St Hilliers is one of Australia’s leading, private, integrated property and construction groups

We are uniquely placed to provide clients with a total solution for their property and construction needs.

St Hilliers has been operating for more than 32 years and we have built this business by ensuring our clients’ expectations and our delivery are consistent.

We’re proud of our reputation for quality and going the extra mile and with a full national footprint, we’ll go anywhere for you, wherever your business takes us.

Commitment to the community


At St Hilliers, we are committed to supporting the many diverse communities in which we live and work across the country.

Our community initiatives stem from the projects we deliver, the people we interact with and the neighbourhoods in which we work in. From supporting local sporting clubs to charitable sponsorships, we take a proactive approach in fostering the positive development of our communities and will continue to embrace a culture of giving back.

Our partners include:


Advisory Board

A private company, St Hilliers has adopted the principles of best practice management and corporate governance to ensure the company’s business affairs are well managed. Stringent management reporting processes, modelled on public company requirements, are applied to its activities. An important part of this reporting process is the role of the St Hilliers Advisory Council, which oversees all aspects of the company’s operations and strategic direction.
Executive Chairman Tim Casey


Tim Casey Executive Chairman

Tim is the Proprietor and Executive Chairman of St Hilliers, having founded the business in 1989. Under Tim’s leadership St Hilliers has evolved into an integrated property group. He is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the construction, development and wholesale funds management businesses.

Tim served as Vice President of the NSW Division of the Property Council of Australia, on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Property Industry Foundation and the University of NSW Faculty of Built Environment. He is a member of the Master Builders Association, the Australian Institute of Building and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Independent Member Steve Williams
Steve Williams Independent Member

A former Partner of Kemp Strang Lawyers for 20 years, Steve is a commercial lawyer with over 40 years of experience in corporate and property law, development, prospectus capital raisings and ASX listings. He was formerly Chairman and a non-executive director of Coffey International Limited and a non-executive director of PrimeAg Australia Limited.
Steve is currently Chairman of Axiom Mining Limited and the Council of Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore School).

Independent Member Mark Bilton
Mark Bilton Independent Member

Mark is an international award winning, Managing Director and CEO, with 20 years experience. He led 6 companies through transformational change, including the Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ global group. He is Managing Director of leadership advisors, Thought Patrol, who enable companies to ‘realise their potential’ through mentoring leaders, facilitating strategy and advising boards.
Mark has an MBA from Auckland University, and is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

Management Team

Our people are everything to us! The St Hilliers family is made up of industry experts possessing a wealth of knowledge, experience and true leadership quality. We are proud of our achievements and we genuinely love what we do. We want to be a part of something grand. We want to build a better future, with you.
Senior Executive Ralph Gagliano


Ralph Gagliano Senior Executive

Ralph is responsible for the financial management and the strategic activities of the overall St Hilliers group. A Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, Ralph has more than 30 years experience in the property and construction industries having held senior management roles with several major corporations both in Australia and overseas.

Chief Executive Officer Drew Brockhurst


Drew Brockhurst Chief Executive Officer

In his role of Chief Executive Officer, Drew is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the company operations. He is involved in the identification and procurement of projects for the business unit by retaining and expanding the existing client base.

In addition, he leads the Managers to ensure all projects undertaken by the business unit meet or exceed their required performance targets in relation to schedule, quality and budget. With almost 30 years of experience, Drew has held senior management roles for the past 11 years and in that time has forged firm relationships with key clients.

National Operations Manager Mick Cadzow


Mick Cadzow National Operations Manager

Mick Cadow is St Hilliers National Operations Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mick has worked across multiple sectors including health, education, infrastructure and aged care/retirement living.

Mick is an integral part of our business, ultimately overseeing our construction and delivery teams across our Contracting, Defence and Property divisions nationally. Mick will continue to establish or reinforce our relationships with new and existing clients whilst ensuring our projects are delivered safely, on time and defect-free.

Financial Controller Viona Lim


Viona Lim Financial Controller

Viona has over 10 years’ experience in Construction and Property Development industry.
She is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of those teams including reporting, audit, tax, treasury, shareholder relations, administration of human resources and IT processes, supporting the operation and continuous growth of the Group.
She holds Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia in 2013. Communication is key in her view. With that in mind, she has recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Commercial and Legal Manager Sam Rutherford


Sam Rutherford Commercial and Legal Manager

Sam has been with St Hilliers over 15 years and in this time has been responsible for some of our highest profile projects. Sam has exceptional commercial awareness and strong liaison skills that enable him to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all stakeholders.
In his role of Commercial and Legal Manager, he oversees our entire suite of projects and their commercial outcomes to ensure our clients expectations are achieved within budget and timeframes

Business Lead - Partnerships, People & Innovation Danny Hammon


Danny Hammon Business Lead - Partnerships, People & Innovation

Danny is an integral part of the St Hilliers team . His role oversees the newly formed Partnerships, People & Innovation unit that focuses on fostering partnerships with our clients and industry partners, strategic planning, people and culture, communications and innovation. He brings a wealth of knowledge, depth of experience and a strong reputation to the team. Danny engages on a client-side throughout our varied sectors of aged care, education, health and complex infrastructure amongst others.

Property Project Director Paul Smith


Paul Smith Property Project Director

Paul brings 30 years of construction industry experience to his role of Property Project Director. Having spent over 20 of these as a Design Manager, running complex ECI (early contractor involvement) projects, he has an understanding of how to set up projects for success from the outset. While undertaking these projects he has produced many award-winning projects for repeat clients. He prides himself on cultivating strong long-lasting relationships with clients, consultants, colleagues and industry partners.

