Brian commenced his career in the building industry in the 1980’s. Completing a carpentry apprenticeship and learning the fundamentals of planning, process and productivity was the foundation from which Brian initially learnt to build houses, and then to building businesses.
Brian has extensive experience and a proven track record of transforming construction and property businesses through difficult operating environments.
Following the fallout of the 2008 GFC Brian led a successful multi-million dollar turnaround of his own business in addition to negotiating a significant joint venture with a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors (now CPB) one of the world’s largest publicly listed contractors at that time.
In an interim management capacity thereafter Brian’s experience has included global expansion, termination and exit, global procurement, new business activation, cost recovery, dispute management, turnaround and transformation.
In recent years he led the initial project delivery phase for global student accommodation developer GSA upon its entry into Australia, the structured wind-down and exit of New Zealand contractor Arrow International’s Australian business, and a strategy and risk role for LSH Property, the Australian subsidiary of global business Lei Shin Hong.
The team at Longevity are excited to work with Brian as we look to continue the growth of the company and pursue positive returns for shareholders as we work through a complex and ever changing operating landscape. We are confident that Brian will accomplish positive change contributing to a long-term and sustainable business strategy, where shareholders continue to be front and centre in all decision making.
Brian’s qualifications include:
Registered Building Practitioner – Unlimited status
Master of Enterprise degree – University of Melbourne
Advanced Management Program – Melbourne Business School
Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption – Insead Business School
Graduate & Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors