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Rob Aird

Managing Director, APAC

Rob leads the APAC region with studios across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India. Rob has over 20 years of experience in strategic leadership roles across multiple industries and in various parts of the built environment supply chain. He is focussed on continually improving our client value proposition by building up our talent across the region. In addition, Rob leads the global Marcomms, P&C, IT and Risk and Design functions for Unispace, ensuring that we have a consistent offering around the world for our global clients.

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Hoss Ali-Khan

Regional Principal, Strategic Accounts

Hoss is an energetic leader who leverages over 30 years of experience working with large global organizations to oversee Unispace’s Americas Global Strategic Accounts team. He has led commercial real estate teams to develop and execute large scale projects for clients in a variety of industries focusing on finance and media. Known in the field as a high-integrity leader and an innovator in strategy, sustainability, design and technology, Hoss specializes in managing complex projects. He has experience in a wide variety of innovative real estate management and consulting services and is an expert in building teams focused on accountability and talent to deliver superior value and exceptional client service.

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Anne Bach

Regional Principal, People & Culture

Anne is our Regional Principal of People & Culture for Asia Pacific, and is based in Sydney. With a passion for building and developing high performing cultures, Anne is focused on ensuring our people have the opportunity to grow within the business. Having experience as a business partner, Anne and her team work together to transform Unispace by supporting the development of our people and culture.

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John Bechara

Regional Principal, Client Relations

Based in Sydney, John brings over 15 years of experience to our team. He has a strong sense of our global reach, having worked with clients across each of our regions. With a background in accounting and project management, John combines his analytical thinking and attention to detail to his role as Client Executive, sourcing creative solutions that achieve measurable results for our clients.

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Phil Bock

Regional Principal, Marketing & Communications

Phil uses knowledge and experience gained across 10 years of working in the AEC and design industries to enable meaningful marketing initiatives for Unispace. He works across disciplines with a collaborative spirit to oversee projects and drive a high performing team. Phil works to not only showcase our people and thought leadership through marketing initiatives and channels, but to make sure our client's projects are shown in the best light possible.

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Natasha Bonugli

Regional Principal, Design

An architect by training, Natasha has focused her career on an interior projects of all scales. She has spent time practicing in New York and Boston and for the past 12 years has worked in the UK interiors market. She has acted as both Project and Design Director for schemes in the USA, Europe and Middle East, including several award-winning office fit-out projects.

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Ryan Caffyn-Parsons

Global Director, Delivery

Ryan leads our project management capabilities of Unispace’s North American business. With more than 20 years of experience in the delivery of complex, fast paced, construction projects, Ryan orchestrates national and local teams to guide a collaborative process that translates to a seamless client experience.

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Nicola Carey

Regional Principal, Marketing & Communications

Nicola is the Regional Principal, Marketing and Communications for Asia Pacific. A beacon for the Unispace brand, Nicola seamlessly collaborates with all disciplines to share our compelling narrative internally and externally. Her dynamic approach encourages innovation and excellence across the regional and global marketing and communications teams.

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Amelia Christie

Operations Director and Regional Principal, Technical Delivery

London-based Amelia joined us in early 2020 to lead up the Technical Delivery team across EMEA. Originally from New Zealand, Amelia has over 15 years of experience under her belt and is keen to focus on maintaining delivery excellence and high levels of health and safety across all projects.

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Yvette Costi

Global Principal, Marketing & Communications

Sydney-based Yvette sets our global brand, marketing, communications and digital strategies. She ensures that Unispace is aligned with prevailing market needs, and leads our marketing teams around the world. Prior to joining us, she spent 11 years in London and has worked on significant property and interior design projects from Latin America to Russia, India and China.

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Albert De Plazaola

Global Principal, Strategy

Based in San Francisco, Albert is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in people-centered design and change strategies for private and public institutions. By leveraging design thinking and a user-centric approach, he moves beyond the typical motivations to explore how meaningful change can occur to foster greater organizational responsiveness, adaptability and innovation.

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Russell Devenish

Global Principal, Technical Delivery

Russell’s 10 years’ experience in the design, construction and interior fit-out industry coupled with a background in engineering give him the comprehensive technical foundation required to lead our global team of Technical Delivery experts. Russell has a true passion for the more technical aspects of design and project delivery, providing a valuable resource regarding all mechanical and electrical services.

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Robin Dey

Regional Principal, Client Relations

With 20 years of experience in commercial property, design and construction, Robin has been working with clients and project teams to deliver business change and transformation through real estate solutions. He has experience working with global clients on complex projects that include business planning, workplace strategy, and design development through to project construction. Robin works closely with our teams to ensure we have a clear understanding of our clients’ key objectives and a plan to deliver these exceptionally.