Development Director Justyn Ng


Justyn Ng Development Director

In Justyn’s role of Development Director, he oversees the full development project lifecycle, from identification to concept and planning approvals, through to design, sales, construction and settlement.

Justyn utilises his extensive expertise to take a hands-on approach to his projects, working meticulously with all stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard.

Group Design Manager Frank Katsanevas


Frank Katsanevas Group Design Manager

With over 20 years industry experience (and most of those with St Hilliers!), Frank’s construction design knowledge is unparalleled.
Frank’s pragmatic and collaborative approach ensures a considered and co-ordinated design phase, resulting in clear and co-ordinated documentation which will facilitate the smooth execution of the construction works with a positive outcome for all stakeholders

Funds Management Rod Powell
Rod Powell Funds Management

Rod is one of the longest-serving St Hilliers employees, spending 10 years in Construction and 15 years in Property. He is responsible for the feasibilities for prospective property projects and forecasting for live property projects. For completed projects, he is the Asset Manager, being the interface between the ownership entity, and the Property Management team. Being an experienced member of the St Hilliers family, he possesses a valuable amount of knowledge of St Hilliers’ processes and it’s culture.

Environmental Management Lead Vicki Pearce


Vicki Pearce Environmental Management Lead

Vicki has over 15 years in designing and implementing environmental management solutions across portfolios and projects around Australia. Vicki leads the delivery of environmental management outcomes across the business and is responsible for providing environmental management advice to project teams to ensure the protection of human health and the environment throughout the works. Vicki Identifies and promotes approaches and strategies to maximise efficient use of energy resources, minimise the generation of waste, and management of known and unknown contamination encountered on our projects.

Defence Lead Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts Defence Lead

Unearthing opportunities and determining the targeted projects, Michael is responsible for dissecting tenders, and developing and executing strategies to ensure a successful bid process. Michael acts as the conduit between preconstruction and project delivery; monitoring delivery and reporting, developing, guiding and mentoring our delivery teams, identifying human resource talent and developing client, consultant and subcontractor relationships within the Defence sector.

Senior People & Culture Coordinator Claire Snyder


Claire Snyder Senior People & Culture Coordinator

As our Senior People & Culture Coordinator, Claire is focused on continuing to make St Hilliers a great place to work. Claire oversees the strategy and implementation of talent acquisition, employee engagement and support, and HR operations across our talented team.

Marketing Manager Ellie Jacobs


Ellie Jacobs Marketing Manager

Ellie is responsible for the ideation, implementation and execution of strategic marketing plans across the business. Managing project campaigns, sponsors and partnerships, events, content and external communications, Ellie aligns her creative direction with St Hilliers’ business development goals, ensuring the promotion of innovation, talent and culture.

Construction Manager Matthew Cece


Matthew Cece Construction Manager

Matthew is an experience Construction Manager with over 10 years experience in the construction industry. He has completed multiple projects across a variety of sectors including aged care, health and education. His communication skills will see him responsible for client and subcontractor liaison, as well as overseeing the procurement and letting of subcontractor packages, payment preparation for the head contract and subcontract payments, variation preparation and various other duties as required ensuring the project runs smoothly.

Construction Manager Alan O’Kennedy


Alan O’Kennedy Construction Manager

Alan is an experienced Construction Manager with over 10 years in the construction industry. Alan is responsible for the set-up and management of the project team’s performance and attends all key project meetings and reviews. Alan specialises in Health construction works and has the ability to manage works across live operational health facilities and brand new buildings surrounding hospital infrastructure.

Construction Manager Brendan White


Brendan White Construction Manager

Brendan has developed extensive building and civil experience encompassing Defence, institutional, industrial, commercial and residential construction as well as earthworks, roads and other infrastructure projects during his 20 years within the industry. He is a self-motivated, innovative and results-driven individual with a solid background in construction management, procurement, planning and programming, quality management and budget control. Recognised for his integrity and strong interpersonal skills, Brendan has the ability to develop positive internal/external relations and establish a rapport with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

Construction Manager Joel Bryant


Joel Bryant Construction Manager

Joel has over 15 years of experience across the industry. Commencing in the industry by completing an apprenticeship, he later obtained a scholarship program with a local builder in conjunction with the University of Newcastle. With experience across commercial, government, aged care, health and education he found his niche in medium to high-rise residential and mixed-use projects.

Joel has had a hand in the delivery and handover to the end-user of over 1500 apartments with multiple mixed-use and residential project completions in excess of $100m in value. He appreciates the importance of teamwork and the collaboration required between all stakeholders in order to deliver a successful project.

National HSE & Systems Manager Geoff O’Shea


Geoff O’Shea National HSE & Systems Manager

Geoff is responsible for the overall management of St Hilliers Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Systems and our Integrated Management System which includes ensuring implementation and compliance on all our projects.
As a Federal Safety Commission accredited builder, St Hilliers systems and practices are audited regularly and Geoff manages this process with the relevant projects.

Operations Safety Manager Ryan O’Hagan


Ryan O’Hagan Operations Safety Manager

Ryan is responsible for the daily operational management of St Hilliers Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Systems and their implementation and compliance on all our projects.
As a Federal Safety Commission accredited builder, St Hilliers systems and practices are audited regularly and Ryan provides guidance in the site implementation and maintenance of these process with the relevant projects.

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