Team

The Morris Property Group team specialise in the management and delivery of a range of significant projects. The team has the ability to implement advanced risk neutralization strategies whilst delivering a high quality product with a commonsense approach.

More recently the MPG Management team has expanded its operations to include consultancy services to third-party clients.

Barry Morris

Director, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria

Barry Morris holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, in which he focused on the studies of Accounting and Finance.

From 1978, he invested in property, acquired and operated hospitality and retail properties before venturing into property development with James Court in 1992.

Since then, Barry has successfully developed over $1.2 billion in various property segments as a principal of Morris Group, Amalgamated Property Group and Amalgamated Property Group Queensland. The establishment of Amalgamated Constructions (Qld) Pty Limited, which alone has delivered over $500 million in construction works, has enabled Barry to operate an integrated construction, development and property investment business in which buildability and livability go hand-in-hand to deliver superior product to both investors and occupiers.

In 2009, Barry and daughter Louise launched Morris Property Group. Barry manages developments and investments for Morris Property Group in Canberra and Queensland and continues to manage developments and investment properties in Queensland as principal of APGQ. Morris Property Group continues in its integration with Amalgamated Constructions (Qld) Pty Limited for the delivery of its projects in Queensland and Canberra.

James Morris

Construction Director, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria

James commenced his career as a Cadet Engineer with MPG’s construction company in 2007 working on Sierra Grand Broadbeach.

James expanded his skillset while working on other high profile projects in Queensland such as Element Burleigh Beach and 179 Turbot Street in Brisbane before undertaking the Site Foreman role at Eclipse Broadbeach. In 2012 James relocated to Canberra as Contracts Administrator at Sentinel Belconnen and in 2014 James was appointed Project Manager for the Canberra House redevelopment including the 191 residential apartment project known as Mayfair.

Following the successful completion of Mayfair and due to the expansion of MPG’s development and construction activities, James was been appointed Director of MPG Constructions heading up MPG’s construction activities in Canberra, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

As Construction Director, James is responsible for MPG’s projects, reviewing design and construction methods and implementing ‘The Morris Way’ to produce synergies and efficiencies across the design and construction teams.

Additionally James is responsible for overseeing tendering, budgeting, monthly cost reporting and programming and reporting to MPG’s Upper Management Meeting.

Sue Day

Finance Manager, Queensland

Sue joined Morris Property Group in May 2007, shortly after arriving from the UK. She has over 20 years experience in the Insurance and Finance sector, including 10 years at Liverpool Victoria, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies.

Her time there also included a 2 year internal secondment to work as a Productivity Analyst, to identify areas of process improvement in all areas of the business.

At Morris Property Group Sue is responsible for supervising and controlling all aspects of the group’s financial operations as well as the day to day running of the Finance and HR Department. Sue is also involved in the budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting for all projects undertaken by Morris Property Group through all stages, from development to construction and finally to settlement.

Nick Xenitopoulos

Construction Manager, Queensland

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and abroad. He has overseen a variety of project types from conception to completion for major clients & Tier 1 builders.

Throughout his career, Nick has delivered high end award winning multi-story residential developments and retail centres in Queensland for multiple clients. As our Queensland Construction Manager, Nick is required to work closely with both the development and constructions teams to ensure Morris Property Group projects are designed and constructed at the highest level.

Kostas Livas

Construction Manager, Australian Capital Territory

Kostas has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years. He has extensive project delivery experience across a range of asset types.

Kostas has undertaken the head contractor role through all stages of the construction lifecycle for a range of clients including government and multinational organisations. He brings a diverse range of skills to Morris Construction Corporation.

Duncan Kay

Contracts Manager, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland

Duncan has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry in a variety of roles and has overseen a number of Morris Property Group’s projects around Australia as its National Contracts Manager.

Duncan’s industry involvement includes high visibility landmark projects, including New Parliament House (Canberra), Edmund Barton Building (Canberra), as well as senior roles at Rapcivic Constructions Pty Ltd, Amalgamated Constructions Pty Ltd and Northbuild Constructions Pty Ltd. Duncan has also been directly involved in the delivery of 179 Turbot Street, 143 Turbot Street, Eclipse Broadbeach and Synergy Broadbeach.

As Morris Property Group’s National Contracts Manager, Duncan is responsible for the supervision of all project administration nationally. While providing support and oversight of contract administrators, Duncan also implements and monitors compliance with workplace health and safety plans and policies as well as compliance of Morris Property Group’s contractual arrangements with current law and best practice.

Barry Parsons

Corporate Safety Officer, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland

Barry has over 25 years of training and experience in the Work Health & Safety industry and has been instrumental in assisting 20+ companies achieve OFSC compliance across Australia.

