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 2023 as the 2nd largest Defence SME (Small to Medium Enterprise), 2nd largest ANZ SME, and the 27th 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



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

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.

Construction Manager - WA John Moore


John Moore Construction Manager - WA

John has over 30 years of experience in the Construction industry, based in Western Australia. As the WA Lead, 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.

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 – NQ / NT Andrew Collyer


Andrew Collyer Construction Manager – NQ / NT

Andrew is an experienced Construction Manager with over 23 years in the construction industry. Andrew is responsible for the set-up and management of the project team’s performance and attends all key project meetings and reviews. Andrew is a Townsville local with an extensive track record delivering large projects and holds Department of Defence project experience.

National Design Lead Bruno Curry


Bruno Curry National Design Lead

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.

National HOTO & Systems Manager John Butler
John Butler National HOTO & Systems Manager
Construction Manager - SEQ Grant Beckett
Grant Beckett Construction Manager - SEQ

Corporate Support

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 Tim McCann


Tim McCann National Operations Manager

With over 20 years of project and operational management experience, Tim has delivered projects both in Australia and abroad, across Defence, Commercial, Health, Education, Residential, Correctional, Industrial and Retail sectors. Covering the project life cycle from tender, through to design, delivery and into post completion management, Tim is an integral part of our business, ultimately overseeing our construction and delivery teams across our Contracting, Defence and Property divisions nationally.

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

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.

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