Jamie Nicolson | CEO & Founder

Jamie’s business dreams began from the comfort of his own home, and he has grown them to create an award winning, innovative construction company. Jamie's professionalism and sense of humour has attracted likeminded individuals to work for him and alongside him, allowing him to acquire an experienced team with ‘can do’ attitudes. 

Jamie formed Alchemy after many years working in the industry. He realised he wanted to develop a new age game changing construction company with a positive, skilled enthusiastic team that would go 'the extra mile’. 

Jamie has managed many prestigious developments and projects including; Glasgow Harbour, Green Chemical Futures (Monash University), Victoria Police HQ as well as a multitude of tertiary and key public developments. 

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Brendon Robinson | Projects Director

Brendon has developed a wealth of experience over his 25+ years in the construction industry. An excellent communicator, Brendon focuses on pre-planning works and contractual procurement and ensures the sub-contractors are committed to a team approach for works requiring a “live” work environment.

Brendon has a vast experience within the industry from his years of Directorship on client side, development manager and building practitioner. He has a reputation for being thorough and is well across the detail in everything he does, which makes him an amazing asset with quality assured.

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Ibosh Cukur | Project Manager

Ibosh is one of our Project Managers. He is a very hands-on project manager and is highly proficient in the day-to-day construction activity requirements to ensure projects proceed smoothly and with imminent completion. 

He has worked in the Construction industry for 10 years on many projects and is a true Alchemist having vast experience in projects within the science sector i.e: laboratories, research facilities and science related works.

As a specialist in the tertiary education sector, Ibosh had worked on a number of very successful projects across some of Victoria's largest Universities.  

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Rhona MacLean | Executive Assistant

Rhona MacLean is Director Jamie’s Executive Assistant and our super organiser. Rhona ensures the heart of our operations runs smoothly and brings vast experience with her.

She has worked for over 25 years + with some of Melbourne’s top businessmen and women, helping businesses to grow their capacity while supporting the staff and senior teams along the way. 

When she is not diligently looking after us all you will find Rhona off on an exotic jaunt somewhere in the globe and enjoying time with her family and friends.

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Leon Droukman | Contracts Administrator

Leon is an experienced Contract Administrator / Estimator who has worked on both commercial and residential projects.

Over the past 6 years, Leon has gained broad experience working on projects of up to $12M in education, healthcare, aged care and several Council developments. He has also been involved in a multitude of residential developments.

Since joining Alchemy Construct, Leon has worked on public sector and education projects including works for Monash and RMIT universities.

Leon is well qualified with a Master in Project Management which underpins his day to day activities.

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Ali Amin Roayani | Junior Project Coordinator

His years of experience as a Project Manager have made Ali a confident team leader and communicator. Not only does he specialise in cladding and insulation, he also knows how to develop and maintain good contractor relationships in order to support bid solicitation, review and award of contracts.

Having a background in Electrical Engineering, Ali knows the ins and outs of engineering and construction management. He excels at delivering projects within budget and consistently ensuring that quality and safety objectives have been met.

Ali offers commitment to managing stake holder engagement and consultants alike. His organisational skills and ability to coordinate several projects and team members at once make him a serious asset to Alchemy Construct.

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Pauline Bastiaens | Project Manager

Commencing her career running a successful civil and landscape family business, Pauline then entered the construction industry as an Estimator, developing a detailed understanding of the industry from “the ground up”, initially working in structural steel, concrete and civil fields. Pauline progressed into fit-out and new construction works across a variety of industries in South Australia, taking on senior roles and honing her project management skills delivering a substantial portfolio of commercial and retail touts, where her attention to detail achieved some great quality outcomes.

Since returning to Victoria Pauline delivered numerous commercial CBD office fit-outs, and is a proven Project Manager where her multi-faceted skill-set shines through when successfully managing a multitude of smaller projects, and delivering on tight programmes for more detailed and complex works ranging up to $6M+.

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Dale Bonney | Site Manager

With 25 years in the industry, Dale brings expertise and experience to Alchemy Construct. Starting his career as a qualified self-employed carpenter working in the domestic housing and commercial sector, Dale knows when to take initiatives, alway ensuring the supply, quality, assurance and completion of works.

He understands that clear communication with project managers is key to delivering construction works on schedule and on budget. Dale excels at delivering multi-million dollar projects smoothly and is proud of his portfolio, having completed several major commercial fitouts as well as 20 levels of office fitouts for AMP Capital, a job valued at $90 million.

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Viet Tran | Graduate

Viet recently joined Alchemy while finishing his final year in Engineering at Monash University. 

Being the youngest team member Viet has great energy and no task is too tall. 

In a very short time he has become an integral part of the team and has been helping in various roles across the business. 

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Darren Malee | Site Manager

Darren Malee is an experienced Site Manager who started life as a Carpenter and Joiner. 

He worked for many years with one of London’s most prestigious joinery companies Brown and Carroll and was part of the team that delivered the athletes village refurbishment in Stratford for the London Olympics 2012. 

