resources function, building leadership capabilities and developing a highly constructive culture. More recently, Kate has added the marketing and communication functions to her portfolio, steering a marketing, brand and CX strategy that generates repeat work and long-term business growth.

Life
Kate is a mum of two and enjoys running, playing netball and going to the gym to keep fit. She is a keen skier in winter, beachgoer in summer and a horse racing enthusiast.

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Scott Jamieson

Chief Financial Officer

'Jamo'

Career
After working as an External Auditor of SHAPE for seven years, Scott joined the business in 2008 as Financial Controller. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer with a strategic and operational focus, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the role. Scott is responsible for SHAPE’s Financial Risk Management, Governance and Acquisitions. He has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Life
Scott keeps busy spending time with his three kids and looking after his 200 fish, 12 chickens, two dogs, and two cats. When he’s not watching sport, he’s playing it. He loves golf, mountain bike riding, tennis, boating, and skiing (water, snow and jet skiing).

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Phillip Smith

Group Executive - Environment, Health, Safety & Quality and Business Technology

'Phil' 

Career
Phillip has over 30 years’ experience in the building industry and holds trade, construction, strategic leadership and WHS qualifications. He is responsible for all aspects of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) and Business Technology, championing SHAPE’s safety-first culture using a progressive yet practical approach to project management systems. He was instrumental in transitioning the business to Procore project delivery system, oversaw the development of the industry-leading SMS safety app, and more recently, extended his focus to the Supply Chain and Commercial Risk functions. A member of the Asbestos & Hazmat Removal Contractors Association, Asbestos Education Committee and the OFSC Industry Reference Group, Phillip strongly advocates for asbestos awareness.

Life
Phillip is a Brisbane Broncos supporter, car enthusiast and lover of most outdoor activities. He has two sons, three grandsons and an extended family of pets that seem to arrive and never leave.

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Phillip Wicks

Group Executive - Commercial

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Career
Phillip has 25 years of construction industry experience, working both in Australia and the UK. He joined SHAPE in 2006 as a Project Manager and has since held several positions, including General Manager of NSW. Phillip’s role supports state operations to progress the interests of SHAPE and its clients, ensuring the effective management of day-to-day operations as well as strategic endeavours. Phillip’s extensive project and financial management experience, combined with his successful track record of developing innovative solutions, guarantees the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Life
Phillip’s perfect day would include an early surf, a swim with the family, and a BBQ with friends. His favourite sporting team is the Canterbury Bulldogs.

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Belinda Montgomery

Group Manager - Legal

Career
Belinda has more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in Australia and internationally, specialising in construction law. Prior to joining SHAPE in 2022, Belinda had a long history working as a lawyer with construction contractors, including at Lendlease, Abigroup and UGL. Belinda has also worked at major law firms in both Australia and Hong Kong, including Minter Ellison and K&L Gates.

Life
Belinda enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, walking her dog, reading and avoiding cooking. She loves going on holidays to tropical destinations, which always seem to be near decent surf (thanks to her husband).

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Mitch Flynn

Group Manager - Defence & Federal Government

Career
Mitch has more than 10 years’ experience delivering projects and programs for the Defence and Government sectors – from $500k up to $180m. He joined SHAPE in 2021, after working alongside the business in various roles over the past decade. With a background founded in client-side project management, Mitch has a strong focus on people and establishing strong relationships in all his dealings. As Group Manager – Defence & Federal Government, he provides detailed insights to growth strategies and business development, strengthens and builds relationships, and ensures client satisfaction is achieved nationally.

Mitch is a Committee Member of the Property Council of Australia's ACT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Life
Born and bred in Canberra, Mitch is an avid sports fan and supports the GWS Giants and Canberra Raiders. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, collecting (and drinking) wine, and relaxing over good food with family and friends.

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Cameron Aitken

Group Manager - Modular

'Cam'

Career
Cameron brings more than 20 years of construction industry experience in Australia and the UK to his role as the national leader of SHAPE’s modular capabilities. Having spent more than 15 years with SHAPE, both in Sydney and Melbourne, Cameron has a reputation for solving complex problems and delivering technically challenging construction projects. His expertise in risk management, stakeholder management and customer experience are what drives the exceptional outcomes on his projects.

Life
Cameron loves sports, particularly the Sydney Swans and NBA, going surfing and playing golf. He feels most relaxed when camping or enjoying excellent coffee, wine and food, particularly dim sims and hot jam doughnuts.

Michael Manikas

General Manager - DLG SHAPE

Career
Michael is a proud Biripi and Worimi man that is passionate about Indigenous engagement, particularly in the built environment, social impact issues and sustainability. Michael was appointed General Manager at DLG SHAPE in 2019, with the goal to make a serious impact on reconciliation and improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through employment and business opportunities. He has almost 30 years’ experience in the construction and not-for-profit space, and currently holds advisory positions with Western Sydney University and UTS, plus is the Deputy Chair of Property Council of Australia’s NSW Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Life
Michael is a father of three girls and loves coaching their sports and getting involved in their musical interests.

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Damian La Rosa

General Manager - WA

Career
Damian is a trusted industry professional that brings a wealth of building and construction experience to the role of General Manager of WA. Since joining SHAPE as a cadet more than 20 years ago, Damian has gained vast experience and knowledge spanning a range of disciplines, from site to commercial management. With his ‘hands on’ approach, he has grown SHAPE Perth from $20M annual turnover to $70M, and to more than 45 people. Damian is passionate about delivering successful projects, mentoring, and developing the WA team, and maintaining SHAPE’s great culture.

