Sydney

Our National head office serving Sydney and regional NSW

What's important to

SHAPE Sydney

We are the largest of our nine branches and serve as our national head office. We specialise in fitout and refurbishment, facade remediation, design and construction, and new build projects. Our team has grown to over 150 professionals who come from diverse backgrounds and experience. Our leadership team promotes a culture of excellence, diversity, trust and professionalism, and are committed to the career development of our team, with 92% of Project Managers promoted from within the company.

We offer agile and responsive solutions for projects of all sizes, from $100k to $100m, and have an NPS of 97. In addition to our work, we’re proud to support charitable organisations and initiatives that focus on mental health and wellbeing, Indigenous reconciliation and sustainability. Our Sydney office is an accredited 6 Star Green Star space that is environmentally friendly and supports our team in their work.

General Manager - James Fitzgerald

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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Meet the team Sydney

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James Fitzgerald

General Manager - NSW

'Fitzy' 

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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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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David Reid

Operations Manager

'Reidy' 

Career
David began his career as a carpenter over 30 years ago and has been a valued SHAPE team member since 2011. As the Operations Manager for NSW, David is responsible for monitoring and improving performance across all SHAPE projects. The role involves ensuring the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders, with a strong focus on coaching and mentoring of project and site teams. He oversees all aspects of project delivery, including OHS compliance, SHAPE systems, client services, time and quality requirements, and maintaining a regular site presence for monitoring and reviewing purposes.

Life
David loves fishing, summer, time spent on the boat, and remote travel around Australia with his family. David follows the Cronulla Sharks, but his favourite team is his Oztag team – a bunch of old mates and their sons who play weekly.

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Andrew Pickering

Commercial Manager

'Pickles' 

Career
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom and has been an integral part of the SHAPE team since 2008. Andrew’s specialist hotel and hospitality knowledge, site and project management background and unparalleled client focus ensure that each project is delivered to the highest standard. As Commercial Manager with an additional focus on leading strategic bids, Andrew guides the NSW bid team, identifying business opportunities, managing submission processes, and evaluating tenders. Andrew makes it his top priority to ensure our team comprehensively grasps critical client and project requirements from inception to completion.

Life
Andrew is very passionate about anything he sets his mind to. He has a love of mountain biking and the outdoors, which led to him becoming a member of Scouts for over 10 years. At university, he was part of the circus club and learnt how to juggle and perform backflips as a party trick.

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Steven Latham

Commercial Manager

'Latho' 

Career
Steve has more than 20 years of project and contract management expertise in construction, fitout, and refurbishment projects in Sydney and London. He is skilled at leading large teams to deliver projects with unique technical, cost, and programme challenges, while ensuring a great customer experience for all stakeholders. Steve brings to SHAPE an extensive knowledge of design construct and traditionally procured projects, which have helped develop his collaborative approach to early contractor involvement (ECI) and construction management (CM) project deliveries.

Life
In his free time, Steve enjoys cycling, skiing, and scuba diving. He loves quiet weekends and having fun with his wife and young family in Sydney.

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Osman Dincer

Commercial Manager

'Ossie' 

Career
Osman has over 20 years of experience in the building industry, both in architecture and construction. As a Commercial Manager, he has led the delivery of award-winning refurbishment projects and Green Star fitouts. Osman was integral in establishing the SHAPE+ delivery model and preferred partnership program with subcontractors, which has helped deliver the best outcomes for SHAPE’s clients. He always applies his technical experience, creative problem-solving skills, and innovative ideas to SHAPE projects big and small, as well as being passionately involved in SHAPE’s charity initiatives.

Life
Ossie has four children, including twin daughters. He loves football (soccer) and enjoys fishing in his free time.

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Stephanie Bombardiere

Executive Assistant, Business Support

'Steph' 

Career
Steph began her career in Higher Education where she was responsible for compliance management, improving operational processes and implementing student management systems. In 2019, she entered the construction industry where her attention to detail and organisational expertise made her the perfect fit for the role of Receptionist at SHAPE Sydney. Steph has since worked on the Bid Team and is now Executive Assistant to the General Manager of NSW. Steph holds a Cert IV in Training & Assessment and a Diploma of Leadership & Management.

Life
Steph loves horse-riding, boxing and baking, though her toddler keeps her pretty busy these days! She takes every opportunity she can to travel and embarked on her first trip to Europe at just 17. She also loves spending time close to home by the northern beaches with her family.

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Simon Kirby

Director of Business Development

'Kirbs' 

Career
Simon has more than 23 years’ experience in senior project management, bid management, and sales and marketing in the construction industry. Since joining SHAPE in 2009, Simon has held various positions including the Manager of Client Solutions, Bid Manager, and Business Development Manager. In his current role as Director of Business Development, Simon takes responsibility for both commercial sales momentum and managing key relationships.

Life
Originally from England, Simon loves travelling and spending time with his family. His hobbies include rugby, skiing, surfing, and enjoying a good meal.

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Luke Friel

Estimating Manager

 'Frielsy'

Career
Luke brings more than 17 years of experience in the building and construction industry across all sectors of the Australian market. He has been an integral part of the SHAPE team since 2009, working across our Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane offices. As Estimating Manager, Luke leads the NSW Estimating team while ensuring a hands-on approach to developing and maintaining analytical knowledge of data from market forces and subcontractor input. He maintains excellent relationships with our trusted pool of subcontractors and always negotiates and obtains the best price for our clients. To ensure the budget stays on track throughout the project, Luke is involved from the ECI and pre-construction phase right through to construction.

