Will Paley
Senior Project Manager
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Nickname: Pales

 

About:

Will has a passion for fishing, enjoys spending time outdoors and hopes to build a holiday house on Wedge Island in South Australia. He has a pet dog named Bozley and loves both AFL and tennis.

 

Favourite quote:

“Treat others the way you would like to be treated.”
– The Golden Rule

 

Career:

Will has over nine years of experience in the construction industry with substantial knowledge in all forms of contract delivery. He has managed large multi-million dollar projects in commercial office fitouts, retail, education and new build sectors. Will displays integrity, fairness, excellent communication and consideration as a team leader.

His significant experience and technical understanding across all aspects of the construction process enables him to apply and interpret advanced project and risk management tools and ‘know how’ throughout the development and delivery of any project.

Dickson Chan
Senior Project Manager
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About:

Dickson has a keen interest in aviation and outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. His favourite sport is Formula One, and he enjoys watching a movie or reading a book in his free time.

 

Favourite quote:

“No matter how smart you are, if you don’t know how to work with people, your dreams will just remain as dreams.”
– Jack Ma

 

Career:

Dickson has extensive experience from estimating to project management, with projects ranging from $50,000 to over $300 million both in Australia and abroad. His specialities include, but are not limited to, new build construction, multi-level building fitouts/refurbishments, multi-staged projects in live environments, buildings integration, multi-site projects, food grade buildings and epoxy floors, large concrete structures and precast panel erection, steel framed buildings, civil works, airports, universities and healthcare.

Having managed projects across multiple locations and cities concurrently, Dickson understands that effective communication and teamwork is the key to success.

Arsanous Gerges
Commercial Manager
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Nickname: George

 

About:

George loves to spend quality time with his wife and two sons. He is always learning through reading, self-reflection and consulting with others. He enjoys beach walks and is a keen Liverpool fan.

 

Favourite quote:

“Feeling happy makes us smile, and smiling makes us happy.”
– Alfonso Bucero

 

Career:

George joined the SHAPE team in 2007. He has extensive experience gained both in Australia and overseas working on multi-million dollar, low and high rise development projects, commercial fitouts, school projects and heritage refurbishments.

George’s background stems from his honours degree in Structural Engineering and subsequent qualifications and vast experience in project management. Currently, he is doing a Master of Business Administration with UniSA.

His extensive knowledge and experience on complex projects provide an invaluable contribution. He enjoys working with our teams to provide clients with solutions that meet their unique needs.

There’s always a solution. We need to work together to discover it.

Jodie Pitcher
Business Development Manager
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Nickname: Jodes

 

About:

Jodie has a love for design and enjoys spending time with her family, kids, friends and her Wheaten Terrier puppy, Obi.

 

Favourite quotes:

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
– Unknown

“Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
– Lilo and Stitch

 

Career:

Jodie has worked with SHAPE since 2006 in a business development role.

Her career began after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, where she practised as a designer for 10 years, specialising in commercial and retail fitout works for government and corporate clients.

Jodie’s experiences range from being a team member to project leader on projects spanning in scale from 100 m2 to 2000 m2 for interior design firms in both SA and QLD. This background has been invaluable in her current role allowing her to recognise and understand client needs and the design process.

She has also worked as a Senior Project Consultant for a commercial furniture supplier providing her with great insight into the SA property industry.

Grant Patterson
General Manager
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About:

Grant enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown boys. He loves to travel, to experience new cultures and to relax with good food and wine.

 

Favourite Quote:

“When there’s a will, there’s a way.”

 

Career:

Grant has formal qualifications in building and management, combined with 25 plus years of industry experience. Grant joined SHAPE in 2005 and leads SHAPE’s SA and NT teams.

Grant understands the delivery of projects can often be complicated and is almost always undertaken within a tight time frame and strict budget parameters. In this, he believes project success is very much a result of championing great teamwork.

He sees his role as supporting and leading his team as they create a collaborative, results-oriented approach to working with all project stakeholders, and ultimately delivering the very best outcomes for SHAPE’s clients.

Tom Sparkes
Project Director
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Nickname: Sparkesy

 

About:

Originally from Mildura Victoria, Tom moved to Adelaide to attend university. He is an avid sports fan and a ‘cult member’ of St Kilda Football Club (AFL), Liverpool FC (EPL) and Oklahoma City (NBA).

Tom’s most memorable travel experiences include sailing around Croatia on a yacht and sitting courtside at an NBA game in LA. His favourite cuisine is Italian, and he enjoys daily walks to the park with Lenny, the chocolate Labrador, and Willow, the Kelpie.

 

Career:

Tom is an excellent team leader, highly organised and commercially aware. His experience is in delivering projects to tight budgets and challenging schedules.

Tom has extensive knowledge and experience of contract management and possesses a particular strength in problem-solving.

Tom’s calm and methodical approach enables him to stay focused in pressured environments. He excels at creating and maintaining relationships between all stakeholders while motivating his team to achieve a successful project delivery every time.

Dean Fraser
Estimator
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Nickname: Deano

 

About:

Dean enjoys spending time with his family and two young sons. He is an Adelaide United member and loves to read and play table tennis in his spare time. He has two pet Silkie chickens that his son named Giggle and Bus.

 

Career:

Dean is a highly motivated individual with a developed technical skill base and project management expertise.

Dean has been working in the construction industry for over 14 years.

He first qualified as an electrician and later completed a Construction Management and Economics degree with honours at the University of South Australia. His understanding of staged, tight framed programmes to ensure practical completion has become evident due to his methodological approach to estimating.

Dean’s vast experience in the construction industry and a mature work ethic ensure he always displays integrity, fairness and consideration as a team leader.

Anthony Medhurst
Project Director
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Nickname: Meds

 

About:

Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He loves to play golf and is a keen fishing enthusiast. He once met his hero, Ricky Gervais, backstage at Madison Square Garden.

 

Favourite quote:

“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton

 

Career:

Anthony has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry with substantial knowledge in all forms of contract delivery. He has managed both large and small fitout and refurbishment projects in commercial, retail, education and health sectors. Anthony displays integrity, fairness, excellent communication and collaboration as a team leader.

With a focus on design and construct projects, Anthony brings a technical understanding and solution-focused approach to project delivery to ensure the journey is enjoyable for all stakeholders.