Life
In his free time, Damian enjoys AFL, cooking and supports Fremantle. He believes in working ‘smarter not harder’.

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Adam Head

General Manager - VIC

Career
Adam joined SHAPE in 2008 as a Project Manager and has held several roles since, including Commercial Manager, Group Manager of Design & Construct, and most recently General Manager of Victoria. With more than 20 years of project management and construction experience, Adam offers a detailed understanding of project delivery. Through a partnership approach, Adam collaborates with clients in the office, hotel, education, healthcare, retail and speciality sectors to deliver projects on time and defect-free.

Life
Adam is a father to two boys, a dog, and a cat. He is a vinyl connoisseur and avid collector, keen runner, and a long-time Carlton Blues fan.

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David Wood

General Manager - QLD

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Career
David began his career in the construction industry in 2002 as a carpenter and since then has gained experience in all aspects of building, including managing teams of up to 50+ people and overseeing up to 200+ contractors. David has worked on award-winning projects ranging from $500,000 to $200 million in both commercial and high-end residential sectors. Throughout his career, he has gained experience in a variety of sectors including casinos, hotels, hospitality, health, education, corporate offices, and government.

Life
As an avid gym-goer, David begins most days with a workout. He loves water sports, such as surfing and jet skiing, and in 2012, was stung by an Irukandji jellyfish while on vacation with his family.

 

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Grant Patterson

General Manager - SA

Career
Grant brings significant industry and life experience to leading the SHAPE South Australian team. He is passionate about delivering successful projects for clients, building high performing teams, and maintaining SHAPE’s great culture – one that ensures ongoing success for the business and its industry partners and clients. He believes that successful projects are defined not just by end results, but also importantly, the client’s experience of our team and their journey along the way.

Life
Outside of work, Grant enjoys spending time relaxing with family and friends, and two dogs – Hugo and Alfie.

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James Fitzgerald

General Manager - NSW

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Career
James has almost 20 years of project and contract management experience in construction, fitout and refurbishment in Sydney. Since joining SHAPE in 2011, he has progressed through the roles of Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director, Commercial Manager and Senior Commercial Manager in NSW. His broad experience in managing complex and challenging projects, coupled with his fantastic focus on strengthening client relationships, makes him a strong leader for the NSW team.

Life
James loves nothing more than spending an afternoon with his family on the hill at North Sydney Oval, watching his beloved Northern Suburbs Rugby Club.

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Tom Sparkes

General Manager - ACT

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Career
Tom first joined SHAPE in 2009 in the Adelaide office, and was appointed to General Manager of ACT in 2019. He has extensive knowledge and experience of contract management and has built a reputation as a problem solver with a calm and methodical approach to delivering complex projects within tight budgets and schedules. Tom is a constructive leader that excels at creating and maintaining relationships between all stakeholders while motivating his team to achieve successful project deliveries every time.

Life
Born into a family of Architects, Tom formed a passion for construction from an early age. Originally from Mildura, Victoria, he is an avid sports fan and a cult member of St Kilda Football Club. He enjoys travel, wine, and food, particularly cooking Italian cuisine, and staying active with his wife Danni and two dogs Lenny and Willow.

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Nicholas Mills

General Manager - NT

Career
Nicholas has been working with SHAPE since 2008, starting as a Site Supervisor with a can-do attitude and a desire to learn and develop. He has progressed from site roles to project management while gaining experience and leadership capabilities across four of SHAPE's branch, including Darwin, Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane. In his previous role as Regional Manager, Nicholas contributed to significant growth for the NT branch, which has more than doubled in size since 2017.

Life
A proud husband to his wife, Nicole, and father to four young boys, Nicholas loves spending time with his family, swimming to escape the heat in Darwin, fishing, camping, and playing soccer.

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George Panacheril

Group Manager - Growth & Strategy

Career
George has more than 25 years’ experience in construction, mining and transportation engineering. His wide variety of roles have taken him and his family to the US, India and Zambia, and finally, Australia. George has been part of the SHAPE team since 2007 and is responsible for strategy and innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA (Technology Management) from Deakin University.

Life
George became a die-hard Hawthorn fan after discovering a passion for AFL upon moving to Australia. His favourite place on earth is South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

Safety First

Our highest priority is the safety of our people, contractors, and our clients. Our team have a safety-first mindset and strive for zero harm on every project. They are supported by our industry-leading safety app (SHAPE Minimum Standards), our Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management systems (certified to ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and the Scheme of the Federal Safety Commissioner), and extensive training and development programs.

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“Working safely is the way we do business at SHAPE. Nothing is so important that we cannot take time to perform our work safely and with proper regard for the environment. We believe everyone should return home in better shape than when they left.”

Peter Marix-Evans - CEO at SHAPE

Our Teams Create Real Impact

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have contributed more than $1.5m to impactful organisations over the last year with a focus on supporting community-based charitable works, Indigenous participation, and environmental sustainability. Through the SHAPE Community+ program, we support a range of organisations that do incredible work for those in need and encourage our people to play a part in that.

SHAPE’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice is not only reflected in our charitable initiatives but in our internal policies as well. These values are evident in how we hire, engage suppliers, and approach new projects. We’ve also pledged to become net zero by 2030 and are actively working with our clients, suppliers, and contractors to reach this milestone.

The SHAPE Promise

We believe that our commitment to our clients’ projects and a quality outcome should be simple, and simply said. The promise we strive for on every project we undertake is that:

We aim for Perfect Delivery™: on time, on budget and defect-free through collaborative relationships, transparency, safety and trust.