Executive Management Team

Members of Next’s leadership team have broad industry experience and expertise and are actively involved with all projects undertaken by the company. They are committed to high standards of integrity and to providing the highest quality service.

The depth of experience of members of the leadership team covers all facets of the construction delivery cycle from cost planning, estimating, project planning, construction delivery to commissioning and handover. Importantly, our management structure ensures the needs of our clients are readily communicated to the construction delivery team.

Joseph Di Girolamo

Joseph Di Girolamo


Joseph is the founder of Next and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and overseeing the daily operations of the company. He takes an active role in driving performance by ensuring Next's shared values and goals are applied across the company.

He has a Bachelor of Building in Construction Management from the University of Technology Sydney.

Before establishing Next, Joseph worked for several major property and construction firms including St Hilliers, Built and Cerno Management.

Under Joseph's leadership, Next has achieved sustained growth and was recognised by Business Review Weekly in their list of Fast Starters of 2011, 2012 and the Fast 100 Lists in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Peter Macan

Peter Macan

Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads the financial team and is responsible for the financial management of Next. His role involves providing timely information regarding the company’s current financial position and driving efficiencies through the best use of the financial reporting systems.

Peter is a Certified Practising Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Western Sydney University and has held senior financial management roles with several major construction, services Infrastructure and maintenance firms.

Sean McCann

Sean McCann

Bid Director

Sean manages the Estimating Department at Next and is responsible for the preparation and negotiation of competitive tenders and budget estimates. He holds a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) from Ulster University. Following graduation, Sean worked for major international quantity surveying firms, Gleeds and WT Partnership both in Ireland and Australia.

Sean’s expertise includes value engineering to achieve a client’s financial plan, budget proposals on conceptual documentation, design and construction tendering, hard dollar competitive tendering and programming across of diverse range of delivery methods.


Dane Ryan

Dane Ryan

Operations Director

Dane is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Next’s operational activities ensuring an efficient and effective service is provided to clients. He holds a Builders Licence, as well as qualifications in building and construction and project management, and has been in charge of the company’s project delivery for more than five years.

Dane brings to his role proven leadership skills, strong problem solving ability and decision making. He has a clear understanding of successful construction management delivery in all sectors. 

He is involved in leading and managing all stages of project delivery to ensure client needs are met. This includes contract negotiations, early involvement with the design and bid management teams, through the project lifecycle and its successful completion.

Dane is also responsible for developing staff to ensure continued professional growth and promoting and enforcing safety in the workplace.

During his career Dane has worked for major development and construction firms including Meriton and the Parkview Group. While at Parkview, Dane was a key member in both the procurement and project management teams and was involved in the design and construction of several major residential projects with values ranging from $20 million to $80 million.

Bill Koster

Bill Koster

Associate Director, Client Services

Bill is responsible for client engagement and seeks to strengthen Next's relationships with client and business partners. He is closely involved in ensuring the company’s services are aligned with client needs. He brings to his role more than 25 years building and construction experience. During his career, Bill has held senior project management and business development roles with several major construction and engineering firms. He has successfully delivered a diverse range of projects in the commercial, industrial, residential, retail, hospitality, health, education and public sectors and has specific knowledge in planning and building design.

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Garry Davenport


Garry is responsible for implementing Next’s integrated Quality, Safety and Environmental Management System. His role involves close liaison with subcontractors and project teams to develop and implement health and safety strategies for a safe and incident free workplace environment.

Garry has worked in the WH&S sector for more than 37 years, with the last 16 years in the building and construction industry. During his career, Garry has overseen a diverse range of construction, refurbishment and fitout projects up to $70 million in value and has managed the safety and environmental management systems at several Tier 1 and 2 construction firms.

Suzi Freiberg

Suzi Freiberg

HR Coordinator

Suzi is responsible for coordinating Next’s recruitment function, employee onboarding and training.

Working with management, she is involved in the development of policies, systems, programs and staff practices ensuring the company is able to offer a workplace that is attractive to highly engaged and motivated people.

She is the first point of contact for all new staff and provides current and prospective employees with information about the Next’s values, policies, opportunities to develop skills, and the potential for growth and advancement within the company.