Barry has been responsible for the development and implementation of work health & safety management systems for industrial manufacturing plants, transport services and most recently within the civil and construction sector.Barry commenced his role as Morris Property Group’s Corporate Safety Officer in 2016 having previously worked as a Consultant in his own business. Barry’s role enables him to share his experiences with fellow workers with the endeavour of making our industry a safer place for everyone involved. Barry received his Diploma in Work Health Safety from National Qualifications Australia in 2011 and was recognised as a lead auditor for Quality, Safety & Environmental management systems in 2003

John Curtis

Project Manager, Queensland

John has worked in the construction industry for 10 years and has worked on many high profile projects.

He started with Morris Construction Corporation in 2006 as a site manager for Sierra Grand Broadbeach and has also worked on subsequent projects Element Burleigh Broadbeach, the Suncorp Towers Brisbane and the respective tenancy fit outs that have followed.

Jessica Watene

Senior Contracts Administrator, Queensland

Jessica joined Morris Property Group in 2014 as Contractor Administrator, currently working on Qube, Broadbeach and Otto, Mermaid Beach.

Jessica has been in the construction industry for 12 years working on a variety of projects on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast including High Rise, Retail, Government, Aged Care and Residential. Jessica is responsible for Head Contract Administration, Trade Procurement, Subcontract Lettings, Negotiations, Document and Quantity Controls, Monthly Reporting and assisting the Project Manager with Design Co-ordination and Programming.

Brodie Lister

Development Manager, Queensland

Brodie Lister has over 10 years’ experience in the Development industry on varied high-profile local and international projects.

Brodie holds a Business Degree and also a Masters Degree in Urban Development. Brodie has previous development experience on a number of projects including The Wave Broadbeach, Blue C apartments Coolangatta, Metropole apartments Brisbane and a 185 acre resort and gated estate whole-of-Island development in Fiji.

Brodie joined the Development team at Amalgamated Property Group in 2004 and has been responsible for coordinating projects such as Verve Broadbeach, Ivory Burleigh beach, Sierra Grand Broadbeach, Element Burleigh Beach, Eclipse Broadbeach & Synergy Apartments Broadbeach.

Brodie is currently responsible for the end-to-end development management of Morris Property Group projects in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. His role includes site and investment acquisition analysis, town planning, concept designs, feasibility studies, authority approvals, marketing and sales, design coordination, finance and project completion. Brodie also manages Morris Property Group’s commercial investment assets 143 Turbot and 179 Turbot St Brisbane.

Geordie Edwards

Development Manager, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria

As Development Manager Geordie is responsible for end-to-end delivery of developments located in the ACT, Queensland and Victoria.

Geordie has diverse experience in the property industry with a background in commercial valuations, town planning and project management.

Geordie holds a Bachelor of Property and Sustainable Development with majors in Property Valuation and Urban Development and Sustainability from Bond University on the Gold Coast.

Geordie joined Morris Property Group in January 2013 and has been responsible for delivery of several projects across the MPG portfolio.

Kieren Sutton

Development Manager, Australian Capital Territory

Kieren is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of projects in the ACT.

Kieren joined the Morris Property Group team in January 2015 and has worked on a range of projects across the portfolio, including high-rise residential, mixed-use commercial projects and townhouse developments.

Kieren holds a Bachelor of Environments (Property) from the University of Melbourne and is involved in all stages of the project life-cycle, from initial planning, design development and marketing launch, to final handover to clients.

Michelle Chen

Accountant, Queensland

Michelle joined Morris Property Group in March 2015. Her role at Morris Property Group encompasses various aspects of accounting and finance.

Michelle came to Australia to further her education, and she now holds a masters degree in Accounting, and is continuing to study towards her CPA qualification.

Michelle has previously worked as an accountant for the largest beef export company in the outback for three years. Before that, Michelle worked for Spotless Group Holdings Limited for a number of years.

Adalheidur Hermannsdottir

Personal Assistant, Australian Capital Territory

Adalheidur joined the Morris Property Group team in June 2015 and holds a Master of Business and Marketing from Griffith University.

Her role as Personal Assistant to the Directors of Morris Property Group covers a vast array of responsibilities in support of the everyday smooth operation of the business.
This support also extends to the Development and Project Managers, where required, on a company wide basis.

Kelsi Gormly

Office Administrator, Queensland

Kelsi joined the Morris Property Group team in the Queensland office in January 2016 as an Accounts and Office Assistant.

Her role includes accounts receivable and payable functions within the company as well as providing support to the Development Managers and to the Construction Contract Administrators on site.
Kelsi has extended her dexterity to assist in managing properties on the Gold Coast deemed for redevelopment.

Kelsi holds a Diploma of Interior Technology, Certificate IV in Residential Interior Design, Certificate IV in Building Design and a Certificate II in Multimedia from the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE.

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