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Work experience

Jan 2012Present

Project Co-ordinator

IJF Australia
  • Responsible for the project management of large scale joinery projects [$1mil - $10mil].
  • Working within a large team across all departments, to achieve project goals.
  • Report to the Project Operations Manager/Managing Director.
  • Recent projects: Fiona Stanley Hospital [WA - Brookfield Multiplex], Boheme Bondi/Adina Bondi [NSW - Toga construction], Flagstaff Place [VIC - Probuild]
  • Responsible for overseeing set-out procedures, production methods & programme of work, delivery details & all on-site QA.
  • Managing processes through document control & daily tasks of work.
  • Responsible for the scope of works & all updates.
  • Ensuring that budget/risk constraints are managed through careful planning. Control payments to sub-contractors based on valuation of completed works.
  • Co-ordination with on-site construction supervisor & fit-out teams - progress updates, mitigate builder changes, deliveries, placement, best practice installation, defects & defect register, handover. Fortnightly site visits.
  • Overseeing OHS procedures are documented & followed out.
May 2011Dec 2011

Production Manager

Wunda Projects Australia
  • Key Projects [$1mil - $5mil]: Burnside Village [Brookfield Multiplex], QBE Adelaide [Renascent Australia], Club23 [Crown Casino Melbourne].
  • Reported to the General Manager.
  • Overseeing progammes, production schedules, manufacturing & quality control of high-end joinery items.
  • Ensuring OHS policies are implimented in related works.
  • Liaising with estimators,contract administrators & production manager through duration of project.
  • Coordination & submittal of shop drawings & registers.
  • Responsible for the procurement of materials & assisting in the purchasing process.
  • Ensuring that shop hours & budgets are met.
  • Monitoring of on-site works & programmes.
  • Projects to date include joinery works at Burnside Village, QBE Adelaide, Club23 (Crown Casino - Melbourne)
Jun 2010Apr 2011

Project Manager

London Design LLC Dubai
  • Project Manager of turnkey fit-out, exhibition, commercial & residential projects.
  • Reported to the Managing Director.
  • Focus included procurement of materials, drawing submittals and joinery manufacture.
  • Responsible for design & fabrication of joinery items.
  • On-site supervision and document control.
  • Daily reporting/meeting with main & subcontractors.
  • Review QA/QC checks throughout the works.
  • Co-ordination with trades & subcontractors to monitor and control progress.
  • Oversaw design reports and tender submittals.
  • Direct client liason through building/maintenance of relationships.
  • Projects: Qasr al Hosn Exihibition Centre [Mivan Depa - $1mil], IMG Abu Dhabi [$1mil], Burj Khalifa Visitor Centre [Mivan Depa - [$1.5mil], Residentail fit-outs [$0.5mil].
Jan 2009Jun 2010

Kitchen Designer and Implementation Manager

Goettling Designs FZE
  • Direct sales and customer consultation from showroom in Green Community, Dubai.
  • Reported to the Managing Director.
  • High-end imported kitchens from Allmilmo, Schuller & RWK [$80 000 - $250 000].
  • Associated appliances and products included Gaggenau, NEFF, Miele & Occhio and Swarovski lighting.
  • Kitchen design & planning using Winner, Compusoft.
  • Oversaw additional works for customers - Joinery, MEP & Civil works.
  • Managed and co-ordinated site works & container deliveries.
  • Headed up installation & construction team with hands-on approach.
  • Provided input & experience into procurement and quality control schedules.
Mar 2008Jan 2009

Operations Manager

Baituti Interiors (Bin Hendi Group)
  • Project managment of existing & new commercial projects in Dubai.
  • Reported to the General Manager.
  • Projects included Sofitel & Rotana Hotels [JBR - $5mil], Ajman Bank [McNally Design International - $10mil] and Retail fit-outs.
  • Acted as main & sub-contractors, handling turnkey projects.
  • Projects included MEP, civil works and interior fit-out.
  • Role included co-ordination with the clients consultants and project managers.
  • Co-ordination within Baituti departments - design, joinery, procurement & QA/QC.
  • Involved in procurement of materials, drawing submittals and joinery manufacture.
  • Daily reporting and progress meetings with consultants, designers, project managers.
  • Review quality control checks throughout the works.
  • On-site supervision & liason with trades and subcontractors.
  • Monitor and control progress against project programme.

