Our People

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Our People

As a majority owned Indigenous business, DDR are committed to the genuine engagement of Indigenous people, ensuring that we establish a work environment that is welcoming, respectful and understanding of Indigenous culture.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for Indigenous employees and empowering them to develop skills for a long and successful career in the Australian construction industry.

Our Board

Phil Harcourt

Phil Harcourt

Director

Phil is a professional civil engineer with over 45 years of post-graduate experience and over 20 years in the steel and concrete remediation industry.

As Managing Director of Duratec and DDR, he is responsible for the overall management of the company, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ), strategic planning and business development.

Tom Hutcheson

Director

Tom has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is a specialist applicator who takes great pride in the company delivering a first-class job on time and on budget. Thomas is passionate and committed to providing opportunities in employment and training for local indigenous people, particularly the younger generation. He is dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is proud to have a successful business which allows him to be able to offer such opportunities.

Key People

Shane Katauskas

Shane, General Manager for DDR Australia, focuses on building long-lasting, positive relationships and enabling effective forecasting, management, and budget control. With over 25 years of experience in various industries, he has a strong understanding of construction and project management principles, team leadership, and collaborative work. Shane seeks new connections and nurtures existing ones.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew, with 15 years of experience in various projects across Northern Territory, Western Australia, and South Africa, leads our commercial team, managing subcontractor, supplier, and stakeholder relationships, and understanding the project life cycle from tender to close out.
Michael Fletcher
With 16 years of experience in large commercial construction, including hotels, hospitals, retail shopping centers, and high-end residential projects, Michael is skilled in negotiation, leadership, management, and communication, with a keen sense of detail.
Peter Cox
Peter, our Aboriginal Engagement and Mentoring Manager, supports project management teams in achieving Indigenous Engagement targets, providing support and mentoring to current Indigenous employees, and engaging with local communities for future recruitment.
Georgia
Georgia is a skilled project coordinator with a proven track record of quickly grasping new concepts. She has managed multi-site projects like LAND 2110 and J0088, ensuring smooth transitions from award to design and construction. With a strong understanding of Defence processes and compliance requirements, she ensures project requirements are met.