Life
Luke has a love of mountain biking, squash, and the beach. Like every good Kiwi, his favourite sporting team is the All Blacks.

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Steve Atkins

Project Director

Career
Steve has over 24 years of project and construction management experience in both Sydney and London. He has a proven track record of delivering projects that are both technically challenging and within tight time frames. Steve brings to SHAPE an extensive knowledge of early contractor involvement (ECI), construction management (CM) and managing contractor (MC) deliveries which have helped develop his robust set of client-focused design management skills. Steve strives to create a unified project team that will make the entire project life cycle process enjoyable and ensure that you will want to work with SHAPE again.

Life
Steve finds it hard to choose between London and Sydney and keeps bouncing back and forth. He is a big fan of football (not soccer) and a lifelong supporter of Liverpool. Steve’s favourite holiday destination is anywhere with snow.

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Stewart McLeod

Operations Manager

Career
Stewart has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. He started in the industry as a carpenter and has held positions such as a Site Manager, Senior Site Manager, Construction Manager, and now Operations Manager. Stewart is highly capable with complex construction projects in both high-end fitout along with heavy construction and complex services infrastructure. He joined SHAPE to drive the delivery of The Star Main Gaming Floor project which involved high-quality finishes, complex services and staging. Stewart’s cool and calm demeanour allows him to effectively manage large teams on very complex projects.

Life
Originally from New Zealand, Stewart loves summer, days at the beach, paddle boarding, ocean swimming, and the All Blacks. He enjoys travelling and seeing new places.

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Sam Ciccia

Project Director

Career
Sam has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years and has considerable experience in delivering new build, complex external refurbishments, and fitout projects. Having owned his own business, he is mindful of client requirements and delivery standards to ensure all expectations are met. Delivering cladding projects in live environments across NSW, Sam has demonstrated his ability to coordinate contract obligations, lead project teams, and ensure the highest safety standards. He is a qualified carpenter and joiner.

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Robin Patrick

Project Director

'Rob/Boy Wonder' 

Career
With over a decade of industry experience, Rob has delivered more than $300m of complex construction, fitout, and refurbishment projects. Rob joined SHAPE in 2014 as a Project Engineer, progressing to Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and now Project Director. While at SHAPE, he has worked from start to finish with large clients such as the Rabobank, Allianz, Amazon, Ausgrid, and Salesforce.

Life
Rob loves all things boating, camping and fishing. His sporting team is the Manly Sea Eagles, and he is a proud dog dad.

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Timothy Moore

Project Director

'Timmy' 

Career
Following in his father’s footsteps, Tim studied architecture but quickly realised he preferred construction management to design. He joined SHAPE over a decade ago as a Building Cadet in South Australia and has vast experience in the construction industry with substantial knowledge in all forms of contract delivery. In 2017, Tim relocated to Sydney and is now a Project Director. Since his first big project as a Project Manager, where he successfully delivered 10 floors in 12 weeks, Tim has been characterised by his ability to efficiently coordinate the procurement of trades, contract administration, on site delivery, and stakeholder management.

Life
Tim follows ‘real footy’ (AFL), supporting the hapless Adelaide Crows. He was a drummer throughout his university days and considers himself an Italophile, who makes a mean Tagliatelle al Ragù for his wife.

Sydney Projects

Salesforce Tower Sydney Fitout

Salesforce
NSW
Fitout & Refurbishment

Undisclosed Tech Client, Sydney Office Fitout

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Undisclosed
NSW
Design & Construction

COX Architecture Sydney Fitout

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COX Architecture
NSW
Fitout & Refurbishment

Arnold Bloch Liebler Sydney Offices

Arnold Bloch Liebler
NSW
Fitout & Refurbishment

135 King St Airbridge Removal & Lobby and Facade Upgrades

Investa Property Group
NSW
Other Construction

The Star Refurbishment & ACP Remediation

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The Star Entertainment Group
NSW
Fitout & Refurbishment

Hyatt Regency Refresh

M&L Hospitality
NSW
Fitout & Refurbishment

Capabilities

We’ve been a leading Australian fitout and refurbishment provider for more than 30 years. Whether it is delivering a high-end office fitout or a boutique hotel we have the experience and specific know-how to manage our clients’ unique expectations. Through the high-quality projects we’ve delivered Australia-wide we have become known for our effective approach to delivering projects – never compromising on safety, relentless attention to detail and quality, industry-leading customer service, and staying ‘invisible’ in operational environments.

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Sectors

We built our business on Australia-wide office fitouts and refurbishments, and it’s still a large part of what we do today. With much of our lives spent at work, we know how important it is to create environments that inspire and improve the experience of every employee. 

The way we work is constantly evolving, and so too is the workplace itself. Having a trusted partner with vast experience in the sector gives our clients the peace of mind that their spaces are looked after throughout their lease. From building company headquarters and agile offices, to minor alterations, or base building upgrades, our many repeat clients are a testament to our reputation of delivering exceptional working spaces.

Sydney Newsletter

SHAPE delivers new classrooms for Merici College students in time for 2024 school year

Project News

Give Back Month 2023: SHAPE contributes $145k to local organisations

Community News

Another knockout day for SHAPE Sydney’s Annual Charity Soccer Day 2023

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Community News

SHAPE makes waves for brain research, raising over $224k for Wipeout Dementia

Community News

Award-winning SHAPE Sydney office achieves highest Green Star rating

Company News

SHAPE opens Gold Coast and Newcastle offices

Company News

SHAPE Celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2022

Community News

SHAPE gets on board to help raise almost $350K for Wipeout Dementia

Community News

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