New Structure Brings New Appointments for Gray Puksand

Gray Puksand has announced a new structure and an expanded management team as it continues to evolve its operations.

The new structure places greater emphasis on professional leadership and business intelligence, to enable the practice to further expand its reach nationally. The new additions and changes to the firm’s structure will help deliver over $750 million worth of projects across studios in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Stephen Turner (pictured top left) served as National Managing Partner, bringing to the role 30 years of expertise in professional leadership, design excellence and complex project management. Turner has completed projects for a range of public and private clients, including Greater Shepparton Secondary College, and also established Gray Puksand’s Canberra studio.

“Our new leadership structure represents the collective intelligence and industry-leading experience of Gray Puksand, and provides our customers and stakeholders with continued confidence in the design excellence we have become known for delivering,” said Turner.

“We are delighted to recognize the talent and commitment of our highly skilled team with a number of internal appointments – supporting the next generation of leaders is a critical aspect of our strong culture, as we seek to continue to make an impact meaningful to our customers. , communities and future generations.

Amanda Fyfe, Lead Partner (ACT) will now lead the Canberra studio, while Heidi Smith, Lead Partner (VIC) will assume a lead role in Melbourne. Smith says she will look to leverage his expertise and leadership in the new role.

“I am excited to join our leadership team to support our strategy by leveraging our insights and creating the inspiring results that Gray Puksand is known for. Personally, I look forward to broadening my own experience, harnessing our creativity and unwavering belief to always do better and make a real difference for our team and our client.

Gray Puksand’s new corporate social responsibility plan aims to ensure balanced gender representation across all levels, disciplines and sectors, with a plan for fifty percent of Gray Puksand’s partners to be women by 2030. The appointment by Natasha Lauricella (pictured top right) as Business Enterprise Manager puts the plan into action.

With significant experience in commercial, residential and retail real estate, as well as hospitality and franchising as a senior finance manager, Lauricella’s technical and innovative mindset and extensive experience in key industries are intended to stimulate the growth and development of the practice.

“I am thrilled to join the diverse and talented team at Gray Puksand and look forward to supporting the continued success of the practice across all disciplines and regions we impact,” she said.

Founding Partner Robert Puksand will step down from his role as National Managing Partner to work on strategic projects and the establishment of new areas and will continue to support the practice as Chairman of the Board.

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