More recently Darren worked as Site Manager with Lend Lease London on a variety of commercial building projects, including the $2.5b regeneration of Elephant and Castle, part of the Elephant Park project.

Darren has been managing various fit-out projects with Alchemy within the Education sector and office fit-outs specifically.

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James MacDonald | Project Manager

A Civil Engineer by trade, James was part of the team that worked in the aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand. 

He specialises in site management requirements when implementing all projects, and often receives highly positive feedback from clients based on his ability to keep all parties fully informed of works planning on a daily basis.  

He has a very hands on approach when it comes to projects and is always fully aware and involved at every stage of works and across every challenge along the way.  

James has undertaken a number of projects for Alchemy within the education sector, including works at both Monash and RMIT University. 

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Adrian Gilmore | Senior Contracts Administrator

Commencing his career in Ireland before moving to London and subsequently Australia, Adrian has 9+ years of Site Management and Contract Admin experience. A sound understanding of site works was gained managing a broad range of trades with Glenman Corporation in London on two major Primary Schools projects, where Adrian produced outstanding results to strict deadlines. Adrian has a strong passion for detailed touts, co-ordinating the building services, and can drive a large program of works to not negotiable deadlines.

Adrian’s diligent site management ensures works are completed with minimal impact to adjacent business operations, illustrated during a Monash Medical Centre refurb job to the strict hospital environment requirements, with high-level finishes delivered. Adrian prides himself on a pro-active contact administration approach to the project benefit, with a thorough technical understanding and comprehensive and concise correspondence.

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Greg Gough | Site Manager

Greg is a highly experienced Site Manager who has recently joined the Alchemy Construct team.

Greg has a broad range of Site Management experience in hospital, tertiary education and commercial and residential construction.

Having commenced as a builder, Greg progressed through interior fit-outs (commercial and industrial), and more recently was an integral member of the team that delivered significant infrastructure services at the Austin and Mercy Hospitals throughout 2016 - 2017.

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Mitch Smith | Site Manager

Mitch is a Site Manager that brings a wealth of knowledge to Alchemy Construct starting his career from the ground up. Mitch is a quali ed carpenter that has a strong passion for high level nishes and a keen eye for detail.

More recently Mitch has been involved in the highly successful ACJC Fit-out on Levels S8/S9 at Monash University, as well as the completed cafe tout in the foyer of 120 Spencer Street. Currently managing the Camberwell Primary School site, Mitch has successfully delivered over 15 major projects in the tertiary education sector.

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Tony Phillips | Contracts Administrator

Tony is an experienced contracts administrator and project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial construction industry. Skilled in project estimation, contract law, project procurement, pre-construction, and cost control, Tony is a strong business development, procurement-driven professional focused in construction management, finance and construction economics. He has a demonstrated knowledge of the complex interaction between Modular building techniques and the development of costing and project procurement for large-scale commercial as well as high-end residential modular builds nationally. He has strong stakeholder management skills, with a proven track record of front-end company-representation – providing pipelines and new business connections within a strategic marketplace.

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Nidhi Batura | Contracts Administrator

Nidhi is an experienced Contract Administrator, having worked across a range of commercial, aged care and health projects, gaining broad experience on projects of up to $5M. Nidhi is well qualified with a Master in Project Management that underpins her day-to-day activities and a very thorough technical understanding of construction works. Early in her career Nidhi was involved in a multitude of residential developments and high-end pre-fabricated construction, and also developed her knowledge with specialist healthcare and aged care projects.

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John Dibben | Project Manager

John has been working in the construction industry for over 40 years, with a diverse industry experience as a project manager in both the public and private sectors.

John has consistently successfully delivered projects across a broad range of project types, with varying building complexities, and is familiar and competent with all contract delivery modes.

While his early experience in the industry entailed numerous refurbishments, in more recent years John’s extensive expertise managing more complex works has really come to the fore, providing a reliable and valuable skillset to facilitate delivery of new works in very constrained and sensitive sites.

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Shabab Salahuddin | Site Coordinator

Although at the start of his career, Shabab has already gained a wealth of knowledge in project management, document control, organisation of subcontractors engagement and analysis of quotations by working on major healthcare projects in Bangladesh. He has developed high levels of diligence in subcontract administration, excellent communication skills as well as pro-active collaboration skills during his time project managing six different projects for AFC Health. Since joining Alchemy Construct, He has been coordinating the works at Northpark Private Hospital for the upgrade of the Sterilization Department. He is also in charge of overseeing the refurbishment of a PC2 animal housing laboratory at RMIT university.

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Matthew King | Site Manager

Matt has remarkable experience in site management and is extremely knowledgeable of building regulations and best practices in all aspects of construction with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Matt provides expert direction in all aspects of site management as he has accumulated an extensive ability to lead diverse teams with particular focus on safe operations within the site vicinity. 

Matt has developed considerable leadership qualities during his abundance of experience in the commercial and residential sectors ensuring satisfaction throughout. Particularly focussing on preparation of trades and timeframes, he appreciates the clients deadlines and plans ahead accordingly. 

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