People

Howard McCorkell, B. Sc (Hons)
Construction Director

Graduating from RMIT University in Melbourne, Howard spent a number of years working for various major contractors in Melbourne, Darwin and Canada. In 1997, he joined the McCorkell Construction Company Vic business as a Project Manager under the leadership of Rex McCorkell. Upon Rex's retirement and the incorporation of McCorkell Constructions in 2000, Howard now operates as the Construction Director with overall responsibility for all construction related matters.

Howard is a Registered Building Practitioner and a member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria.

Damien Newton-Brown, B.Bus
Commercial Director

A graduate of Swinburne University, Damien has worked in the industry since 1993, and joined Howard at McCorkell Constructions in 2001. Throughout the 1990s, Damien performed a variety of senior management roles for Baulderstone Hornibrook both in head office and onsite-based major projects in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Canberra. Projects include: Melbourne Citylink ($500m), Australian Geological Survey Organisation Canberra ($100m) and Woodside Headquarters office tower in Perth ($250m).

Damien is a Registered Building Practitioner, a member of the Australian Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Housing Industry Association.

Mark Nyaanga, B.App Sc (Const Mgmt)
State Director – Western Australia

Mark has broad experience in many forms of construction and has a proven track record in project delivery. Originally from Perth, Mark spent some years working with us in Victoria before returning to lead our Western Australian team. With a reputation for being reliable, honest and project focused, he is renowned for developing excellent client relationships.

Steve Ireland, Dip. Bldg
Estimating and Business Development Manager – Western Australia

With Over 27 years’ experience in the WA commercial construction industry, Steve offers a unique blend of procurement and project delivery experience. He combines collaborative intent with a methodical and considered approach to cost planning. He is experienced in a wide range of sectors including conventional tendering, cost planning and negotiated design and construct projects.

Jarrad Anderson, B Eng. (civil)
Construction Manager – Western Australia

A civil engineering background has given Jarrad solid structural design experience on a wide range of project sectors including commercial, retail, industrial, health and residential. This, together with a strong drive and determination, ensures that projects are delivered successfully time and time again.

Ed Wilson, B. App Sc (Const Mgmt)(Hons)
Estimating and Business Development Manager (Vic)

With a background in project management, Ed has successfully delivered a range of contracts over the last ten years. He is an approachable and consummate professional. Methodical, meticulous and with a keen eye for detail he aims to deliver tenders in a manner that will be beneficial to all parties.

Antony Morris, B.App Sc (Const Mgmt)(Hons)
National Construction Manager

A seasoned professional, Antony has both hands-on site experience as well as a solid grounding in project management. He has successfully delivered a wide variety of projects including ones that have been particularly challenging. Driven and meticulous, Antony is well known for his tenacity and ability to get things done. He is responsible for overseeing all projects and ensuring that they are delivered to specification.

Pye Bennett, B.A., B.Bus (Acctg), MBA
Group Services Manager

With a background in finance and marketing in the building products manufacturing sector, Pye is responsible for a range of ancillary functions that support successful project delivery and business operations. Efficient and methodical, she ensures that fundamental business requirements are met in order for our business to continue running smoothly and successfully.

Our Team

Each of our site teams are led by a Site Manager. All work towards a positive workplace culture which supports harmonious industrial relations. Each project is allocated a Project Manager who is assisted by a Contract Administrator, and assumes global responsibility for all aspects of the project.

We have many experienced, dedicated and long serving employees on our team. We recognise each and every one of them and acknowledge their invaluable contributions.