“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 has long been passionate about raising funds for charity and giving back to the community. He is a pro bono board member (and joint all time highest fundraiser) of the 50-50 Foundation and soon to be 4 time veteran of the grueling Chain Reaction ride, jointly raising over $1m in each ride.
Leon holds his Builders Open License and Bachelor of Science Construction Management.
“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.
Notable projects in Ashley’s portfolio include Newstead Studios, Guardian Early Learning Centre, Thynne + Macartney, Queens Arms Hotel, Terrace Eye Centre, John Bridgeman, Hotel Grand Chancellor and he is currently undertaking the Master Builders Queensland major refurbishment.
Ashley is passionate about giving back to his community and raising money for charities, having been a key part of Apollo’s fundraising campaigns. He is extremely proud to be undertaking his first Chain Reaction 1000klm ride across the South Island of New Zealand this year, with funds raised aiding the aeiou foundation and Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and a Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
"Limitless to the possibilities"
With over 15 years experience in the building and construction industry, Andrew has been involved in a vast range of projects from high end designed commercial showroooms, hospitality, childcare and education through to residential.
Andrew’s attention to detail, focus to program and outstanding ability to coordinate and manage personnel and all aspects of trades on site ensures a seamless delivery with results of exceptional quality on time and on budget.
Andrew’s commitment to safety has seen him recognised and awarded by high profile clients. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Construction Management, Open Site Supervisors Licence, Certificate III – Bricklaying and is Senior First Aid Qualified. His dynamic approach, knowledge and skills making Andrew and invaluable asset to Apollo Property Group.
“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 and selecting sub-contractors, managing costs and project documentation. He achieves project efficiency through a focus on cost, time and quality and above all else is sensitive and responsive to his clients’ needs at all phases of the project.
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. Other notable projects in Jame’s portfolio include Queens Arms Hotel, Guardian Early Learning Centre at King Street Brisbane and he is currently undertaking the major refurbishment of Master Builders Queensland.
James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Diploma of Business Administration and Management.
"It is rewarding to work at an innovative, dynamic business where both personal and company growth and the pursuit of excellence form part of our everyday."
Annette has over 18 years experience in business operations including accounting and finance, HR, marketing, international logistics, quality control and general business management and development.
In her role at Apollo, Annette provides crucial accounts support to the Finance Manager along with Marketing strategy and implementation across all areas of the business. Her initiative paired with a fierce self-drive, eye for design and exceptional attention to detail making her an invaluable member of the Apollo team.
Annette welcomes the pro-active community engagement which forms part of Apollo’s culture and is passionate about same having spent over 12 years as a volunteer sporting coach for Open level high school students.
"Taking ownership of each project both large and small. Ensuring top quality finishes every time to achieve complete customer satisfaction. We are only as good as our last job."
Chris has over 25 years experience in the building and construction industry and has been involved in a vast range of sectors from high end designed hospitality spaces through to neuro science projects.
Joining the Apollo team as Site Foreman in 2017 Chris has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and some notable projects include Thynne + Macartney, Tupicoffs 410 Ann Street and the Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre at South Brisbane. His communication skills, exceptional eye for detail and ability to finish trades to a very high quality has made him a crucial member of the Apollo team.
Chris holds his Builders Licence, Carpenters Licence and is Senior First Aid Qualified.
“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 seven years’ experience, he draws on his background in subcontracts and scheduling to support Apollo projects with comprehensive planning, estimations and leadership. George’s quiet and methodical pursuit of excellence and growth for future success sees him as an integral part of the Apollo team.
Holding a Bachelor of Urban Development majoring in Construction Management from QUT, George has successfully delivered a range of high profile projects, including Guardian Early Learning Centre, Newstead Studios, John Bridgeman, Greenbank RSL, Arana Leagues Club, and The Joinery in West End. George is currently working on the multi-level major refurbishment of the Master Builders project at Spring Hill.
“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.
"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, progressing quickly he furthered his career as a Contract Administrator for another major construction company in Brisbane. Throughout this time Scott seized the opportunity to enhance his skills working on major projects such as Coolum Hotel and Dan Murphy’s Refurbishment, Fizty’s Hotel Toowoomba and the $25m Anglican Church Grammar School project.
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 tendering and project management across the business, making him one of Apollo’s most valued members. Some notable projects to date include Newstead Studios, Thynne + Macartney, Tupicoffs 410 Ann Street, and he is currently managing the major works at 164 Grey St Southbank and 70 Little Edward St Spring Hill.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and is Senior First Aid Qualified.
“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 both Office Manager and WHSE Coordinator, Jessie’s responsibilities include working closely with all team members providing high level administration, estimating and project support for the business along with coordinating safety documentation and conducting regular safety audits across all of Apollo’s projects.
