Geoff Pritchard

Chairman

Geoff is an experienced Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive providing Governance, Strategy Consulting, Corporate Advisory and Private Equity advice to the Financial Services and Technology Sectors.  He is also a three-time recipient of Australia’s prestigious Business Review Weekly Fast 100 Award for the Fastest Growing Businesses in Australia

Geoff’s experience has been developed with many of the world’s largest and most successful businesses both in Australia and in Fortune 100, multinational organisations in South Africa, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and South America followed by eight years as CEO of three of Australia’s most successful financial advisory, wealth management and family office businesses. This experience has given him a unique combination of skills and expertise that accelerates business growth and unlocks true organisational value and potential.

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Email
08 9441 8400

Sonja Sippets

Business Development Manager (Perth)

Sonja has extensive corporate experience in Business Development and Marketing across a variety of industry sectors and locations globally.  With over 7 years commitment to the design and construction industry in Perth, Sonja focuses on delivering exceptional outcomes for clients, driven by people, process and a little bit of fun.

Sonja’s strategic approach, effective communication and dedicated involvement from project inception to completion ensure the best value proposition is realised for clients, achieving and exceeding expectations.

Major Projects
Kinetic IT – 2,500sqm, Design & Construction
Seven West and WAN – 3,000sqm, Refurbishment
Sparke Helmore – 1,000sqm, Design & Construction
Lang O’Rourke – 1,500sqm, Design & Construction
Jardine Lloyd Thompson – 3,000sqm, Design

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Email: sonja@habitat1.com.au
Phone: 0434 942 774 or 08 9441 8400

Nick Daffy

Business Development Manager (Melbourne)

Nick Daffy, is an engaging business development specialist with hands on experience in commercial property development and design.  His entrepreneurial drive and creative spirit has seen him heavily involved in the development of major hotel, retail and hospitality projects across Melbourne.   Nick is adept at establishing and nurturing clients and managing projects from inception to completion.  His broad experience has seen him develop and manage projects from $200,000 – $35 million.

Having had a professional sporting career for over ten years as a AFL Footballer, Nick’s design and construction experience and charismatic personality will assist you and your team in achieving project goals.

Certifications
Post Graduate Business Enterprise and Innovation
Diploma of Construction Management
Master of Property Construction

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Email: nick@habitat1.com.au
Phone: 0411 702 255

Rachel Thorogood

Senior Designer

Rachel has extensive education experience working childcare centres, school refurbishments and training institutes. She has also worked on boutique residential, retail and hospitality projects.

Rachel has successfully delivered large scale projects in the form of a 1300sqm commercial office fitout where she was the lead designer, working closely with Cooper and Oxley builders.

She has an ability to inspire others creatively and effectively communicate design intent with clients and colleagues. Having a background in Architecture she has a high level of documentation and detailing skill, required for large scale and complex design projects. She strives to achieve the most efficient use of space on both small and large projects and use intelligent design to create happy, vibrant and efficient spaces. She thoroughly enjoy working closely with clients from initial meeting through to handover.

Major Projects
BER scheme – School refurbishments
Hamersley Early Learning Development Centre – Building design & landscaping project
PDC Engineering – 1300sqm office fit-out, Applecross
Westmores Seafoods – 1100sqm commercial build, Fremantle
Baby Mammoth – Restaurant and Bar fit-out, Northbridge
Dethridge Groves, Paradigm Financial – Vibrant and efficient fit-outs for small boutique offices.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts – Architecture

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Email
08 9441 8400

Matthew Nightingale

Senior Interior Designer

Matt is a highly competent and talented interior designer with experience working on a vast range of projects across the Retail, Healthcare and Commercial fields.

Having been the lead designer and project administrator on many significant projects throughout his career, Matt thrives on the challenge of creating unique, aesthetically pleasing spaces that are both highly functional and cost effective.  From large scale corporations to smaller boutique clients, Matt treats every project with the same high level of dedication and enthusiasm from conceptualisation all the way through to completion.

His skills, passion and fresh approach to design has resulted in a portfolio of impressive projects and equally impressed clients.

Major Projects
Monson Agencies Australia – 705sqm office fitout, Fremantle WA
BMT Group – 625sqm office fitout, Osborne Park WA
Lynn & Brown Lawyers – 450sqm office fitout, Morley WA
Life Ready Physio & Pilates – 150sqm retail/healthcare fitouts, Various locations WA

Qualifications
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design – Central Institute of Technology, Western Australia

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Email
08 9441 8400

Jonathan Hayles

Interior Designer

Jonathan is an experienced Interior Designer with a wide range of skills across commercial and residential design.   His creative approach to space planning has seen him design productive and cost effective solutions for all his clients, leaving them impressed with their new workplace.

His unwavering attention to detail and ongoing enthusiasm for design ensures his projects are always unique and well delivered.   Jonathan has a strong background in construction processes and an extensive knowledge in local building codes giving you the utmost of confidence in the delivery of your project.

His experience across disciplines and specialities provide an impressive base for effectively managing various sized projects.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Spatial and Interior Design (Commercial)
Diploma in Residential Drafting

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Email
08 9441 8400

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Heidi Kaser

Interior Designer

Heidi began her design career across the Tasman in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne to further pursue her interests. A keen yoga devotee, Heidi has worked on a large range of projects from Retail, Hospitality and Corporate offices.

With a bright and bubbly personality, Heidi devotes her design expertise into achieving cohesive and cost effective solutions for her clients and takes a lead role in delivering first class projects.

Her most recent project won her high praise from the client for achieving a stunning design solution with both cost effective solutions and tight time frames.

Major Projects
TREASURETTE – Retail fitout, Collins St, Melbourne VIC
SPORTSCO – Retail fitout, Melbourne VIC
SUBWAY – Hospitality fitout, Crown Plaza, Melbourne VIC
FINBAR Civic Heart – Sales office, South Perth WA

Qualifications
Bachelor of Interior Architectural Design – Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand, 2003 (CPIT)

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Email
08 9441 8400

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Lou D’Ermilio

Senior Project Manager

Lou began his career in the industry as a qualified cabinet maker before turning his hand to carpentry. With over 31 years’ experience in the construction field, his hand-on knowledge is invaluable in his day-to-day operations as a Senior Project Manager for Habitat1.

With experience in both small and large scale hospitality and corporate fitouts including the 18,000sqm Sales & Parts centre for WesTrac and 600sqm of office fitout for Konica Minolta in Perth.

Lou’s presence on site ensures that projects run on-time, on-budget and are completed to Habitat 1’s meticulous standards of quality.

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Email
08 9441 8400

Chiemene Spence

Marketing Manager

Chiemene is our Marketing Manager and has over 10 years working in the Marketing and Video Production space.   She has a passion for marketing innovation and creative technology which has led to successfully building brands from the ground up.

Chiemene’s extensive experience covers strategic marketing, advertising, graphic design, social media branding, website development, brand expansion, media production and client relationship management.  She has effectively applied creative and innovative strategies to achieve organisational goals.

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08 9441 8400