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John DiBari

Chief Financial Officer, Americas

A 20-year finance veteran, John is our Chief Financial Officer for the Americas, and is responsible for managing and developing our Finance group. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in financial strategy, planning and analysis, operations, and accounting. His expertise supports our long-term strategic growth plans. Prior to working at Unispace, John has worked across multiple industries on high-valued projects.

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Stuart Finnie

Regional Principal, Design

Based in the London studio, Stuart is a skilled designer responsible for managing design operations across EMEA and specifically the UK, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome and Madrid. He is creative and practical with a focus on managing the team in a strategic and effective way.

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Bill Friel

Regional Principal, Client Relations

A national leader in construction management, Bill has over 30 years of experience guiding projects from initial financing to project closeout, while constantly value engineering along the way. A strong advocate for the Unispace Methodology since its inception, Bill leverages his vast network of connections to create projects which meet client deadlines and budgets across the Americas.

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Hannah Hackathorn

Regional Principal, Design Operations

Hannah lends 15 years of large-scale corporate workplace expertise to the design of progressive environments for a myriad of client types. Human-centered in her approach, Hannah believes that workplaces should function for the people who inhabit them. She encourages her team to challenge the industry‚ pre-conceived notions, leading to greater learning opportunities for our people, clients and collaborators.

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Nicola Harris

Regional Director, People & Culture

Based in our London studio, Nicola is the Regional Director of People & Culture for Unispace EMEA. With 22 years of HR experience in professional services and real estate, Nicola and her team support the business to succeed through the contribution of our people. At Unispace every role matters and each individual has the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. Nicola wants every Unispace employee to be passionate about what we do and engages leaders and managers to align daily activity to our ultimate business goals. And, we have to have fun too, so celebrating our successes together as one team is always high on the agenda.

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Anthony Hazell

Global Director, Strategic Clients

As Global Director, Strategic Clients Anthony brings his expertise to the strategic development of international accounts. In his role, Anthony works with key clients to deliver quality solutions - with a results-driven focus. As one of our founding Directors, Anthony utilises his over 15 years of design and construction industry experience to motivate Unispace project teams and goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.

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Jacob Kent

Regional Principal, Business Development

Based in New York, Jacob is an entrepreneurial creative who leads our business development team in the Americas. He is an accomplished sales leader who has worked with some of the largest organizations in the world supporting their global real estate portfolios. As a dynamic leader, Jacob takes a human-centric approach to clients, understanding their needs and shaping Unispace’s services around providing solutions and lasting relationships.

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Nectarios Lazaris

Global Chief Information Officer

Backed by over 10 years strategic IT and design technology experience within the AEC industry, our Global CIO Nectarios is passionate about using technology beyond efficiency increases. Based in Sydney, Nectarios works with our Board to redefine how technology supports business strategy and operations. He encourages innovation and business performance improvements to support our people and clients to succeed globally.

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Max Lishmund

Regional Principal, Technical Design

With over 18 years of experience in a broad range of high quality projects, Max is a versatile professional designer who is well qualified to lead design teams. With a great eye for detail and considered approach to solutions, Max’s depth of knowledge helps achieve optimum results in every project.

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Erik Loberg

Regional Principal, Delivery

Erik successfully steers the life cycle of projects from initiation through move in. He manages the delivery team to ensure efficient and flawless execution of each project. Erik excels as a Regional Delivery Principal through his proficiency in contract negotiations, estimations, building codes and material procurement.

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Matt Lock

Managing Director

Matt leads the North America East region, including New York, Boston and Washington DC. A founding Director, he sits on the Global Board where he‚ viewed as a key contributor to our success. Matt‚ extensive experience and passion for design and construction is making Unispace one of the fastest growing practices in the US.

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Kane Mannix

Regional Principal, Design - Digital Integration

With extensive global experience leading design technology for the retail and workplace sectors, Kane heads up our Asia Pacific digital integration team. Training and mentoring our designers to be proficient with Revit and the application of uniBIM, he also works within project teams to enhance outcomes for our clients.

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Lester Martinez

Global Head of Digital Marketing

Based in our Sydney studio Lester heads up the global digital marketing function for Unispace. His digitally-focused career spans project management, creative development, technical execution, analysis and reporting across a multitude of sectors. He brings his expertise to guide the global team in creating engaging, human-centred digital experiences that allow our clients to connect with the business in a rich and meaningful way.

