Leadership Team

Members of Next’s leadership team have broad industry experience and expertise and are actively involved with all projects undertaken by the company. They are committed to high standards of integrity and to providing the highest quality service.

The depth of experience of members of the leadership team covers all facets of the construction delivery cycle from cost planning, estimating, project planning, construction delivery to commissioning and handover. Importantly, our management structure ensures the needs of our clients are readily communicated to the construction delivery team.


Joseph Di Girolamo

Joseph Di Girolamo

CEO

Joseph is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Next and for ensuring clients fully understand the range of services we can provide. He has a long association with the property and construction industry through his family, which has successfully delivered major commercial, industrial and residential projects for over 30 years.

Joseph has a Bachelor of Building in Construction Management from the University of Technology and worked for several major companies before establishing Next. Under his leadership, Next has achieved sustained growth and was recognised by Business Review Weekly in their list of Fast Starters of 2011, 2012 and Fast 100 Lists in 2015 and 2016.

Mark Di Noia

Mark Di Noia

Managing Director

Mark is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of Next. With a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law from the University of Sydney, he joined Next in the early stages of the business and played a significant role in implementing key policies and establishing the company’s finance, human resources, quality assurance and business development functions.

Mark has broad commercial and property development experience and prior to joining the company was involved in several redevelopment projects with Caltex Australia Limited and Woolworths Limited.


Peter Macan

Peter Macan

Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads the financial team and is responsible for the financial management of Next. His role involves providing timely information regarding the company’s current financial position and driving efficiencies through the best use of the financial reporting systems.

Peter is a Certified Practising Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Western Sydney University and has held senior financial management roles with several major construction, services Infrastructure and maintenance firms.

Sean McCann

Sean McCann

Bid Director

Sean manages the Estimating Department at Next and is responsible for the preparation and negotiation of competitive tenders and budget estimates. He holds a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) from Ulster University. Following graduation, Sean worked for major international quantity surveying firms, Gleeds and WT Partnership both in Ireland and Australia.

Sean’s expertise includes value engineering to achieve a client’s financial plan, budget proposals on conceptual documentation, design and construction tendering, hard dollar competitive tendering and programming across of diverse range of delivery methods.

 

Bill Koster

Bill Koster

Associate Director, Client Services

Bill is responsible for client engagement and seeks to strengthen Next's relationships with client and business partners. He is closely involved in ensuring the company’s services are aligned with client needs. He brings to his role more than 25 years building and construction experience. During his career, Bill has held senior project management and business development roles with several major construction and engineering firms. He has successfully delivered a diverse range of projects in the commercial, industrial, residential, retail, hospitality, health, education and public sectors and has specific knowledge in planning and building design.

Dane Ryan

Dane Ryan

Operations Director

Dane brings to his role of managing Next’s construction operations substantial experience in leading construction teams and managing challenging projects. He is involved in all aspects of project delivery and is responsible for achieving efficiencies in project delivery and the management of resources.

Dane holds a Builders Licence as well as qualifications in building and construction and project management. During his career he has worked for major development and construction firms, Meriton and the Parkview Group. While at Parkview, Dane was a key member in both the procurement and project management teams and was involved in the design and construction of several major residential projects with values ranging from $20 million to $80 million.

Danny Popovski

Danny Popovski

Construction Manager

Danny is responsible for managing the delivery of all fitout and refurbishment projects for Next. He will provide input to project planning, resource allocation, value engineering, design management, staff management, setting of benchmarks and budget management.

Danny holds a builder’s licence and brings to his role more than 20 years of construction experience having completed a wide range of projects across all industry sectors.

During his career Danny worked for several major construction firms including St Hilliers, Watpac, Kane Constructions and Taylor Constructions.

Jimmy Daaboul

Jimmy Daaboul

Construction Manager

Jimmy has more than 20 years of construction industry experience and has worked for several major construction firms. He is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of new build projects undertaken by Next.

He began his career as an architectural design technician before progressing to project management where he has been involved at a senior level on a wide range of projects valued at more than $50 million.

In his role, Jimmy assists Next’s project managers to plan, develop and organise the construction effort. He is highly experienced in project planning, resource allocation, staff management, the setting of benchmarks and budget management.

Cameron Andrew

Cameron Andrew

Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager

Cameron has a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Safety Management from the University of South Australia and is an experienced practitioner. He is responsible for Next’s quality, safety and environmental compliance.

Cameron has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years and began his career as a tradesman before moving into health and safety management.

He has worked as an Health and Safety Advisor for several large construction, civil and mining companies involved in major infrastructure projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

In his role for these companies Cameron was involved in developing and the implementing health and safety strategies for a safe and incident free workplace environment.

Darren Cummings

Darren Cummings

Client Services / QA Manager

Darren is responsible for Next’s defects prevention management system and brings to the role more than 30 years building and construction experience.

He has worked for major construction firms including St Hilliers and Parkview as well as the apartment and hotel development company, Toga Group.

Darren will assist and support Next project teams during construction to recognise defects and identify measures of correction. He also will be involved in project design review to minimise potential defect issues prior to and during construction.

Darren is a member of the NSW Fair Trading expert working group charged with developing a Building Defect Inspection Regime for the industry.

Douglas Melloh

Douglas Melloh

Design Manager

Douglas is a registered architect and Accredited Access Consultant and specialises in Aged Care and Disability Access solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Aged Care and Disability sectors providing a range of design, access and aged advocacy services to a wide range of diverse clients. In addition to his Aged Care experience, Douglas more recently has been involved in projects for the Education, Social Housing and Automotive sectors. The complimentary dual role of architect and access consultant allows him to provide practical and cost effective design solutions for clients.

Kristie Holmes

Kristie Holmes

Human Resources Manager

Kristie manages the Human Resources department at Next and is responsible for the company’s performance strategies, industrial relations, policy development and implementation, employee on-boarding and training.

Kristie has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and is a commercially focused HR professional with over 15 years experience in the telecommunications and financial services industries. She has worked successfully in HR management, Marketing and Sales leadership roles resulting in a proven expertise in all aspects of the HR function including performance management, engagement, organisational design and implementation, employee relations, talent management and learning and development.

Nina Petrolo

Nina Petrolo

Establishment Manager

Nina joined Next in 2014 as Office Manager before being appointed Establishment Manager with responsibility for the recruitment function and all administrative activities to facilitate the smooth running of the company’s head office.

Working with management, Nina is involved in the development of policies, systems, programs and staff practices ensuring Next is able to offer a workplace that is attractive to highly engaged and motivated people. She is the first point of contact for all new staff and provides current and prospective employees with information about the Next’s values, policies, opportunities to develop skills, and the potential for growth and advancement within the company.

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