Our People

Meet the proud passionate people behind your projects
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BILL REDMOND
MANAGING DIRECTOR
After taking over the leadership of Ramvek from Mark White, Bill has moved the company to a new level. As the Managing Director of Ramvek Bill is taking a hands-on approach. From a strong trade background, Bill began his career with apprenticeships in both carpentry and joinery. Going on to hone his skillset in both Estimating and Project Management, Bill provides Ramvek with direction from a position of knowledge and experience. His 25 years of delivering high profile projects around Australia, as well as his strong business acumen, ensures he provides clear and decisive governance to the business. The disciplined approach he instils in the team and his passion for great customer service reflects in the delivery of every project. Bill’s development and leadership around Ramvek’s Core Values provides a framework to guide the business in an ever changing market. In his role as Managing Director, Bill maintains a global view of the company and is involved in the oversight of all Ramvek projects, providing crucial direction and decision making on a daily basis.
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MARK WHITE
FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Although Mark has been stepping back from Ramvek, the company he founded in 1988 he is still very much involved in the strategic direction of the business. As a mentor to the business he promotes customer satisfaction as the highest priority, this has not changed for last 30 years. Much of Mark’s time is now taken up with Ramvek’s community work. The Manapan Furniture workshop based in Arnhem Land NT is teaching fine furniture building to the local communities.
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ADRIAN SAVAGE
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Adrian is Ramvek’s Operations Manager. He has been in operational or projects roles with Ramvek for more than 10 years and brings a pragmatic and practical approach to the business. Offering reliable and consistent problem solving abilities which are critical for the challenges of more complex projects, Adrian has over 20 years construction industry experience, underpinned with a with a Certificate IV in Construction and holds trade qualifications in both carpentry & joinery. As well as managing the Production Department, Adrian has the important role of oversight of everything related to operations and production and stays closely involved in the project management of many high profile and luxury projects for Ramvek. Adrian’s knowledge and experience allows him to break down critical components of a project into manageable parts, which in turn allows our entire production team to deliver the most robust outcomes for our clients.
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SAM CHINE
DESIGN MANAGER
Throughout his career Sam has delivered many high-profile projects across many sectors. He has completed degrees in both architecture and design. His skills are unique with not just a creative mind to create exciting concepts, but an excellent eye for detail to bring these concepts to life through detailed documentation, complimented with the construction knowledge to see the projects through to completion. Sam heads our experienced design team with a focus on journeying with our clients through the entire design process to ensure that initial expectations align with end results. Sam is genuine, humble and a person that everybody enjoys working with.
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DAVID SIMS
CFO
David is an accomplished CFO with in excess of 25 years of financial accounting experience. David demonstrates a passion for Business Process Improvement, developing positive customer relationships and streamlining operations to vitalise financial management environments. David’s philosophy is that a company is only as good as its people and its ability to operate cost effectively. He strives for sustained relationships built on respect, trust and integrity with a focus on activity that adds value to our loyal clients.
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KELLY BIDESI
OFFICE MANAGER
Kelly is office/facility manager and PA to managing director Bill Redmond. Kelly is the ‘go to’ person and is responsible for many critical functions to keep Ramvek moving forward. Her extensive knowledge of the business makes her a key and central element of our success. Given her record for fast thinking and multi-tasking it is not surprising that Kelly has become a highly valued member of the Ramvek team since joining in 2012.
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TREVOR WUERSCHING
PRODUCTION MANAGER
When it comes to the manufacture of high quality joinery there is nothing more important than strict process and quality control. It is Trevor’s vast experience in production management and store delivery that allows him to confidently control our state the of art facility. Through his team of technical designers, machinists and tradespeople the factory produces some the highest quality joinery available in Australia.
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NAOMI HEATH
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
Naomi’s background includes work with large chain stores where she was responsible for design concept, to project management, including being on site with builders and other trades. As Key Account Manager at Ramvek Naomi enjoys the challenges of working with one of the world’s leading global brands and take pride in constantly exceeding expectations.
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BRETT WATSON
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Brett has been delivering successful projects of up to $5M for over 10 years. He has experience in retail, commercial and government projects encompassing both base build and fitout works. Brett originally started on the tools working with structural metalwork and in construction. He draws on this hands-on experience when managing projects and in problem solving. Brett believes in open, honest and clear communication and attributes this to his ongoing success.
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HARRY TRYFONOS
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Harry has been with the Ramvek team for more than five years. Harry plays a senior role within the Projects Team and has delivered a large number of high-profile projects. Harry has extensive experience in not only Project Management but also has a design background and experience working ‘client side’ with leading international luxury brands.