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Kevin McCabe

Regional Principal, Delivery

Kevin has over 15 years experience within the construction industry. After graduating in Ireland and gaining invaluable experience, he relocated to Australia where he has delivered projects for a wide range of clients including commercial, landlord, financial and government projects. Currently based in our Sydney studio, Kevin is a project delivery leader across Unispace‚ Asia Pacific region.

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Vince McErlane

Global Shared Services Manager, People & Culture

As Global Shared Services Manager, Vince oversees the design, build and deployment of our global P&C programs, learning and development solutions, P&C systems and our reporting and metrics, globally. Vince brings a depth of HR and international experience to our team, and has a real passion for business strategy, talent management and delivering an enriching employee experience.

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Lawrence Mohiuddine

Managing Director, Americas & EMEA

Based in London, Lawrence leads the Americas and EMEA regions including key studios in Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Boston, New York and Seattle. Lawrence brings a hands-on, consultative approach to client engagements. With over 20-years of experience, Lawrence leads the strategic vision for Americas and EMEA, orchestrating national and local teams to the delivery of complex commercial office projects.

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Tracy Lea Neff

Regional Director, Delivery

Known as an innovative real estate leader who leverages a unique mix of strategic, practical, operational and analytical expertise, Tracy has extensive experience managing large teams and multiple vendors. She is extremely capable of executing on all project deliverables from concept to completion by successfully applying her past experience to bring shared understanding to project delivery stakeholders. With experience developing large term capital plans to support a firm’s strategic goals, Tracy ensures that projects stay within budget and are delivered on time.

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Seb Parsons

Regional Principal, Client Relations

Seb has 10 years of experience in the workplace design and construction market. He is a results-driven individual with strong team-building attributes making him a highly valued member of any project team, coordinating and liaising between the design, technical and client personnel to ensure key deliverables are met and exceeded. A high level of client engagement and deep understanding of how projects are physically managed has made Seb successful in delivering results on mission-critical and complex projects.

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Simon Pearson

Regional Principal, Delivery

Simon has overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all projects within the UK and EMEA region and ensures our principles of Delivery Excellence are maintained. He is an expert in the management and delivery of Commercial office refurbishment and fit-out. With experience across multiple countries, Simon is strong and clear with skills such as approachable leadership, attention to detail, drive for excellence in delivery and a passion for client satisfaction on all successfully completed projects.

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Mike Pelletier

Regional Principal, Pre Construction

Mike is a construction industry professional with a broad depth of experience in project management. His attention to detail and client-centric approach have consistently resulted in superlative projects. Mike guides teams across the Americas through all stages of project delivery including focused budget and schedule management for clients in the fields of law, technology and finance.

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Adam Petersen

Regional Principal, Delivery

Adam manages multi-million dollar projects, successfully coordinating trades and maintaining costs while developing positive and proactive relationships. Adam excels as a Regional Delivery Principal and team leader through his proficiency in contract negotiation estimates, building codes and material procurement. Adam oversees site management from project initiation through certificate of occupancy with an eye towards efficient planning, budget analysis and quality control.

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Chloe Petherick

Global Head of Brand & Communications

With over 10 years’ international experience in marketing and communications, Chloe’s primed to tell the Unispace story through the clever marriage of image and word. She’s responsible for developing innovative brand marketing and communications strategies that create a consistent brand experience for our people and clients—and to ultimately grow our presence globally.

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Simon Pole

Global Director, Design

With 20 years’ experience leading exceptional and complex projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, Simon’s ideas enhance workplace performance and change the way businesses do business. He is a global leader in agile workstyles across multiple industry sectors, delivering ground-breaking concepts and award-winning environments for his clients.

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Vincent Poon

Regional Principal, Design - Digital Integration

With more than 15 years experience in architectural design‚ 10 of which have focused on building information modelling (BIM) ‚ Vincent heads up Unispace‚ Design Technology. He provides direction and strategic leadership to BIM across the firm and is skilled in developing execution plans as well as establishing methodologies and best practices for design-technology integration.

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Tom Prasky

Regional Principal, Delivery, Central and West

Tom is a high energy, results-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. His leadership and communication skills benefit the project team in all areas, while Tom’s thorough understanding of the design-build process ensures that even the most complex designs are successfully brought to fruition.

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Steven Quick

Global CEO

A thought leader & accomplished executive, Steve’s 25 years in the industry makes him well equipped to lead Unispace’s second decade of growth. In his last role, Steve led 13,000 employees and over US$1 Bn turnover as CEO, Global Occupier Services for Cushman & Wakefield. Steve brings a unique perspective into the challenges faced by global clients, the evolution of workspaces, and the future of the industry. He will lead our growth efforts around longer-term client relationships and workplace concepts that keep human behaviour top of mind, while also cultivating a culture that allows people to thrive, is inclusive and provides stretch opportunities for people to grow.

