This week we’ve welcomed a new team member to the DMA family with Darryl Brabbins joining us as a Director to lead our Electrical team.
Darryl joins us from NDY where he spent more than 11 years leading projects in London, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Vancouver. This included Project Director roles on two projects that employed leading-edge new technologies to enhance delivery: the award-winning Bendigo Hospital in Victoria, and the WestConnex Stage 1b M4 East project in Sydney.
With more than 20 years’ experience working on both local and international projects, Darryl says he’s excited by the opportunity to join a firm like DMA where he can have a direct impact on client experience and service delivery.
“I’ve been fortunate to have some amazing experiences leading high performing teams on large scale projects, and I’m looking forward to bringing some new ideas on best practices to DMA. One of the things that attracted me to DMA was their focus on delivering exceptional client experiences, and their client feedback is testament to that, but they’re keen to take that standard to the next level and I’m excited to be able to help influence and implement that.”
He also says it’s a great time to be working in the infrastructure sector in South East Queensland (SEQ). “The investment that’s happening in infrastructure in Brisbane and SEQ at the moment will stimulate some of our key sectors including the residential and retail markets, so it’s a great time to be involved in the transformation of the city.”
As well as leading our electrical team, Darryl will be a key contributor to the strategic direction of the DMA business as part of the Board of Directors.
Russell Lamb, Managing Director of DMA, says that Darryl is great fit to the existing DMA team with a strong alignment of values, particularly around client focus.
With Darryl joining the team, this has enabled Director Andrew White to step away from day-to-day management of the Electrical team and focus on two critical areas for the business: driving our increased focus on URD (Underground Reticulation Development) services, and as our ‘Kaizen’ leader, focused on continuous improvement in our service design and delivery.
On Andrew’s changing role, Russell says “Andrew will continue to work as a senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager on a range of building services projects. In addition he will head up our re-focus on our URD services, and most importantly will be our Kaizen leader. Kaizen is the Sino-Japanese word for ‘improvement’ – which in our world is all about focusing on things like innovation, smart design, embracing new technologies, and continual operational, business and service improvement. We think this term perfectly captures what Andrew will be focusing on, and we’re excited to see how he applies Kaizen to our business in the months and years to come, and what this will mean for what we can offer and deliver to our clients.’