Our People

Over four hundred of the most experienced and talented people in the construction industry work across our four offices in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Introducing some of our key people available to work on your project.

Jason O’Hara
36 Years Experience

As a seasoned construction and development professional, Jason has led many high performing teams to deliver iconic award-winning projects, including the MCG NorthernStand, Aami Park, Melbourne’s Crown Casino and Pixel.

Greg Sneeden
25 Years Experience

Greg brings formal Construction Management and Quantity Surveying qualifications and over 25 years’ experience to all Descon’s large scale, complex construction projects, as well as skills in construction management, team leadership, programming and procurement. 

Pieter Zeeman
35 Years Experience

Pieter understands all aspects of development, design, and construction management. He is passionate about developing strong working relationships with all stakeholders as well as delivering sustainable quality projects in a proactive and cooperative team environment.

Joe Brinzi
33 Years Experience

Joe Brinzi draws on his 33 years experience to coordinate and liaise effectively with clients, consultants, subcontractors and authorities to deliver iconic and award-winning projects such as Aami Park, Media House and the 2019-2020 Bushfire clean up with Bushfire Recovery Victoria.

Nathan Cox
20 Years Experience

As a Chartered Accountant, with over 20 years’ experience as a construction accounting specialist, Nathan has extensive experience leading and delivering business transformation to achieve best practice financial risk management coupled with utilisation of scalable technology solutions to foster controlled growth.

Aaron Savic
25 Years Experience

Involved in the construction and development industry for over 25 years, Aaron provides the group with a unique set of skills to deliver best practice commercial negotiations, contractual risk reviews and financial outcomes for the group.

Mark Kotis
35 Years Experience

In his 35 years professional experience Mark has successfully managed the delivery of many extremely challenging projects and concrete structures along Australia’s Eastern Seaboard, from Melbourne Metro Tunnel Stations to Queensland’s Portside Wharf. 

Anthony Spiteri
42 Years Experience

As Business Development Manager, Anthony’s role is to monitor the pulse of the construction industry, serve as liaison between Descon and potential new clients, develop client quotes and proposals and maintain successful supplier relationships.

Nick Xenitopoulos
35 Years Experience

As a Senior Manager for various multinational organisations over his 35-year career, Nick has been part of construction and bid teams for successful high-profile projects including Suncorp Stadium, The Wave, Hilton Gold Coast, and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. 

Tony Juric
20 Years Experience

A registered commercial builder with over 20 years experience and a strong history in the information technology and services industry, Tony oversees building and construction projects from the planning stages, through implementation to the final result.

Peter Slattery
46 Years Experience

Peter manages our pre-contract activities, including the preparation and submission of tenders in both infrastructure and Building works.His responsibilities are many and varied, from staff training to the preparation of post award project contract budgets.

Graham Spence
35 Years Experience

Graham provides management oversight for all phases of a construction project, from coordinating workers, material, and equipment to ensuring that specifications and regulations are being followed and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget.

Fabrizio Ubaldi
33 Years Experience

Over his 33-year career Fabrizio has been involved in the successful delivery of some of Melbourne’s most significant commercial, retail, and landmark projects, including the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expansion and Eastland Shopping Centre Redevelopment.

Fely Comiling
30 Years Experience

Fely utilises her 30 years of experience to provide realistic and detailed estimates for project bidding, and preparing accurate budgets for materials, labour and equipment to ensure projects proceed on schedule and within budget.

Max Di Paolo
35 Years Experience

Max investigates and analyses detailed estimates and projects for factors and costs, documenting and reviewing procedures to ensure that estimates follow company procedures, and allocating tasks to ensure deadlines are met. 

Angelo Stathopoulos
20 Years Experience

Angelo oversees projects from the early planning stages, through implementation, to the final result. He is responsible for coordinating schedules and subcontractors, estimating project costs, ensuring safety codes are followed and the project hits key milestones on time. 

Carlo Porco
35 Years Experience

Involved in the construction industry for over 35 years, Carlo is responsible for overseeing our day-to-day site operations, maintaining quality control, safety and site procedures, understanding project plans and maintaining progress to deliver a quality outcome. 

Stuart Hartley
44 Years Experience

Stuart applies his skill at calculation to compile estimates that determine a project cost, and prepares accurate budgets by assessing the required materials, labour, equipment and quotes from various subcontractors and suppliers. 

Nader Samuel
15 Years Experience

As a structural engineer for various multinational organisations over his 15-year career, Nader has been working as a temporary works designer and manager for many significant structures ranging from residential towers to mega infrastructure projects.

Ian Smith
40 Years Experience

Ian’s experience in the building and construction industry spans over 40 years, with 26 years in project supervision and the past 14 years in Health, Safety, Environment, Quality Management. Including compliance management, integrated management systems management and auditing.

Ashlee Church
10 Years Experience

Ashlee ensures the streamlined operation of the office and provides daily high-level support to the group’s key executives. She is responsible for coordinating the Director’s schedules and supports in a wider capacity with internal and external clients.

Sebastian Ruocco
25 Years Experience

Sebastian oversees the sites from start to completion date, coordinating the delivery of materials to sites and assisting with recruitment. Sebastian is the key to ensuring the group stays in line with site programs and excellence is delivered to clients.

Harry Kotsinadelis
35 Years Experience

Harry’s extensive experience in concrete structuring has helped build some of most significant landmarks in Victoria. Co-ordinating labour activity on worksites and managing the overall site performance of the building and construction process.

Declan McAlister
36 Years Experience

Declan is responsible for material logistics both within Victoria and interstate and overseeing fabrication of construction requirements within Melbourne. Over his extensive career he has worked on many iconic Melbourne construction projects including The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and ABC Building.