Alan Carstens, Owner and Director

Alan is Owner and Director of the company he co-founded in 1988. As Director he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company as it charts a course of managed growth and development. With an accumulated 40 plus years experience in the building game, Alan introduces the policies and procedures that ensure Grindley's operational excellence and remains highly visible on many projects.

He places an unwavering priority on client relations and remains personally involved with some of Grindley’s longest standing clients.

Matthew Macauley, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Matthew is Chief Executive Officer and Director with responsibility for the overall management of the Grindley Group of companies.

With 25 plus years experience and a Bachelor of Construction Management, he leads the process of continuous improvement of our delivery skills and is committed to a high level of consultation and co-operation with client and consultant teams to develop and monitor projects.

Adam Cork, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Adam manages financial, tax and corporate administration.

With 20 plus years’ experience at the financial helm of several large organisations, Adam's skills include  developing and implementing financial and operational strategies, delivering high quality business insights to drive financial transparency, improve productivity and increase top and bottom-line growth.

Adam's understanding of the importance of timely and accurate information underscores Grindley's financial stewardship as an important commitment to clients and stakeholders in the industry.

Asha Meller, General Manager and Director

Asha brings 15 plus years experience to Grindley, having worked across various industry sectors during his journey to General Manager and Director. Since joining Grindley in 2011, Asha has become an integral part of the business advancing through several roles including Contracts Administrator and Project Manager. Today, Asha leads Grindley Interiors and is actively involved in the strategic direction of the business, project teams and the estimating team.

As General Manager and Director, Asha is driven by a passion to exceed Client expectations. The management of his talented team of Project Managers, Contract Administrators and Site Managers is approached hands-on and holistically. His exceptional technical, conceptual and interpersonal skills are a result of extensive experience gained working across many aspects of the construction industry.

Evan Graves, Construction Manager

As Construction Manager, Evan is responsible for the management of a talented team of Project Managers, Contract Administrators and Site management, together with the delivery of over $120 million worth of projects in New South Wales annually.

Evan joined Grindley in 2008 and with tertiary qualifications in Quantity Surveying and Building Management he brings 25 plus years of building experience to the role.

Nathan Atkinson, General Manager - Design and Implementation

As General Manager - Design and Implementation, Nathan is responsible for the management of the design and construction processes, fundamental to Grindley’s ever growing Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) work base. Nathan provides input into the constructability of all Grindley’s projects, including streamlining a project’s completion, managing occupation and authority requirements and assisting with the client transition phase.

With tertiary qualifications in Mechanical Engineering he brings 25 plus years of design, construction and operational experience to the role and forms an integral part of Grindley's senior team.

Darren McFarlane, Chief Estimator

Darren is Chief Estimator, with the responsibility for overseeing the estimating team and personally managing all estimating and cost planning of our Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) negotiations.

Darren joined Grindley in 2001. Holding a Bachelor of Building in Construction Economics, he brings to the team 35 plus years experience in the building and construction industry. His experience ensures a depth of knowledge and intrinsic understanding of construction costings, paramount to providing the optimum outcomes for our Clients.

Jeff Leys, WHSEQ Manager

As WHSEQ Manager Jeff is responsible for managing safety on up to 20 sites ensuring compliance with legislation and managing safety in high security areas and complex in occupation sites. He is a key member of the senior management team at Grindley, reporting and advising senior management and the Board on compliance to legislation and Health and Safety matters.

Jeff’s career commenced in 1992 as a Leading Hand Carpenter working on complex commercial projects during which time he was trained to coordinate safety on larger projects. Commencing with Grindley as a Sub-Foreman and Safety Officer in 2003, he progressed to Work Health and Safety Manager and Return to Work Coordinator and ultimately to the senior role of WHSEQ Manager.