Mark is a director of Manteena – a position he’s held since 2000 following his commencement with the company as a cadet in 1994. 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 suceeded Simon Butt in the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2021.
Today, Mark’s role encompasses the executive management of all business streams within the Manteena Group, with an overall view to providing the strategic direction in close consultation with the Board of Directors for each entity: Manteena Commercial, Manteena Residential, Manteena Security and Zeroed by Manteena.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Canberra Construction Management degree and is passionate about seeing the next generation of graduates enter and excel in the industry. He is actively involved in a number of industry initiatives including as chair of the Property Council Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee and is a member of the Master Builders Commercial Council.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Construction Management & Economics (Hons) and Diploma of Interior Design. He was awarded the Australian Institute of Building – Chapter Medal in 1996.
Australian Institute of Building
Senior Project Manager
Simon joined Manteena in 1997. Starting his career as a labourer, he has worked his way through the building site ranks – from administration roles through to project management then into senior management appointments.
In 2007, he was promoted to Manager of the Minor Works Division to lead the activities of this core business unit – a role which later evolved to include larger commercial building projects. He is an astute technical builder, who leads by example by imparting buildability and construction ingenuity knowledge for the betterment of his clients’ projects. As a leader, he openly shares his experience through the mentoring of junior staff and as a collaborative partner with his clients.
Simon has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors and a passion for identifying new technologies to improve efficiency and productivity within the business.
Manager, Minor Works Division
Manager, Minor Works Division
With over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, across both operational and management roles, Rod has delivered many significant landmark projects throughout the region. His background in carpentry trade works provides him with a crucial understanding of applied construction techniques.
Rod’s a great communicator, so he was a natural choice for client liaison roles with several of Manteena’s key clients, including: the ACT Government; Land Development Agency; National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia; and the National Capital Authority. His ability to work with these clients on high-profile projects within the parliamentary triangle – while also leading the company’s team of administrative and supervisory staff, including trade contractors – has proven very successful.
Rod is a strong advocate for training & development within the construction industry and was chair of the Master Builders ACT Group Training – a role he held for 10 years.
Project Director / Design Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
William is the CFO at Manteena with more than 40 years’ accounting experience spanning a broad cross section of industries including: construction; funds management; public infrastructure; and direct selling. He is responsible for the financial management and statutory compliance across all three business streams.
Prior to joining Manteena in 2009, William held senior accounting positions for a Canberra based funds management company; an Aust subsidiary of a US multi-national; and was Chief Accountant for the Aust subsidiary of a Japanese multi-national.
Pierse is a highly respected Senior Construction Manager with over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of building techniques covering many different building styles, from single storey cottage residences to multi-storey unit developments and office buildings.
Now at Manteena, Pierse directs and manages all site-based construction teams, actively providing collaborative support and corroboration to every construction project. As a strong communicator, he excels at building relationships with key stakeholders.
Pierse displays a detailed knowledge of construction methodology, and issues surrounding the design and construction of commercial and residential developments. He is also very adept at the construction management of such projects – across all disciplines and trades, delivering works within building codes and in accordance with Australian standards. He also has a virtuous knowledge of site safety requirements and workplace occupational health and safety standards.
Throughout his career, Pierse has demonstrated exceptionally high levels of competence in various roles as a project foreman / construction manager. As a site manager, Pierse assumed leadership and responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of over 150 construction workers on-site at any one time, as well as the delivery of prominent buildings to the highest standards of quality, aesthetics and functionality. His sociable and approachable manor ensures a great rapport with all sub-contractors onsite; combined with his knowledge of construction, he has gained a respect which ultimately provides developers with high quality stock and many happy purchasers.
Anthony has progressed through the ranks of Manteena, starting his career as a Cadet, before moving into a Site Safety Advisor role and more recently promoted to HSEQ Manger. He exhibits a tenacious commitment toward workplace safety systems and to achieve continual improvement through Manteena’s integrated management system.
Anthony's wide knowledge of the construction industry is supplemented by formal industry training as a Safety Advisor.
The main focus of his HSEQ role is for continuous improvement in all aspects of Manteena's on-site culture; championing safe work site practices and leading the implementation of quality and environmental best practice.
Anthony works collaboratively with all stakeholders striving to achieve positive project outcomes that are incident and injury free.
Ricard immigrated to Australia from South Africa in 2007; and is now an Australian citizen.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the Construction Industry having completed his studies in Quantity Surveying. Over the past 10 years, Ricard has specialised in Estimating, and previously in Project Management & Quantity Surveying. His experience includes: Residential, Industrial, Health, Commercial, Education & Hospitality projects.
Ricard has prepared bids for all types of project procurement including hard dollar tenders; construction management; negotiated; and design & construct tenders.
Ricard’s obvious strength lies in his extensive cost planning experience which is often utilised to provide value engineering solutions during the tender and design phases.
Sascha joined Manteena in 2002, and since has undertaken numerous roles in accounts and payroll before stepping in to her current role as HR manager. Sascha leads the company’s recruitment efforts, finding candidates who share similar values and will provide an ideal fit within our business. She is also responsible for implementing Manteena’s learning and development program – developing appropriate training plans to assist employees with the necessary competencies to perform their particular roles.
Sascha is a member of the Australian Human Resource Institute.
Gareth is an experienced Business Systems Manager, with over 20 years' IT experience, and is dedicated to improving business systems and providing efficient and effective communication links across the business. He is skilled in programming, business analysis, data analysis and IT strategy.
Gareth is a strong information technology professional with a Graduate Diploma of Management – Technology Management focused in Information Technology from Chifley Business School. He is also a member of the Australian Computer Society – Certified Professional.
Sarah is an experienced building professional having undertaken a number of roles in project and design management. Since moving to the ACT over a decade ago, Sarah has developed a significant understanding of the Canberra construction market, obtaining key skills and experience in the design and delivery of large scale fitout, refurbishment and construction projects. In Sarah’s current role, she provides key strategic input into the development of Manteena's new business opportunities—whilst at a project level, she conﬁdently leads and manages project teams to achieve successful building outcomes for her clients.
Sarah holds a BSc(hons) Environmental Science and PHDip Surveying.
Winner - Construction Business Woman of the Year 2022
Finalist - Project Manager of the Year 2017
Special Commendation - Professional Woman of the Year 2016
Richard’s role is to work closely with each bid team to prepare and submit new business proposals and tender bids. With over 25 years’ experience in marketing and communications, as marketing manager, he also oversees Manteena’s marketing and corporate communication initiatives.
Prior to joining Manteena in 2008, Richard held a number of advertising account management positions within leading Canberra advertising agencies – in addition to financial and business development roles for a manufacturing start-up company and local property developer.
Richard is a Fellow and Certified Practicing Marketer of the Australian Marketing Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Office Management (Adv/Mkt).