Executive Management Team

Our business has been built on our loyal and proven teams who understand the ‘Next Way’ in delivering projects for our clients and stakeholders.

Led by our CEO, Joseph Di Girolamo who founded the company, the Executive Management team of Next have been with the company since the early days of operation and have worked for Tier 1 and Tier 2 property and construction companies in their earlier careers.

Our Executive Management Team are actively involved with all projects undertaken, covering 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 selected 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 Next’s operational activities and has led the company’s project delivery for more than seven years.

Dane brings to his role proven leadership skills, strong problem solving ability and decision making and is actively involved in leading and managing all stages of project delivery to ensure our client’s needs are met. This includes contract negotiations, early involvement with bid management teams, and overseeing all projects ensuring successful project outcomes.

Dane is also responsible for developing staff to ensure continued professional growth, and promoting and implementing Quality, WHS and Environmental systems on all of our projects.

Dane has previously worked for major development and construction firms including Meriton and Parkview on projects with values ranging from $20 to $80 million.

Garry Davenport

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.

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

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