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Open Communication
Open Communication
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Creativity & Collaboration
Creativity & Collaboration
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Quality & Consistency
Quality & Consistency
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Building Relationships
Building Relationships

About us

Stronger together

Over 60 years ago we started shaking up the design and construction industry by doing something no one else was doing: listening.

From humble beginnings, Paynters has built a reputation on innovation and collaboration, delivering some of the very best design and construction solutions in Australia.

We strive unceasingly for excellence, and at the beating heart of that pursuit is our team. We know that we are only as strong as our culture and people. We pride ourselves on attracting and fostering the best talent in the industry. People who are committed to upholding our standards of quality and consistency, as well as constantly pushing forward every element of our business.

The Paynters way stands out from the crowd. We work together, work incredibly hard and get stuck right into whatever needs to be done to deliver the very best service to our clients. Our comprehensive end-to-end design and construction solution continues to deliver exceptional outcomes, but it’s through our people and our passion for collaboration that we’re able to exceed expectations.

Paynters is a proven leader in innovative project solutions, and we continue to shape the growth and development of Australia’s Community, Health, Aged Care, Education, Hospitality and Insurance sectors. If you’re looking for someone to partner with you instead of just providing a service, then we’d love to listen.

Our values

Our goal is to maintain a culture of innovation, trust, respect and good banter. We are one team, all strong, all different, all supportive. Here’s what we stand for:

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We inspire curiosity and new ideas.

Creative thinking drives everything we do. We strive to push boundaries and think outside the box, ensuring high quality solutions and meaningful outcomes for all.

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We recognise we are stronger together.

We foster relationships – be it with our project partners or fellow colleagues. We recognise success is driven by new ideas, diverse capabilities and a one team mentality.

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Our people are our business.

By facilitating a culture of open communication and shared People are the heart of Paynters. We advocate and celebrate each others success. We see our team members, industry partners and clients as family and cherish our positive, uplifting culture.

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We are committed to creating a better future.

The safety of our people and the wellbeing of the communities in which we work are paramount. We take pride in our delivery and are dedicated to leaving a legacy we are proud of.

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We don’t just say, we do.

As a team, we do what is right and deliver what we promise. We are open, honest and communicate with mutual respect. We trust each other to get the job done.

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Our Board of Directors

Our team is the core of what makes Paynters special. Where other people have colleagues, we have a family. Individually strong, each of our team is valued for the role they play. 

Nigel Gardiner

Nigel Gardiner

Board Chair | Director
Brett Johnston

Brett Johnston

Managing Director
Sean O'Brien

Sean O’Brien

CEO | Director
James Aitken

James Aitken

Director
Michael Koen

Michael Koen

Manager North Queensland | Director
John McCafferty

John McCafferty

Director
Neil Southwell

Neil Southwell

Director
Chris Micale

Chris Micale

CFO | Director

Our Executive Leaders

Our team is the core of what makes Paynters special. Where other people have colleagues, we have a family. Individually strong, each of our team is valued for the role they play. 

Nathan Larkin

Nathan Larkin

General Manager Insurance
Darren Bannister

Darren Bannister

Chief Estimator
Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose

Marketing & Communications Manager
Wayne Lauga

Wayne Lauga

Central Queensland Manager
Sergio Marco

Sergio Marco

Pre Contracts Manager
Dean Scott

Dean Scott

Operations Manager
Rose Plater

Rose Plater

Community, Health and Ageing Manager
Daniel Dunne

Daniel Dunne

HSEQ Manager