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Our People

In Memory of Victor Morgan - RIP

Former CEO

Malcolm Devin

General Manager

Michael Allison

Safety & Compliance Consulant

Victor is as a proud Jaitmathung/Bundjalung man and a well-respected Aboriginal leader with extensive experience across community, government and corporate business sectors. 


Over the past 25 years, Victor has worked with a diverse range of indigenous-focused organisations, including the Commonwealth Employment Services, Mundarra Aboriginal Youth Service, Ja-Biah Aboriginal Residential Bail Support Program, Link-Up NSW and Tribal Warrior Association (TWA). 


Victor is passionate about working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and contributing to stabilizing individuals, families and whole communities, especially those who have been impacted by the Stolen Generation, and those struggling with addiction and past traumas.


Victor has experience facilitating workshops around healing circles, cultural resilience, working with and understanding Australia’s First People and mentoring and leadership TAFE accredited courses.


Victor will play a vital role is connecting Aboriginal people to employment, business and industries, whilst ensuring the necessary supports are in place.

Malcolm has 20 years’ experience in the development and construction industry delivering high quality projects. He was previously a Director at a global property and construction company.

As General Manager of BY Group, Malcolm has day to day involvement in the delivery of each project. He has a broad range of experience in all sectors and asset types of development and construction. 


  • Bachelor of Building in Construction Economics, UTS Sydney

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor, MRICS​

  • Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, MCRICS       

Michael Allison, WHS Consultant and Trainer, has experience in training, auditing, security and is a Chief Safety trainer, training in all things from site-specific induction training,  forklift refresher, chain of responsibility in transport, to accredited first aid training.


Michael's experience extends across many industries including 15 Years in Defence, Transport and Logistics, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Driver Training and Security and Risk Management.

With an extensive understanding construction methodologies, Michael is able to actively manage quality through effective monitoring of internal processes on all BY Group sites.


  • Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety

  • Advanced Return to Work Coordinator

  • MS Lead Auditor QA, OHS, and Enviro

  • Certificate IV in Training and Education, Road Transport distribution

  • Advanced First Aid

  • Competent in Chain of responsibility legislation

  • Competent in conduct inservice safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Melanie Champion

Administration, Communications & Marketing Manager

John Cheyney

Project Manager

Lyle Harris

Project Manager

Melanie Champion has had over 20 years’ experience in Project and Event Management, Communications and Marketing, Administration and Human Resource Management working with a range of small to medium business.


Melanie has extensive experience in communications strategy and planning, media management, policy drafting, press release drafting, social media marketing, website design, content production, stakeholder engagement, risk assessment, event management design and development of communication collateral, employee relations and administration.


Melanie handles every aspect of BY Group marketing, communications, human resources, administration and stake holder engagement and supervises the day to day back end operations of the business.


Melanie is passionate about the BY Group brand and message and delivers a streamlined approach to frontline communications and pro-actively implements efficient office operations to maximise quality and productivity.


  • Certificate IV, Human Resource Management

Previously a Senior Project Manager for a NSW State Transport Agency working on infrastructure, rail, station and commercial projects, John has worked for 18+ years in the construction industry. 

With previous experience at a global property provider working on commercial fit-outs and hotel projects. John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has 12 years of project management experience in Australia. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and Construction, Napier University, Edinburgh

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

Lyle has 14 years' in the construction industry and commenced his career as a residential carpenter and progressed to hold a management position within a national construction company. Working on commercial, industrial, technology and residential projects.


Lyle is a licensed Builder with proven experience in Design Management, Cost Planning, Financial Management, Programming & Team leadership. Lyle has won four Master Builder awards on completed projects. 


  • Carpentry & Joinery Cert III Cert IV in Building and Construction

  • Diploma of Building and Construction

  • Builders Licence (301281C)

David Kemp

Project Manager

Hylton Ward

Construction Manager

Mark Duncan

Site Manager

David has over 35 years experience in the construction industry and has worked on large scale infrastructure projects across a range of industries including:  health , retail and hospitality.


David has extensive experience in client project management and construction management.


  • Bachelor Applied Science (Building)

  • Masters Project Management (M.Proj.Mgt) - 1994

  • Cert IV Construction

  • Member MBA

  • Cert IV Construction

Hylton has 23 years industry experience beginning his career with a carpentry apprenticeship in Auckland NZ. On completion of his apprenticeship


Hylton completed a Bachelor of Construction Management and followed this into site supervision, management and project management positions across multiple sectors before entering the Sydney construction industry in 2006.

Hylton has experience in residential (single & multi-dwelling), industrial, civil, commercial & retail fit-outs.


  • Cert III & IV Carpentry

  • Bach. Con Management 

Mark has over 18 years industry experience.


