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 20 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.

John Little, Company Secretary and Director

As Company Secretary and Director, John Little manages financial, tax and corporate administration.

With 25 plus years experience in Australia and overseas at the financial helm of major contractors, John's skills have included the development of our project reporting and accounting systems.

John'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.

Evan Graves, New South Wales 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 $100 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 15 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 20 plus years of design, construction and operational experience to the role and forms an integral part of Grindley's senior team.

Julie O'Keefe, General Manager - Client and Corporate Services

As General Manager - Client and Corporate Services, Julie is responsible for Grindley’s marketing, corporate communications and business development strategies and the development and implementation of the Company Strategic Roadmap over the next five years.

With unwavering attention to quality and a passionate commitment to further strengthening our client centric culture, Julie ensures that our client’s needs and expectations are at the centre of all our business practices.

Julie has a Master of Management from MGSM and a background in Corporate Event Management and Marketing, with the majority of her career spent at the coal face of the Aged Care and Retirement Living sector, supporting service delivery and development.

Asha Meller, General Manager - Grindley Interiors

Asha brings 15 years of diverse experience to Grindley, having worked across various industry sectors during his journey to General Manager. Since joining the team 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, 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 excellent technical ability, skilled fore-sighting and empathetic people management are a result of the depth of experience gained working across many aspects of the construction industry.

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 30 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.