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Toby Rakison

Managing Director, Asia

Toby has worked extensively with a broad range of institutions across Asia Pacific over the last 15 years, helping multi-national organisations enhance and optimise the productivity of their people and teams to support the achievement of key business results. As the Managing Director of Unispace’s Asia business, his goal is to help global brands in Asia create high-performing spaces for diverse workplaces of all scales.

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Simon Raper

Global Principal, Client Partnerships

With almost 30 years experience, Simon brings his creative design talent and global project delivery experience to provide leadership across Unispace‚ Client Partnerships team. Offering strategic direction across projects in the Asia Pacific region, Simon builds long lasting and meaningful partnerships with global and regional clients as a trusted advisor.

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Peter Rendall

Global Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads our global finance discipline by driving continuous business improvement while focusing on creating value and leading with a strong sense of purpose. With over 25 years of demonstrated ability building and leading highly motivated and high performing global teams, his energetic and creative personality is a valuable asset to our global team.

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Dean Rikanovic

Regional Principal, Design

With highly developed conceptual design skills and 15 years professional experience, Dean is an innovative designer with a passion for high-end design. He has practiced across Australia and internationally, working on a number of award-winning projects. Currently based in Geneva, Dean has also worked on some of Australia's largest workplaces, including ANZ Centre Docklands.

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Jonathan Ross

Regional Principal, Business Developement

Jonathan’s true passion is developing great relationships. By focusing on the client’s needs, he builds trust and inspires confidence to ensure successful project delivery.

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Harry Rowntree

Regional Principal, Design

Harry‚ early design experience was shaped by a number of residential projects across New Zealand, followed by several years working in Japan on a range of exciting projects including headquarters for Microsoft and Accenture. Currently based in our Auckland studio, Harry has worked alongside renowned Japanese designers such as Masaki Kasuya and Taiji Yamamoto.

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Sam Sahni

Regional Principal, Strategy

Sam is our Regional Principal, Strategy (Europe) based in Unispace's London studio. Highly experienced within the consulting and construction industry, Sam‚ knowledge comes from exposure to a variety of sectors including Finance, FMCG, Real Estate and Engineering. He's a dynamic leader and thinker, with the ability to build business, develop client bases and take accountability for complex projects. Sam has also authored a number of organisational white papers and presented at industry conferences.

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Andrew Simmons

Director, New Zealand and Regional Principal BD

Results driven and resourceful, Andrew strategically guides our New Zealand presence from his home base of Auckland. He has the ability to develop and strengthen management teams and draws on strong leadership skills and a broad knowledge of the industry to achieve results for Unispace clients. Andrew is passionate about aligning client business objectives with design and technology to achieve successful, project outcomes.

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Jack Simmons

Director, New Zealand Regional Principal Client Relations

Based in our Auckland studio, Jack‚ strengths include programming, reviewing quality standards and deftly supervising contractors and consultants. With nearly 20 years property industry experience, Jack has led the project delivery of both residential and commercial projects, including site and construction management.

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Neville Simmons

Managing Director, New Zealand

A knowledgeable industry leader and founding Director, Neville’s career began in the engineering sector, later encompassing all aspects of design and construction. His insights and commitment to establishing client relationships for life inform Unispace’s future direction and ongoing recruitment strategies in New Zealand.

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Laurent Soulat

Regional Principal, Client Partnerships

Laurent utilises his marketing and sales background in the industry to push the boundaries for the team. He brings a holistic approach to the client journey, sourcing creative solutions that continuously exceed client expectations and maintain Unispace’s high benchmark.

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Jeff Southard

Managing Director, US Midwest

Jeff is a Unispace founding Director and Managing Director of Unispace US Midwest. Jeff continuously strives to deliver cutting edge workplace solutions for our clients in Chicago, Minneapolis and Columbus. His hands-on approach, decades of industry experience and focus on client satisfaction translate to long term relationships built on transparency and accountability.

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Luisa Young

Chief Risk Officer

Residing in Sydney, Luisa is our Chief Risk Officer and is a qualified lawyer, specialising in the development and implementation of governance, risk and compliance frameworks. Luisa is highly driven and commercially focused, and her key strength lays in leading diverse teams to deliver results. Her excellent interpersonal and communication skills have aided in her ability to drive change, integrate policies and processes seamlessly into business operations, devise practical internal controls and uplift Health and Safety standards, ensuring business continuity. 

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