Mark is a results orientated, quality focused and deadline driven Site manager with a proven record of success in managing various facets of building and construction within the commercial, industrial and residential sector. Mark has completed multiple design and construction projects safely, to tight budgets, and on time.


With an established career in construction, Mark provides a clear vision and direction to assist in driving strong business growth and profitability, consistently researching information to achieve improved practices and procedures, with distinctive attention to detail and the application of experience and trained practices and processes.


Mark is self-motivated and his achievements to date are a result of his ability to work autonomously and as a team member.


  • Cert III Carpentry Construction

  • Cert IV Building & Construction

Glenn Horner

Site Manager

James Woods

Project Engineer

Matthew Cox


Glenn is a highly experienced Site Manager with a Carpentry background and holds a QBCC Site Supervisor License (Builder-Open). 


Glen brings a wealth of construction knowledge to BY Group which comes with years of being in the forefront of best practice building principles.


Having over 40 years experience Glenn has the ability to supervise the total construction from its inception to completion and is able to liaise with clients, architects, engineers and consultants as required to ensure a smooth and cost effective flow of the intended design to the benefit of all.


  • Diploma in Building Management

  • Builders Licence No. 1258441

James is a descendant of the Bundjalung & Yaegl Aboriginal Communities of Northern New South Wales where he holds ties to the Robinson, Webb and Duroux families. Having been born and raised in Coffs Harbour, James is a member of the Coffs Harbour & Districts Lands Council since late 2015.


James initially commenced his studies at Macquarie University in which he secured a paid internship within the finance and Indigenous recruitment departments of Broad-spectrum. It was after starting at BY Group, he discovered his calling to construction, and transferred to the University of Technology, Sydney to commence his Bachelor of Construction Management.


James has worked on a vast range of construction projects over the past two years and has subsequently gained extensive experience in Contract Administration and Project Management.


James’s personal goals and career aspirations are to provide prosperity for Aboriginal families and communities through the employment of Aboriginal Men and Women within the construction industry.



  • Bachelor of Construction Management (In Progress)

  • Cert 2 in S2&S3 of Pharmacy Medicines

Matt is a descendant of the Palawa People from Tasmania. Matt was recruited through our partners at Tribal Warrior. Skills learnt through the Tribal Warrior are allowing Matt to thrive in his professional role.


Matt was has been working BY Group since 2015 and has gained extensive experience working on a range of Projects.


Matt takes pride in his work and brings a positive attitude to our sites each day.


  • Certificate III In Building and Construction Management (In Progress)

Zarc Lee

Contract Administrator

Zarc Lee has worked for 10+ years in the construction industry working on residential and commercial projects and was employed previously as Project Manager for a small property developer in Singapore, and as an Estimator at Kolder Pty Ltd in Austalia.


Zarc is passionate about the construction industry and has had experience in Property Development, Commercial Fit-outs and Hotel projects. 


Zarc has also completed a Bachelor of Business Management at the University of College Dublin graduating with honours.


  • Cert III Carpentry

  • Cert IV in Building & Construction

  • Dip in Building & Construction (In progress)

  • Bach. Business Management (Hons)


Allynta Sutherland

Contract Administrator

Allynta is a proud descendant of the Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri tribes of Central-West NSW.  Allynta was raised in the small country town of Coonabarabran before relocating to Sydney to further her education. 

Allynta has had experience working in hospitality and works a swimming coach in her spare time.


BY Group is Allynta’s first corporate job.


Allynta is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney.



  • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Politics and Philosophy (completion due in 2021)


Joshua Stanley

Cadet Contract Administrator

Joshua has had experience working in various industries for a number of years, and thus enabling him to adapt well to the fast paced Construction Industry.


Joshua is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Construction Management at the University of Western Sydney.  Joshua is appreciating the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge into the live built environment within BY Group.



  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Completion due in 2022)


Summer Dann

Cadet Contract Administrator

Summer is a proud descendant of the Yuin Nation along the Southern Eastern Seaboard through her mother.  She is connected to the Wandandian tribes through to Tomakin, Murramarang Walbunja up to the Snowy Mountains Monero Ngarigo. Summer is also a Descendant of the Wajarri and Amangu through her father. Summer was raised in Wreck Bay before moving to Sydney to further her education.


Summer is a keen sportswoman and is currently playing Rugby League for the Redfern All Blacks and she is in the training squad for South Sydney Women’s Rugby League team.


Summer commenced work at BY Group as a Cadet Contract Administrator in 2019.


Summer is hardworking and eager to learn and is excited about pursuing a career in the construction industry.


  • Bach of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies

  • Bach. Construction Management (In progress)


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