A new addition to the Macleay Partners Team

Leave a comment   Published in: , ,    on October 2, 2014   by Justin Ward

At Macleay Partners, we’ve been looking at ways to offer a more specialised services to our clients. And so, we’re delighted to welcome Rob Berry, an expert in helping businesses in the building and construction industry, to our team.
Rob

Rob comes to us with a diverse and impressive resume. He has a background in accounting, spent four years in the Australian Defence Force with 2 Commando Company, and has built an enviable reputation in the building and construction industry.

Rob has a deep understanding  of the construction industry. Commencing as an apprentice carpenter on the Docklands project in Melbourne, Rob became one of the youngest registered builders in Victoria. After successes in building and renovating homes and commercial properties, Rob moved into a project management role with his own businesses and for some of Australia’s largest construction firms.

For example, Rob acted as project manager for Kane Constructions, as the builder undertook a $68.9 million affordable housing development for Victoria’s Department of Human Services. He also managed a complex civil works and construction project for the Department of Defence in Puckapunyal, in central Victoria.

What sets Rob apart is his expertise in helping to turn around distressed businesses and troubled projects in the building and construction industry. With more than 15 years experience in the industry, he has developed effective strategies that turn challenging situations into successful ventures.

Rob has completed Bachelor of Business (Financial Accounting) and holds an MBA in Property and Construction – both from Victoria University. He has also completed the Turnaround Management Association Program, presented by the University of Technology Sydney in collaboration with the Turnaround Management Association, Australia.

Building a new approach to helping businesses

By joining Macleay Partners, Rob has supercharged our ability to intervene early with companies in the building and construction industry. By combining the skills of our Director Justin Ward and new consultant Rob Berry, we’re uniquely placed to help businesses in the industry address challenges such as:

Financial controls: we know how important it is to get a handle on cash flow and invoices on building and construction projects of all sizes. We’ve got the know how to implement effective financial controls for the project as a whole, and to ensure these measures are consistent across sites. Macleay Partners uses industry-leading systems that can deliver high-quality finance reports while meeting stringent reporting requirements.

Project oversight: we know what it takes to get projects finished. This includes addressing design, financials, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders. We can also manage projects that are in trouble and install the high-quality team needed to turn the developments around.

Construction programming: we have firsthand experience with the complexity of building and construction projects. To help ensure your projects come to fruition, we undertake comprehensive analysis to design realistic milestones, and to allocate key tasks and responsibilities to parties involved in design and construction.

Macleay Partners can do even more for you

We’d be happy to chat about how Rob Berry’s expertise can help you manage challenges in the building and construction industry. Please contact Macleay Partners Director Justin Ward, or Rob Berry on 0413 341 225.

 


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