Taylor’s Leadership team is led by Mark Taylor and work closely to drive the strategy, growth, management, project deliverables, people and marketing initiatives for the company.
Mark Taylor is the Founder and Managing Director/CEO of Taylor and is responsible for driving and leading the company’s strategic vision and strategy.
Mark established Taylor in 1994, with the purpose of building one of NSW’s leading construction and property companies that provides its clients with a holistic building experience. Aimed at adding value and ensuring quality outcomes to owners and occupiers. Mark’s constant belief in strong relationships continues to underpin the Taylor culture. Relationships among staff, with clients, architects, industry partners and investors are valued and nurtured, and is a key driver for the company.
Mark’s relentless pursuit of providing clients with an outcome that meets the clients vision and purpose has seen Taylor grow to a team of over 250 people, build a portfolio of key clients and projects from major organisations across NSW and deliver a high level of repeat business.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Building (Construction Management).
Chief Executive Officer
George Bardas joined Taylor as Chief Executive Officer in 2021. A highly qualified property and construction executive with over 30 years’ experience in leading organisational growth and diversity. George is responsible for expanding the capabilities of the business whilst best supporting all internal and external stakeholders.
George’s construction career spans regional, state and national leadership roles across a variety of sectors including commercial, retail, government, defence, healthcare, residential, entertainment & hospitality. His strategic and transformational business leadership is underpinned by a strong understanding of the fundamentals of value, risk, and discipline in execution.
George holds a Bachelor of Building, Construction Management and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Chief Financial Officer
Clive Wickham joined Taylor in 2003 and is Taylor’s Chief Financial Officer. Clive has played a key role in supporting Mark in the growth of the company since this time. With over 35 years of experience as a CFO/Financial Director, Clive leads the financial operations for Taylor, as well as manage the business operations of the group including legal and statutory requirements, Technology, and Work Health and Safety.
Clive holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Adam Towner joined Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer in 2020. An industry leader, Adam has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction and property sector. He is responsible for leading the executive and business development teams in setting strategic direction across the company.
Adam brings to Taylor vast senior management experience across a wide range of construction sector types, of major national and international projects. Expert in various forms of contract engagement and delivery, Adam has overseen a broad portfolio of Private & Public Partnerships, Development Management, Managing Contractor, Early Contractor Involvement, Design & Construct and Construction Only Contracts.
Adam demonstrates key leadership that drives a strong safety culture within the business and firmly believes that our people are central to our success while maintaining a clear focus on achieving client outcomes as the key to ongoing success.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Science, Construction Management.
General Manager Commercial
Stephen has over 25 years of experience working both for tier one companies and commercial construction businesses in Australia and South East Asia. Stephen has worked across most market sectors including aged care, retail, residential and commercial and has been involved in all facets of construction. Stephen is responsible for overseeing and reviewing Taylor’s commercial obligations and excels in strategic business planning.
General Manager Construction
Tim Christie joined Taylor in 2013 and is the General Manager for Taylor’s Construction Division. Tim has over 25 years of experience across the construction industry and over the last 10 years, Tim has been directly responsible for leading the establishment and growth of key divisions across a wide range of sectors. Tim is currently responsible for driving the growth and management of Taylor’s Fitout & Refurbishment projects.
General Manager Refurbishment & Live Environments
Ben joined Taylor in 2007 and has over 17 years of experience in the construction industry. Ben is responsible for managing key projects for Taylor’s Fitout & Refurbishment division.
Ben Folkard holds a Bachelor of Construction Management from the University of Technology Sydney.
General Manager Property
As the leader of Taylor’s property development business, John’s credentials in the delivery of A-Grade commercial developments are extensive. His portfolio includes the $550 million 5 Martin Place development in Sydney’s CBD, CBA & Colonial ‘s joint $100 million development in Sydney Olympic Park, multiple residential developments and the impressive 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS $50million Novartis Pharmaceutical Head Office Campus in Macquarie Park.
With more than 25 years of property and construction experience, working with major industry players including Incoll, Multiplex, Charter Hall and Cbus Property, John has a unique and diverse skillset in the execution and delivery of premium developments. Esteemed for his relationship-first approach, quality and service are at the centre of John’s development philosophy.
John holds a Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)
Head of Value Management
Stephen Hatzantonis joined Taylor in 2014 and is the Head of Value Management for Taylor. Stephen has 30 years of experience across the construction industry, specialising in strategic bid leadership and cost planning across a wide range of sectors. Stephen is currently responsible for Taylor’s value proposition to its customers, working closely with the estimating, design and delivery team leaders.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Building, Construction Economics (Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Head of Marketing
Clare is responsible for leading all strategic marketing and communications initiatives for the company. This includes brand management, digital strategy, media and public relations, internal and external communications, and event management. Clare also ensures our bids process remains steadfastly focused on delivering to the requirements and vision of our clients. Joining Taylor in 2020, Clare brings over 20 years of international brand and communications experience to the team.
Clare holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Organisational Coach (IECL).
Chris has over 40 years of experience in the Construction industry and has worked across a number of states in Australia as well as New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. He has a thorough understanding of what it takes to build and run a construction business. Given his experience, Chris has an extensive industry and subcontractor network which he maintains with personal but professional interactions. This is backed up with a strong network of quality people who provide him with consistent outcomes in service delivery.
Work Health Safety and Environment Manager
Andrew joined Taylor in 2011 as Taylor’s Work Health and Safety Manager, and brings over 16 years of industry experience to the business. Andrew is responsible for leading and driving Taylor’s safety awareness and safe work practices and initiatives across our teams and client sites.
Scott is an experienced Estimating Manager and Cost Planner with more than 25 years’ experience working for Sydney’s leading construction companies. Scott brings extensive expertise in budgeting, estimating and hard dollar tendering to Taylor. His strong network of subcontractors and suppliers assists in accurate and competitive tenders.