Yuanda Australia Pty Ltd

Our People

Meet our highly qualified team

 
Our People

Zhijun Liu - Managing Director

Managing DirectorAs Managing Director of Yuanda Australia, Zhijun Liu is charged with advancing Yuanda Australia's commitment to exploring innovative ways to meet the evolving challenges of the Australian building industry. Originally from China, Liu graduated from Shenyang Artchitectural and Engineering College and has since gained over 14 years of industry experience. 

Derek Bruce - National Technical Director 

Derek has been involved with curtain wall since 1983, starting his career as a factory machinist and working his way through fabrication drawing to designer and R&D and later to Project management. Derek has extensive overseas experience in the Middle East and Asia. He has been instrumental in setting up companies and leading the designs of these companies with monumental façade projects. 

Derek possesses the latest information on envelope technology and is a façade professional who understands the importance of design, processes, logistics, supply chain management and façade costing within the façade industry. He is a Fellow of the Society of Façade Engineers United Kingdom (FSFE) and holds a BSc and a Masters degree in International Business Management from the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide.    

Paul Harding - National Construction Director

Paul is highly experienced with a background of more than 30 years overseeing major, multi-million dollar residential and commercial projects including banking centres, hospitals, educational facilities and mixed-use retail and office complexes.

Omar Al-Omar - Estimating Manager

Omar has more than 15 years of professional experience in the defence, security and construction industry as a consultant engineer and regional director. Highly motivated and focused, Omar has been involved in the preparation and review of contracts, business development and management of teams to delivery projects of varying complexity and value.

Mitchell Donnelly - Contracts Manager

Accounting Manager

Mitchell is an experienced Contracts Manager with a proven track record of delivering complex construction projects on time and within budget. With over 14 years of experience in the building and construction industry in QLD and NSW on both Contractor and Client sides, Mitchell has extensive knowledge of the construction process and the contractual complexities. His strong commercial acumen skillset enables him to add value to the contracting process and resolve issues in a timely and efficient manner.  

Wendy Liu - Finance Manager

Accounting Manager

Wendy joined Yuanda Australia in 2012, with responsibility for the company's financial operations, accounting and human resource management. Prior to this, she worked for 10 years for the Yuanda Group in China as Accounting Manager in the finance department, then as Associate Audit Manager in the Global Audit Division.  
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China.

Christiaan Lombard - Senior Project Manager

Christiaan is an experienced Project Manager who worked with all types of facades over the past decade. He has worked on large projects in Australia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

John Houston - Senior Project Manager

John Houston has an extensive background in construction management, quality assurance, project planning and design of which he brings to his role as Project Manager within Yuanda Australia. John prides himself on his dedication to maintaining first rate quality and safety standards and boasts a track record of improving efficiency, maximising profits and minimising costs on project deliverables. Among other qualifications, John holds a Diploma in both Project Management and Occupational Health and Safety. 

 

Luis Sanhueza - Project Manager

Luis has 20 years of experience in the building construction industry, managing the design, fabrication and installation of architectural facade systems for commercial and industrial buildings including airports, hospitals, hotels, universities and train stations.

Rith Nguon - Project Manager

Rith has a strong reputation for being able to successfully lead, co-orientate and manage projects to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget.

Zhiqiang Fang - Project Manager

Zhiqiang started at Yuanda China as a project manager in 2003, overseeing domestic and international projects with values of up to $100 million. Zhiqing has well-developed practical and communication skills, and extensive experience in budgeting and forecasting within fabrication and installation, as well as a strong knowledge of workplace health and safety. 

Daniel Lees - Project Manager

Daniel has worked within the aluminium and glazing industry in Australia for the last 20 years. Daniel has an extensive background in the industry with some of Australia’s and Europe’s best companies. He is equally at home discussing product solutions and installation solutions. Daniel has a thorough knowledge of a range of systems including window and door systems, stick systems, unitised curtain wall systems, and thermally and non-thermally broken systems, as well as sun shades, alpolic panelling, and facade feature fins.

Frank Lynn - Site Manager

Frank has worked with Yuanda for 10 years, participating in large-scale international projects ranging from airports and five-star hotels to commercial buildings. He has extensive knowledge of curtain wall facade design and project management.

Dennis Yuliadinata - Site Manager

Dennis has 20 years' on-site experience in the facade industry. He has been involved in various projects in Singapore and Australia, ranging from international airports, hotels, and shopping malls, to office towers and apartments. 

Daniel White - Site Supervisor

Daniel has 8 years' experience in the construction industry and brings a wealth of knowledge on onsite planning and coordination to Yuanda. Daniel has extensive experience in both installation and fabrication aspects of façade systems and has been a part of large projects across QLD and VIC. He prides himself in strongly adhering to all aspects of work place safety and quality.

Tony CAI - Facade Design Manager

Tony has more than 15 years of experience in the design, review, value engineering, delivering and management of many complex, non-typical facade projects in China, Middle East, Macao and Australia. The projects include office, hotel, retail, residential, hospital, and museum.

Andrew Miller - Facade Technical Architect

Andrew has extensive experience working on large scale building projects throughout Australia, UK, and USA. He holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors in Architectural Studies from Philadelphia University.

Bringing his knowledge of façade design from many years of working in some of the world’s largest architecture practices around the globe, Andrew contributes to the technical team in developing façade designs from concept through to construction.

Massimiliano Manno - Advanced Computational Designer Lead

Massimiliano is an Italian architect with nine years' of practical working experience in the industry. Graduating top of his year at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Massimiliano holds a Bachelor in Architecture and an Honorary Master in Architecture.  Massimiliano has worked on multiple award-winning projects such as Wynyard Walk Tunnel, Darling Exchange facade by Kengo Kuma, the awning at 200 George Street, the facade at 580 George Street and Canopee’ Les Halles in Paris. He has a background in computational design. He is currently developing processes for the integration of construction methodologies and resolution of complex geometries within the virtual design to deliver bespoke architectural projects, including highly customised facade and architectural elements.

Derrick Yap - Senior Facade Engineer

Derrick has more than 10 years experience in the construction industry, specialising in the development of new projects with a particular focus on cost efficient designs and ease of buildability. He is responsible for the design and engineering of the facade for new developments including commercial, residential and education sectors.

Angus Johnson - Senior Facade Engineer

Angus is a chartered engineer with over 25 years' experience in façade and structural engineering. Angus has worked on a range of projects including commercial, residential, hospitals, stadiums and airports, and has worked with Tier 1 Design and Construct Contractors, as well as a number of other large international consultancies. His particular areas of expertise include glass engineering and manufacturing, external fin design, seismic detailing, blast engineering and façade installation on-site supervision. Angus has worked in Sydney, London and New York.

Jeremias Gaerlan - Facade Certifying Engineer

With 17 years' experience in the facade industry, Jeremias Gaerlan started his career as a designer, and worked his way up in various positions, including engineer, senior facade engineer and senior consultant. Jeremias holds qualifications of MengNZ, MIEAust, CPeng, NER, RPEQ and RBP.


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