St Hilliers is a trusted contractor of the Department of Defence with extensive experience delivering Defence projects throughout Australia for over 22 years.

We understand the unique contracting environment that comes with delivering projects for the Department of Defence in live operational environments and have mature policies and procedures embedded in our management approach to ensure we strictly meet all requirements

This has culminated in St Hilliers being recognised in 2021 as the 3rd largest Defence SME (Small to Medium Enterprise), 2nd largest ANZ SME, and the 32nd largest Defence contractor overall.

St Hilliers have, and are, working in all forms of Defence operating environments including high security (Zone 4, 5+, SCIF, armories), live environments, expansive sites with concurrent work fronts, multi-sites and design and construct contracts. The nature of the works St Hillers typically delivers for Defence includes:

Capital Facilities Infrastructure

Training Facilities – ranges, UOTF’s, driver training facilities, HIET facilities, simulator facilities, classroom facilities

Explosives processing and storage

Vehicle storage and workshops

Support infrastructure

Fire fighting, communications, water, power

Estate Works Program

Refurbishment

Heritage

Remediation and contamination

Civil infrastructure, roads and fire trails

Safety and compliance upgrades

Security upgrades

Engineering services upgrades

Maintenance facilities

It has been a pleasure working with the collective team at St Hilliers.

Their dedication, drive and customer focus is commendable and without the ongoing support and commitment, we would not be where we are today. Your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed and are genuinely appreciated.

Tracy Wilcox

/ General Manager (Defence)

Our Team

General Manager Brant Wood

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Brant Wood General Manager

As St Hilliers General Manager, Brant brings over 20 years of construction experience to strategically drive a positive and collaborative team. His belief in accountable objectives ensures that his team are able to deliver on what we promise; deliver to our clients; deliver to industry partners; and deliver to our work mates. Additionally, Brant is responsible for the overall operations of the St Hilliers Contracting business, including the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategic and business plans. Central to this is a commitment to sustainable, long term client and industry partner relationships, while driving continual improvement to deliver efficient and best practice across the business.

Construction Manager Brendan White

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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.

Senior Project Manager Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts Senior Project Manager

Michael has delivered multi-million dollar projects in both the Health and Defence sectors. In his role as Senior Project Manager, Michael is responsible for all project activities including the ongoing safety, environmental, quality and cost management of projects. He is also responsible for the set-up and management of the project team’s performance and attends key project meetings and reviews.

Design Manager Bruno Curry

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Bruno Curry Design Manager

Bruno has over ten years’ experience in the Construction industry with a strong emphasis on Design & Construction projects spanning a wide range of sectors including Defence, Health & Aged Care, and Education. Bruno’s strengths lie in effective communication & collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, a strong work ethic, forward planning, innovative solutions, and completing projects to program and budget. Bruno enjoys high-performance cultures, builds rapport quickly, and has a proven track record of maintaining solid relationships with clients, subcontractors, consultants & project teams.

Senior Project Engineer Nicholas Leggat

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Nicholas Leggat Senior Project Engineer

Nicholas is a Senior Project Engineer at St Hilliers. In this role, Nicholas’ key responsibilities will include managing the Programming, Staging and Decanting requirements and leading the program and scheduling for the different stages. He has also completed a Masters Degree in Advanced Engineering (Civil) and completed a thesis on the impact of stakeholder performance on Australian Defence construction projects. Nick is extremely intelligent, has an unmatched appreciation for stakeholder engagement and a unique insight into the operations of the Australian Defence Force.

Project Manager WA John Moore

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John Moore Project Manager WA

John has over 30 years of experience in the Construction industry, based in Western Australia. As Project Manager, John is responsible for all project activities including the ongoing safety, environmental, quality and cost management of the works. He liaises with stakeholders and is the main point of contact for the client. He assigns tasks and responsibilities to the project team to ensure the project is delivered within program and budgetary constraints.

John has a calm and logical approach with sound knowledge when problem solving. This provides confidence to project teams and stakeholders from concept meetings through to completion of Projects.

Design Manager Jack Morton

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Jack Morton Design Manager

Jack has a Bachelor of Urban Development and is a Design Manager at St Hilliers. He has over 11 years of experience designing award-winning projects across the Residential,  Aged Care, Health, Education, Retail and Industrial sectors. Jack has experience in effectively managing consultants through ECI & design phases of the project and thoroughly evaluating the design for inefficiencies, value management and solutions and has the ability to accurately forecast project costs and program and able to re-configure where necessary to achieve a better result.

Preconstruction Project Manager Peter Campbell

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Peter Campbell Preconstruction Project Manager

In his capacity as Preconstruction Project Manager, Peter is accountable for all stages of the project life cycle from master planning through to commissioning and handover. His responsibilities include managing complex programs, team resources and end to end financials, coordination with HDC, design quality assurance, programming, procurement packaging advice, attending key project meetings and reviews and will be available to manage all client-related items as required.

Senior Cost Planner Robin Waller

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Robin Waller Senior Cost Planner

Robin is a Senior Cost Planner with over 22 years’ experience in the construction industry in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia working on both the delivery and procurement teams. Robin has worked across many sectors including retail, multi-level residential, medical research, Government, industrial, commercial, refurbishment and civil projects. Robin specialises in successfully securing technically challenging tenders, identifying risks and providing more than just a price but a complete budget solution ensuring clients receive a proposal that not only achieves the best value outcome but also identifies potential cost overruns due to design, market or site conditions.

Senior Cost Planner Chonjoo Kim

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Chonjoo Kim Senior Cost Planner

Chon is a proactive professional dedicated to generating revenue, increasing profit and work efficiency with a can-do attitude and cooperative manner. With over 15 years of progressively responsible experience working in the Construction area, specialized in Hard dollar, D&C, Cost plan contracts, Chon has a competitive track record across a variety of sectors.

He has a diversifies portfolio of working on larger projects and special purpose facilities, with the overall responsibility to mentor junior estimators to conduct tenders from quantity take off to tender submission.

Senior Cost Planner Sean Lim

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Sean Lim Senior Cost Planner

Sean has over 16 years’ experience in the building and construction industry as a Project manager, Contract Administrator and estimator. In his role as Senior Cost Planner, Sean cost plans projects from the feasibility stage to handover to the construction team. He approaches all tenders with a high level of professionalism and care, whether they be a small refurbishment or a multi-million dollar project.

Corporate Support

Chief Executive Officer Drew Brockhurst

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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.

General Manager Brant Wood

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Brant Wood General Manager

As St Hilliers General Manager, Brant brings over 20 years of construction experience to strategically drive a positive and collaborative team. His belief in accountable objectives ensures that his team are able to deliver on what we promise; deliver to our clients; deliver to industry partners; and deliver to our work mates. Additionally, Brant is responsible for the overall operations of the St Hilliers Contracting business, including the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategic and business plans. Central to this is a commitment to sustainable, long term client and industry partner relationships, while driving continual improvement to deliver efficient and best practice across the business.

National Operations Manager Mick Cadzow

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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.

National HSE & Systems Manager Geoff O’Shea

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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.

Commercial and Legal Manager Sam Rutherford

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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

Financial Controller Viona Lim

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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.

Business Lead - Partnerships, People & Innovation Danny Hammon

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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.

Operations Support Manager Hannah Corley

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Hannah Corley Operations Support Manager

Hannah provides support to the Operations and Management teams as well as managing the company resourcing and the daily office operations.
Her excellent organisational & communication skills are her greatest asset and ensures efficiency for our teams, both site and office based. Hannah is also responsible for providing a consistent point of contact between St Hilliers and our clients throughout the tendering process.

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