Meet our Dream Team
Our people are the best in the industry, with outstanding design and delivery capabilities. We offer the best fit for project solutions and work as one team to see our projects through to completion.
Our executive team brings proven tier one management experience to Roberts Pizzarotti. Together we demonstrate the benefit of employing teams of diverse thinkers.
Alison has operated in executive roles for Australia’s largest property, construction and infrastructure firms. She led the NSW/ACT regional business unit of Lendlease’s Building business with more than $2 billion of work in hand and was a Regional Director of Brookfield Multiplex.
Alison Mirams Chief Executive Officer
Trained by Deloitte in the UK, Emma has more than 18 years’ experience with a focus on the construction, property and infrastructure sectors. She joined Roberts Pizzarotti from Built, where she was Chief Financial Officer, and has worked with Multiplex and Brookfield Asset Management.
Emma Shipley Chief Financial Officer
Phill joined Roberts Pizzarotti after a 20-year career managing Savills, an Australasian project management and advisory business. Phill brings a proven knowledge of planning, structuring, design, approvals, construction and commissioning of large and complex development projects across all sectors.
Phill Andrew Head of New Business and Strategy
Stephen is a highly experienced Operations Manager, bringing 25 years of experience to Roberts Pizzarotti. Stephen was previously Operations Manager NSW/ACT for Lendlease’s Building business, and worked for Abigroup prior to its amalgamation with Lendlease, as well as Grocon and Baulderstone Hornibrook.
Stephen Surjan Head of Operations
Client Relationship Team
Our client relationship team is the first port of call for future project enquiries. Our team, lead by Sasha Kovic, will work with each individual client to understand their business drivers and provide best for project outcomes. We appreciate that one size does not fit all. Please give us a call so we can chat about your project opportunity.
Sasha joined Roberts Pizzarotti from Frasers Property Australia, where she held a Development Manager role and also worked as a client-side Project Manager in the residential team. She previously operated in site capacities for Multiplex and Richard Crookes Constructions. Sasha brings a strong understanding of client expectations and requirements to our team, which are complemented by her technical construction knowledge, excellent communication skills and wide industry network.
Sasha Kovic Manager – New Business
Senior Delivery Team
Our projects are led by our senior delivery team. They bring a wealth of experience from major complex projects delivered both in Australia and overseas.
Nicholas Kouvaris Construction Director
Nick brings more than 25 years’ experience to our team, having delivered a series of complex projects including Wynyard Walk in Sydney, Victorian Desalination Plant and various commercial towers including the ARK at 40 Mount Street, North Sydney. His strong technical skills complement his business acumen and commercial expertise.
Damian Vella Project Manager
Damian’s track record includes delivering the Sydney International Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, Westmead Millennium Institute and the multistorey car park at Sydney International Airport. Complemented by his excellent communication skills, Damian’s approach to construction management is appreciated by both clients, his teams and subcontractors.
Allan Young Project Manager
Bringing significant experience to Roberts Pizzarotti, Allan has a deep understanding of the project cycle from inception to handover. In particular, Allan's project management roles on University of Canberra Public Hospital, South East Regional Hospital - Bega and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse developed leadership skills vital for successful project delivery.
Paul Ayoub Project Manager
Paul’s career has seen him work in multi-disciplinary teams in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. A qualified civil engineer, Paul most recently delivered projects at Sydney Airport, the Australian Embassy in Jakarta for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Sidra Medical Research Centre for the Qatar Foundation.
James Stavropoulos Senior Project Manager
With a significant track record, James brings 40 years’ construction experience to Roberts Pizzarotti. Over the last decade he has been delivering major public health and defence projects as Construction Director for the New Air Combat Capabilities Project and Project Director on the Tamworth Hospital Acute Services Building.
Our design team understands the importance of good design management and adds value for clients at every stage of construction. At Roberts Pizzarotti, design is a career destination. Our team of architects and engineers are highly respected and have significant site experience.
Marie Khoury Executive Design Manager
Marie joined Roberts Pizzarotti from PWC, where she was client-side project manager for the national property portfolio. With qualifications in civil engineering, Marie brings more than 20 years of planning, designing and constructing high-end construction and fit-out projects to the business, with a focus on commercial, residential and retail sectors.
Nick Kordas Executive Design Manager
With a degree in Architecture, Nick has developed a sophisticated understanding of design over his three-decade career. Nick’s recent experience includes projects at Sydney Airport, NACC Facilities for the Department of Defence, and Campbelltown Hospital Redevelopment. He is accustomed to working through design methodologies, systems and management strategies to achieve client requirements.
Chris Billinghurst Executive Design Manager
Chris brings more than 25 years’ experience to Roberts Pizzarotti. With qualifications in architecture, he spent the last 14 years in design management roles with tier one contractors. Most recently, Chris played a key role in managing the design process for Nepean Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1, Northern Beaches Hospital and Wynyard Walk.
Daniel Arzamendia Senior Design Manager
Daniel has 20 years’ experience in the Property and Construction Industry with a degree in Architecture. He has exceptional skills in Design Management with a comprehensive understanding of buildability and value management to drive successful outcomes. Daniel has worked on iconic projects in Sydney including the high-rise residential project One Central Park Broadway, the Museum of Contemporary Art Redevelopment, and most recently on the State Government tenanted commercial building at Macquarie Park incorporating smart building and digital engineering technology.
Kirby Rees Design Manager
As a registered architect, Kirby’s technical knowledge has developed while working in both consulting and construction design roles, delivering commercial, workplace, education, laboratories, public domain & cultural projects. Highlights of her career working with public sector clients include CSIRO’s Synergy Building and the Sydney Opera House Renewal.
Ky Phung Design Manager
Ky is a registered Architect and has worked on major Aviation projects at Sydney Airport, Brisbane Airport, Christchurch Airport, Commercial projects, Aged Care, Health Care, Independent Living, High Rise Residential, Retail, Defence and Hospitality Projects over his 20+ years as an Architect. Being involved across a wide range of projects has helped Ky to develop a deep understanding and knowledge in design, construction, specific needs and requirements of each sector.
Melissa Jones Design Manager
Melissa has more than 15 years’ construction experience on new builds, large scale retail developments, commercial fit-outs as well as refurbishments. Her projects have included the Louis Vuitton flagship store in Sydney, the national Commonwealth Bank branch roll out, Virgin Australia Club and VIP national roll out and St Pancras International Terminal in London.
Tim Wellings Services Manager
A mechanical engineer, Tim brings more than twenty years’ experience in the design and installation of building services to Roberts Pizzarotti. Tim has worked on major projects including Northern Beaches Hospital, Barangaroo International Towers, Liverpool Hospital Redevelopment and large joint venture project City of Dreams Entertainment Resort in Macau.
David Layzell Services Manager
With over 20 years of experience in construction management and an MBA from UQ, David brings a multiskilled approach to his work as a Services Manager with Roberts Pizzarotti. His experience working for companies such as Baulderstone, Abigroup and Lendlease has provided an exposure to large and complicated construction projects. These include Brisbane Square Commercial Tower, Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment and the NACC Facilities for the Department of Defence.
Andy Gray Project Engineer - Services
Andy started his career as an undergraduate engineer. He then gained services experience on the Royal North Shore Hospital redevelopment, and civil and structural experience on projects including Ravenhall Prison in Victoria and QCLNG Upstream Project in Queensland. At Roberts Pizzarotti, Andy brings a multi-disciplined approach to design and delivery.
“We'll deliver with the fresh enthusiasm of a start-up, but with the security which comes with an experienced team.”