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JULIAN MARSH
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Julian’s role as Business Development Manager has a primary responsibility of ensuring Ramvek attracts new clientele whilst also delivering best possible value to the relationships with our existing clients. He believes in going the extra mile for clients and is pivotal in ensuring this value is upheld within this area of the Ramvek business. Julian has a 10 year history of working throughout the Construction industry and comes from a strong fitout background and has worked across multiple sectors including residential, commercial and the retail fit out space. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing Management
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TRACIE GARDINER
PROJECT MANAGER
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from RMIT, Tracie worked Client side Project Design and Delivery before moving to shopfitting Project Management. Tracie’s expertise is managing multi-store fitout’s across Australia simultaneously and understanding her client’s expectations and timeframe driven dates. Her honest and compassionate approach to projects has resulted in trust and loyalty from her clients and colleagues.
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NATHAN VOLPE
PROJECT MANAGER
With more than 18 years of industry experience and trade qualifications in Cabinetmaking and Carpentry Nathan has a wealth of practical knowledge to draw on when managing projects. He has continued his education and has a qualification in building and construction. Nathan has a client-focussed attitude and prides himself on clear and precise communication to ensure all project stakeholders are aligned.
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KATHERINE HILLS
PROJECT MANAGER
Through her strong organisation skills and exceptional customer service Katherine is a key component of the Ramvek Project Management team. She has successfully delivered many large scale retail rollout projects and has the ability to manage several stakeholders concurrently whilst not losing focus. Katherine is a favourite of our clients for her humble and knowledgeable approach, and her ability to stay one step ahead even in the most dynamic and fast moving situations. This combined with her clear communication allows her to pro-actively and strategically steer projects to a consistently successful outcome.
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ANNY LIM
INTERIOR DESIGNER
Anny has a specific passion for creating brand orientated environments. Before joining the Ramvek she worked internationally and through her travels she was influenced by many different cultures, these influences are reflected in her work on retail interiors today. She is passionate about the use of local materials and great environmental outcomes with her designs. Anny is a strong, imaginative designer with the ability to establish and articulate specific client requirements with any project.
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JUSTIN AVERY
SENIOR DOCUMENTER
Justin has designed immersive sites for major sporting events, exhibitions for world fair pavilions, playgrounds for museums and retail stores across the country. With each project, no matter how large and complex, he tries to bring the same attention to detail and critical eye. Justin’s focus is to produce objects and spaces that are both functional and inspiring. Justin has always been inspired by well executed design communication. He loves the fact that his job gives him an opportunity to produce quality documentation and visualisations.
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BEC VANDER REE
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Bec is a driven young professional, whose attention to detail and high organisational skills actively contribute to her projects, her relationship with clients and architects, and her communications and direction to onsite trade teams. Bec’s bright and enthusiastic personality and her determined attitude, make her an integral member of the Ramvek team.
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ELAINE LEITCH
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
As a valued team member at Ramvek for more than 15 years, Elaine is well known as an expert in her field. After working through roles in Accounts, IT and Projects Elaine has spent the past 10 years helping Ramvek deliver exceptional service to a world leading retailer. Elaine is well regarded by both clients and our site teams who she works with on a daily basis.
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AMY NAYLOR
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Joining Ramvek straight after high school Amy is one of the longest serving team members – well over 20 years! In this time Amy has not only assisted in Ramvek’s success but has been a large part of the Ramvek culture. Amy’s experience in all areas of Ramvek’s operations provides her with an unparalleled level of knowledge which she has put to use over the last 5 years with one of Ramvek’s major accounts.
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BRIOHNY DAWKINS
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Briohny comes from a strong background in project coordination with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, having previously worked for local government. She maintains excellent knowledge of OH&S requirements, SWMS and JSA workplace safety making her a valuable asset to the team. She is also extremely proficient in compiling tender submissions, and combines this with her strong financial acumen to ensure projects are delivered on budget.
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PAUL HENNESSY
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Paul has more than three years’ experience delivering successful commercial construction projects up to $1 million. He began his career on the tools with a mix of carpentry, foundation work and basement retention systems. He has also progressed through tertiary study, completing the Diploma of Building and Construction at RMIT. Paul believes in open communication with all project stakeholders and goes the extra mile to drive all projects to a successful handover.
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DINA WU
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Dina has over 12 years’ experience working on retail projects alongside both Australian and international brands including work in Store Development for big box retail. Dina has completed post grad studies at Swinburne University with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. She is fluent in Mandarin and leverages her strong organisation and communication skills to ensure every project is delivered successfully.
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MAREE TOMLINSON
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Maree has worked on one of Ramvek’s major retail accounts for over 5 years delivering outstanding service and quality project delivery. Her studies and qualifications include a Bachelor Agricultural Science, Graduated Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, and certificate in office management and book keeping. Maree is currently completing Level 2 in yoga teaching. Through her career Maree has worked through various roles, which gives her an excellent knowledge base, including Office Manager, payroll, accounts, project co-ordination, logistics, administration, reception.