Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Prime is made up of a group of experienced individuals that have come together to form a team who have a long history of delivering some of the most recognisable projects in the North Queensland region. This concentrated experience in a modern, well established and financially strong construction business provides our potential clients with a genuine opportunity to not only engage with a local business but also to progress with confidence that a professional team of experienced operators is handling the delivery of their project. The brief profile of our key people below clearly demonstrates this experience.

In terms of the types of projects Prime and our people have been involved in delivering this is many and varied. We have a strong background in residential construction, retirement living, aged care, large scale hotel and resort projects, large scale retail as well as high rise all delivered right here in North Qld.

With a strong background in the tier one and two building world. Primes team have the same skills set in house that clients will find in the larger brand companies without the corporate culture and price tag associated with these operations.

 

Andy Taylor

Director

As sole Director of Prime Group and Prime Constructions, Andy Taylor has established two new and dynamic businesses incorporated in 2008.

Both businesses have been carefully and strategically positioned with knowledge gained from 35 years of experience in the construction and development industry.

With a history of experience ranging from on-site management of complex residential and commercial projects to managing all aspects of one of Australia’s largest privately owned Construction companies, Andy Taylor is well equipped with the necessary skills to drive a modern and sophisticated development and construction business.

Andy Taylor is a recognised leader in construction and development management in North Queensland and brings considerable personal and professional skills and strengths to his new business.

Andy is well-known for his achievements and extensive experience in business, construction, property and the development industry throughout Queensland. Andy’s core strengths include advanced skills in property acquisitions, development feasibility, and the management of technical design and construction risk including complex negotiations with local councils and authorities with whom he has maintained an excellent working relationship.

John MacPherson

General Manager

John brings over 20 years’ experience in the Construction industry to his role as General Manager of Prime. In this time he has gathered a range of experience in project management, on-site construction management, project planning, pricing, and design development.

John began from the ground up in the construction industry, starting off in the trades as a carpenter. Over time, he went to work for one of Australia’s largest private builders, both in North Queensland and the Northern Territory on a range of large scale commercial and high-end residential projects.

John’s long association with the North Queensland market has resulted in a clear understanding of the unique challenges faced in the construction industry in the region. He has an extensive network of contacts throughout the industry and the wider community, including; sub-contractors, suppliers, and consultants. A history of large scale and often technical projects in this challenging environment has led to an attitude of resourcefulness and persistence that ensures positive outcomes for clients and stakeholders.

 

Glenn Marshall

Design Manager / Senior Cost Planner

Glenn commenced work for Prime Constructions in March 2010 and is responsible for all aspects of current projects providing project management, cost planning and project administration.

Glenn has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry and the last 20 years in all facets of cost planning, project management and project administration which has embedded the required analytical and problem solving skills necessary for today’s rapidly changing construction industry.

Glenn has gained considerable experience on a variety of projects in the last 18 years in North Queensland in many sectors ranging from education, residential, industrial, retail, remote and mixed use projects.

 

 

Simon Vinnicombe

Project Director

Simon is a professional project development professional and has been highly active within the property development & construction industry for over 19 years.

He initially worked within and infrastructure design and project management firm, providing consulting design, survey and management services in development projects for major groups including Stockland, Mirvac, Australand, throughout NSW.

Following this, Simon worked for property developers Stockland, then Multiplex (Brookfield) in their internal development teams throughout Australia. His roles involved him in the full range of development processes from acquisition, schematic design, planning approvals, civil & building construction management, sales and marketing, and administration and funding of the projects.

Prior to leaving Multiplex, Simon was General Manager in NSW responsible for the acquisition, design and development of their residential projects. Simon has also gained valuable private sector experience managing several asset portfolios which included the construction and refurbishment of resorts, operations and development associated property holdings.

Simon is a motivated project professional who can maintain a whole-of-project approach to management, design and delivery requirements, whilst giving due consideration of the competing interests of project stakeholders.

Michael Down

Project Manager

Mike has over 20 years of construction experience, having worked for Lend lease in Australia, multiplex UK, and Laing O’Rourke in the middle east. Mike has a proven track record of project delivery across a diverse range of sectors including Defence, Commercial, Retail, Airport, hospitals & Hotels.

Key projects in Dubai include, the Atlantis hotel, the Dubai International Airport Concrete frame, and the Palace Hotel. Having delivered projects that are very high specification ,technically & logistically challenging, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that adds value at every stage of the Design and construction process.