Managing Partner

Solid Edge Interiors
  • Partnered and managed a medium-sized interior fit-out company.
  • Projects in residential,commercial and shopfitting.
  • Turnkey management of projects.
  • Dealing directly with the client, as well as through Interior Designers and Architects.
  • Design, manufacture and Installation of high-end cabinetry & interior architecture.
  • Complete costing & estimation for projects.
  • Planning, co-ordination and control of human & material resources.
  • Responsible for a small work force.
  • Hands-on approach in workshop fabrication, installation and spray booth.
  • Experience with different veneering techniques.


Decorplan Interior Architecture
  • Partnered and managed a small Interior fit-out company.
  • Design, manufacture and installation of quality kitchens, vanities, bars, wall units & related interior architecture.
  • Projects were mainly residential but included some shopfitting.
  • Projects were acquired by word-of-mouth, due to excellent workmanship and service.
  • Worked direct with clients,as well as in conjunction with Interior Designers and Architects.
  • Planning, co-ordination and control of human & material resources.
  • Costing & estimation for projects.
  • Responsible for all document control.
  • All cabinetmaking carried out by partners.


ADEL Group of Companies
  • Three Year Apprenticeship specializing in all fields related to cabinetmaking and shop-fitting. 
  • Main focus was on the manufacture & installation of high-end cabinetry
  • The company had divisions in building, plumbing, electrical, dry walling, partitioning from which I gained knowledge and experience in Turnkey projects.
  • Works carried out in commercial & residential fields.
  • Completed a course in aluminium assembly work as part of the shopfitting qualification.
  • Headed up the on-site after sales service & snagging.



Diploma of Management [AQF]

Salford College

Subject Field:

  • Budgets & Financial plans
  • Risk assessment & mitigation
  • System establishment
  • Supporting innovation
  • Manage people performance
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Ensure team affectiveness
  • Manage employee relations
  • Ensure safe work conditions


South African Certification Council
  • Diploma of Management - Salford College [AQF] - Feb 2013
  • Building Industries Training Board - Certified Shopfitter Trade Certification - March 1995
  • South African Certification Council - National N3 Certificate - May 1994 In: Building Drawing, Building Science, Carpentry, Joinery and Mathematics
  • South African Certification Council - National N2 Certificate - May 1993 In: Building Drawing, Building Science, Mathematics, Carpentry and Joinery Theory
  • Building Industries Training Board - Certified Joinery Trade Certification - September 1992
  • SA Defense Force - Conscription National Service - Army Engineering Corps - January to December 1991
  • Senior Certificate University Pass with Mathematics, Biology, Geography and Woodwork - 1990


  • I can offer 21 years of hands-on experience in design, manufacture, installation & managment of cabinetry & shop-fitting projects.
  • Known for building strong relationships with clients & partners.
  • Experienced in the project management of resources, operations & labour.
  • Strong sense of design, with ability to read & create drawings, as well as being able to formulate project scopes and personnel requirements, for estimatation, manufacture & delivery.
  • Practical knowledge of materials - timber & veneers, laminates, granite & composites, glass, lighting, ironmongery, hardware, sanitaryware, paints & innovative methods of use.
  • These include, but are not limited to, such diverse fields of kitchens, bars, wardrobes, custom furniture, bathrooms and most types of interior architecture.
  • Fit-out experience in the retail, commercial and hospitality industries, in South Africa, Dubai, UAE & Australia.
  • Collaborated knowledge of MEP trades & practices.
  • Hands-on approach to procedures & execution of tasks.


Australia References

Contactable Peers:

  • Glenn Faeth - 0447005887 - Operations Manager, IJF
  • Daniel Grech - 0412881634 - Project Co-ordinator, IJF
  • Greg Etheridge - 0413386318 - NSW Site Supervisor, IJF
  • Tony Plevnik - 0410660496 - VIC Regional Manager, IJF
  • Steve Plevnik - 0409451205 - VIC Site Supervisor, IJF
  • Tony Bolton - 0408465356 - WA Owner, DISTINCT Carpentry
  • Matt Elder - 0408342723 - VIC Project Co-ordinator, PROBUILD
  • Jason Jondreau - 0402909117 - NSW Project & Design Manager, TOGA Development & Construction
  • Adrian Sicari - 0293009097 - NSW Construction Manager, TOGA Construction
  • Greg Miller - 0407783196 - NSW Fit-out Manager, TOGA Construction



Diploma of Management


Trade Certificate


N3 Technical Certificate

Dept. of Education & Culture