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 construction projects.
General Manager Commercial & Regional
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 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 New Business & Strategy
Adam Towner joined Taylor as Head of New Business & Strategy 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.
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).
Head of WHSE
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.
Head of Pre-Construction
Roger joined Taylor in 2021 as Head of Pre-Construction. Roger brings over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry to the team, with 18 of those in pre-construction leadership roles. Roger is well equipped to lead an exemplary and disciplined tender process for our clients. He has in depth experience in the scoping, programming, and delivery of projects ranging in value from $1 million to $200 million. This experience spans a breadth of sectors including; education, health, justice, community infrastructure, commercial, industrial, medical, fitout, residential , student accommodation, and may more. Roger is responsible for the quality delivery of end-to-end services, across all tenders for our Construction, and Refurbishment & Live Environments business units.
Roger holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Degree with honours from the University of Adelaide.
People Relations Manager
Karen Ryan joined Taylor in 2007 and is responsible for human resource management across the business. Karen manages the recruitment process, engaging the best people to deliver effectively on our clients’ needs. Leading the development of HR strategies, Karen oversees induction, training, professional development, and the provision of appropriate support for our WHSE team. She is responsible for the staff benefits program, HR metrics, reporting and legal compliance.
Karen champions an adaptive, resilient and inclusive culture, one where safety and wellbeing is always the first priority. Karen holds an Associate Diploma in Business (Accounting) and a Certificate IV in Human Resources
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.
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.
Industrial Sector Manager
Nick Nicoloau is the Sector Manager for industrial projects at Taylor, responsible for leading the project team from early stages through to completion. Nick brings to Taylor extensive experience across a diversity of large scale and complex industrial sector projects. A highly competent executive, Nick demonstrates the ability to quickly attract and retain high calibre construction executives and project teams. Over many years, Nick has successfully delivered industrial estates for large institutions across all states of Australia.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Civil / Structural from the University of Wollongong