Leadership 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

CEO

Joseph is the founder of Next and is responsible for the overall strategic direction 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.

Rob Garling

Rob Garling

Managing Director

Rob oversees the daily operations of Next and brings to the role more than 37 years strategic and operation experience in the building and construction industry.

Rob’s career has developed through key roles in the delivery process to senior management positions in several Tier 2 construction firms including Hansen Yuncken, St Hilliers, Taylor Construction and Parkview Construction Group.

Prior to joining Next, Rob through his consulting firm, RSAG Partners provided services to the property market with a focus on advisory boards, business planning, buildability, operational strategy and mentoring key staff.

Rob has a Bachelor of Building degree from the University of NSW.

Mark Di Noia

Mark Di Noia

Director

Mark is a Non-Executive Director of Next and works closely with the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction for the company and ensure effective corporate governance responsibilities are maintained.

He brings to his role broad commercial and property industry experience, having served as Managing Director of Next for three years and Commercial Director for seven years prior.

Mark played a significant role in the early stages of Next’s operations implementing key procedures and establishing the company’s finance, human resources, quality assurance and business development functions.

Mark graduated from the University of Sydney with a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law. He is an Associate Member of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Project Management and Property Development at the University of Technology Sydney.

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.

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.

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.

Danny Popovski

Danny Popovski

Construction Manager

Danny is responsible for managing the delivery of all fitout and refurbishment projects for Next.

He provides input to project planning, resource allocation, value engineering, design management, staff management, setting of benchmarks and budget management.

Danny holds a Builders Licence and brings to his role more than 20 years of construction experience having completed a wide range of projects across all industry sectors.

During his career Danny worked for several major construction firms including St Hilliers, Watpac, Kane Constructions and Taylor Constructions.

Cameron Andrew

Cameron Andrew

Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager

Cameron has a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Safety Management from the University of South Australia and is an experienced practitioner. He is responsible for Next’s quality, safety and environmental compliance.

Cameron has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years and began his career as a tradesman before moving into health and safety management.

He has worked as an Health and Safety Advisor for several large construction, civil and mining companies involved in major infrastructure projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

In his role for these companies Cameron was involved in developing and the implementing health and safety strategies for a safe and incident free workplace environment.

Darren Cummings

Darren Cummings

Client Services / QA Manager

Darren is responsible for Next’s defects prevention management system and brings to the role more than 30 years building and construction experience.

He has worked for major construction firms including St Hilliers and Parkview as well as the apartment and hotel development company, Toga Group.

Darren will assist and support Next project teams during construction to recognise defects and identify measures of correction. He also will be involved in project design review to minimise potential defect issues prior to and during construction.

Darren is a member of the NSW Fair Trading expert working group charged with developing a Building Defect Inspection Regime for the industry.

Kristie Holmes

Kristie Holmes

Human Resources Manager

Kristie manages the Human Resources department at Next and is responsible for the company’s performance strategies, industrial relations, policy development and implementation, employee on-boarding and training.

Kristie has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and is a commercially focused HR professional with over 15 years experience in the telecommunications and financial services industries. She has worked successfully in HR management, Marketing and Sales leadership roles resulting in a proven expertise in all aspects of the HR function including performance management, engagement, organisational design and implementation, employee relations, talent management and learning and development.

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