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Following the departure of Simon Butt, incumbent Director & General Manager Mark Bauer has now been appointed Manteena Group CEO. On Monday 23 August, it was announced that Simon was stepping aside from his daily role of Chief Executive Officer, shareholder, and director of the companies making up the Manteena Group. Mark will focus on the executive management across Manteena’s three main business streams: commercial, security and residential—whilst still maintaining a strategic operational role for all commercial works.
“Although the industry is facing significant challenges during the pandemic, Manteena is well positioned both financially and at an operational level with its capability and capacity to ride out this wave,” Mark said.
“We are looking ahead to the construction industry rebounding from the current pandemic situation and I’m really excited to expand my role and lead the Manteena Group into the next phase of its development”.
Mark is a director of Manteena – a position he’s held since 2000. In 2004, he was given responsibility for the general management of all Canberra activities as Canberra Branch Manager, in response to the strategic expansion of the company to include business operations in other regions. Mark officially became General Manager in 2008 and now succeeds Simon Butt in the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Manteena Group CEO Simon Butt has announced that he is stepping aside from his daily role of Chief Executive Officer, shareholder, and director of the companies making up the Manteena Group, effective 13 August 2021.
Simon started with Manteena in 1989, when company founder John Hailey employed him as a Project Manager. In 1994, Simon was invited into the business as a shareholder and upon John’s retirement, he then assumed the role of CEO to lead the company through a period of significant growth and expansion. In a career spanning 42 years, Simon has made a significant contribution to Manteena and the construction industry, particularly in the role of National President of the Master Builders Australia (2019-current).
Simon has had the fortune of working on and being associated with projects at many of the iconic national institutions, which make Canberra such a special place: National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, Australian War Memorial and Anzac Parade.
The team at Manteena, both past and present, wish to extend their best wishes to Simon in his future endeavours and thank him for his outstanding contribution to the company.

Congratulations to the team of: Danny, Scott, Anthony and Barrie!

Manteena Residential takes out a double at the 2020 HIA ACT/Southern NSW Housing Awards — winning the Heritage Renovation Project of the Year.

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Manteena Residential, Dept. of Design and Architects Ring & Associates have been awarded a Judges Commendation for the Custom Built/Project Home more than $2million category, in the 2020 Master Builders Excellence Awards. The judging team were impressed by the with the variety of materials used throughout the home’s interior and the high quality in which it was delivered.

Congratulations to the construction team of: Danny, Anthony, Al, Barrie, Mark, Same, Liam, Lewis and Chris!

Congratulations to the team of: Danny, Anthony, Adam, Lewis, Liam, Emma, Mark, Chris, Barrie, Matty, Sam, Aiden and Kasper!

Manteena Residential’s Ebden Street Ainslie project has won the 2020 ACT & Southern NSW HIA Housing Award for Renovation/Addition Project of the Year and category winner of Renovation/Addition Project Over $650,000.

The Ainslie residence included the renovation of the existing 1940’s Cottage located on the site, and the addition of a significant pavilion extension and carport. While not formally heritage listed, the client was keen to retain the Cottage which was run down, but charming and with “good bones”.

There was a desire to respect and retain the streetscape character, which attracted the owners to the location, and also completed an addition which is unashamedly modern, and yet sympathetic to the setting in terms of scale, siting, and materiality.

Overall to client took five years from purchase to tender to develop the design and documentation of the project, and then pursued a traditional lump sum contact model to ensure the scope and requirements were clearly documented in detail, to ensure the desired design intent and quality were readily understood and delivered by the builder. Manteena successfully bid for the project by demonstrating an clear understanding of the client’s objectives and willingness to undertake a collaborative working arrangement.

Manteena Residential and Cox Architecture have been awarded a Judges Commendation for the Renovation/Extension more than $1million category, in the 2020 Master Builders Excellence Awards. The judging team were impressed by the harmony between the original home and the new construction, with a high attention to detail paid to all finishing’s and fixtures.
Congratulations to the construction team of: Danny, Anthony, Adam, Lewis, Liam, Emma, Mark, Chris, Barrie, Matty, Sam, Aiden and Kasper!

RAP endorsed by Reconciliation Australia |

Reconciliation Australia has formally endorsed Manteena’s inaugural Reflect RAP to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.

As a member of the RAP community, Manteena joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program since its inception in 2006. Manteena now aims to turn its good intentions into positive actions, helping to build higher trust, lower prejudice, and increase pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. And as part of National Reconciliation Week, Manteena has now officially launched its RAP.

At the launch function Manteena CEO, Simon Butt said, “On behalf of the Manteena Directors, I am proud to present Manteena’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan”.\

“In a structured and considered manner, drawing on the objectives and actions contained in the Reflect RAP, we now aim to develop, build and maintain strong relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community”.

“I’d like to also acknowledge the Manteena team of: Sascha Eves; Matt Fletcher; Clara Gonzalez; Sally Hudson; Peter Killick; and Taylor Sayers, who have enthusiastically contributed their time towards the development of the plan,” Simon added.

The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to advance reconciliation within their spheres of influence. This Reflect RAP provides Manteena a roadmap to begin its reconciliation journey. Through implementing a Reflect RAP, Manteena will lay the foundations for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives.