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Our high performing team settles for nothing short of exceptional. With in-house expertise and a hands-on approach that exceeds expectations. Every time.

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  • Leon Bowes
    Director
  • Ashley Dawson
    Construction Manager
  • Andrew Canning
    Site Foreman
  • James Den Elzen
    Contracts Administrator
  • Annette Ringuet
    Marketing
  • Chris Brown
    Site Foreman
  • George Bellas
    Project Manager
  • Kelly Taylor
    Finance Manager
  • Scott Anastasiou
    Project Manager
  • Jessie Currie
    Office Manager
  • Matthew Herbert
    Administrator
  • Aidan Wyer
    Site Foreman
  • Joel Johnston
    Carpenter
  • Declan O'Sullivan
    Building Cadet
  • Zainub Mahomed
    Administrator
  • Ben Jensen
    Trainee Foreman
  • Mel Papastergou
    Designer

Leon Bowes
Director

“I started Apollo in 2008 with the goal of creating a company that was a highly trusted operator through partnering with clients, being committed to fully transparent costings, on time delivery and maintaining a reputation for high quality works.”

With 16 years experience under his belt, Leon has been directly or indirectly involved in over 500 fit-outs and refurbishments throughout South East Queensland. He has an intimate knowledge of the Brisbane office market including working with Land Lords, Building Managers, Tenants and Architects.

His passion and commitment to exceptional design is driven through partnering with some of the country’s leading architects.

His areas of interest include Upfront Works, Project Feasibility, Cost Planning, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, delivery and Client Liaison. As Director of Apollo, Leon also works daily to ensure the Apollo team has the tools and resources to exceed client expectations, every time.

Leon holds his Builders Open License and Bachelor of Science Construction Management.

Ashley Dawson
Construction Manager

“I get the most enjoyment out of watching people succeed in their role.”

As Construction Manager, Ashley’s area of expertise is the project management of highly complex projects and is directly responsible for managing the Apollo team through procurement, design and delivery. He takes a transparent and collaborative approach and strives to train and grow the team for future success.

Having worked in the industry for over 12 years, Ashley has previously led major works teams of up to 15 staff, being responsible for the delivery of quality and highly complex projects valued at up to $15million.

Previously working for Rohrig Constructions, some notable projects include the Hotel Grand Chancellor, The Glen Hotel, Binna Burra Lodges, Brigidine College, East Leagues Club, Marriott Surfers Paradise All Day Dining.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and a Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Andrew Canning
Site Foreman

James Den Elzen
Contracts Administrator

“The thing that I most enjoy about working at Apollo is that every day presents a different challenge and we tackle those challenges as a team.”

Through his role as Administrator, James’ key areas of responsibility include managing costs and subcontractor selection. He achieves project efficiency through a focus on cost, time and quality.

Previous experience includes contracts administration, site administration and estimating formwork having being involved in the $15million Hotel Grand Chancellor project and formwork for the $2million Portside Apartments.

James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Diploma of Business Administration and Management.

Annette Ringuet
Marketing

Chris Brown
Site Foreman

George Bellas
Project Manager

“At the end of the day, it’s about delivering a high quality project and having a happy client.”

Responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution and closure of Apollo projects, George’s naturally collaborative approach encourages smooth operations.

With more than six years’ experience, he draws on his background in subcontracts and scheduling to support Apollo projects with planning, estimations and leadership.

Holding a Bachelor of Urban Development majoring in Construction Management from QUT, George has successfully delivered a range of high profile projects, including Greenbank RSL, Arana Leagues Club, and The Joinery in West End.

Kelly Taylor
Finance Manager

“It is rewarding to be part of a team that strives to deliver exceptional product through a dedicated and proactive approach.”

Kelly has over 36 years of industry experience in the finance sector managing all financial functions including reporting, analysis, reconciliations, budgeting, payroll, debtors and general leger accounting, managing finance teams and reporting.

In her current role, she enjoys working alongside the Director to provide financial and management accounting services for Apollo.

Kelly is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Australian Studies from Griffith University.

Scott Anastasiou
Project Manager

"Focusing on first time quality saves time and builds relationships."

Scott started his career working for a tier two construction company as a Building cadet. He was then given an opportunity to further his career as a Contract Administrator for another major construction company in Brisbane. Working on projects such as Coolum Hotel and Dan Murphy’s Refurbishment, Fizty’s Hotel Toowoomba and Anglican Church Grammar School has given Scott the chance to further enhance his skills.

Scott’s work ethic is admirable, he has the drive and commitment to tackle anything that is thrown at him. Scott is involved in both the tendering and project across the business making him one of Apollo’s most valued members.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management

Jessie Currie
Office Manager

“I really enjoy how my role allows me to have exposure to all areas of the business whilst being part of such an exceptional team.”

As Office Manager, Jessie’s responsibility is to work closely with team members providing administrative and marketing support across all areas of the company. She enjoys being part of a highly professional team that prides themselves on communication and collaboration.

Jessie holds a Certificate III in Business Administration and a Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety.

Matthew Herbert
Administrator

“Working at Apollo presents plenty of variety which keeps things exciting.”

Matthew’s role as Administrator requires the coordination of administration projects from start to finish. His main area of expertise is project close out and the final 5% and subcontractor management.

One of his proudest career achievements to date is the handing over of the Homemaker Centre in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, which included the design and construction of a major external precinct valued at $3million.

Matthew is currently studying a Bachelor of Urban Development majoring in Construction Management at QUT.

Aidan Wyer
Site Foreman

“Getting to know the personnel onsite during a job is an enjoyable element of my role.”

Aidan’s role at Apollo is Foreman’s Assistant, which requires him to provide support to the Site Manager to oversee project delivery and provide traffic control where necessary.

With 6 years of industry experience, Aidan has had the opportunity to work on some notable projects including the $15million Hotel Grand Chancellor, the $12million Greenbank RSL, the $10million Coolum Hotel and Dan Murphy’s Refurbishment and Nudgee College.

Aidan holds a Level 1 and Level 2 Traffic Control Certificate and a Dogman Certificate.

Joel Johnston
Carpenter

Declan O'Sullivan
Building Cadet

“At Apollo, we put clients first and go far and beyond to meet their expectations.”

Joining the Apollo team in 2017, Declan is one of the industry’s most promising new additions.

Concurrently completing a Bachelor of Urban Development (Construction Management), Declan provides integral Contracts Administration to the team whilst maintaining visibility and input into Apollo projects.

Declan’s passion and fresh approach for urban development is a perfect fit for the innovative and collaborative nature of Apollo in which he thrives.

Zainub Mahomed
Administrator

“The most rewarding aspect of my job is collaboratively working with the team and project stakeholders to achieve a joint vision.”

As an Administrator, Zainub’s areas of expertise are across tendering and contracts administration. Her core responsibility is the development and provision of cost estimates to clients.

Zainub prides herself on her ability to work autonomously whilst being part of a team, and delivering job outputs under extreme time pressures.

Zainub holds a Bachelor of Urban Development, Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering.

Ben Jensen
Trainee Foreman

Mel Papastergou
Designer

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