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Neil Delaney, Strategy & Growth Manager

They say the future is made in the present. Just ask Neil Delaney, Strategy & Growth Manager at Pindan Asset Management (PAM). Neil is responsible for maintaining a high quality service and return for shareholders while at the same time defining and coordinating the plan that will see the division mature into a stronger, smarter, more resilient organisation.

Whether that’s creating new business opportunities or developing internal capabilities, Neil takes great pride in setting everyone up for success. This passion helped transform PAM’s Support Service Function into a robust and highly functioning unit capable of supporting all aspects of the business effectively.

“Despite some particularly difficult and challenging periods we’ve continued to adapt to ensure we remain focussed on our long term aims, meaning we are now well placed to grow and sustain our success,” he said.

Neil initially started off working on PAM’s tender to win the Rio Tinto Integrated Facilities Management Services (IFMS) contract, before progressing into a Business Improvement and Development role, gaining experience as Contract Manager of a Housing Contract. 

Nearly three years later, Neil is thoroughly enjoying helping PAM continue to maintain high quality service whilst continuing to position the business for future growth.  
 

“What I enjoy most about my role is working with my colleagues to leverage those areas where we are strong to better identify and work through opportunities for improvement so we can continue to learn and mature as a business. “
Neil Delaney, Strategy & Growth Manager

As a proud father, Neil is thankful that the majority of his hobbies take place in the evening, which means the rest of his spare time can be spent with his wife and young family.

“For those in the know, I’ve grown into an AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), but I also like to watch and play soccer and I love my music, comedy and theatre.

And as for the future?

“I’m really looking forward to one day taking my kids (and wife!) to Disneyworld, Florida.”

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Melanie, Carpenter

For as long as she can remember Melanie Coles has been fascinated by construction. Growing up in Hedland she was intrigued by the various projects springing to life around her and while considering future occupations in high school, she decided to test her skills. After experiencing four trades during work experience stints – ranging from cabinet making to boiler making and plumbing – Melanie was surprised to discover a talent, and passion for, cabinetry. She commenced an apprenticeship in 2010 and gained valuable experience as a contractor on large projects, run by Pindan and other companies in the North West, by the time she had completed the trade in mid-2014.

When Pindan Asset Management began recruiting local staff to assist with its large-scale Department of Communities contract earlier this year, Melanie was offered a job as a Maintenance Carpenter in Karratha.
 
Supervisor, Slava Slavashevskiy, explained how Melanie was handpicked for the role.
 
“Melanie has worked directly for Pindan since June 2015 but previously worked for me at Timber First as a Leading Carpenter,” he said.
 
“She also had many years’ experience on big projects in South and Port Hedland while she was an apprentice.

“When I was approached to come and work directly for Pindan Asset Management as a Supervisor, I offered to take two workers with me that I highly recommended and Melanie was one of them.”
Slava Slavashevskiy, Supervisor, Pindan
 
Melanie said that she felt destined to be involved with Department of Communities projects, having assisted with their New Living Program during her apprenticeship.
 
“I also did two weeks in Newman at the Art Gallery, then went to Meekatharra for two weeks doing maintenance and did second fix for Pindan during the second half of last year,” she said.
 
“In addition, I worked on the renovations at Port Hedland’s International Airport and it seems that it doesn’t’ matter where I go, or who I work for, I always end up doing Department of Communities related work.”
 
Six months after taking on the role, Melanie says she is enjoying the professional growth she has experienced.
 
“The thing I like most about working for Pindan is that I can express myself in the carpentry aspect of my job and take on the organising part of my day,” she said.
 
“In many companies you don’t get that role, so I can really say that I have matured over my time with the company.”

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Donald, Yard Plant & Crane Manager

If you have driven past a Pindan construction site in recent years and noticed a crane or hoist in use, chances are long- time Pindan employee Donald Sheed has helped to get it up and running. As Pindan’s dedicated Plant and Store Manager/Crane Technician, Donald is responsible for providing all the construction equipment that makes its way to site, and finding solutions to safely erect and dismantle hoists or cranes at any project that requires a ‘lift’. Donald joined Pindan 11 years ago as a Dogman, Crane and Concrete Pump Operator and has spent the past eight years as its Plant and Store Manager.

He manages a team of five staff and was pleased to welcome two new European manufactured tower cranes to the fleet earlier this year.
 
“I have recently been busy preparing and erecting two custom made tower cranes,” he said. “With a larger lifting capacity, they will help to save time on various jobs.”
 
Donald says he enjoys the variety of his work and the people he works with.

“Pindan’s staff and management are two of the things that set the company apart from others I have worked for.”
Donald, Yard, Plane & Crane Manager
 
When he is not soaring to lofty heights or busy maintaining the fleet, Donald spends his spare time playing golf and enjoying family outings.

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Steve, Design and Drafting Manager

No two days are ever the same for Pindan Homes’ Design and Drafting Manager Steve Haylan. Whether he is focussed on a beachside mansion or budget homes; government housing or grouped dwellings, Steve is inspired by the variety of projects on offer. There is never a dull moment but Steve wouldn’t have it any other way. “Previous companies I have worked for have been focussed on one part of the residential market which can be uninspiring,” he said. “As I oversee Pindan Homes’ Design and Drafting department, I don’t get the chance to do a lot of design anymore, but I do enjoy the everyday challenges that I face which may come from sales all the way through to construction.”

Steve initially joined Pindan’s in-house design and drafting team in early 2008 and progressed to design development with Pindan Homes later that year.
 
More than six years on, Steve has recently designed a luxury, three storey home in Ocean Reef, worth A$1.2m. He and his team are also in the process of designing and documenting 130 group dwellings over 30 sites for the Department of Communities.
 
“I think it is wonderful that we cover all facets of residential construction, from budget homes to grouped and multiple dwellings through to luxury multi-storey homes,” he said.
 
“I started with Pindan Homes in its infancy and it’s been great to see it grow over the years.”

“The Pindan Homes team is wonderful to work with and in fact, all Pindan staff are highly supportive, which is a big plus.”
Steve, Design and Drafting Manager
 
As a father of two boys, aged 7 and 6, Steve happily concedes that he does not have much spare time but he does enjoy a quiet pint at his local pub to watch a spot of cricket.
 
“I enjoy watching cricket and was lucky to see the 4th and 5th tests of the Ashes in England,” he adds.
 
“I would highly recommend this tour for any cricket enthusiast.”
 
Steve is also a regular blood donor through Pindan’s corporate Red Cross program, Club Red.

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