Jessie brings an efficient, pro-active and innovative approach to the office. Her eagerness for professional and company growth supported by her participation in various industry mentoring programs ensuring Apollo is apprised of industry requirements and efficient and safe practices using a high-level management approach paired with the latest technology.
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 and is Senior First Aid Qualified.
“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 has also notably handed over Newstead Studios and Loaded Food Co Cafe & Bar, which saw the design and methodical restoration of the Ross St Warehouse into a landmark creative hub.
Matthew is currently studying a Bachelor of Urban Development majoring in Construction Management at QUT and he is Senior First Aid Qualified.
“Getting to know the personnel onsite during a job is an enjoyable element of my role.”
Aidan’s role at Apollo as Site Foreman requires him to oversee and manage project delivery along with providing traffic control where necessary.
With 7 years of industry experience, Aidan has had the opportunity to work on some notable projects continuously enhancing his skills and knowledge, including Hotel Grand Chancellor, Greenbank RSL, Coolum Hotel and Dan Murphy’s Refurbishment and Nudgee College. Most recently Aidan has been involved in the successful handover of several Queensland Health projects in the RBWH precinct, 201 Leichhardt St and 141 Robertson St.
Aidan holds a Level 1 and Level 2 Traffic Control Certificate, a Dogman Certificate and is Senior First Aid Qualified. His stoic professionalism and work ethic making him a very valued member of the team.
With more than 14-years experience in residential and commercial building, Joel has vast experience in the construction industry. Joel is a dedicated and technically-skilled carpenter with an exceptional eye for detail, delivering projects of the highest quality with polish and finesse.
As a residential carpenter Joel has supervised and delivered numerous projects including the restoration of iconic Queenslander homes. Joel’s commercial experience on projects including Newstead Brewing Co. Milton, Newstead Studios, Thynne + Macartney and Guardian Early Learning Centre has established him as an integral part of the Apollo Property Group.
Joel is a qualified carpenter and builder, with a Builders Licence, Certificate IV in Construction and a First Aid Certificate.
“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 experience lies across a range of sectors from workplace fit-outs at Tupicoffs 410 Ann Street and Morgans, commercial works at 141 Robertson Street Fortitude Valley and most recently at Brisbane Private Hospital for QLD Hips and Knees.
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.
“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 contracts administration. Her core responsibilities lie notably with the coordination of project administration from start to finish, with a specific emphasis on project closeout and handover. Providing strategic and detailed support to Project Managers and Site Foremen, Zainub is an integral member of the Apollo team.
Zainub prides herself on her ability to work autonomously whilst being part of a team, and delivering job outputs under extreme time pressures. Her commitment to personal and professional growth evident in her approach to task and pursuit of excellence through learning on each project. Notable projects for Zainub include John Bridgeman and Thynne + Macartney and she is currently working on the major refurbishment of Master Builders Queensland.
Zainub holds a Bachelor of Urban Development, Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering and is Senior First Aid Qualified.
"I love working with the Apollo team in every way. The expectation to deliver both a sound and safe build along with an on time and fully complete project has taught me the correct and efficient way to run and deliver a project which exceeds the clients expectations."
Ben’s role as Trainee Foreman sees him providing integral site support to our Foremen across all areas of project build from start to finish. His proactive hands-on approach and input on site to the success of the project admirable.
With 9 years experience in the landscape sector of the construction industry, Ben has an eye for refined detail and ability to work both autonomously and as part of the Apollo team. He has been involved in notable projects such as The Emporium Hotel South Bank, Guardian Early Learning Centre at King Street, 4Impact at 324 Queen Street and is currently working on Artisan Gallery at Bowen Hills.
Ben holds his Certificate III in Horticulture, Certificate IV in Constructional Landscape, Working at Heights Certificate, Senior First Aid Certificate and is currently undertaking completion of his studies in Certificate III Management Procedures.
"I have worked for both a small business to one of the largest multi national companies in the world, but there's something about Apollo that is just right. We work together, collaborate with others, have fun along the way and always go above and beyond for our clients and their projects."
Starting at Apollo in 2017, Mel brings with her over ten years industry experience in drafting and designing.
Having worked for both a small Architectural Firm and as an Interior Designer for Ikea, Mel’s extensive experience includes large scale Government Office fit-outs, Retail Stores, new build and renovated Residential through to Industrial Projects.
Mel’s vibrant personality, innovative ideas and commitment to the team have seen her become an integral part of Apollo.
Mel holds a Diploma of Interior Technology and is Senior First Aid Qualified.